Now Hiring

Franke : Franke is now hiring for two positions:

Project Architect

Responsibilities

  • Successful candidates will take a leadership position, assisting the team Partners with management of the integration of architectural design intentions throughout the DD and CD phases of production within the office

  • In addition to a DD and CD lead development role, the right candidate will be fully equipped to independently identify possible conflicts between DD, CD, and field construction materials and methods.  Clarity, an in-depth knowledge of materials and methods, written communication skills, and efficiency within the workflow of each project will be the key to success in this position 

Daily Duties

  • Create and document AutoDesk generated plans, elevations, details, sections and schedules as required to produce high-quality, best-practice design and technical documentation of projects

  • Assure and manage the integrity of iterative AutoCad data files created for each project

  • Work with the firm’s members to support and develop DD and CD integration in order to maximum efficiency, ingenuity, and outstanding design through iterative DD and CD processes practiced by the firm

  • Work with the purpose of accelerated project development, and meeting or exceeding the firm’s design, project, and financial expectations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s in Architecture degree from an accredited university

  • Licensed Architect in the State of Texas is preferred

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience working in an Architectural firm with evidence of advancement from Architect-in-Training to a project managerial DD and CD specific role is essential

  • Superior working knowledge of AutoDesk, in particular AutoCAD and Revit, is required

  • Acting as the office Design Integration, CAD, and Construction Documentation Manager, the candidate will work with all members of each project team to consistently improve drawing and drafting standards, design integration, production, and modeling capabilities

  • Demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge of building systems, specifications and construction methods, including building codes and relevant jurisdictional matters

  • Within our small office environment, it is critical that the candidate fit in as a cooperative student and mentor.

Benefits

  • Annual competitive compensation commensurate with experience and demonstrable contributions to successes of the firm

  • Opportunity for growth based on smart and effective personal leadership and work ethic

  • Performance-based bonuses

  • Paid company holidays

  • Paid Personal and Medical Leave Time

  • Paid Medical Insurance

  • Paid Time and Course Costs for Applicable Professional Development Training

If you believe this position is a match for your skill sets, interests, and desire for growth with leadership opportunities, please contact: info@frankefranke.com addressed to Elizabeth C. Franke, AIA, Partner, with a formal letter of interest, current resume, and recent representative work samples that display your depth and breadth of professional qualities and capabilities. If we believe your skill sets and presentation of past work would fit well with our needs for the position, you will be contacted by a firm Partner within 7 days with a thank you letter for your submission, and an invitation to meet with us for further discussion.

About Franke : Franke, Inc.

Franke : Franke Architects, Landscape Architects, Land Planners, and Design-Builders is led by Elizabeth Franke, AIA, and Tim Franke, RLA. We are by nature a collaborative design and design-build team that strives to bring project program, integration of site, structure, light, and a studied sense of materiality and construction technologies together into clarity of form, use, technologies, and meaning for our Clients. These are our core values, and from our beginnings with humble project assignments, our values have remained the same – to deliver only the highest-level design and creativity to projects that also meet the financial and programmatic requirements of our Clients. From beginning to end, we believe that a deep understanding of site, structure, continuity of strong conceptual ideas, and clarity and thoughtfulness of construction detailing must be intertwined to create works that lead to better and more joyful lives for our clients and those who use and occupy their projects.

Visit us on the Austin American Institute of Architects 2019 Home Tour on October 19 – 20


Intern Architect

Responsibilities

  • Learn, grow, and focus on accuracy and quality of drawing production skills. Bring a great attitude and high level of enthusiasm to the office team

  • Know what you are capable of and know when to ask questions when you are unsure

Daily Duties

  • Create and document AutoCAD generated plans, elevations, details, sections and schedules as required to produce best-practice design and technical documentation of projects

  • Develop AutoDesk Revit and Associated Rendering Tool 3D Models for study and presentation

  • Work with the firm’s team members to support and develop DD and CD integration in order to maximize efficiency, and design ingenuity through iterative DD and CD processes practiced by the firm

  • Work with the purpose of accommodating accelerated project development and meeting or exceeding the firm’s design, project, and financial expectations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture from an accredited university, or Certified AutoDesk Training Academy with evidence of superior success

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in an Architectural firm with evidence of advancement as an Architect-in-Training or AutoDesk Building Design Suite technician is essential.

  • Superior working knowledge of AutoDesk Building Design Suite programs, and in-particular AutoCAD, Revit, and Associated Rendering Tool 3D Modeling is required

  • Demonstrate a desire for growth in technical knowledge of building systems, specifications and construction methods, including building codes and relevant jurisdictional matters

Benefits

  • Annual competitive compensation commensurate with experience and demonstrable contributions to success of the firm

  • Opportunity for growth based on smart and effective personal work ethic

  • Performance-based bonuses

  • Paid company holidays

  • Paid Personal and Sick Time

  • Paid Medical Insurance

  • Paid Time and Course Costs for Applicable Professional Development Training

  • NCARB AXP mentorship

If you believe this position is a match for your skill sets, interests, and desire for growth with leadership opportunities, please contact: info@frankefranke.com addressed to Elizabeth C. Franke, AIA, Partner, with a formal letter of interest, current resume, and recent representative work samples that display your depth and breadth of professional qualities and capabilities. If we believe your skill sets and presentation of past work would fit well with our needs for the position, you will be contacted by a firm Partner within 7 days with a thank you letter for your submission, and an invitation to meet with us for further discussion.

About Franke : Franke, Inc.

Franke : Franke Architects, Landscape Architects, Land Planners, and Design-Builders is led by Elizabeth Franke, AIA, and Tim Franke, RLA. We are by nature a collaborative design and design-build team that strives to bring project program, integration of site, structure, light, and a studied sense of materiality and construction technologies together into clarity of form, use, technologies, and meaning for our Clients. These are our core values, and from our beginnings with humble project assignments, our values have remained the same – to deliver only the highest-level design and creativity to projects that also meet the financial and programmatic requirements of our Clients. From beginning to end, we believe that a deep understanding of site, continuity of strong conceptual ideas, and clarity and thoughtfulness of construction detailing must be intertwined to create works that lead to better and more joyful lives for our clients and those who use and occupy their projects.

Visit us on the Austin American Institute of Architects 2019 Home Tour on October 19 – 20

Harvey Relief Efforts

We hope that you and yours fared well through the wrath of Harvey, and we’re keeping all in our prayers as she hopefully continues to weaken and move out of Texas and Louisiana over the coming week.  It’s still not over for Houston, in particular, but the original landfall areas are beginning to clear.  It’s been a terrible tragedy for so many, and will take a huge toll on the Texas coast for some time to come.  But, we all know Texas and Texans will rebuild and restore all of our coastal resources, communities, and places with a can-do attitude and willingness to jump in and help each other as best we can.  That’s been happening from the first night Harvey came ashore, and relief momentum continues to grow.

Now that roads are being cleared and the first large scale relief convoys have reached much of the coast, we will be making a supply delivery run from Austin to the Aransas Pass area and – if possible – to Port Aransas, leaving this Friday, September 1, at 7:00 AM from Austin.  We will have an open flatbed trailer, and two trucks capable of carrying as many supplies as we can gather from friends, family, and colleagues, or purchase as necessary to be able to deliver full loads of non-perishable food, bottled water and energy drinks, diapers and wipes, cleaning supplies, protective gloves and masks, toiletries, clothing, and anything else that we can gather up.   

ONE WAY YOU CAN HELP FROM AUSTIN . . . 

On Thursday, August 31, we will have one and possibly two trucks parked on Brushy Street in front of our office as a drop-off point for donated supplies.  We are located at the corner of East 5th and Brushy Streets, which is one block east of the IH-35 frontage road.  A sign will identify the dark grey truck(s) as “Harvey Relief Supply Drop-Off”.  If you can drive by and place your donation in the bed of the truck . . . we’ll sort and secure the load as it accumulates.  If you want to call ahead to let us know you’re coming by so we can help you transfer your donations, our contact numbers can be found here on our webpage.

Also, by tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, a flatbed trailer will be parked in the driveway at 1609 A Hartford Road, 78703.  As with the trucks, if you can drive by and place your donation on the trailer . . . we’ll sort and secure the load as it accumulates.

 ANY CONTRIBUTION YOU CAN MAKE TO THIS DELIVERY EFFORT WILL BE APPRECIATED BY OUR FELLOW TEXANS IN THESE HARD-HIT AREAS.  WE WILL DELIVER ALL SUPPLIES TO THE RED CROSS, OR NUECES OR SAN PATRICIO COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AS REQUESTED OR DIRECTED BY LOCAL OFFICIALS.  PLEASE CONSIDER COMING BY ONE OF THE ABOVE LOCATIONS TOMORROW OR THURSDAY TO DROP OFF ANYTHING YOU CAN SPARE.  EVERY SMALL BIT OF RELIEF FOR OUR COASTAL FRIENDS HELPS SOMEONE IN NEED THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT GO WITHOUT.

If you have any questions or need more information on the drop off locations, please call our office number below.  Thank you in advance for your kind contributions to this effort!