Project Leader

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Ms. Taylor Catalano
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Location: AUSTIN, TX


GFF is seeking a Project Leader to join our Austin office located in the heart of downtown in our new space for our growing team!  GFF Austin combines the close-knit, comfortable, yet trendy vibe of Austin with the exciting and diverse culture of an award winning mid-sized design firm. We are seeking a Project Leader who values Austin’s rich history and desires to participate in crafting an environment with other architects who value a work environment emphasizing innovative design and sustainability. This role includes an ability to collaborate, identify, and mentor the design talents of our younger staff.

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

  • 8-10+ years’ experience
  • A Degree from an accredited university (B.Arch or M.Arch preferred)
  • Registration required
  • Working knowledge of typical commercial building types (mixed-use experience preferred), materials, systems and technical detailing, experience in all design/construction phases, experience in coordination of consultant engineering work required (civil, structural, MEP)
  • Working knowledge of specification writing and editing required
  • AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop (ADT) Sketch-Up and Revit proficiency required
  • Must have experience with tower, office, and multi-family projects
  • Ability to manage and mentor less senior staff
  • Participates in client contact, business development, proposal development and contract negotiations
  • Responsible for meeting project schedules and budgets across all design/construction phases
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills for multiple project assignments and considerable autonomy
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Working knowledge of standard business software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) required. MS Project proficiency a plus

Please send resume and portfolio/job samples to:

Ms. Taylor Catalano

About GFF:

GFF is a distinguished award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm based in Dallas with a record of success that began with our founding in 1982. Today our staff of 140 offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture throughout the US. In recent years we have received national rankings that include: ARCHITECT 50 (#1 US firm for business), Engineering News-Record magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms, Top 100 Green Design Firms and Top Texas Design Firms, Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and GIANTS 300 Top Architectural Firms by Building Design and Construction magazine. Over the years, we have had successful engagements spanning a broad range of building types and diverse experience with corporate, real estate, and institutional clients.

At GFF, “distinguished” means more than “on time and within budget,” as important as those requirements are. The highest value we bring to a client is derived from our creativity and dynamic thinking. As a design-focused, strong-idea firm, we savor the challenges of unique projects that demand leading-edge solutions and have resulted in more than 125 awards for design excellence. Yet we are business-oriented, well-grounded in strategic thinking and have a strong commitment to client objectives. Asked to articulate a design philosophy, we emphasize innovation, sustainability, lasting value – an architecture well-suited for clients and appropriate for its time and context.