We are a leader in the Luxury Custom Residential Design + Build market. Our company’s focus is on designing and building high-end residential projects on the island of Kaua’i. We are looking for an individual who understands custom home building, understands design principles, and can assist in bringing these two disciplines together in comprehensive documents.
The Design Studio works with several CAD based platforms. We primarily generate documents using the Chief Architect program which is a model based residential architectural design platform software.
We are currently seeking a Residential Architectural Designer to join our Design Studio. As Residential Architectural Designer, in partnership with the Design Director, you will be responsible for interpreting, organizing, and executing the conceptual design of a project as well as utilizing creativity, foresight, and judgement to meet project requirements and objectives through a project’s completion. Position of Residential Architectural Designer is not remote. Candidate must be willing to work in our office on the sunny south shore of Kaua’i, Hawai’i.
Receives project direction from Design Director.
Coordinates use and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team and consultants.
Coordinates with building department(s) and other authorities having jurisdiction to obtain approvals and/or variances.
Provides technical support to project team as required.
Assists in Specification Writing of product research, consulting with manufacturers, evaluating and selecting project related materials.
Involved in specification set-up and drawing coordination incorporating Pu’uwai Standards.
Participates in team project meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, and technical issues.
Participates in review of project costs and budgets, adherence to schedule.
Produces written documentation related to project including meeting documentation, transmittals, and memorandums, while using Pu’uwai standard formats.
Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings for client/project team reviews and presentations.
Strong knowledge of design, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
Knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession required.
Possessing a creative talent in conceptual design and rendering skills by hand and/or computer required.
Knowledge of building regulations/codes and the ability to research and apply/incorporate into design/technical documents required.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, drawings, and 3d computer models required.
Proven ability to prioritize in order to meet project deadlines and delivery of high quality service to clients.
Knowledge of architectural building systems required.
Experience in 3d rendering software (Chief Architect, 3D Max, sketch-up, etc.) preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design, Acrobat) required.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to effectively meet project deadlines.
Experience in networking with clients, vendors, dealers preferred.
Minimal travel may be required.
Bachelor’s Degree in architecture required.
Prior experience (5-10 years) in Custom Residential Design required.
Licensed Architect with current registration in your region preferred but not required.
Experience with the local Hawai’i market preferred.
About Pu'uwai Design & Build
We are Puuwai Design & Build, an innovative Residential Design & Build construction company, specializing in luxury custom homes. Our work is focused on the Sunny South Shore of the island of Kauai in the State of Hawaii. We strive to innovate and inspire our market of high end consumers who want to create the tropical retreat of their dreams, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our highly dynamic work environment.