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Architectural Designer II

Company: Clark Nexsen
Location: Asheville
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionSelection will be based on your application, resume, and portfolio. In order to be considered, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application.
We seek to hire a creative, ambitious Architectural Designer II who shares our commitment to design excellence, sustainability, and innovation. You will join a team of architects and designers, working in a multi-discipline, collaborative, and engaging team-based environment that draws on multiple perspectives in the pursuit of innovative solutions. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to shape architectural projects in a variety of typologies and scales for clients that include educational and cultural institutions, commercial developers, government entities, and local communities. The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic and passionate about design, committed to quality, engaged in team, office, and firm-wide initiatives, able to work independently and in a team environment, and able to prioritize work.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Non-licensed architectural staff
  • Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned major project, including investigation, evaluation and recommendation of design solutions that best meets the client's needs
  • Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design and coordination of large complex projects
  • Independently applies advanced architectural concepts and designs
  • Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures
  • May provide technical guidance to less experienced architects/architectural staff
  • Collaborate with project teams during project design phases including programming, concept development, schematic design, design development, and construction documentation
  • Develop design sketches, renderings, models, graphics, presentation materials, analysis, and construction drawings and schedules
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects including jobsite visits, review of submittals, and responding to contractor questions
  • Communicate and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders including clients, owners, users, team members, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies to achieve overall project objectives
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and participation in continuouslearning
  • Help deliver great projects with a sense of energy, passion and personal responsibility

    Education, Technology, and Experience

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree from an NAAB accredited Architecture program
    • 6+ years of professional experience
    • Prior experience in an architectural practice or related field will be given special consideration
    • Physical model building, experience in a model building shop is strongly preferred
    • Excellent graphic, drawing, and presentation capabilities
    • Exposure to environmental analysis applications such as Climate Studio, Sefaira, Insight360, and Lady Bug/Honeybee is a plus
    • Commitment to sustainable design principles and interest in achieving accreditation in LEED AP, WELL AP, and/or Green Globes

      Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Capable of independently executing projects of small to medium size and/or complexity with minor direction and oversight
      • Advanced level knowledge of design, modeling and graphic software (Revit, Rhino, Enscape, Adobe Creative Cloud, and/or similar applications)
      • Advanced level understanding of appropriateness of building information modeling for various project types
      • Advanced level understanding of architectural drafting, detail and documentation standards
      • Intermediate level understanding of architectural specifications and their relationship to construction documents
      • Proficient understanding of basic codes, sustainability requirements and their implementation
      • Intermediate level understanding of building programming
      • Architectural registration examination and licensure is actively in process
      • Dedicated to developing his/her professional and leadership skills within the firm
      • Proficient in client presentation development, public speaking, technical writing and business correspondence skills

        Physical Requirements
        Work is sedentary and often performed in an office setting. Work area is lighted, heated, and ventilated. This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and lifting of minimal weight. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
        Workplace Flexibility
        We have selected two as common days in the office to nurture collaboration and innovation and to support learning and growth through engagement with colleagues. We are asking everyone to be present on Mondays and Thursdays, with a required third day that will provide additional flexibility and be set established between you and your supervisor (with consideration given to your project team members and clients). Our hope is that this schedule will offer the work-life balance that is desired by all, while providing consistent opportunities for face-to-face collaboration and mentorship.
        Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
        Together we discover, inspire, and shape ideas that transform our world. We design for a greater purpose. Our culture results from a collective effort to innovate and inspire, to support and challenge to impact and transform. Great ideas are the result of collaboration between individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and passions. Our process advances communities through discovery and design. We believe ideas have the power to change the world.

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Clark Nexsen, Asheville , Architectural Designer II, Other , Asheville, North Carolina

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