Junior Designer - Residential

CahillStudio Sonoma CahillStudio Sonoma Employer:
Sonoma, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Apr 29 '21Posted on:

About CahillStudio Sonoma

We are a small firm designing large custom residential projects with individual construction budgets of $2-6 million. The Junior Designer position is integral to the work of the principal. This position offers a talented individual the opportunity to contribute to concept development in a collaborative environment and develop their own design skills. 

Working closely with principal Chris Cahill, the Junior Designer will wear several hats. Responsibilities include:

- Preparing 3D renderings and graphic presentations for clients,

- Developing master planning and conceptual studies,

- Preparing detailed construction document sets using AutoCAD,

- Assist the Principal in administration of projects under construction.

In addition to interacting with consultants, the design team, and clients, the Junior Designer will have responsibility in an immersive and participatory environment engaging in all aspects of project development, from schematic design through construction administration.


The ideal candidate should be highly organized, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrated interest in residential design. Free-hand sketching as a communication skill is highly desired in addition to the following:

- Bachelor or Master of Architecture degree from a NAAB accredited program

- Minimum 2 years experience in an architecture or building design firm

- Demonstrated understanding of wood frame construction

- Demonstrated knowledge of construction document methods

- Strong graphic, oral, and written communication skills

- AutoCAD fluency

- 3D software and Adobe Creative Suite proficiency

- ArchiCAD and Sketch Up experience desired

- LEED special interest / experience desired

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in CahillStudio and custom residential architecture, please email your cover letter, resume, and work samples in pdf format to with the subject line: Junior Designer - Archinect.

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