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Spring 2020 Internship - Architecture at BSA LifeStructures Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

BSA LifeStructures is a well-established and leading Architecture and Engineering firm which specializes in Healthcare, Higher Education and Research Facility design. We are currently accepting applications for a Spring 2020 Architectural Intern for our Indianapolis, IN location. If you are interested in joining a collaborative learning environment, please apply!  For serious consideration, please include a portfolio.

Position Purpose/Summary

This position is responsible for assisting with construction documents, rendering and research on design projects within the Architecture department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participation in the development of design ideas based on factors such as appealing appearance, design-function relationships, serviceability, and client specifications.

  • Prepares working drawings from sketches and design specifications.

  • Preparation of presentations and materials for clients.

  • Participate in project design meetings to experience how multi-disciplinary teams collaborate on project design and delivery.

  • Attend and participate in client meetings; visit construction sites on projects.

  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

 Critical Skills and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills:  Able to clearly present information through graphics and written word; reads and interprets complex information; listens well.

  • High accuracy and attention to detail:  Able to perform work and job function with precision and accuracy; realizes errors can have significant impact on desired results and is able to avoid errors in almost all circumstances; carefully monitors processes; concentrates on details and organizes and maintains a system of records.

  • Design:  Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail

  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Google: Mail, Calendar, Drive, Apps; AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Graphic Software: InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Pursuant of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an NAAB program

Job Complexity

Work requires substantial judgment and original thinking and creativity; develops innovative approaches and ideas and must be able to present ideas and information in a manner to get others’ attention.

Working Environment and Conditions

Working Conditions

This position occupies a general office environment.  Exposure to weather elements is not likely.  Incumbents do not drive a vehicle in the course of performing their job responsibilities.  Incumbents spend approximately 40% sitting, 30% standing, and 30% walking in the course of performing their job responsibilities and are unlikely to handle materials weighing more than 30 pounds without mechanical assistance.  Incumbents will use the following office equipment in the course of performing their duties: phone, computer, copier, fax machine.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements.



  • Masters or better in Architecture

  • Bachelors or better in Architecture

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