Architectural Designer (All Levels)

mclarand vasquez emsiek
 Irvine, CA

At MVE, we recognize that our staff is our most valued resource in ensuring client satisfaction and business success. We offer a creative work environment and rewarding career options to designers and planners of all experience levels from intern to management. Career development is achieved at MVE through challenging assignments and professional development plans. In addition to providing the tools for career success, we offer training and professional development reimbursement. MVE + Partners designs influential and award-winning projects throughout the world. Our practice is diverse with an eclectic portfolio of successful architecture, planning, and interior design assignments. Our team comprises a talented group of individuals, equally entranced by art, fashion, technology, business, education, sports, food, and above all – design. We have offices in California, Denver and are in the process of opening an office in Mexico. We’re hiring for Designers of all levels, Project Managers, Project Leads, Job Captains, and Construction Administration. Check out our Careers page at to learn more.

MVE + Partners designs influential and award-winning projects throughout the world. Our practice is diverse with an eclectic portfolio of successful architecture, planning, and interior design assignments. Our team comprises a talented group of individuals, equally entranced by art, fashion, technology, business, education, sports, food, and above all – design.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under general direction of the project team members, the Designer position is primarily responsible for assisting the project team in the development of the project design, production or presentations drawings and sketches, and the documentation of the design in Revit, SketchUp and other graphic software (i.e. Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Conceptualize and organize project design ideas and information using Revit, SketchUp, and other graphic software, or conventional drafting methods, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, specification sheets, and other data, to produce designs, working drawings, schedules, details, and notes

· Coordinate with all outside parties engaged in the project and integrate information into current and future project documents

· Assist with and/or develop project goals and plan layout; prepare information regarding design, materials and color

· Work closely with project team to organize, assemble, and coordinate individual drawings into a cohesive set of schematic documents as required; possibly direct the work of junior team members

· Revise and modify existing documents (red lines/mark-ups) as necessary

· Collaborate with project team to coordinate design documents and applications for submission to owners, contractors, vendors, and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for plan review as necessary

· Research, observe, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources to stay informed regarding economic or legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes, and/or environmental regulations

· Assist with other duties as necessary (i.e. site visits, as-builts, code research, etc.)

· Gain operating knowledge of Building Codes and introductory level of entitlement processes and criteria (zoning codes and design guidelines for the local area)

· Begin exploring and expanding knowledge in design trends

REQUIRED SKILLS & DEMONSTRATED EXPERIENCE

· Degree in Architecture from an accredited institution or equivalent experience

· 6-10 years of experience in a professional office setting, including broad experience in various project types and phases preferred

· Proficient in operating SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office

· Strong listening, oral/verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills required

· Strong skills in reading comprehension to understand the content in work-related documents

· Skills in applying industry standards and graphic conventions data to the organization and arrangement of information (i.e. plans, elevations, sections, etc.) to formulate a unified presentation

· Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a given action to evaluate potential outcomes and implement solutions

· Skill in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

To Be Considered for This Position:

Use the link to apply - a cover letter, resume and portfolio are required. Can be attached separately. No portfolio links are accepted.

Please note: Due to the number of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those candidates whom most closely match our requirements.

For additional career opportunities, please visit our Careers page at the following link: https://www.mve-architects.com/careers/#featured-articles

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