Architectural Designer/Drafter

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Employer:
Pleasanton, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 19 '21Posted on:

DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning firm practice of 100+ multi-cultural professionals with offices in California and Washington. We offer more than 40 years of experience building communities where we live and work, driven by the vision of creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being. This same Passion for Place® starts with our own working environment—a positive community where people thrive. Please visit our website ( to learn more.

DAHLIN is committed to welcoming and supporting a diverse community of professionals. As such, women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.

We are currently seeking an ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER/DRAFTER to join the Neighborhood Residential team in our PLEASANTON, CA office. Working under the general guidance of a senior project team member, our ideal candidate should fully understand all common aspects of architecture. This person will be responsible for producing and coordinating project design and/or construction documents of small projects. They will also assist project teams and other staff members as required.

In response to COVID-19, our staff are currently primarily working from home, in accordance with local county and state government orders. On occasion during shelter-in-place, project staff may still be required to visit active job sites (while following COVID regulations). New employees will be supported with virtual onboarding and training, as well as online collaborative tools. We anticipate that employees will return to their respective office locations once restrictions are lifted and DAHLIN determines it is safe to do so. This position will be based out of our Bay Area offices.



  • Independently perform a variety of assignments, requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs
  • Coordinate and follow through between plans, elevations, sections, roofs, and details
  • Perform analyses of design, planning and occupancy studies, and limited design layouts
  • Prepare project specifications, compiling and analyzing relevant data
  • Review completed reports, plans, estimates, and calculations
  • Review drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
  • Respond to clients and outside consultants, as directed
  • Submit reports and specifications, as requested



  • Strong skills and talent in SketchUp modeling, Revit/BIM, and AutoCAD; Adobe Design Suite experience preferred
  • Growing awareness of building code limitations
  • Willingness to work on a variety of building typologies and architectural styles
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently and in a team environment to coordinate and maintain positive working relationships with other design professionals
  • Excellent problem solver and independent thinker with good listening skills and strong follow-through.
  • Excellent graphic, communication, organizational, and collaborative skills



  • 3+ years’ experience in the production of Multi-Family or Neighborhood Residential projects
  • Graduate of a NAAB accredited 4 or 5 year architecture school
  • Commitment to their own professional growth; preferably to obtaining licensure as an architect

We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer the opportunity to participate in pre-tax Flexible Spending plans for medical, childcare, and commuter expenses, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and 401k.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Including a link to an online portfolio is a huge plus! Real people review every application, so we regret that due to the large volume of inquiries, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding the status of applications. We'll be sure to contact you if we need more information. Apply now!

Non-local candidates will be considered. However, DAHLIN may or may not offer relocation benefits depending on business needs. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Sponsorship for an employment visa, now or in the future, is not available for this position.

DAHLIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.


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