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Sr. Architect (Design Group)

Company: Barry Wehmiller Design Group
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

About Us:

Design Group operates from more than 45 offices in the United States and India, providing engineering, consulting and technical services for the world’s leading companies in the food and beverage, life sciences, advanced technology, industrial and other market sectors. Our nearly 1,500 technical and engineering experts have direct industry experience in industrial automation, control system integration, facility and process engineering, architecture, construction management, regulatory compliance, enterprise technology and other consulting services.


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.


Job Description:

Job Summary

We are looking for a collaborative, highly motivated Senior Architect who has the desire to help grow and develop our architecture practice in the life science, food processing and advanced technology sectors in the Western region.

This person will execute and lead all phases of design which includes: feasibility studies, planning, concept development, scope, detailed design and construction documentation. This person will also have a solid knowledge

California Building Codes and construction document preparation as well as all stages of development (review, bid, permit, etc.). Projects are industrial and will include both existing building improvements and new construction.


  • Lead and manage the architectural design and multidiscipline industrial and manufacturing project teams in an A/E environment.
  • Commercial Kitchen Design experience is desirable
  • Defines the industrial facility program requirements based on an understanding of the client’s production process flow and space environmental space needs, derived from Client meetings. with the Client and the review of any documentation provided by the Client.
  • Conducts code research specific to the project site, program and proposed use
  • Manage the workflow with building departments during entitlement and plan check
  • Prior working knowledge of code studies/evaluations for life science facilities and/or hazardous/classified areas is highly desirable. 
  • Creates integrated solutions and communicates key concepts to the Client.
  • Develops the base plan and coordinates technical requirements to other engineering disciplines.
  • Understands and develops design intent based on client objectives and provides excellent client service.
  • When required by project scope, researches material options or alternative building methods in an effort to deliver the optimal solution for the Client.
  • Develops specifications and directs preparation of technical plans and related documents for permit acquisition and construction.
  • Answers RFI’s and reviews submittals and shop drawings throughout the pre-construction and construction phases of the project.
  • Manages and provides guidance to Architectural designers working on the project teams.


  • Minimum 12+ years of industrial/manufacturing architectural design experience with a proven ability to lead the facility design from the programming/concept phase through the production of construction documents, permit acquisition, and site implementation on multi-discipline projects in an A/E environment.
  • Highly desired is a minimum 5+ years executing industrial projects in the advanced technologies and Life Science Sectors.  Prior food and beverage or heavy industrial/manufacturing project experience is also highly desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of local, state and national building codes.
  • Architectural experience in the development and creation of construction documents for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device sectors or food and beverage industries desired.
  • Knowledge/experience in design of both new Greenfield facilities as well as renovations to existing buildings.
  • Knowledge/experience in design of ISO clean rooms, labs and processing spaces is highly desired.
  • Knowledge/experience in design of cold storage and refrigerated processing environments.
  • Experience in coordinating design with process engineers on industrial installations of production equipment is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to interact with our valued team members and clients.
  • Proficient computer skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • We are licensed for facility engineering across the United States. At times, Architects can expect Up to 20% travel to project sites, and/or collaboration with design professionals in other offices


  • Bachelor of Architecture degree is required.
  • Master of Architecture degree is desired

Licenses and Certifications

  • Registered Architect license required
  • NCARB desired


At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job.  If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying.  We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work—therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions.  Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process. ?

Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.


Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.



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