Healthcare Architect

Penn Medicine, Location: Radnor PA, Architect: Ballinger Architects

Ballinger is seeking a Healthcare Architect who will work with interdisciplinary teams in creating integrated buildings that respond to the needs, values, and contexts of the people who occupy them; as well as the institutions, cities and landscapes to which they belong.


Assignments may include working with a team through programming, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning, construction documentation and construction administration activities, with the expectation of gradual independence and demonstrated leadership in these areas.

  • Conduct design related research
  • Work with external consultants, product reps and fabricators
  • Interface and coordinate with other disciplines
  • Mentor team members with less experience
  • Travel as project requirements dictate for surveys and field/site visits during construction
  • Lead team 3D renderings
  • Generate red lines in a documentation set
  • Accountability for budget adherence
  • Act as a team-wide mentor
  • Advise on Firm Standards (RUG/Technical/ Templates/Specs)
  • Engage in internal project leadership (lead a component or discipline within a project team)
  • Engage in external project leadership (lead project with client and contractor)
  • Present and provide day to day support to client and external project team
  • Perform ongoing studies for process improvement
  • Build on industry network, potentially through trade organizations, local events, speaking or conferences where applicable

Technical Skills

  • Ability to take and provide direction within a larger team
  • Develops design or technical solutions under supervision of project leadership
  • Self-starter, able to independently generate design solutions and direction to other team members
  • Leads small scale projects, or components of large scale projects working with a Senior Project Designer, develop work plans and project execution strategies with project leadership
  • Leads construction administration related activities across team and all disciplines
  • High level of responsiveness and collaboration with contractors and clients
  • Interfaces with all disciplines during the design/coordination phases.
  • Produce field site visit reports as applicable to level of responsibility by project


  • BS or BA in Architecture required; BArch or MArch preferred
  • Professional License (RA) required
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in healthcare
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Full COVID vaccination required

At Ballinger, we understand that our employees work hard but also seek good work/life balance. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.