Architectural Designer

Rochman Design Build Rochman Design Build Employer:
Ann Arbor, MI, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 26 '18Posted on:

About Us
Rochman Design-Build is a highly respected, award-winning design-build firm, specializing in high-end residential remodeling and additions in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan for almost 30 years. Our reputation is founded on the lifelong relationships that we build with our clients through integrity, creative design, exceptional service and stellar communications. We are a dedicated team that is passionate about what we do and how we do it, continuously exceeding our clients’ expectations.

We are looking for a dynamic and talented architectural designer to join our team. Candidate must have experience in high end residential projects; experience working in a design and build environment a plus. As the designer, you will be involved in ALL phases of the design-build process, from conceptual designs through construction drawings and product selections, as well as providing active backup to our production team throughout construction.

This is an in-house, full-time position with benefits, for an independent, "self-starter" candidate with excellent architectural design skills, keen attention to detail, outstanding project and time management skills, and a positive and outgoing personality with stellar communication skills. 

• Design of residential projects - large additions, renovations & remodels.
• Work directly with clients on a regular basis, from needs assessment and presentations through project completion.
• Work effectively and positively with our extended team, incl. designers, office staff, field staff,  sub-contractors and vendors.
• Layout and drafting of design sketches through construction drawings.
• Strong attention to detail and follow through with design, specifications, product selection, materials, and project design budgets.
• Prepare Schematic Designs and Design Development as well as presentation drawings and final construction Documents.
• Create clear construction documents for our own staff to build.
• Consult on construction sites for problem-solving.   

• Must be creative with a strong sense aesthetic sense and attention to detail.
• 3-5 years in professional design position with solid grounding in residential design and construction knowledge.  Hands on field experience is highly desirable.
• Experience with design of residential additions and renovations projects.
Exceptional communication skills: verbal, non-verbal, written, listening, presenting.
'Top of your game’ interpersonal skills: clients, subs, vendors, team.
• Experience with SoftPlan (or ability to learn ASAP), working knowledge of SketchUp.
• Computer fluency is a must.
• Working knowledge of industry drafting standards and residential building codes in Michigan or ability to learn ASAP.
• Fluency in English. 

• Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload (= STRONG organizational skills).
• Independent, Self-starter and fast learner.
• Solves problems effectively and in a positive manner.
• Strong attention to details.
• Positive team interaction and sense of humor.
• Keen sense of personal responsibility and immense pride in your work.

Bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture or related field.

3-5+ years of relevant professional experience.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive compensation package
Health insurance
Paid holidays and sick leave
Professional development

We believe in providing a positive and stable work environment with a healthy work-life balance. Our reputation is solid, our standards are high... Are you the one to join our team?

Next Steps:      PLEASE NO Phone Calls! 
1.   Please view the work we do and what our clients say about us and the service we provide.
2.   Then, if you’re interested, please send a cover letter in which you include your personal definition or example of integrity.
3.   Send your resume and link to your portfolio/samples of relevant work to

This position is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We do not offer relocation or work sponsorships.

We look forward to hearing from you :-) 

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