Leads preparation of architectural presentations and production drawings, as well as participates in design studies and evaluation of design proposals under the direction of the Senior Designer or Project Architect. Requires minimum five years’ experience.
5-8 years’ experience
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Work with Senior Designer or Senior Design Manager on conceptual designs, presentations and production. 2. Oversee collection of project data and research; perform moderately complex to advanced code specific calculations. 3. Knowledge of design process and building codes. Assist with management of design process and oversight of junior designers. 4. Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, physical models and presentation drawings as project requires. 5. Resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions; prepare complete designs from general drawings and instructions. 6. Ability to independently coordinate consultants, fabricators, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives. Report progress to Senior Designer / Senior Design Manager. 7. Perform architectural drafting as directed by Senior Designer or Project Architect in accordance with company standards. 8. Contribute to office activities, initiatives and programs.
SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS: 1. 5-8 years of experience on architecture projects 2. Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to problem solve both individually and as part of a project team. 3. Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, Photoshop, Rhino, and InDesign. 4. Solid understanding of materials and construction techniques. 5. Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple or fast paced projects. 6. Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas. 7. Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. 8. Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Those interested in applying at ShubinDonaldson may submit their request electronically, noting the following requirements:
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture (with exception of intern applicants) and illustrate strong graphic and organization skills.
Experience in Revit is highly preferrred.3D modeling, AutoCAD, and Rhino are recommended.
In a single PDF attachment, include a one page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.
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Format the subject line as ‘[name]- [Santa Barbara and Architectural Designer II]- [school]’ and leave the body of the email empty
Career positions are intended to be full time, and all applicants should have a commitment and the ability to work for at least one year. International applicants are responsible for obtaining the required documents and permissions for working within the U.S.. We will be unable to respond personally to each applicant. If you have not been contacted after four months, you are welcome to reapply.
Submissions and inquires may be made to JOBS@shubindonaldson.com
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ShubinDonaldson cultivates a disciplined creative work environment that rewards rigor, creativity, and integrity.
ShubinDonaldson is defined by our shared values of:
Mining the tension between commerce and art through creative investigation
A strategic response to constraints
The judicious allocation of all resources
A commitment to balancing our rigorous work ethic and well-being
Our professional staff is committed to innovative contemporary design solutions. We do our best work collaborating with clients who have high standards and who are well-informed about the value of design.
Having grown over the past 30 years to being a firm with a dedicated full-time staff of over fifty talented people, and with offices in three Southern California locations, we understand that our success hinges on the highest level of professional responsibility to our clients. Russell Shubin, AIA and Mark Hershman are based in Los Angeles; Robin Donaldson, AIA, heads the firm’s office in Santa Barbara. We work together closely and share a common language for the spaces we create: direct, unpretentious, and layered.
The company is structured in design studios of deep typological experti...se within a culture where collaboration and creative experimentation is encouraged. This creative tension and dynamic context leads to breakthrough solutions in form, craft, and material expression while maintaining the discipline of adhering to budget and schedule.