Technical Architect

Firm Name: 
McKinney York Architects
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McKinney York Architects is a concept-driven design firm that believes in the power of people and places to enrich lives. Recipient of both the AIA Austin and Texas Society of Architects Firm Awards, our goal is to connect people to each other and the world around them by creating architecture that engages, inspires, and belongs. We work on a wide variety of project types from residential to academic, religious, commercial, and civic.


For this position, we are seeking an inspiring individual with a preferred experience level of 15-20 years to provide technical support to our staff, and to manage our quality assurance and quality control efforts.  Applicants should be problem solvers that are enthusiastic, patient, and driven.  The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator with the desire to be in a creative and collaborative office.



  • Perform quality control reviews of contract documents in each phase of project development
  • Provide technical consultations to staff on detailing, code compliance, and construction administration
  • Assist project architects on detailing, and specification writing production
  • Risk management
  • Coordinate our technical, design, and sustainability initiatives into QAQC processes
  • Investigate quality related issues and make recommendations
  • Contribute to staff training and establishment of technical standards



  • Understanding of the International Codes, NFPA 101, ASHRAE 90.1, and Texas Accessibility Standards
  • Understanding of the City of Austin Land Development Code
  • Extensive knowledge of detailing with current construction technologies
  • Ability to communicate via hand sketching
  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • Commitment to all aspects of sustainability



We have a flexible work schedule, and typically work 40-45 hours per week with additional hours during crunch times. All employees are equipped with laptops, webcams and video conferencing services to participate in project meetings, client meetings, weekly staff meetings, happy hours, training, and design critiques. We utilize technology to provide a highly-effective and well-connected work experience.  The health and well-being of our staff is our highest priority.


McKinney York Architects offers a creative work environment with an opportunity to grow professionally. A competitive salary based on qualifications and experience will be offered along with health, vision, and dental benefits and generous and flexible PTO that includes Family Leave. Our office offers a 401(k) retirement savings and up to 4% company match and bonus opportunities. McKinney York Architects is an equal opportunity employer with offices in Austin and San Antonio. 


Please submit your resume and representative work samples with the subject line “QA/QC Architect” to We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.