Architectural Designer (2+ years' experience) - Irvine, CA

ShubinDonaldson ShubinDonaldson Employer:
Irvine, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 25 '19Posted on:

Company Overview: ShubinDonaldson is a growing, award-winning design practice, staffed by 50 architects and designers, plus support personnel. Current work includes a diverse listing of commercial projects ranging from entertainment-business studios, creative offices, and retail stores, to community centers and custom residences. See our work at

Position Overview: Designer, Assists with the 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. Entry level position generally requires no minimum work experience.This role is in our Irvine, CA studio.

2+ years experience

1. Work with Senior Designer, Project Architect or Senior Design Manager on conceptual designs, presentations and production.
2. Compile project data and research; perform routine code specific calculations.
3. Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, physical models and presentation drawings as project requires.
4. Work with Senior Designer, Project Architect or Senior Design Manager to resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions.
5. Assist with coordination of consultants, fabricators, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.
6. Perform architectural drafting as directed by Senior Designer, Project Architect or Senior Design Manager.
7. Contribute to office activities, initiatives and programs.

Skills / Requirements:

1. 2+years of experience on architecture projects
2. Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to problem solve both individually and as part of a project team.
3. Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, Photoshop, Rhino, and InDesign.
4. Working knowledge of materials.
5. Desire to learn construction techniques, building and zoning codes.
6. Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple or fast paced projects.
7. Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas.
8. Bachelors Degree in Architecture or Masters in Architecture
9. Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Benefits:  Medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance is offered to full-time employees, SD pays 100% of the above insurance!  We also offer the opportunity to contribute to our 401k matching plan and participate in our Vision coverage. 


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][OC Designer [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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