Healthcare Architect - Project Architect, Philadelphia

Architecture · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department Architecture
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Commensurate with experience

About NK Architects:


Founded in 1972, NK is a regional firm with offices in New Jersey, New York City and Pennsylvania, and a staff of approximately 70 employees working with clients throughout the country. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and strive to foster a workplace that mirrors the communities in which we work.


We build lasting relationships that create sustainable value — for our clients, for ourselves and for our communities.


At NK Architects, we partner with mission-driven organizations who are committed to serving their communities. Our purpose: empowering healthcare providers, educators, and allied organizations to leverage design in pursuit of individual and collective wellbeing.


With our integrated team of architects, interior designers, planners, and engineers, we advocate for the people who are served by the spaces we design. We engage with our clients on a personal level, as both institutions and people, so we can help them do better what they do best.


We know our clients take their work personally. We do too.


NK Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. No sponsorship can be provided.


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Job Summary: Healthcare Architect

This is a hybrid position with both in-office as well as remote work requirements. The position is located at NK Architects PA office, The Hale Building, 100S Juniper 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Healthcare team. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is looking to grow their talents and increase exposure in the AE Healthcare area. The candidate should be a licensed architect specializing in healthcare who can join our integrated team of design professionals. The select candidate will be instrumental in the production of documents and collaborate closely with Project Managers in both NJ and NY offices while working on projects that span all geographies (NY, NJ & PA). The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of experience.


Healthcare predominates in our marketplace, and our clients mandate that NK staff who conduct business with and site visits to healthcare providers be vaccinated. As such, this position can only be fully executed by vaccinated individuals. Proof of vaccination is a requirement for prospective hires.



 Candidate Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Applies sound architectural and design techniques, methodology and principals to all work product
  • Demonstrates clear competency in preparing all phases of documentation
  • Primary project work will focus on healthcare facilities including but not limited to hospitals and outpatient facilities
  • Proficient with NJ & NY state and federal healthcare code compliance guidelines
  • Capable of producing a coordinated set of construction documents and specifications
  • Liaise as needed with external consultants and engineers and able to incorporate engineering specifications with architectural design
  • Ability to work on a range of projects from new buildings to renovations and alterations
  • Develop programming documentation and preliminary designs as needed
  • Attend pre-proposal meetings and provide input into scope of work and services for new proposals
  • Comfortable and versed working with senior project managers
  • Self-motivated and energetic individual who can collaborate and work closely with others
  • Comfortable in a fast paced and energetic environment
  • Conscious of meeting deadlines while working on multiple projects simultaneously


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Must be proficient in Autodesk Revit
  • Must be versed in Microsoft office; Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Newform & Deltek Vision / Vantagepoint a Plus
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
  • Collaborative work ethic
  • Strong communication skills


Education and Experience:

  • Prior experience with healthcare projects including hospitals and outpatient facilities
  • Healthcare programming and planning a plus
  • BArch, MArch or equivalent degree from an accredited U.S. Architecture School
  • Maintain professional license in the USA
  • Healthcare portfolio required

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

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  • Location
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with experience