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Are you thorough, detail-oriented with excellent follow through, and have at least 1+ year experience in an architecture office? If you also have strong presentation, research and communication skills, you have what it takes to successfully support our project teams.

About us: William Duff Architects is a dynamic, growing architecture firm, comprised of bright, creative, motivated people. Founded in 1998, WDA has built a national, award-winning reputation in residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial projects. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, a transit-friendly workplace, and opportunities for professional growth.

Position:                                Designer

Practice Areas:                     Residential, Retail & Commercial

Reports to:                           Job Captain, Project Architect and Project Manager

WDA Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health, dental, vision & life insurance
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Bonuses
  • Paid vacations and sick time
  • Professional development support
  • In-house mentorship
  • Quarterly office outings
  • Summer hours
  • Weekly happy hours
  • In-house bicycle parking
  • Retail discount program

Major Responsibilities:

  • Perform document production by developing design and technical drawings, and researching relevant information. Conduct code and product research.
  • Prepare design illustrations or rough sketches and presentation graphics, and create digital models.
  • Assist in maintaining well-organized project digital and physical files.
  • Work with senior staff to evaluate individual project needs and coordinate with consultants.
  • Source material/project samples, obtain cost estimates from outside vendors and develop strong vendor relationships.
  • Take notes and prepare meeting minutes.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Architecture from a four-year college, university or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 1 full year of relevant experience and demonstrated abilities working in an architecture office preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

Documenting experience under the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and actively pursuing licensure required.  LEED AP and additional certifications encouraged.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to design excellence, sustainability and strong interest in working in all phases of architectural projects.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Critical and creative thinker with strong design ability and attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient in Revit, with experience in producing visualizations preferred.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Bluebeam.
  • Strong writing, editing, organizational and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in the architectural/engineering industry.
  • Receptive to coaching, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback and apply it to future work.

Please submit the following in PDF form by email to (not to exceed 4MB), and include the job title in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter articulating why you could be a good fit at WDA, and a bit about your personal design inspirations and aspirations
  • Relevant work samples
  • How you heard about WDA

No drop-in visits or phone calls, please.  WDA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).

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