Located in Winter Park, FL - Prestigious Modern Custom Home Architectural Firm seeks Experienced Luxury Home Designer with Modern Design Experience
Phil Kean Design Group is located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida and is largely known for its owner's award-winning Modern Home designs.
The available position is directly under the owner/lead architect. The employee would produce custom home and remodel designs in line with our owner's design aesthetic. The employee would meet with clients, listen to their program and be able to create a design from scratch to be approved by the lead architect. The candidate must have strong design skills and be able to professionally see a project through efficiently and without much supervision.
This position is challenging yet inspiring. All our clients expect superior architecture, efficiency, expertise, outstanding customer service, attention to detail and to be your priority. Each designer works on multiple projects at one time. Projects range from 4,500 sq. ft. and up at the $1.8MM and up price point.
The company has a great work environment. With approximately 40 employees, it is a family like atmosphere.
The candidate must have a portfolio of custom homes they personally designed. There must be at least one modern home in the portfolio.
Candidates are given a Schematic Design Challenge as part of our interview process. We provide the candidate with a checklist from an actual client, survey, and notes from a conversation with the client taken by the owner of our company. This is a typical project for this position. The candidate will develop a schematic design floor plan and front elevation in either sketch format or CAD.
The candidate must have CAD skills.
The candidate must be able to listen to a client's vision and design a home from scratch.
The candidate must be willing to work under and accept supervision from our lead architect and owner.
The candidate must be able to collaborate with other designers including interior designers and kitchen designers.
The candidate must be able to speak and write English well.
Architecture license a plus.
References upon request.
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable based on skill level, expertise managing clients and efficiency.
Employee health insurance covered at 100% the 1st day of the month after 60 days of employment; 401(k) with 3% company contribution for eligible employees after one year of service on 1/1 and 7/1 enrollment dates; one week personal time after 90 days and vacation available after one year of employment.
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About Phil Kean Design Group
Phil Kean Design Group is an award-winning Architecture / Construction / Interior Design firm located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. PKDG was named 2018 “Best Custom Home Builder in the United States” by Home Builder Digest, 2017 “Builder of the Year” by the Orlando Business Journal, and 2016 “Builder of the Year” by The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. Led by the talents of Architect, Certified Residential Contractor, and Licensed Interior Designer Phil Kean, PKDG specializes in designing one-of-a-kind, luxury residences with extraordinary attention to design detail. The firm provides Architectural and Interior Design services worldwide and Construction services in the Central Florida area and its beaches.
Beginning with a worldview of architecture and incorporating design for specific locations and topography, each PKDG design is customized to satisfy the distinctive requirements and unique lifestyle of each client. The firm’s niche is modern architecture inspired by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Neutra, Schindler, Le Corbusier, and Meier. In addition, PKDG features Transitional, Traditional, Tuscan, and Spanish Mediterranean inspired home de...signs to meet the client’s architectural tastes.
PKDG homes reflect Phil’s signature approach to spatial and functional design, seamless transitions of indoor and outdoor living spaces, and sustainable construction. Each PKDG home is delivered with a level of design and creativity that surpasses the client’s highest expectations.
PKDG has been in business for over 18 years focusing on new residential construction and whole-house renovations. PKDG is unique in that it takes projects from architectural concept through construction and interior design. This synergistic approach allows accuracy and consistency of the vision to be maintained with onsite fine-tuning of sometimes-evolving architecture as the home unfolds. Each home is the result of a close and very personal collaboration from concept until the client’s complete satisfaction.
President, Phil Kean, studied at Harvard University and Washington University to earn his Masters of Architecture (MArch) and Business Administration (MBA). Phil is a Licensed Architect (AR95091), Certified Residential Contractor (CRC1327855), Licensed Interior Designer (ID6290) and a Certified Green Professional. Phil is the Immediate Past President of Central Florida’s Master Custom Builder Council, member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA), Florida Green Building Coalition-Central Florida Chapter, and the U.S. Green Building Council. His homes have been featured in Florida Design, Robb Report, on Dwell.com and Architectural Digest.com.
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