Project Architect-Higher Education Studio (Indianapolis)

Project Architect – Higher Education Studio

MSKTD & Associates is seeking a passionate registered architect to join our team as a Project Architect. The ideal candidate will take the lead in all phases of a project from beginning to end. If you are enthusiastic about architecture and have significant experience working in higher education design, consider joining our Indianapolis-based Higher Education studio and becoming an integral part of our team!


Working with MSKTD, you will:

  • Work with a project manager on a range of small- to large-scale architectural projects, coordinating and working with a team of architects and other disciplines to plan and design projects of a complex nature to ensure successful project outcomes; may serve as team leader on smaller projects
  • Meet with clients and user groups to create architectural programming that defines the scope of work and to develop preliminary project concepts
  • Manage all phases of the design process to ensure successful delivery, which includes developing and presenting design ideas and planning concepts to clients, coordinating design and document preparation across disciplines, designing to a budget and understanding decisions and impact on costs, recommending timely design adjustments to improve quality and maintain goals and objectives, preparing design and presentation drawings for client/project team review, incorporating sustainable design solutions into projects, understanding and integrating codes and standards, and preparing and coordinating meeting minutes for client and consultant meetings
  • Prepare, coordinate and complete architectural development and detailing by guiding architectural objectives and concepts; providing final detailing, materials selection and specifications and ensuring construction detail documentation conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards
  • Provide primary oversight for construction administration by leading day-to-day activities, including coordination with the client, consultants and contractor(s) to maintain project progress and attending on-site visits, as well as other field review and project meetings
  • Support, oversee and evaluate work of the team, including mentoring, providing oversight and monitoring work from others and establishing and executing project work plans and staffing requirements


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts, including time outside of normal business hours, by understanding the higher education market, fostering client relationships, maintaining an active role in professional organizations and supporting proposal development and interviews
  • Suggest process improvements for the Studio
  • Continue your education through seminars and participation in professional organizations
  • Assist in corporate engagement objectives, including community involvement, by promoting MSKTD’s reputation through good client relations and communications and fostering commitment to external and internal client service



  • Education: Bachelors or better in Architecture or related field from an American Accredited School of Architecture
  • Registered Architect (Indiana), with at least 8-12 years of related experience, including programming, design, documentation and leading other architects and project teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of code and accessibility standards implementation and jurisdiction review
  • Thorough understanding of various types of project delivery models with ability to lead design, coordination and construction administration efforts through all project phases
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, Revit, Sketchup, BlueBeam; Adobe Creative Cloud Suite


MSKTD & Associates offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including health/life insurance (HSA), 401(k), 401(k) match, bonus pay as profits and performance permit, and reimbursement for continuing education.

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