Project Architect

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Project Architect

Wight & Company, a fully integrated Architecture/Engineering/Construction Management firm headquartered in Darien Illinois, is looking for an experienced Project Architect to join our dynamic Architecture team in our Chicago office.  Our diverse projects include schools, municipal, and commercial buildings.  We are consistently recognized for our award-winning projects, and are looking for leaders who can enhance our record of successful project delivery and excellent client satisfaction.


  • Design
  • Meet with clients to review design needs 
  • Coordinate architectural information with all consultants
  • Life Safety/Code analysis
  • Develop and research new design ideas
  • Product review and research
  • Meet with industry reps and installers to figure best product and installation method for design challenges
  • Meet with code officials and building officials to review design and obtain approval
  • Lead team effort to complete project documents
  • Create architectural model, plans, details, and architectural assemblies
  • Mentor younger architects and interns in ways of architectural detailing and assemblies

Construction Administration    

  • Review shop drawings
  • Respond to RFIs
  • Attend OAC meetings and update Owner and Contractor on status of open items and issues in question
  • Site observations and document construction progress
  • Provide field sketches to construction manager or contractor to address field issues
  • Meet with contractors on site to review field issues and resolve problems
  • Review change orders and pay applications


  • 8 -15+ years of experience with Corporate, Private Sector, and Commercial projects
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect desirable
  • Past production experience in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organization, communication, technical and graphics skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Revit and AutoCad
  • Intermediate knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and 3D software
  • Experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects

We offer competitive benefits, employee mentorship, a friendly work culture and a great office environment in which to work. Please visit our website at and forward your resume in Word or PDF format to (email hidden; JavaScript is required) for immediate consideration.