Elevate the human experience through designTM






Senior Project Architect - Justice + Civic

Department: Architecture
Location: Dallas, TX
Job ID: 2539

DLR Group is an integrated design firm with a promise to elevate the human experience through design. This fuels the work we do around the world and inspires our mission to improve the lives of our clients, our communities, and our planet. If this sparks your interest, you’re in the right place.

DLR Group's Texas team has an opening for a Senior Project Architect in our Justice+Civic sector. We operate within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home. Considering this model, this role could be based in the following cities:

  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Houston

Justice+Civic at DLR Group

As a nationally recognized expert in Justice+Civic facility planning and design, DLR Group serves municipal, county, state, and federal public-sector clients to deliver civic, public safety, and justice design solutions that achieve excellence in operations, sustainable design, resilience planning, space planning, building assessment, cost of ownership analysis, and project management. As stewards of the built environment, DLR Group’s Justice+Civic practice elevates behavioral, environmental, and social betterment, resulting in healing, equity, and transformation for the individual and community.

Position Summary

As a Senior Project Architect at DLR Group you will be responsible for managing all aspects of project document development and coordinating with all project team members to maintain the quality of the work product within the established project schedule for Justice+Civic projects. As part of our integrated design teams, you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

You will be responsible for producing profitable and executable designs, with assistance from the Project Manager and Regional Sector Leader. As an integrated design team member, you will assist with all aspects of the project design and document development and coordinating with all project team members to produce quality design work product while adhering to project schedules and budgets.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and the ability to coordinate and lead the design disciplines in developing technical solutions.
  • Mentor other design team members.
  • Bring extensive knowledge of all aspects of professional practice from schematic design through project close-out.
  • Work and present ideas in a team environment as well as self-manage and self-motivate in a creative workplace
  • Possess a high-level of technical proficiency in drawing production.
  • Lead the project team in the adherence to all practice standards.
  • Supervise the design and technical development of the project.
  • Work directly with project managers and designers in the conceptual development of project documents.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Architecture
  • 12+ years of Architecture experience
  • 5+ years of experience designing Public Sector, Institutional, Civic, Public Safety, and/or Justice buildings
  • Proficient in the use of Revit and other 3D computer modeling and rendering software
  • The ability to travel occasionally to support national and/or regional project tasks
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without need for work visa or residency sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SketchUp, Enscape, Lumion, and/or V-Ray
  • Experience and interest in sustainable building design

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new builds, renovations, and adaptive reuse projects.

We are 100% employee-owned: every employee is literally invested in our clients’ success. At the core of our firm are interdisciplinary teams engaged in every step of project lifecycles. Our teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to deliver exceptional design. We are pursuing the goals of the 2030 Challenge, the ME2040, and the SE2050, and are an initial signatory of the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Our comprehensive Benefits at DLR Group include: medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, employee stock ownership, and bonus opportunities. Compensation considerations are based on location, experience, and skills.

Through our values – commitment, creativity, environmental stewardship, fun, integrity, ownership, sharing, teamwork – we elevate the human experience through design, together.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.






Applicant Tracking System Powered by ClearCompany HRM Applicant Tracking System