Architectural Designer (5 - 8 yrs experience)

ShubinDonaldson ShubinDonaldson Employer:
Santa Barbara, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 28 '18Posted on:

Company Description

ShubinDonaldson is a growing, award-winning design practice, staffed by 50 architects and designers, plus support personnel. Current work includes a diverse listing of projects ranging from ground-up mixed-use, multi-family and office; creative office interiors; core & shell offices; retail stores; to community centers and custom residences.  See our work at

Position Overview

An Architectural Designer (5 - 8 yrs experience) 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


  • Work with Senior Designer or Senior Design Manager on conceptual designs, presentations and production.
  • Oversee collection of project data and research; perform moderately complex to advanced code specific calculations.
  • Knowledge of design process and building codes.  Assist with management of design process and oversight of junior designers.
  • Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, physical models and presentation drawings as project requires.
  • Resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions; prepare complete designs from general drawings and instructions.
  • Ability to independently coordinate consultants, fabricators, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.  Report progress to Senior Designer / Senior Design Manager.
  • Perform architectural drafting as directed by Senior Designer or Project Architect in accordance with company standards.
  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives and programs.

Skills / Requirements

  •  5-8 years of experience on architecture projects
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to problem solve both individually and as part of a project team.
  • Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, Photoshop, Rhino, and InDesign. 
  • Solid understanding of materials and construction techniques.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple or fast paced projects.
  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.


Medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance is offered to full-time employees.  SD pays 100% of the employee’s insurance!  We also offer the opportunity to contribute to our 401k matching plan. 

Submission Instructions

Those interested in applying at ShubinDonaldson may submit their requests electronically, noting the following requirements;

  • In a single PDF attachment, include a one page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.
  • PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen view, and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.
  • Format the subject line as ‘[name]- [SB Arch 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.  No phone calls or walk ins will be accepted. Submissions and inquires may be made to

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