Entry-Level Architectural Designer

DAAM Projects DAAM Projects Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Tue, May 29 '18Posted on:

DAAM Projects is a creative practice that leverages collective skill in Design, Architecture, Art and Making to provide a wide-range of services and spatial products. Our mission is to use digital tools and design techniques to create real value in the built environment. At DAAM, we believe that focused creativity can produce lucrative investment strategies for neighborhoods and cities. We are dedicated to collaborating with local trades, businesses, and municipalities to responsibly design and build beautifully, efficiency, and sustainably.

DAAM Projects is seeking an entry-level architectural designer with 1-3 years of professional architectural experience to join our team for an internship in the Summer of 2018 beginning ASAP and running through August 31, 2018. Pending performance, this internship has strong potential to transition into a full-time architectural design role in the Fall.

The position requires demonstrated strengths in architectural design and three-dimensional modelling complimented by two-dimensional graphic representation. Candidates should be self-motivated, critical and dynamic thinkers with strong visual and verbal communication skills. Additionally, candidates should be resourceful, organized, have good time management skills and be comfortable working on a small team in a face-paced environment. Ideal candidates should also have an interest in interdisciplinary projects and research regarding both analogue construction techniques and digital fabrication technologies.

As an Entry-Level Architectural Designer at DAAM Projects, your responsibilities will entail the following:

  • Architectural design from SD through CD under the direction of a DAAM Principal or Senior Designer
  • Contract drawing preparation under the direction of a DAAM Principal or Senior Designer
  • Three-dimensional modeling and two-dimensional graphic representation
  • Physical model-making and prototype fabrication
  • Specification writing and library management
  • Product research and sample ordering
  • Project representation for marketing and social media account management/strategy
  • Field notes and meeting minutes while accompanying a DAAM Principal to site visits & client meetings

Specific Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional degree, Master’s preferred
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in architectural practice
  • Experience in the preparation of both presentation drawings and construction documents
  • Proficiency in Rhino, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel and Word. Experience with Revit, Grasshopper, Vray and the production of animations is a plus.
  • Proficiency in physical modelling. Experience in digital fabrication is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the G-Suite & Slack for team collaboration and communication is strongly preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. 


Disclaimer: DAAM Projects is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, work samples, and a minimum of two references with contact information in PDF format no larger than 10MB via email to: Please include “Entry-Level Designer” in the subject line. 

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