Healthcare – Architect Level III / Office Leader

Job Summary: 

This is a unique opportunity to lead a new office for Novus Architects while also being a key liaison for one of Novus’ major healthcare clients in the Raleigh or Piedmont/Eastern North Carolina Region. Work for this client will include the opportunity to lead prominent work within their Healthcare campus. The applicant should be well versed in managing client expectations, leading client meetings, and coordinating design efforts, as well as, development of construction drawings, and supporting construction administration services. This office/position will sit in the Raleigh or Piedmont area to first serve the needs of the aforementioned healthcare client, while also supporting other healthcare clients in the Eastern North Carolina Region 


  • Minimum 8 years of experience. Healthcare experience, including work in Acute Care facilities, Ambulatory Care, and specialty care facilities preferred, but not required. A licensed Architect with a commitment to focus on Healthcare Architecture is also acceptable. 
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Architecture from a NAAB-accredited university or equivalent field of study. 
  • Registered Architect or in the process of obtaining architectural licensure. 
  • Experience with Revit required. BIM 360 knowledge a plus. 
  • Experience with graphics software such as SketchUp, Lumion, or Enscape is an advantage. 
  • Thorough understanding of relevant codes such as IBC, state building codes, FGI Guidelines, NFPA, IBC, ANSI 117.1, BOMA. 
  • Experience in the technical production of projects from planning and conceptual design through construction administration. 
  • Proven leadership and management skills, including the ability to develop collaborative relationships both internally and externally. 
  • Proven ability to apply critical thinking, influence, and decision making. 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplined teams. 
  • Experience managing challenging, fast-paced projects. 
  • Strong writing, speaking, and public speaking/presentation skills. 
  • Ability to professionally collaborate with office leadership and clients. 


  • Have direct communication with key healthcare client decision makers. 
  • Understand and support needs of our healthcare clients and be able to communicate and respond to those needs. 
  • Lead project production in healthcare projects in consultation with the Healthcare Principal and Project Team. 
  • Ensure alignment and understanding of project scope and objectives with the Healthcare Project Team. 
  • Raise awareness of any misalignment or misunderstanding of project scope and objectives with Major Client and Healthcare and Project Team. 
  • Ensure that project scope, requirements and approvals comply with current governance guidelines, best practices, and methodology. 
  • Monitor scope requirements and identify scope-related gaps and issues. 
  • Ensure successful production of project drawings and specifications. 
  • Manage / support project scope and objectives throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Comply with standard processes to drive effective project execution. 
  • Ensure that project schedules include all tasks and activities necessary to achieve project objectives. 
  • Utilizing your past experience and technical competency, monitor project design, schedule, and budget, and communicate regularly with team members who are responsible for portions of the work. 
  • Lead a team in the development of each project’s aesthetic and technical performance goals. 
  • Direct and mentor Junior staff with responsibility for oversight. 
  • Lead design meetings with clients with general oversight from office leadership. 
  • Office Leadership. 
  • Ability to work within a large team structure. 


Novus Architects is a full-service architecture firm with offices in Charleston, SC, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL, St. Thomas, USVI, and soon to be Raleigh or Piedmont/Eastern North Carolina Region. 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 reflects our experience in many building sectors including Healthcare, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Financial, Municipal, Hospitality, Multi-Family, Recreation, Commercial, Worship, 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. 


For over 25 years, our Healthcare team at Novus has shaped health environments with a priority placed on consideration for the people that will occupy them. Our projects are designed such that patients are comfortable in the places they receive care and staff are enabled to provide the highest level of care effectively and efficiently for their patients. Our success in healthcare design is based on our client-centered design methodology and value we place in long-standing client relationships. 


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. 


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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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