Careers at SchenkelShultz

SchenkelShultz has achieved design excellence since our inception in 1958 as a full service architectural firm specializing in education, aviation, community and municipal facilities design. Below are detailed descriptions of available positions within the firm. For confidential consideration, please download and complete our Employment Application and send to dlaggan@schenkelshultz.com along with your resume and sample of work. No phone calls please.

 

CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS COLLABORATOR in Orlando Office

 

The Creative Communications Collaborator lives in the intersection of Design and Communications. This is a broad-based role whose core responsibilities include managing and executing the firm’s communications plans, strategies, and materials. The Manager is expected to be a strong creative writer and storyteller, as well as possessing thorough research skills, in order to implement strategic messaging and planning for the design studio’s communications priorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Craft and maintain an annual communications plan that is reviewed quarterly, and which supports the firm’s strategic communication goals (incorporates PR, social media, design awards and website)
  • Assure clarity and consistency in the firm’s messaging
  • Content creation – observe and brainstorm new ideas to support overall strategic communication goals
  • Manage and develop content for all social media platforms
  • Manage the firm’s PR consultant
  • Identify new opportunities for press and awards
  • Write and edit press releases
  • Working in close collaboration with the design team, prepare white papers and case studies – to establish the firm as an industry thought-leader
  • Track and monitor media coverage. Share coverage with the leadership team on a monthly basis
  • Maintain the firm’s website, including reviewing and authoring new content on a quarterly basis
  • Oversee the coordination, and participate in the execution of all project photography
  • Write and coordinate content for award submissions
  • Provide creative writing for special projects, including custom brochures and publications

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong creative writer
  • Passion for design
  • Expertise in social media platforms, including Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Proficient in: Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite

 

A salary fully commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by a complete fringe benefit package, including 401(k), insurance options and paid time off (PTO), among others. 

 

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER in Orlando, Sarasota and Southwest Florida Offices

 We are looking for energetic, collaborative, creative interior designers to join our team. We are a 40-year, Orlando-based company built on a strong, positive reputation and we are committed to excellence in everything we do.  Our expectation is that team members embrace our culture and core values to become an integral part of our company’s fabric.

 

Primary Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Become an integral team member on projects, responsible for the development of interior design and documentation, both drawing and specifying of interiors related scope of work and all design phases.
  • It is expected that you will assist in the design, development and documentation of FF&E packages along with the development and/or review of FF&E budgets.
  • We will expose you to our full range of project types with the opportunity to leverage your design talent to enhance the overall interior design for projects with which you are involved. The studio heavily relies on interior design and we expect to be able to rely on you as a resource to answer questions, facilitate guidance and recommendations on interior aspects of other projects you may not be intimately involved with.
  • There may be periods of time during which purely “interior design” work may be unavailable/unnecessary. During these periods, you should expect to participate with project teams in assisting with preparation of architectural design/production work including drafting and rendering that may not be strictly “interior design” in nature.
  • We expect that you will engage the firm, its standards, policies, procedures, and culture in an effort to strengthen and improve your skills holistically including design, technical, production, and assist with construction administration, including responses to RFIs, submittal review, and on occasion site observation.

 

Goals:

  • Understand and embrace SchenkelShultz’s core values and ‘DESIGN, WELL, WIN’ philosophy
  • Understand and elevate the standards, design, and production processes
  • Establish yourself in as an integral part of the team to raise our expectations of design excellence within our overall work and portfolio.

 

Qualifications:

  • Utilization of interior design skills as an integrated and complementary part of our studio. Interior design is not a separate department within the studio.
  • Ability to vision, present and execute design in a sophisticated, forward-thinking way for internal and external purposes
  • Revit skills (modelling and documentation) required to design and document. SketchUp skills required to test and explore ideas.
  • Excellent collaboration skills – values working with various people
  • Outstanding communications skills, verbal and written
  • Rigorous organizational skills
  • Creative, professional image

A salary fully commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by a complete fringe benefit package, including 401(k), insurance options and paid time off (PTO), among others. 

 

DESIGN ARCHITECT in Orlando Office

 

SchenkelShultz has a strong culture rooted in trust, integrity, professionalism and devotion to design excellence.  Our team consists of talented, dedicated people who share the same enthusiasm and sense of pride.  We are searching for a passionate, Design Architect with a strong desire to be a collaborative and integral core team member who will help influence the advancement of design excellence within the firm.  This individual will be expected to work directly with the firm’s leadership to pursue, win, and develop designs.

 

Additionally, the individual we are seeking should have experience working on a range of building types. They should be a proven self-starter, be able to identify areas of growth or opportunity and develop projects/concepts with minimal direction, work well under pressure, and be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks often with competing deadlines. They should have experience managing consultants, contractors, and clients while mentoring a team to complete high quality work in a self-motivated but collaborative manner.

 

Responsibilities and qualifications we are searching for include:

 

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to be a creative and critical thinker who can test and execute design solutions with some guidance or in a core collaborative design team
  • Actively engage in the advancement of project design and development consistent with project goals and objectives with some oversight by firm leadership and Project Managers
  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact with, and present design ideas to clients and internal team members
  • Must exhibit excellent design thinking using various mediums (minimum required: Sketch-Up, Revit (modeling) and Adobe Creative Suite):
    • Craft high-quality presentations, renderings, models and drawing support (pending critical project deadlines)
  • Knowledge of major building systems, research building materials/systems, select products and proactively integrate into a design solution and communicate with project teams
  • Promote a highly collaborative environment on a project-specific basis

 

Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in architecture from an accredited program with State of Florida architectural license or ability to get reciprocity
  • 8+ years of experience in an architectural office
  • Flexibility to work in a collaborative environment with a focused core team, as well as independently
  • Strong graphic skills and design capability to critically think through the development of a design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized individual
  • Proficiency required: Revit Modeling, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, Rendering Software, MS Office & Outlook

 

A salary fully commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by a complete fringe benefit package, including 401(k), insurance options, vacation, among others.

PROJECT ARCHITECTS in Orlando, Sarasota, and Southwest Florida Offices

SchenkelShultz has a strong culture rooted in trust, integrity, professionalism and a commitment to achieve design excellence.  Our team consists of talented, dedicated people who share the same enthusiasm and sense of pride.  We are searching for a passionate, technically-proficient Project Architect with a strong appreciation for design excellence to be an integral member of our team. Responsibilities and qualifications we are searching for include:

 

Responsibilities:

  • Proficient at executing design development and construction documentation phases of work, modeling and annotating in Revit that are consistent with project goals and objectives with minimal oversight by Project Manager
  • Ability to communicate ideas using Revit (modeling + annotation), SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of major building systems and ability to proactively lead coordination with engineers to maintain design intent and project goals
  • Ability to research building materials, product selection and coordinate specifications with firm’s specifications writer
  • Develop creative design solutions with Project Manager’s guidance for the advancement of Schematic Design and/or necessary content for client related project presentations in which you may participate
  • Ability to interact with clients and demonstrate communication and presentation skills to assist with the development of the project during the Schematic Design through Construction Documentation phases of work
  • Assist with the review/process of submittals/RFIs, job site visits as part of learning experience

 

Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in architecture from an accredited program with State of Florida architectural license or ability to obtain reciprocity
  • 10+ years of experience in an architectural office
  • Proactive individual with a sense of urgency to multi-task on multiple projects and assignments
  • Flexibility to work in collaborative environment with a team, as well as independently
  • Strong graphic skills and technical capability to critically think through the development of a design into documentation, knowledge of drawing standards, and some understanding of code requirement/compliance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized individual
  • Proficient in: Revit Modeling, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, MS Office & Outlook

 

A salary fully commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by a complete fringe benefit package, including 401(k), insurance options, vacation, among others.

PUBLIC SAFETY ARCHITECT / PROJECT MANAGER in Orlando and Sarasota Offices

 

SchenkelShultz, is looking for a passionate, self-starter, technically-proficient Public Safety Project Architect with a strong appreciation for design excellence. Candidate must be proficient in development of construction documents including drawings and specifications with the ability to take minimal instruction and go forward with projects or project components.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to interact with clients and demonstrate communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient at executing design development and construction documentation phases of work that are consistent with project goals and objectives with minimal oversight
  • Responsible for monitoring of scope, schedule and budget on architectural aspects of projects.
  • Responsible for developing architectural work plans and tasking, supervision and mentoring of assigned project personnel.
  • Ability to communicate ideas using SketchUp, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • General knowledge of major building systems and ability to proactively lead coordination with engineers to maintain design intent and project goals.
  • Provide assigned collateral duties relative to the operation of the team.
  • Perform code analysis.
  • Ability to research building materials, product selection and coordinate specifications with firm’s specifications writer.
  • Assist construction administrator assigned to project with review/process of submittals/RFIs, job site visits and attend some meetings as part of learning process.

 

Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in architecture or Masters of Architecture degree from an accredited program is required.
  • Individuals with State of Florida architectural license or ability to become licensed within a year are preferred.
  • 7+ years minimum of relevant (Municipal, Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Government experience preferred) in an architectural office.
  • Proactive individual with a sense of urgency to multi-task on multiple projects and assignments with flexibility to work in collaborative environment with a team and independently.
  • Strong graphic skills and technical capability to critically think through the development of a design into documentation, knowledge of drawing standards, and some understanding of code requirement/compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills and highly organized individual.

 

A salary fully commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by a complete fringe benefit package, including 401(k), insurance options, vacation, among others.

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