NewGround, a world-class design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis and with offices across North America, is looking for an experienced Senior Project Architect based in either our Chicago or St. Louis offices.

The Senior Project Architect will lead the project team in the development and delivery of successful projects. Working with the Design Director and studio team, the Senior Project Architect will be a critical part of the development of projects, taking them from concept to reality. This person will provide exemplary communication with ownership, stakeholders, NewGround internal directors, and external consultants. In addition, this individual will guide the team in the creation of technical drawings and details that reinforce the quality and design goals on the project. The Senior Project Architect will successfully navigate the project budget, program, design intent, context, jurisdiction requirements, and timelines to provide an exemplary product.


  • Strong organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well versed in building and accessibility codes
  • Experience in all phases of project development
  • Experience with the independent production of construction documents for commercial projects


  • Proficient in Revit and Sketchup
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications (MS Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with Procore or comparable software
  • Experience with Speclink or comparable software


  • Apply technical knowledge to aid in the development of the project design
  • Assess problems and creating solutions consistent with the
  • Coordinate with Project Executives, Marketing and Business Development on project delivery
  • Lead client communications through presentations, meetings, and email
  • Coordinate with local jurisdictions on project development
  • Assist in preparation of Contract Change Orders as required
  • Assist in the review of shop drawings
  • Make site visits as required
  • Coordinate external project engineering consultants
  • Assist in the preparation development of specifications
  • Be knowledgeable on application of building regulations to projects
  • Function as detailer Lead the team in development of details and technical drawings
  • Deliver projects on schedule and within budget
  • Perform all other related work, as assigned or as apparent
  • Assist Director of Production the team in mentoring junior staff


  • Travel as required
  • Supports the Director of Design Operations in the coordination of multiple projects simultaneously
  • A passion for design and problem solving


  • Architectural License preferred, ideally multiple states
  • NCARB certification preferred
  • 8 – 10+ years of professional experience in commercial architecture required
  • LEED AP credential preferred