locationsChicago, IL, UStime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30+ Days Agojob requisition idR-8519Your RoleAs a Gensler Technical Designer, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for clients. You have exceptional design skills, a background in architecture or design, and a portfolio of innovative design concepts. With you as part of the design team, interiors have never been so engaging.What You Will DoPerform technical design assignments that include programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentationManage client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape and civil consultantsSupport communication between project team, clients, vendors, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officialsMaintain project manual and specificationsConduct and document site visits, process submittals, substitution requests, and RFI’s during constructionProvide design support and documentation during completion and execution of design conceptsWork with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators Your QualificationsAdvanced degree in Architecture or Design preferred, with a rigorous design education5-10 years of relevant architecture and design experience, with a strong background designing multiple building typologies of varying scaleLicensed, or working towards licensureProficient in Revit with experience at a professional levelProficient in design modeling/visualization tools including but not limited to Rhino, SketchUp, Enscape; having experience with Excel and computational tools like grasshopper/dynamo is also a plusProficient in production software including but not limited to the Adobe Creative Suite, experience working with video/animation software such as After Effect and Premier is a plusExperience working with sustainable design software for climate, experience and life-cycle analysis is a plus, such as Climate Studio or LadybugExcellent analytical and problem solving skillsOutstanding graphic presentation skillsAbility to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients, and with other key constituentsLEED accreditation a plusLife at Gensler At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests. We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer profit sharing, and twice annual bonus opportunities. As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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