Project Architect - Lab & Sciences
Gensler
San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 6 días

Your Role

Gensler’s LATAM is seeking a Project Architect - Lab & Sciences to join our team of design thinkers and doers who specialize in helping to tell stories and create experiences in the context of science and technical spaces.

Do you understand science from the inside and believe that the planning and design of lab can make a difference? If you enjoy utilizing your technical lab planning expertise to solve complex problems, and create effective and well-designed environments, then this role is for you.

You will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence in lab planning.

We embrace experimentation. We curate experience. We’re designers and strategists who craft unique, sustainably-focused environments that keep people coming back for more.

As artists, inventors, taste makers and business savvy entrepreneurs, we have an endless curiosity and mindful approach to design.

Our clients and inter-office studios seek our expertise for collaborative efforts that require smart, lifestyle-driven solutions.

What You Will Do

  • Provide design and documentation of laboratory facilities for a range of projects.
  • Develop architectural drawings and specifications to communicate planning concepts for project documentation and construction.
  • Apply proper QA / QC methods throughout project.

  • Lead periodic project meetings and presentations; ensure client is adequately briefed on project progress.
  • Set up project team software parameters and manage standards.
  • Participate in user group meetings (heads of departments, specialists, etc.) to collect program needs for laboratory specifications in technical facilities.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of clients’ program requirements and standards and policies for completion.
  • Assist in the design development, modification and / or review of laboratory planning concepts and solutions, prioritizing sustainably-responsible design. .
  • Assist in developing project scope, plan, and services during the contract process. Translate planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.
  • Assist in establishing overall project budgets and milestone schedules in coordination with project managers, architects and project engineers.
  • Communicate planning concepts to project teams, both verbally and through graphic and written reports.
  • Develop architectural drawings and specifications to communicate planning concepts for project documentation and construction.
  • Prepare and modify architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc.
  • Anticipate and develop solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.
  • Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required, laboratory design certification preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5+ years experience in Architecture inclusive of 3+ years of experience focused on programming and planning of all phases of a variety of laboratory types such as : vivarium, bio-containment, research, teaching (science), pharmaceutical, public health, clinical, process and manufacturing facilities.
  • Architecture license required.
  • Experience working directly with senior management, scientists, laboratory managers and technicians, facilities and project managers, and other project stakeholders in determining and documenting programmatic requirements.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Knowledge of laboratory programming delivery and how design impacts those systems including space, operational, and equipment programming, as well as MEP systems and casework.
  • Knowledge of laboratory planning, design, construction documents, construction administration and project construction cost control for lab facilities.
  • Demonstrable creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of laboratories within technical facilities. Knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements for laboratory design
  • Well-rounded, strategic-thinker with an integrated approach to design, management and technical project resolution who can help shape a vision for the future.

  • Capable of traveling to and from project sites for attending client, project and construction meetings.
  • Life at Gensler

    At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to Well-being Week, our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

    We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include subsidized health and life insurance, profit sharing, annual bonus, LinkedIn learning, holiday observance, additional PTO days every 5 years and employee assistance programs.

    As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.

    In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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