Project Architect

Portland, ME/Colonie, NY/Philadelphia, PA

Are you looking to bring your passion of creativity to work with you? We are looking for an inventive and innovative thinker to join our Architecture Team. If this sounds like you, apply now!

CHA’s architects envision buildings that will have a lasting impact by providing architectural design, interior design and planning that is focused on the people who will live, work, learn, grow and expand their horizons in these spaces. Our architects and designers seek to create high-quality, collaborative designs that stress innovation grounded in careful listening to functional needs and tailored to culture and specific organizational needs. At CHA, architects and engineers work together to create solutions that endure in the built environment.

The Project Architect has broad knowledge of fundamentals in specialty areas and knowledge of principles and practices in related specialties The professional in this role plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of complex projects.

  • Involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of items for investigation and development of novel concepts and methods
  • Estimates fees, determine scope of work and prepares proposals and contracts on the most complex projects
  • Develops work plans to coincide milestones of a project and revisions when work plans need to be addressed
  • Serves as the primary liaison content with clients to complete projects on schedule within budget and with maximum client satisfaction
  • Interacts with a project team and client to communicate the results of analysis and describe design concepts
  • Actively manages client budgets, schedules and programs
  • Possesses broad knowledge of fundamentals in specialty areas and good knowledge of principles and practices in related specialties
  • Familiar with the company’s and client’s methods, standards, practices and procedures
  • May assist or involved in the technical scope proposal development
  • Completes field assignments, when appropriate
  • May complete sections of permits
  • Leads and mentors more junior Architects

At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you’ll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your “why” at CHA!


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture required, Master’s degree preferred
Registered Architect license required
LEED accreditation preferred
Minimum 8 years’ professional experience required
Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills required
Strong ability to work and lead in a team environment
Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision required
Familiar with QA/QC procedures and understands basic business practices and laws related to architecture
Writing, graphic, and verbal presentation skills are required, as are basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of Revit and industry standard rendering software required

Culture/EEO Statement

At CHA, we work every day to create solutions, help people, and improve our world, committed to creating and fostering excellence in our diverse and highly talented teams. Our teams continually strive to find better ways – always searching, never settling – to achieve extraordinary results. Our values around hiring, training, and community engagement reflect a company culture that is inclusive and forward leaning, always pushing the limits of what is possible.

We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected verteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.