Senior Project Architect

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Runa Workshop
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Runa Workshop is a sharp-minded, nimble and energetic design practice focused on client-centric, conceptually-driven, high quality architecture and interior design. Founded in 2009 out of a common desire to live and work creatively, our collaborative studio environment generates thoughtfully considered and typologically diverse projects ranging from mixed-use developments, workplace environments, retail, and single-family homes. Our team consists of design professionals who are client advocates, storytellers, and value creators.

As a small, close-knit design practice, our employee wellness is at the forefront of our values backed by a competitive benefits package, hybrid-first workplace, structured mentorship, community engagement opportunities, and paternity/maternity leave. Additionally, we welcome applications from returning parents who are looking to get back into the workforce where flexible hours are of utmost importance.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Project Architect to join our Austin office who has a minimum of 9 years of experience with commercial projects that align with our body of work. Qualified candidates are mentoring leaders who are creative, enthusiastic, self-directed, organized, and have honed their skills to become a well-rounded design professional. Candidates should be able to manage several projects simultaneously and efficiently, demonstrate strong communication and coordination skills, team management experience, and possess a thorough understanding of local codes and construction methods vital to building sustainably in Central Texas and beyond.

We are looking for candidates who align with our values and can demonstrate meeting the following responsibilities and qualifications. We will work closely with selected candidates to establish clear initial expectations to fulfill this role and set a course for professional growth during their tenure with the practice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Code analysis and feasibility studies
  • Lead the design and coordination of all phases on a variety of project types and scales
  • Prepare and review Contract Documents and oversee Construction Administration
  • Management of multiple projects at different phases of delivery
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control during all phases of design and construction
  • Consultant coordination
  • Project and Team management
  • Client relations
  • Staff mentorship and technical leadership
  • Assist in developing our design systems including BIM asset creation, standard detailing, and templates
  • Actively and positively contribute to our culture

Required Qualifications include:

  • Registered Architect
  • 9+ years of experience in commercial / mixed-use or single-family projects
  • Thorough understanding of building systems and construction process & methods
  • Thorough understanding of local code, sustainability standards, and human-wellness
  • Extensive experience working with a multi-disciplinary consultant team
  • Extensive experience in all phases of the design process
  • Collaborative, positive attitude and strong ability for team coordination
  • Client management experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Proficient in Revit / BIM design process, as well as knowledge of Enscape, Adobe CC, GSuite, & Bluebeam
  • High emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit, and professional growth mindset

Additional Desired Qualifications include:

  • Workplace Interior Design and Space Planning experience
  • Multi-Family experience
  • Experience with LEED AP, WELL, or AEGB design, commissioning and certification process
  • Active participant in local organizations (AIA, RECA, ULI, etc.)
  • Established relationships at CoA planning departments

Detailed information on the position, including our robust benefits package, is available for qualified candidates. If you want to work for a creative design practice, enjoy a collaborative environment, and are a self-starter, please submit your resume and portfolio electronically to