Cuhaci & Peterson Architects

Senior Architectural Designer - Orlando

Orlando, FL

Job Description

Senior Architectural Designer

Posted: Saturday, 4/6/2024

We asked an Architectural Designer why she likes doing this job for CP and her response was "I like the challenge of space planning a lot - there is something enjoyable about making that puzzle work!" We also asked what CP offers that her former company did not, and her response was "The freedom to express myself, the ability to be creative and appreciated."

A Senior Architectural Designer is responsible for implementing all architectural project(s), including Design, Construction Documents, Permitting, Bidding and Construction Administration. Included are coordination with and responsibility for communicating with other disciplines and the client.


An Architectural Senior Architectural Designer shall have eight (8) years of experience as an Architectural Designer or Project Coordinator. This position requires a thorough understanding of building construction methods and techniques as well as advanced knowledge of the applicable codes.


  • Maintains C-P/Client standards and QC throughout projects.
  • Assists PM in setting scope and budget.
  • Assists client's interests in public hearings & mtgs.
  • Capable as serving as the main P.O.C. for a project or running projects.
  • Assists in providing full CA services.
  • Assists in proposal preparation.
  • Run projects with minimal oversight from PM/PA.
  • Production, designs, CDs, and have an understanding of specs.
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Complete scope within allotted time/budget.
  • Manage permitting process/response to comments.
  • Manage bidding procedures.
  • Field assistance with CA.
  • Research and apply applicable codes/contact with AHJs.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines, runs kickoff meeting.
  • Main P.O.C. with limited input from PM or Principal.
  • Coordinate Owner revisions, RFIs, and AHJ comments.
  • Coordinate Peer review and QC of documents.
  • Design & produce architectural designs/CDs/specifications.
  • Checks completed work against markups prior to returning to PA.
  • Incorporates C-P/Client drafting standards and conventions into CDs.
  • Prepares plans and details from sketches/redlines.
  • Receives and sends drawings electronically.


Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, able to handle stressful situations and multi-tasking, able to work under time constraints, long hours may be required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Overtime (40+ hours) may be required as needed.


Must be able to handle stressful situations, multi-tasking, and working within reasonable time constraints to meet production schedules and budgets. Will work in normal office environment and may also be required to work outside of a normal office from time-to-time.

The above criteria have been developed to establish guidelines for this position, but note that these are only guidelines, and a person’s ability, talent, effort, personality, and other aspects of the profession shall become a deciding factor for each position.

Promotions are dependent on effort, attitude, ability, need, and schooling and should not be considered automatic.

Cuhaci Peterson provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cuhaci Peterson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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