The Durst Organization

  • Architectural Manager

    US-New York
    # of Openings
    Architectural Management
  • Durst Profile

    For over 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. We develop, build, own, and manage premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Our enduring relationships with our tenants and partners are critical to our success and have made us generations of builders, building for generations.


    The Architectural Project Manager oversees all aspects of the design process of development projects for both ground up developments as well as existing building renovation projects. The Architectural Project Manager monitors projects throughout construction to ensure high standards of workmanship and compliance with construction documents and all applicable building codes. This position fills a critical role in the company and collaborates with many internal and external members of the Development Team as well as members of the Operational team.


    • Participate in project design meetings
    • Attend consultant design coordination meetings and provide input as required
    • Review design deliverables, provide comments, and ensure the incorporation of such comments in subsequent work
    • Review construction documents and evaluate them for completion and suitability for bid
    • Review construction riders and determine whether they properly represent the scope of work prior to bid
    • Participate in scope review meetings
    • Participate in project construction meetings
    • Attend trade coordination meeting; Ensure that consultants are properly represented; Provide input and flag concerns that affect building operations and leasing
    • Review on site and off site mock-ups
    • Monitor flow of shop drawings; Intercept and review shop drawings of critical systems for concerns that might be overlooked by the design team
    • Visit construction sites regularly; Ensure that all consultants and inspection agencies are properly conducting site reviews
    • Review work for compliance with construction documents and for acceptable quality of workmanship
    • Review drawings for code compliance, constructability, and cost issues


    • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
    • Supervisory experience in the production of construction documents within an architectural practice
    • Supervisory experience in multidisciplinary construction document coordination
    • Extensive knowledge of the design coordination process and capacity to ensure that design consultants are performing as expected
    • Strong knowledge of all architectural components of buildings
    • Clear understanding of the building envelope and the various components that render it water and air tight
    • Knowledge of structural as well as mechanical electrical and plumbing systems, and how they interact with the architectural elements
    • Industrious and meticulous. Willing to carefully review project plans and specifications
    • Strong knowledge of NYC Building Code
    • Experienced in the contract administration phase of a project, with field experience in aspects of construction, from excavation to occupancy
    • Strong project management skills, results-driven, adaptable with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
    • Must have New York City high-rise experience
    • Knowledge of construction sequencing, materials and methods
    • Capable of monitoring activities from a macro level, but able to function at a micro level, when the need arises
    • Strong technical skills
    • Capable of resolving design and constructability problems
    • Self-starter: Requires minimum supervision but knows when to seek advice
    • Strong communicator: Able to transmit concise directions to the design team including contractors
    • Diligent in maintaining open lines of communications within the organization
    • Strong sense of integrity and ethics
    • Degree in Architecture required
    • Computer literate: Proficient in the software used for the production of construction documents

    Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Physical demands: While performing duties of this job, employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; bend; talk; and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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