AECOM Senior Justice Designer in San Francisco, California

Business Line Architecture

Position Title Senior Justice Designer

United States of America - California

San Francisco

Job Summary

AECOM’s Justice practice in California is growing! We serve a wide range of clients in varied building types including mental health, detention and correctional facilities, courthouses, and public safety. AECOM’s umbrella of specialties allows opportunities for collaboration to provide integrated service offerings on a diverse range of projects. We are seeking a creative, experienced Senior Justice Designer to work out of the San Francisco office, someone with an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills to help serve our clients.

AECOM is one of the nation’s leading justice design firms, ranked by Engineering News-Record as No. 1 in Top 100 Pure Designers and General Building. We engage with professional associations and our clients to develop and contribute our skills as their needs and those of society evolve. We respond to the local cultural and physical context while addressing security, flexibility, functionality, and efficiency. We are leaders in environmentally sensitive design and construction, balancing the desire for transparency with special security requirements of our times. AECOM’s leadership in detention planning, courthouse design, and public safety encompasses experience in delivering high-quality environments in hundreds of projects in 30 states and abroad, ranging from $40 million to $2 billion.

The responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop conceptual, schematic and design development framework for building systems, cores, site plan, etc., in a team-based studio setting

  • Explore and share ideas including: drawing/sketching, model building, diagramming, 3-D work

  • Lead and coordinate design in a team-based studio setting

  • Client and/or public forum presentations

  • Develop articulate design narratives

  • Use digital software in the process of design: REVIT, AutoCad, Adobe Suite, Sketchup

  • Create presentations

  • Collaborate with other disciplines (engineers, landscape architects, urban designers) to present ideas and solutions to clients

  • Collaborate with design studio leader to develop a productive, creative idea- based design studio culture

  • Involvement in the justice design community, academia and intellectual discourse surrounding design and architecture, such as AJA, ACA, NACM, and AAJ

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture

  • 10+ years' experience including 3+ years in a leadership role working on medium to large scale projects with specific experience in detention/corrections

  • Licensed Architect

  • Technical and detailing experience to initiate and develop conceptual, schematic and design development framework for building systems, cores, site plan, etc.

  • Portfolio demonstrating built work with a significant authorship role

  • Strong conceptual design skills in exploring innovative approaches in an interdisciplinary environment

  • Understanding of building codes

  • Ability to travel including to Southern California

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated architectural design experience in California

  • Experience with California Board of State Community Corrections and California State Fire Marshal

  • Experience in design-build delivery of projects

  • Proficiency in Rhino, Grasshopper and other advanced visualization software

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 177465BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.