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Senior Project Architect

Polhemus Savery DaSilva

Promoted BSA Member

About Polhemus Savery DaSilva

For 25 years, Polhemus Savery DaSilva (PSD) has collaborated with individuals, families, and institutions to design and build exceptional custom homes that celebrate creative design and quality craftsmanship, honor their natural environments, and set the stage for lasting memories — for generations to come.

PSD is nationally recognized for thoughtfully integrated architecture and construction on Cape Cod and coastal southeastern New England. PSD provides a highly collaborative process that is as special as the buildings we create. Our single-source approach provides seamless communication among the project team and our clients to ensure we meet deadlines, stay on budget, and deliver quality workmanship that realizes our client’s vision.

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About This Position

The Senior Project Architect is responsible for working with firm Principals to engage with prospective clients and participate in business development functions, working with clients as Senior Designer through programming and development of design concepts through construction documents, acting as Architectural Project Manager on select projects.

Job Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Working with firm Principals, developing client and consultant relationships.
  • Participating in business development and marketing the firm’s services by engaging with prospective clients.
  • Responsible for quality and completeness of communications with clients and consultants during all phases of work including construction.
  • Primary point of accountability for progress of specific architectural projects as assigned. Leads architectural team for those projects. Understands character and needs of project’s client and manages client expectations. Assists in client selection process and works with them to complete on schedule.
  • Responsible for quality and completeness of drawings and specifications. Oversees and coordinates work of Design Associates and works with Senior Designer and/or Landscape Senior Designer where applicable. Understands design intent and works to maintain it throughout the project.
  • Provide leadership and experienced guidance to architectural team.
  • Responsible for meeting design goals within agreed upon architectural budgets and schedules and construction budgets and schedules. Fully understands contractual obligations in both design and construction phases. Is able to answer management or client’s questions on job progress or details at any time. Available for occasional weekend meetings.
  • In regular contact and coordination with Construction Project Directors (at least weekly during construction phase). Reviews job sites periodically to determine if execution is consistent with contract documents. Reports lack of consistency to Construction Project Directors immediately.
  • Review and approve all architectural and construction documents and project deliverables.


Candidates will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • B. Arch, M. Arch, or equivalent degree;
  • Architectural Licensure;
  • Minimum 10 years of applicable design experience;
  • Able to self-motivate and work well under deadlines;
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and strong ability to manage client relationships;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to quality;
  • Able to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment;
  • Experience with various design presentation programs.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • Office and/or field environment. Travel to off-site locations may be required.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, file, and perform specialized skills.
  • Needs a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.

How To Apply

For more information, or to submit your resume and letter of interest, please contact us through [email protected]