Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, HSA, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Architect I

Summit Design and Engineering, one of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle area, is seeking an Architect I for our Architecture Department in our Asheville, N.C. office. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a commitment to design excellence.


  • Provide Construction Administration services for various projects.
  • Review documents to comply with code parameters.
  • Manage project development from pre-design through completion, meeting with clients and consultants, providing insight and assistance, and reviewing and approving consultant contract requests for payment, amendments, extensions of schedule, and contract closeout.
  • Confer with clients, engineers, consultants, contractors, and others during various stages of project development.
  • Coordinate of project design and project team.
  • Prepare and review Addenda, Bulletins, Change Orders, Field Observation Reports, Applications for Payments, Construction Documents, Shop Drawings, and materials for compliance with design intent and requirements.
  • Attend regular meetings with clients, contractors, and specialists, and make regular site visits to check on progress.
  • Assist in creation of contract documents.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Professional Degree in Architecture from an accredited institution
  • Registered Architect in North Carolina
  • Minimum five years of experience
  • Must have construction knowledge and be able to communicate with architects, engineers, and construction managers as well as other consultants and clients.
  • Understanding of drawing conventions, file organization, external references and technical accuracy
  • Experience using Revit, AutoCAD and Google Sketch-Up.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of architectural design, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques, and costs.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of general architectural practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
  • Ability to develop solutions to technical challenges.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on teams.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm. Since 1997, Summit's success, tradition of service and expansion into new fields of practice have been based on our commitment to help our clients successfully complete projects of all types. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Indian Trail, and Wilmington. Summit also has offices in Richmond, Franklin and South Boston, VA, Fort Mill, SC and St. Petersburg, FL. For the past six years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Why Work for Summit?

We foster a caring and collaborative work environment that also encourages commitment to the communities that we serve, our employees and clients will succeed together. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build. We maintain a close-knit team culture where we measure our success by the success of our people and clients. We can help you take your career to the next level!

Criminal and driving background will be performed and must be in good standing. Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action. E-verify

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