Careers :: Blackney Hayes Architects

If you are interested in becoming part of the Blackney Hayes team, please forward your resume to:
​​​​​​​Jennifer Crawford

Blackney Hayes Architects offers a collaborative, team-based work environment that ensures opportunities for individuals to attain their professional and personal goals. The BHA team enjoys working on a broad range of project types, where each member participates in all aspects of the design process from concept to construction administration. Your experience will be stimulating, challenging and rewarding.
 

Project Architect

BHA engages in projects of various scopes and sizes, from moderate interior fit-outs to extensive multi-phased renovation and expansion projects. BHA is looking for a project architect who is ready and willing to collaborate with our multidisciplinary team. The candidate shall demonstrate his or her success coordinating with consulting team members and work both independently as well as within a project team. This person must be self-motivated, collaborative, personable, and flexible. Ability to support projects within various market segments and to move fluidly between markets is necessary. This position requires a certain level of independence, but ultimately, our company culture is based on teamwork. 

Responsibilities:

- Prepare a clear and coordinated set of drawings and specifications
- Understand the contract and what is included in our scope of work
- Implement the design intent set forth by the Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager
- Understand the building requirements: the program, the budget, the building systems, details, phasing
- Understand the applicable codes for a project
- Understand and manage the project schedule
- Manage tasks for staff assigned to the project
- Provide guidance/mentoring appropriate to staff levels
- Manage design team coordination, including all outside consultants
- Manage internal and external project communication

Required Skills:

- Technical proficiency in building science and detailing
- Proficiency in Revit
- Strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate with our in-house team members including managing expectations, goals, and responsibilities.
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software is a plus.

Additional Requirements:

Accredited Bachelor or Masters of Architecture degree
- Architectural registration
- 8 years minimum experience
- Good organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities and ability to work in a team environment.
- Positive attitude with intrinsic motivation - willingness to learn and ask questions is a must. 

 

Interior Designer

BHA engages in projects of various scopes and sizes, from moderate interior fit-outs to extensive multi-phased renovation and expansion projects in Corporate and Hospitality. BHA is looking for an interior designer who is ready and willing to learn alongside our multidisciplinary team of designers and project managers. The candidate shall demonstrate his or her success collaborating with consulting team members including architects, real estate developers, furniture dealers, lighting designers, manufacturers, and product representatives and efficiently maintaining clear and open communication. This person must be self-motivated, collaborative, personable, and flexible. This position requires a certain level of independence, but ultimately, our company culture is based on teamwork. 

Responsibilities:
- Conduct and verify programming with clients (as required by project type)
- Work with the project manager and the project lead designer(s) in creating interior environments which serve the client’s goals and responds to their desired spatial needs, image and aesthetic requirements
- Develop code compliant designs
- Develop schematic fundamental design reports
- Select appropriate finish materials and furnishings
- Develop presentation materials including 3D renderings
- Lead and participate in design presentations to the client
- Collaborate with lighting designer to develop lighting concepts and initial fixture selection
- Coordinate work with other disciplines Collaborate with the design team in articulating design principles that help govern the detailing phase of the project
- Execute and enhance the design intent while preparing the construction documents
- Work with architecture and the engineering disciplines to ensure a consistent development of the project towards the design concepts established in earlier phases
- Develop project and furniture specifications and other technical requirements of projects
- Prepare submittal responses, shop drawing review and construction site visits
- Prepare interiors and furniture punch lists

Skills & Requirements:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture
- NCIDQ certified or actively seeking certification preferred, but not required.
- 5 years minimum experience as part of a Project Team, working with a lead designer preferably working in the Corporate and Hospitality fields.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate with our in-house team members including managing expectations, goals and responsibilities.
- Proficiency in Revit is required
- Experience in Photoshop, SketchUp and InDesign is a plus but not required.
- Knowledge of interior architectural detailing
- Comprehensive understanding of finish materials and their application, FFE specification experience preferred
- Excellent graphic skills.
- Good organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities and ability to work in a team environment.
- Positive attitude - willingness to learn and ask questions is a must.