Architectural Designer Job Description

Architectural Designer Job Description

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Architectural designer provides research, planning, and design solutions, applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, ADA, zoning and building codes compliance, and building materials.

Architectural Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective architectural designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included architectural designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Very good understanding of building systems, construction materials /methods / techniques for new and existing structures
Provide electronic 3-D modeling services in Sketch Up or other formats that accurately and clearly depict the architectural design intent
Assisting in the development of architectural solutions to meet project specifications
Developing architectural designs to meet project specifications
Preparing architectural reports and progress narratives
Thorough understanding of, and ability to interpret International Building Codes
Minimum 10 years of experience as an Architectural Design in retail, commercial, mall and office projects
Assist with architectural tasks for projects in construction
Support the Architectural Dept
Stay current with new software developments (i.e., BIM, Revit)

Architectural Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Architectural Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: LEED, CHOP, CCDC, AP, NCQLP, PMP, IAM

Education for Architectural Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the architectural designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Design, Education, Engineering, Architectural Design, Associates, Construction, Technical, Environmental Design

Skills for Architectural Designer

Desired skills for architectural designer include:

Materials
Building codes
Construction techniques
Relevant building codes and accessibility requirements
Photoshop
Revit
Building construction systems
Practices
Techniques
Architectural

Desired experience for architectural designer includes:

Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of relevant design experience, with a strong background in retail interiors
Passion for current trends and retail market brands
Ability to solve complex technical and design issues
Highly skilled conceptual ideation, rendering and graphic presentation abilities
Your interest in a high-energy, detailed, and deadline-sensitive workplace will make this a good fit for you
Work under the direction of an Architect

Architectural Designer Examples

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Architectural Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an architectural designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for architectural designer
  • Accountable for assigned architectural design activities, the accuracy, budget, reporting, and timeliness of all assigned projects
  • Complete and manage the completion of architectural drawings in AutoCAD to support the creative project assigned to
  • Provide and manage electronic 3-D modeling services in Sketch Up or other formats that accurately and clearly depict the architectural design intent
  • Direct the assembly of documentation into a presentation format utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Power Point and/or other digital formats
  • Manage the development of aesthetic design, color boards, sketching and drafting needed to convey the design intent to outside Architectural and Engineering firms
  • Prepare/ contribute to architectural studies
  • Provide advice and consultation to clients on architectural matters, including compliance with codes and regulations
  • Perform data definition and element coordination within BIM (Revit or ArchiCAD) based on set construction elements and standards
  • Perform design option analysis for cost efficiency, constructability
  • Responsible for providing clarifications and in-field solutions to the contractor during construction utilizing drawings, sketches, and 3-D electronic models
Qualifications for architectural designer
  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design/architecture or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • NCARB Record
  • B.Arch , M.Arch
  • Responsible for researching and obtaining data and design information related to the theme parks and resort
  • 15+ years' experience with 3+ years in a supervisory role working on medium to large scale projects
  • Strong conceptual design skills in exploring innovative approaches in an interdisciplinary environment
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Architectural Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an architectural designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for architectural designer
  • Lead architectural design on projects, working with Design Director(s) and project team(s) for all project phases, including conceptual designs, presentations, schematic design, design development, construction documents and production
  • Work closely with Studio Director to develop architectural solutions from conceptual level through construction documentation
  • Preparing designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, working drawings, develops details and edits specifications
  • Attend and document project meetings with external clients internal team
  • Develop conceptual, schematic and design development framework for building systems, cores, site plan, , in a team-based studio setting
  • Adapts and modifies design features and operational methods under supervision of senior-level architect/designer to meet project specifications
  • May support a licensed architect, a more senior-level architect in executing others' design and vision
  • Work conforms to applicable codes and standards company policies and procedures
  • Interface with non-engineering teams including construction, subcontracts, QA
  • Supports the work of a more senior-level architect in executing others' design and vision
Qualifications for architectural designer
  • Passionate and inspirational
  • Experience leading teams in day to day project progress with varying amounts of direction from Design Leader
  • Confidence interfacing with clients, making presentations, and working in collaboration with other disciplines including engineers, landscape architects, urban designers
  • Portfolio demonstrating built work with a significant authorship role
  • Ability to discuss, develop and communicate ideas with verbal and graphic clarity
  • High level of presentation skills with skills in presenting ideas to clients and in public forums
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Architectural Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an architectural designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for architectural designer
  • Develops architectural designs to meet project specifications under general guidance
  • May prepares quantitative data
  • May assist the Architect in the preparation of project proservice budget estimates and design schedules
  • After schematic design phase finishes, manage the review and comment on dedicated project team’s work in subsequent design phases
  • Manage multiple aspects of large scale aviation projects including client relationships, Airline coordination, project coordination, and general contractors
  • Resolve complex technical and planning related design issues
  • Interface with airlines during the design and construction phases of the project
  • Coordinate and manage consultants specific to aviation specific
  • Develop renderings, animations and VR for design presentation
  • Visual programming (Dynamo or Grasshopper)
Qualifications for architectural designer
  • Ability to develop articulate design narrative in written form
  • Previous experience working in team-based studio setting
  • High level of technical experience to initiate and develop conceptual, schematic and design development framework for building systems, cores, site plan
  • Involvement in design community, academic interface, intellectual discourse surrounding design and architecture
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Urban Design/Planning or related field
  • Extensive design leadership and project delivery track record in a large, preferably multi-disciplinary, practice
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Architectural Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an architectural designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for architectural designer
  • Work closely with Design Director to develop architectural solutions from conceptual level through construction documentation
  • Prepares architectural plans, elevations, sections and details
  • High Performance Building design
  • Data driven design and statistical analysis of design iterations
  • Geospatial modeling
  • Energy and daylight modeling
  • Prepare Construction Documents
  • Coordinate design efforts with multi-discipline team members
  • Contribute to Code Searches
  • Assist in creating concept and schematic design packages
Qualifications for architectural designer
  • Must be able to lead a team effort, direct and delegate work to all team members to enable them to work independently, whether located locally or remotely, mentor staff
  • Demonstrable team building and influencing skills
  • Member of professional societies and/or organizations
  • Flexibility to travel within the United States and internationally
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and interact regularly with internal colleagues, existing and new clients, teaming partners, industry groups and stakeholders linked to the business and practice lines
  • Knowledge/experience in project production, standards and regulations
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Architectural Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of architectural designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for architectural designer
  • Working closely with the architectural team to develop design solutions for various types of project types
  • Produce architectural 3D models
  • Organize and administer surveys, focus groups, stakeholder interviews and vision sessions to inform design concepts
  • Assist Project Manager/Architect to establish design standards, space planning, and programming based on clients' functional and spatial requirements while meeting conceptual design goals
  • Produce computer generated renderings, graphs, charts, overlays, and isometric drawings from detailed sketches
  • In conjunction with Project Architect/Manager, resolve technical/design issues to maintain plan progress and quality control
  • Participate in construction administration of project assignments and act as contact person for new architecture projects, working with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, regulatory agencies to meet overall project goals
  • Communicating updates on status, understanding and implementing of city standards
  • Resolve complex design issues with innovative and practical solutionsProduce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings
  • Collaborate with design teams, clients, consultants, regulatory agencies, and other vendors to meet overall project objectives
Qualifications for architectural designer
  • Proficiency with SketchUp, Adobe Suite, 3-D Studio Max, and Revit
  • Understanding of Building Codes applicable to the region, working knowledge of UBC and International Building Code
  • Architectural licensure required
  • Technical skills in Revit, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office
  • Production experience in AutoCAD
  • Excellent problem solving and graphic design in 3D

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