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Architectural Designer

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Design Collaborative is seeking a full-time, Architectural Designer with a passion to improve people’s worlds. We have openings for new graduates as well as openings for experienced architectural design professionals. Our designers pursue excellence in building design, technical documentation, construction administration, and client satisfaction on every project. They believe in a collaborative, process-driven approach to design, the importance of communication and leadership, a sense of “owning” the construction documents, and a commitment to a timely and judicious approach to construction administration. The ideal Architectural Designer is curious, creative, and solution focused. This individual has strong verbal and written communication skills and enjoys working in team or individual settings. Personal and professional growth are priorities, as is the desire to be an “Ideal Team Player”.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture from an NCARB accredited school*
  • Graduate level positions
    • 0-3 years of professional design experience
    • Completion of an architectural internship preferred
  • Experienced positions
    • 3+ years’ experience with an architecture/design firm
    • RA or working towards RA
    • Commercial design experience preferred in one or more of the following markets: Healthcare, Community, Education, Multi-Family/Multi-Use, Workplace and Financial.

*Interested candidates that have a design or design technology degree that is not from an NCARB accredited school may be eligible for consideration for our Architectural Drafting position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Responsibilities
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple deadlines, and coordinate schedules
  • Ability to shift from big picture awareness to details, ensuring technically excellent projects
  • Ability to work in a team or independent settings
  • Knowledge and understanding of BIM modeling
  • Proficiency with Revit, CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational Skills
  • Experience successfully taking projects from programming through construction preferred
Key Responsibilities
  • Participating in project process from Concept Design through Construction Administration
  • Preparing and conducting presentations of ideas to clients, contractors, and colleagues
  • Modeling, drafting, and detailing architectural designs through Design Development and Construction Documents using CAD and BIM software
  • Coordinating engineering and consulting disciplines throughout the project
  • Working with Project Managers to set and meet project design goals, schedules, and budgets
  • Working with Project Managers to define and coordinate project specific roles and responsibilities
  • Conducting on-site construction observations and documenting site reviews
  • Participating in client and project team meetings
Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with education, credentials, experience, and skills
  • Benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and health savings account (including company contributions)
  • 401(k) and Roth IRA retirement plans (including company contributions)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible scheduling and as needed remote work options
Why Join Design Collaborative?

Design Collaborative is a people-first employer with a culture built around five core values: putting people first, don’t be a passenger, love what you do, give back, and have fun. Whether you are passionate about design, love working with clients, enjoy solving problems and providing creative solutions, seek opportunities to be innovative, or you have aspirations for firm leadership or ownership, Design Collaborative has much to offer.

Since 1992, Design Collaborative has been improving people’s worlds through our commitment in creating people-first places. Our firm is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, environmental graphic designers, project managers, as well as other related design, business, and administrative support staff. Each of our design studios are made of inter-disciplinary teams to create an environment that enhances communication and collaboration, which ultimately leads to effective and engaged teams and integrated and high-quality designs.

Ready to join the DC Team? Email your resume to: work@designcollaborative.com
Design Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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