Architect - Herman & Kittle Properties

Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. (HKP) is the successor to companies that have been around since 1948, and has developed and managed multi-family homes for over 60 years. We develop, build, manage and own multi-family rental housing and self-storage facilities. HKP has developed and managed properties in 15 states, including high-quality apartment complexes and self-storage facilities throughout the South and the Midwest. We currently manage a portfolio of over 13,000 apartment homes and over 6,000 self-storage units.


Responsible and accountable for the cost effective design of all required building construction documents for new construction, rehab, and historic projects.



  • Attend site evaluation meetings with the developer
  • Provide preliminary design drawings to assigned state and federally funded tax credit applications. The use of fundamental standard urban planning, landscape, civil engineering practices to accurately depict community size, unit quantities and amenities
  • Prepare scale drawings of site, building layout and elevations
  • Consult with Estimating to ensure design is fully aligned with Construction Budget
  • Consult with client/department to determine functional and spatial requirements of proposed project(s)
  • Coordinate documentation of any existing structures for renovation project
  • Represent client/HKP in obtaining bids and review awarding consultant contracts

Construction Documentation:

  • Direct/manage project design team engaged in preparing related drawings and specification documents
  • Attend meetings related to the assigned project
  • Prepare information regarding design, structural specifications, materials, color, equipment, and estimated costs
  • Coordinate Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, Civil Engineering and other assigned consultants during design and construction phases
  • Integrate engineering element into unified design
  • Prepare contract documents for permitting, bidding, and construction

Construction Administration:

  • Conduct periodic on-site observation of work construction to monitor compliance with permitted drawings
  • Review shop drawings and submittals
  • Review operating and maintenance manuals, studies, and reports.
  • Review and approve monthly draw requests for assigned projects
  • Provide final certificates of substantial completion and other documents that may be needed by governing officials, inspectors, financial providers and owner


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in multi-family design preferred
  • Experience designing within requirements of Section 42 Tax Credit program (L.I.H.T.C) preferred
  • (1) State license, current and active/registered with NCARB to receive additional license in other states as necessary (Must provide proof of certifications upon request)
  • Knowledge of general construction practices and national, state and local building codes
  • Organizational, project management and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability
  • Leadership skills as well as the ability work well with a team of other professionals
  • Computer Skills: Excellent design and drafting skills with computer-aided design (CAD) AutoCAD required, Revit preferred, MS Office tools, Adobe creative suites
  • Language Skills: Excellent communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to read, write, interpret and analyze complex documents. Ability to respond to time sensitive design/construction related inquiries and questions. Ability to effectively write speeches and persuade others using innovative techniques or style

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