Technical Design Director

Turkel Design Turkel Design Employer:
Boston, MA, USLocation:
Fri, Aug 9 '19Posted on:


We are a growing, experienced, category-defying firm that is breaking through boundaries between industries. We are redefining how to build a home - designing at the intersection of design, construction, product procurement, and project fulfillment.

We work with an international and diverse clientele, guiding our clients through the entire project - from finding a site to specifying items from finishing to furniture - culminating in a stunning prefabricated home, delivered and assembled on-site. 

This is where you come in.


If you are motivated by our mission to deliver high-quality residential architecture to a wide variety of regions, then read on.

You have:

  • Extensive knowledge of residential wood frame construction
  • A degree or diploma in Architecture or Construction Management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, Revit and AutoCAD
  • Experience supervising staff and coordinating consultants
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution
  • A strong design vocabulary

You are:

  • A creative and innovative thinker
  • Detail-oriented and organized 
  • Highly self-motivated 
  • Fun, sharp, enthusiastic 
  • Committed to quality 
  • Someone who has a pride of authorship 
  • A good communicator - both verbally and in writing

You enjoy:

  • Identifying problems and working with others to find creative solutions
  • Working independently and efficiently to meet deadlines 
  • Multi-tasking and maintaining focus on a portfolio of projects


  • A leadership role, guiding the team and the project through design development, permitting, construction documentation, and production.
  • Coordinate and maintain lasting relationships with staff, vendors, consultants, builders, and local regulatory officials
  •  Ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule

A typical day with us:   

  • Interpreting 3D schematic Design Models and converting them into Design Development Drawings 
  • Creating, and coordinating Building Information Models for complex residential projects for permitting, fabrication, and construction, with a keen understanding of the construction process, the specifications, and applicable building codes 
  • Creating, and organizing complete sets of Construction Documents 
  • Reviewing BIMs, DDs, CDs, shop and panel drawings to ensure that all conform to appropriate specifications, standards and building codes 
  • Coordinating with local regulatory officials, consultants, and builders to ensure that the clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner 
  • Producing, analyzing and advising on detailed specifications for suitable materials and processes 
  • Creating and overseeing the creation of details and families to further expand the existing detail library 
  • Researching building codes, construction techniques, materials, industry standards, and local regulations 
  • Visiting construction sites to ensure that architectural specifications are properly followed (across Canada and the US) 
  • Participating in a collaborative studio culture, and advancing the performance of the Design Team by challenging the status quo, and acting as a change agent for continuous improvement


  • Generous Profit-Sharing Program 
  • Health coverage for you and your family through medical and vision plans 
  • Salary that is commensurate with your experience 
  • Potential work-from-home arrangement

Please submit your application to


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Work Samples (digital files only)

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