Architectural Designer

Our Architectural Designer is a dynamic team player who offers a positive attitude, creative design solutions, and a commitment to consistently exceed client expectations. This individual is fully competent in all conventional aspects of architecture and independently performs a variety of assignments requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs for projects of varying size and complexity.

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    • Independently performs a variety of assignments requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs for projects of moderate size and complexity.
    • Performs analysis of design, planning and occupancy studies, and limited design layouts.
    • Prepares project specifications, compiling and analyzing relevant data.
    • Writes reports and specifications.
    • Reviews completed reports, plans, estimates, and calculations.
    • Prepares and modifies architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc. as directed by others utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM).
    • Develops solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.
    • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
    • With direction from the project designer or more senior design professionals, develops, modifies, and/or reviews drawings ensuring the incorporation of design intent.
    • Works closely with design team and assists to complete projects on aggressive schedules.
    • Assist in developing project scope, plan, and services and during the contract process. Translates planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.
    • Develops a comprehensive understanding of clients’ program requirements and standards and policies for completion.
    • Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
    • Builds models for client/project team review.
    • Compiles data and performs elementary design computations.
    • Performs product research; assists project designers and project architects with materials selection and system research.
    • Assures HOK document standards are met and archives documents appropriately.
    • May assist team in construction administration document management.
    • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.


    • Basic hand and CAD drafting skills.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop.
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
    • Proficiency in Revit required.
    • Proficiency in NewForma preferred.
    • Basic knowledge of architectural building systems.
    • Basic knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
    • Ability to build physical models
    • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to work in team environment
    • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
    • Bachelor’s degree in architecture required.
    • 3 to 5 years’ experience; or equivalent in appropriate education and experience required