Architectural Designer

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.


  • 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

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