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Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) is a diverse group of architects, advocates, planners and strategists. We collaborate with people who share our spirit of creativity, drive for efficiency, and sense of responsibility. Our process revolves around curiosity, adaptability and the belief that we can make a difference in the world. As leaders in matters of urban regeneration and ‘neighborhood-making’, PH creatively responds to the complexities and interrelated experiences of retail, hospitality, entertainment, transportation, outdoor, and residential uses to achieve a unique and memorable sense of place. PH’s approach to planning and design is carefully woven into the existing fabric of the landscape, infusing it with character and inclusiveness that inspires community pride, ownership and economic viability.

PH’s average tenure is 16 years, thanks in large part to the culture, mentorship and leadership opportunities PH provides. PH’s firm mission is to have every architect be involved from preliminary feasibility studies and schematic design work, to development and preparation of design development and construction documents, all the way through bidding and construction administration. At PH we believe that to become the best, you need to know it all.

Our firm’s culture is to include Architectural Associates throughout all phases of a project:

Assist with preliminary feasibility studies and schematic design work

  • Work under the collaborative direction of Project Architect, Project Manager, and Senior Designer to assist in the development of design concepts that respond to objectives

  • Develop a project's program into alternative conceptual design proposals. Participate and contribute to design discussions, idea generation, and design work. This may include the preparation of sketches, drawings, and 3D software models of proposed designs

  • Presentation preparation and organization, including the development of renderings, colored elevations, and supplemental design exhibits

  • Assisting senior staff in color and materials board preparations and other requirements of the entitlement process

  • Maintaining graphic and branding standards in design content

  • Attend client meetings to observe the overall process and develop presentation skills

Assist with the development and preparation of Design Development and Construction Documents

  • Work closely with team members and assist to complete projects on often aggressive schedules by meeting deadlines within expected time and budget constraints

  • Research building codes, product information, and existing drawings

  • Involved in coordination for internal team members and consultants

  • Maintain appropriate communication with coworkers, contractors, and clients via phone/e-mail

  • Generate revisions and corrections from outline mock-ups, redlined drawings and project document sets

  • Verify all work through Project Manager/Principal and applicable QA/QC processes before work is issued to Client

Assist with Bidding and Construction Administration

  • Participate in construction site visits and OAC meetings to better understand the construction process

  • Recognize and document conflicts that arise during construction and offer alternatives to resolve these issues

  • Attend meetings for the following pre-bid, progress and project close-out

Supplemental responsibilities and opportunities

  • Maintaining and updating the materials library

  • Participation in office initiatives, including lunch and learns, design conversations, and office forums

Job Requirements:

  • Completed a five-year architectural degree or Masters in Architecture

  • Licensed Architect or is on path to licensure

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in medium to large-scale residential, commercial, retail and/or mixed-use project types

  • Understanding zoning and building code regulations

  • Proficient in BIM / 3D Modeling software

  • Has strong technical and graphic skills

  • Possess creativity, self-discipline, strong leadership, and organizational skills

  • Ability to develop, communicate and present design concepts to their team

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time

  • Fluency in English, proficiencies in other languages is an asset


  • Employer Paid Health Insurance (choice of PPO or HSA plan)

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability.

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days

  • Discretionary Performance Bonus

  • Licensure Bonus

  • Sustainability Certificate Bonuses

  • Continuing Education Allowance

  • Pre-Tax Ventra Transit or Commuter Benefits Program

  • Fun Office Events (Softball Team, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Chili Cook-Off, Holiday and Summer Parties, Happy Hours, etc.)

  • Our downtown location is convenient to public transit, the Loop, and plenty of great places to dine and recreate.

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green circle info icon  This position is open. This job was posted on Sun Jan 02 2022 and expires on Tue Feb 01 2022.
Minimum $8,992
$12,317 average
Maximum $22,807
  • 401K Plan
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Retirement Plan

Pappageorge Haymes Partners


Company - Private




$10M to $25M


Multiple locations






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