Position
Legat Architects is currently searching for Project Associates with 1-5 years of professional architectural experience for our Oak Brook, IL and Gurnee, IL studios.

About Legat Architects
Legat Architects, Inc. is a design practice specializing in planning, architecture, and interior design with studios in Chicago, Oak Brook, Gurnee, Moline, IL and Columbus, OH. The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, governmental, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, mixed-use, PreK-12 education, and transportation facilities.

Why + How
We believe in the transformative power of design and architecture. Everyone deserves a voice in the design of his or her physical environment. The environments that are created in our projects continually reflect this belief.

Design
Our approach to design is collaborative and inclusive. We consider every challenge as a design opportunity, and we take a lifelong learner’s approach to every project. We also believe in an exploratory and inquisitive design approach.

Performance
We believe in architecture that inspires and elevates the individual. We have examined the research behind what makes environments exceptional and we integrate this knowledge into our work.

Sustainability
An innate sensitivity to the natural and built environments is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to creating energy efficient, high-performance sustainable environments that promote all aspects of well-being.

Our People
Though we have many different backgrounds and talents, our people have one thing in common: an eagerness to take on projects that aim to strengthen performance and improve lives.

Your Qualities
• Thoughtful communicator and problem solver that is eager to observe, listen, learn and teach.
• Creative collaborator with design and environmental sensitivity and sensibility that can clearly and concisely present their ideas and communicate them in drawings and models.
• Passionate crafts-person with a curiosity for detailing and how things are put together.
• Efficient, organized manager of time and resources.
• Proactive leader that inspires, emphasizes team, and rigorously seeks more.
• Specific interest in healthcare related projects for the Gurnee studio position.

Our Expectations
• Complete assigned tasks accurately, efficiently, and of a quality consistent with firm expectations, making appropriate and timely decisions.
• Have awareness of building codes, industry standard practices, construction sequencing and constructability, and possess the ability to research, understand and resolve the impacts of these on the design, detailing, and construction of a project.
• Actively participate in research, design studies, preparation and coordination of drawings, project manual and specifications through all phases of a project to achieve the design intent and client’s goals and mission.
• Assist the project team with building authority and construction administration in-office and on-site responsibilities.
• Be a proficient Revit user adept with the latest Building Information Modeling, clash detection, and rendering tools as well as having familiarity with other energy modeling and analytical technologies utilized during the design exploration and construction documentation processes.
• Be licensed or candidates currently on the licensure track.

Applications
Come and see if we might be a good fit for each other. Please submit a cover letter with explanation of how you meet the requirements, along with a resume and work samples to careers@legat.com. Clearly indicate what position(s) you are interested in pursuing in the subject heading of the email.

Legat Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers flexible hours, flexible benefit schedule, profit sharing and 401(k) plan.

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