Ghafari Architect (Mid-Level) in Dearborn, Michigan


General Summary:

The Architect 2, with overall supervision from the Manager of Architecture, and day-to-day supervision from the Project Manager and/or Project Architect, assists in executing office and project-related design and technical tasks of any size or complexity.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Capable of reading existing construction documents, organizing/leading field checking activities and surveying existing buildings.

  • Possesses/demonstrates the graphic ability to produce existing building as-builts and develop architectural building backgrounds.

  • Possesses/demonstrates the knowledge and ability to set-up project AutoCAD files or Revit model creation per client or office standards. Leads the AutoCAD or Revit model coordination efforts between departments. Functions as the CAD or Revit Captain.

  • Accurately produces construction documents based on direction from the lead Project Architect. Plan mini-sheet work plans if directed by the Project Architect.

  • Proficient at architectural graphic standards and construction drawing set organization and development.

  • Assists in preparation of schematic design documents.

  • Carry out design tasks of limited scope (e.g. site planning alternate studies, elevational studies, stairs, and toilet room layouts) and with technical task (e.g. building sections, wall sections, and special details).

  • Possesses/demonstrates the communication skills to work with all assigned project team members, including engineering disciplines. Follows direction from the Project Manager or lead Project Architect and advises of any questions.

  • Assists the lead Project Architect with coordination of the construction documents with other disciplines or consultants.

  • Assists in programming sessions, preparation of programming documents and presentation materials. Participates in design charrettes.

  • Undertake in-house construction administration duties (basic submittal review).

  • Proficient with Revit model creation and the development of family content.

  • Proficient with Revit project set-up and workset/model management.

  • Familiar with laser scanning and point clouds.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering.

  • Enrollment in NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP).

  • Licensing exams in progress.

  • LEED preferred.


  • 4-7 years related architecture experience.


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp and Microsoft Office. Familiar with ProjectWise.

  • Familiar with point cloud software (e.g. Autodesk Recap).


Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.

Ghafari was founded on innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in adopting the latest technologies in real project applications. That tradition continues today. Our 3D building information modeling (BIM) experience, combined with our expertise in integrated and lean project delivery and high definition laser scanning capabilities, is transforming the industry.

It is Ghafari Associates, L.L.C.’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2018-1271

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Architecture