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Residential Project Designer With Award Winning Firm

Architectural Building Arts, Inc. is interviewing for our next Project Designer. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years experience as a professional Designer. A background in remodeling is essential for your success with us. This position requires a creative and unique individual who is self motivated, dependable, an effective communicator, and efficient with time management. As a Project Designer you will work with sales and production to create enriching spaces that bring lasting value to our clients’ lives.

Our company has a reputation for producing high-end quality projects as promised on time, on budget, on purpose. We’ve had the privilege to perform the art of residential remodeling for over 30 years. If you would like be apart of a team that values quality design then Architectural Building Arts is the place to apply. Please submit resume and electronic portfolio to Principals only, recruiters, please do not contact this job posting.

Job Requirements:

  • 4 years academic training in residential Design/Architecture
  • 10 years work experience in our industry with emphasis on harmonized integration of existing & new
  • Knowledge of remodeling structural issues and a comfortable ability to interact professionally with Engineers & Architects we contract with
  • Knowledge of current building and zoning codes
  • Proficient design, drafting, & concept rendering skills
  • Possess competent computer skills in the following areas:
  • Chief Architect or CAD related software
  • Apple OS w/ networking
  • Apple Office Suite and Daylite would be helpful
  • Knowledge and experience with Builder Trend is a plus
  • Possess strong ‘high-end’ Client relations, sales, & negotiating abilities
  • Interest & desire to work within the Design-Build framework
  • Ability to work well in a team design situation as well as on your own
  • Experience presenting and meeting in a virtual environment

Success Criteria:

  • Attend and actively participate in preliminary Design-Build sales calls.
  • Work with sales to define scope & set construction budgets for Design-Build agreements
  • Develop a project design schedule with Sales & Estimating that will work for our Client and be willing to present this along with the design agreement
  • Develop, organize, produce, & present the entire design system from programming budget & scope to final construction drawings
  • Work with Sales & Estimating to maintain clear Client feed back as to price implications as design progresses to finished plans
  • Produce buildable permit ready plans within the agreed upon production & estimating schedule
  • Define selections as needed by Sales & Estimating for pricing & production handoff
  • Maintain clear & concise notes on all Client meetings & phone calls, keep them up to date in Client data base or job file
  • Work with Sales & Estimating to complete preliminary estimate, final contract estimate, and production field package
  • Work directly with Clients to facilitate timely decisions on all selections & necessary finishes, record and pass information to the appropriate person for ordering
  • Be available to respond promptly to any issues that need design input during production
  • Maintain a strong supportive stance with Client & Project Manager during entire design-build process
  • Develop a lead generating base through your personal & professional connections
  • Help maintain & update the sales/design selection & choices library
  • Be ready to help in other areas of the firm when company is not actively contracted for design/build or as time allows

Reports To:
Operations Manager

Full-time position

The starting pay for this position will be based on the individual’s experience. We pay a competitive salary and benefits.


  • Paid holidays on your Birthday, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day/Solstice
  • 2 weeks of paid time off (PTO) prorated the first year and included after one full year of employment
  • Employee is eligible for ABA’s health insurance plan and 401(k) retirement plan with employer match