DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning firm practice of 100+ multi-cultural professionals with offices in California and Washington. We offer more than 40 years of experience building communities where we live and work, driven by the vision of creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being. This same Passion for Place® starts with our own working environment—a positive community where people thrive. Please visit our website (www.dahlingroup.com) to learn more.
DAHLIN is committed to welcoming and supporting a diverse community of professionals. As such, women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.
We are currently seeking an ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER/DRAFTER to join the Residential team in our IRVINE, CA office. Working under the general guidance of a senior project team member, our ideal candidate should fully understand all common aspects of architecture. This person will be responsible for producing and coordinating project design and/or construction documents of small projects. They will also assist project teams and other staff members as required.
In response to COVID-19, our staff may be temporarily working from home in accordance with local county and state government orders. On occasion during shelter-in-place, project staff may still be required to visit active job sites (while following COVID regulations). New employees will be supported with virtual onboarding and training, as well as online collaborative tools. We anticipate that employees will return to their respective office locations once restrictions are lifted and DAHLIN determines it is safe to do so. Therefore, prospective candidates for this position should be prepared to commute as needed to our Irvine, CA office and/or job sites in Southern California.
Independently perform a variety of assignments, requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs
Coordinate and follow through between plans, elevations, sections, roofs and details
Perform analyses of design, planning and occupancy studies, and limited design layouts
Prepare project specifications, compiling and analyzing relevant data
Review completed reports, plans, estimates, and calculations
Review drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
Respond to outside consultants, as directed
Submit reports and specifications, as requested
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Strong skills and talent in SketchUp modeling,Revit/BIM, andAutoCAD;Adobe Design Suite experience preferred
Growing awareness of building code limitations
Willingness to work on a variety of building typologies and architectural styles
Self-motivated; ability to work independently and in a team environment to coordinate and maintain positive working relationships with other design professionals
Excellent problem solver and independent thinker with good listening skills and strong follow-through
Excellent graphic, communication, organizational, and collaborative skills
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, & CERTIFICATIONS:
1-3 years' experience in the production of Residential projects preferred.
Graduate of NAAB accredited 4 or 5 year architecture school
Commitment to their own professional growth; preferably to obtaining licensure as an architect
Including a link to an online portfolio is a huge plus! Real people review every application, so we regret that due to the large volume of inquiries, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding the status of applications. We'll be sure to contact you if we need more information. Apply now!
Non-local candidates will be considered. However, DAHLIN may or may not offer relocation benefits depending on business needs. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Sponsorship for an employment visa, now or in the future, is not available for this position.
We do not accept resumes from recruiters, placement agencies, or other staffing vendors who have not signed an agreement with us. Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.
DAHLIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
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About Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
D A H L I N: PASSION FOR PLACE.
DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning practice of 150 multi-cultural professionals working with developers, municipalities and private clients. We successfully support client relationships by matching our expertise with their expectations and goals – listening and effectively collaborating to craft sustainable communities and urban environments. Our design solutions are innovative, real and achievable. Our people are passionate about creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being.
P L A C E M A K I N G:
We are driven by the vision of enhancing environments where people live and interact so that they feel the meaning of "place". Designing with relevant vernacular and in context, we partner with our clients to create healthy communities that celebrate diverse lifestyles and the natural environment.
L E G A C Y O F D E S I G N:
Our design solutions are innovative, real and proven by a history of built projects that enrich peoples’ lives and are financially successful. We bring a collaborative approach to sustainable design that is creative, persistent and responsive to the changing nature of community.
C O M M I ...T M E N T:
We embrace change and opportunity with enthusiasm to increase value for our employee-owned firm. Transparency and continuous improvement are integral to our financial goals – allowing us to provide the platform for thought leadership, education and giving back in our communities.
C U L T U R E:
Our diverse, multi-cultural, smart, talented people are rewarded for motivation, initiative, collaboration and achievement. We insist on a positive, engaging workplace where compassionate interaction, meaningful debate, and sharing of knowledge and new ideas are expected.