Architect Level III

May 22, 2024


Novus Architects is a full-service architecture firm with offices in Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Asheville, NC; Charlotte, NC; Rocky Mount, NC; and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. We are committed to quality in both our work and relationships,and have an innovative approach to solution-based design and project management that sets us apart as a firm.

The Novus portfolio is a reflection of our experience in many building sectors including Healthcare, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Financial, Municipal, Hospitality, Multi-Family, Recreation, Commercial, Worship, Residential and Industrial. With a staff equipped with a diverse skillset in Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management, FFE Coordination, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Environmental Graphics, and Construction Administration, we have positioned ourselves as an established design firm with national reach.


As a set of individuals with diverse talents, we come together to form a team that challenges itself creatively every day. Through thoughtful collaboration, respect, and mentorship we continue to build an engaging work environment and a company culture reflective of our values. We want you to bring your ideas and passion to the table and always encourage innovation that leads to creative solutions.

It is important to us as a firm to foster our team members’ growth through leadership training, professional certifications, continuing education, conference participation, and personalized mentorship to help along the way. Our staff celebrates seeing this growth within themselves, their peers, and the firm. This collaboration and encouragement of growth is a defining aspect of the understanding we have that our greatest asset is our employees.

Job Summary:

The Architect Level III will serve on primarily projects with a national commercial client. In this role, they will be responsible for specific technical design aspects of assigned projects, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions that best meet the client’s needs.

The Architect Level III is fully competent in all conventional aspects of architecture. They independently perform a variety of assignments requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs for projects of moderate size and complexity.


  • Minimum 8 years of architectural experience preferred.
  • Experience with national/regional retail clients and prototype work is a plus.
  • Experience with healthcare or healthcare-adjacent projects is a plus.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Architecture from a NAAB-accredited university.
  • Licensed Architect or in the process of obtaining architectural licensure. Experience with Revit required. BIM 360 knowledge a plus.
  • Experience in the technical production of projects from planning and conceptual design through construction administration.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities, and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member to achieve high output levels.
  • Self-directed; high energy level; high degree of personal initiative.
  • Located in southeastern region of the United States or the US Virgin Islands. Residency in or near one of Novus’ office locations is preferred, but not required.
  • If residency is not in or near a Novus office location, ability to travel to a Novus office when project or organization requires.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, consultant coordination, construction documentation, and construction administration of projects.
  • Independently applies architectural concepts and designs.
  • Carries out complex assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
  • May provide technical guidance to less experienced architects/architectural staff depending on experience level.
  • Develops and represents lead technical viewpoint on projects. Coordinates with Project Manager / Project Principal on appropriate solutions and product strategies.
  • Comply with well-established standard processes to drive effective project execution.
  • Effectively completes and assesses their own work in a self-directed manner; understands and implements technical direction provided by Project Manager / Project Principal; able to identify technical questions; and resolves technical questions in a self- directed manner in order to maintain productivity.
  • Performs on-site existing conditions documentation and analyses.
  • Generally executes all aspects of drawing production under the direction and supervision of the Project Manager / Project Principal.
  • Can be relied upon to present directly to the client on technical and design solutions.
  • Manages multiple projects.


About Novus Architects
Novus Architects was founded in 1992 by one architect working for one client. It didn’t take long to grow as the demand also grew for our creative process and commitment to exceptional customer service. Today, with offices in Atlanta, Asheville, Charleston, Charlotte, Jacksonville and St. Thomas USVI, Novus has a mission to create highly functional, beautiful spaces that are more than brick and mortar, or fixtures and furniture – spaces that foster human interaction, discovery and deep connection.
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