Educational Architect

Austin, Texas

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 3/21/19
Salary: DOE
Reference Number: 1374

About This Organization

CTA was founded on the promise of an integrated and collaborative design approach. For the last 80 years, our team of architects and engineers have combined intellectual forces to carry out one, simple mission: devise thoughtful and efficient design solutions for our clients. Our roots have shaped both our client relations and our work ethic. We’re a heads-down-but-have-fun, people-before-projects kind of firm. We encourage our team members to set big goals, but to keep ego out of the office and prioritize a warm, supportive, and collaborative work environment.

Currently, we have a need in our Austin, TX office for an architect with a passion for and experience in education design – an Educational Architect, to be precise. Our new Austin office is located downtown with great building amenities and a capital view. We rather enjoy our vibrant and dynamic downtown with a variety of food and entertainment offerings.

Are you ready to create with us?

Job Duties

As the Educational Architect, you must be adept at planning and designing highly effective, innovative, and collaborative educational environments. You will be a key member of our Education team. We will need you to display strong leadership qualities such as taking the reins on developing a presence in the Austin Metro area and acting as mentor and coach to other designers on the team.

Required Qualifications

A master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university

An active architectural license and a commitment to continuing education

10+ years of experience with programming, planning, master planning, and design of educational facilities, specifically pre-K-12 and higher education

Robust knowledge of current trends and recent advances in learning environments and pedagogies, plus a knack for tracking and anticipating future trends

Comfort preparing written and oral presentations, with a desire to contribute to external articles and blogs

Strong creative educational planning and design skills

A positive attitude that accompanies highly effective written and verbal communication

Enthusiasm for developing new business and a desire to network and build relationships

A preference for working in a collaborative team environment

The drive to champion sustainable, healthy learning environments

Active involvement in regional and national educational planning affiliations

An interest in researching and sharing effective learning environment factors, post occupancy evaluations and evidence-based design



Other Info

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Working at CTA comes with a comprehensive benefits package including production bonuses, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, a matching 401(k) retirement plan, holiday and paid time off, and an evolving wellness program. CTA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, including veterans and disabled individuals. We look forward to hearing from you!

Required Application Materials

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