SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 13 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.
The Dallas office of SmithGroup is looking for a Architectural Designer to join our team.
Working with us, you will:
Create and develop planning and design concepts; and support more senior planners and architects on large projects in the Healtcare Studio.
Prepare and coordinate architectural drawings, renderings specifications and design assignments under general supervision to meet project requirements.
Relate building design concepts to building codes, zoning ordinances and other external issues.
Consult with manufacturers; research and propose materials and products.
Prepare and create presentation drawings and/or graphics and otherwise assist in presentations both internally and externally.
Mentor and train junior staff.
Assist in construction administration including responding to RFI’s, preparing sketches and addendums (CCD’s), visit construction sites to gather information and/or prepare punch lists.
An ideal candidate has:
A bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent.
Minimum 4 years of professional experience; experience in the Healthcare is preferred.
LEED AP preferred. Must be eligible to take the Architectural Registration Examination within a few years.
Working knowledge of engineering systems and the ability to successfully engage with professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment.
On-the-job experience using Revit to produce construction documents.
High proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.
SmithGroupJJR is an interdisciplinary, idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe that extraordinary projects are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2016 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 6th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.