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Designer Level 1


The Architecture Designer assists senior designers with all facets of the design process from conceptual design through construction administration, including the development of design solutions, research and finish/lighting/furniture specification and drawing production.

EEssential Duties + Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following
[please note that other duties may be assigned]. 

  • Implements design studies under the direction of senior staff.
  • Develops design presentations through plans, elevations and 3D perspectives.
  • Contributes to project team by assisting with technical work to complete a project.
  • Assists in daily progress of construction document development
  • Assists in CA duties including RFI responses, shop drawing review, developing punch lists and other administrative tasks.
  • Helps to resolve issues and problems that arise during construction
  • Working toward gaining full understanding of consultant (structural, civil, M.E.P., etc.) documents in order to coordinate between architectural and consultant drawings.
  • Working toward gaining full understanding of building codes and regulations.
  • Working toward gaining a full understanding of BOMA measurement criteria and able to understand and complete and manage accurate measurements in accordance with the project goals.
  • Consistently has high billable percent of time. Generally above 85% direct labor percentage over the course of a year.
  • Is an ambassador of SGA and assists in marketing and business development efforts.
  • Contributes to own professional development by actively participating in the mentoring program and other internal and external programs and training which enhance knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Displays ability to coordinate with all others, contributes to office knowledge and spirit in identifiable and demonstrated ways, helps to resolve team conflicts when they arise; conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times.
  • Displays the desire to advance skills, contribute positively to projects and take ownership of tasks and assignments.
  • Displays an ability to articulate well in both verbal and written communication; is becoming comfortable with presenting information to clients and other parties; is able to play an active role in client and team meetings.
  • Able to maintain relationships with clients, vendors and consultants; maintains client loyalty.
  • Continues to increase knowledge base to remain current in the industry.  Shows commitment to one’s own education and advancement by seeking and completing training and education

Education + Experience

2 or more years of experience

Certificate + Licenses

Actively pursuing or has a professional license.


  • Is adept in using REVIT, Auto CAD and all Microsoft Professional products.
  • Experience in SketchUp and/or Adobe products is a plus.
  • Displays eagerness and an ability to learn all software relevant to business operations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Firm provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. The Firm complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Firm has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, compensation, training, and leaves of absence. The Firm does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind, including but not limited to, these protected classes. We are counting on everyone, individually and collectively, to give this policy positive and constructive support.


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