Architectural Designer - Plano

Location Plano
Salary: 75000 to 85000
Contact name: Caleb Lahue

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Job ref: 681
Published: 9 months ago

Our Plano office is seeking a Designer to support K-12 projects. In this role you will be designing schematics specialized in space programming and site planning as well as developing elevations, sections, and architectural details for projects. You will be assisting with innovative and creative new prototypes, designed with sustainable products with green architecture sensibility as your goals.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Supports project teams in development of design documentation.

  • Assists in the development of a design through sketches, physical models, electronic models, diagrams, massing studies, and other visual formats.

  • Utilizes BIM technologies in development of three-dimensional models of buildings and their components.

  • Participates in design critiques and pin-ups.

  • Interprets and applies building codes and requirements of other regulatory agencies.

  • Prepares and revises documentation in various architectural phases including site plans, floor plans, building elevations, building sections, and details.

  • Coordinates building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) to ensure compatibility with the design intent.

  • Reviews shop drawings and submittals, responds to RFIs, prepares site observation reports, and other contract administration tasks.

  • Coordination of specs with construction documents.

  • Assists in the evaluation and selection of building systems and materials.

  • Attends project coordination and meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants.

  • Participates in value engineering and basic cost estimating.

  • Implements sustainable design principles into the building design and surrounding environment.

  • Assists in site analysis, research of concept, benchmarks, typology, and precedents.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Passion for and experience with K-12/education building types

  • Basic knowledge and application of accessibility codes and applicable building codes.

  • Basic knowledge of building construction systems, means and methods, materials, and industry associated standards is expected.

  • Basic understanding of all phases of architectural document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.

  • Ability to conduct space planning, block planning, and adjacencies in coordination with building program.

  • To develop floor plans, wall sections, and details.

  • To check own work for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.

  • To participate and collaborate in a project team setting through all phases of architectural document production.

  • To engage in creative and critical thought. To hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to others effectively.

  • To interpret sketches, drawings, building program and other similar material. To communicate abstract ideas (verbal/written)

  • Requires understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Revit; Prefer experience with Abobe Creative Suite, SketchUP, Newforma, and Sefaira.

Education And Experience

Master’s degree in Architecture or bachelor’s degree in support of licensure criteria. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience. Must be actively pursuing licensure.