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NORR Architectural Designer - Healthcare in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Disclaimer: Please note that the estimated pay range that is provided on various social media sites may not be representative of NORR's range for this position.

NORR is an employee-owned global architecture and engineering firm. Our multi-disciplinary team of 700 professionals is active in 14 market sectors across Canada, the US, UK and UAE. We believe the ultimate success of any project is driven by people. It involves a team of highly passionate and skilled designers working towards a unified goal, drawing on the integrated thinking of colleagues, partners and clients. Our collaborative approach results in design solutions and programs that are holistic and make our clients successful. With an 80-year history, we continue to build on our deep experience to advance design through technology, sustainable practices and the pursuit of excellence.

Health Sciences is a Center of Excellence at NORR. We employ a collaborative approach to health facilities, through integrated thinking while leveraging design excellence. Guided by human-centric and evidence-based design, our team believes in creating healing environments, placing patients at the center of their care. We identify emerging influences, forecasting adoption of technology and fully understand the implications of market dynamic forces, such as value-based care, integrated practice units and other opportunities that require alignment in the ways that we deliver care.

For more information on the types of health sciences projects we have been involved in please go here ( .

We are seeking a professional for our Health Studio who will work with other members of the design team in order to develop design solutions appropriate to the context, budget and aesthetic requirements of architectural projects. They will collaborate with other professional disciplines and have opportunities to coordinate the design through all phases of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compiles information from reports and published documents; evaluates and analyzes the information to understand broad requirements of project

  • Develops architectural designs, to ensure an exemplary solution is delivered that meets quality parameters, project timelines and budgetary requirements

  • Coordinates design intent with other disciplines

  • Integrates engineering requirements, site surveys and field review information, adhering to applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements

  • Prepares design reports, drawings and models following office standards

  • Performs site visitations to determine compliance with construction documents; identifies any deviations and liaises with owner and contactor to resolve issues in a timely manner

  • Reviews project products, services, and shop drawings to ensure adherence to project documents, relevant jurisdictional codes and corporate quality controls

Required Skills

  • Experience in all phases of the project cycle is required

  • Architectural design software skills including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and other architectural design software

  • Familiarity with MEP and Structural building systems and building codes is required

  • Have successfully completed related post-secondary education

  • Registered with a relevant professional architectural association is an asset

Required Experience

  • 0-2 years of project work experience

  • experience in healthcare architecture is an asset but not required