We are a leader in the Luxury Custom Residential Design + Build market. Our company’s focus is on designing and building high-end residential projects on the island of Kaua’i. We are looking for an individual who understands custom home building, understands design principles, and can assist in bringing these two disciplines together in comprehensive documents.
The Design Studio works with several CAD based platforms. We primarily generate documents using the Chief Architect program which is a model based residential architectural design platform software.
We are currently seeking a Junior Designer to join our Design Studio. As a Junior Designer you will be responsible for assisting Senior Design Staff with interpreting, organizing, and executing the conceptual designs of residential custom home projects. Utilizing your creativity, foresight, and judgement, you will assist the Design Studio in meeting project requirements and objectives through a project’s completion. Position of Junior Designer is not remote. Candidate must be willing to work in our office on the sunny south shore of Kaua’i, Hawai’i.
Receives project direction from Design Director/Senior Design Staff.
Provides design and technical support to project team as required.
Assists in Specification Writing of product research, consulting with manufacturers, evaluating and selecting project related materials.
Provides support to all team members.
Participates in team project meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, and technical issues.
Produces written documentation related to project including meeting documentation, transmittals, memorandums, using Pu’uwai standard formats.
Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings for client/project team reviews and presentations.
Basic knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, and material applications with respect to residential architectural and interior design.
Knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession required.
Possess creative talent in conceptual design and rendering skills by either hand or computer preferred.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, drawings, and 3d computer models preferred.
Knowledge of architectural and interior building systems preferred.
Experience in 3d rendering software (Chief Architect, 3D Max, sketch-up, etc.) preferred.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design) required.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to assist in meeting project deadlines.
Minimal travel may be required
Bachelor’s Degree in architecture or Interior Design required.
Prior experience (1-3 years) in Custom Residential Design required.
Experience with the local Hawai’i market preferred
About Pu'uwai Design & Build
We are Puuwai Design & Build, an innovative Residential Design & Build construction company, specializing in luxury custom homes. Our work is focused on the Sunny South Shore of the island of Kauai in the State of Hawaii. We strive to innovate and inspire our market of high end consumers who want to create the tropical retreat of their dreams, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our highly dynamic work environment.