Design Associate

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Dallas, TX, USLocation:
Mon, Jul 19 '21Posted on:

Seeking: Design Associate – Dallas, TX

The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP ([bc]) is a nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. [bc] has offices in Dallas, Brownsville, and Houston, TX . [bc] is currently seeking a design associate to work in our Dallas, TX office supporting projects locally.

Position Title: Associate
Start Date: July 2021

You will work with people in places where design services are historically not accessible, and with communities who normally do not have access to design. We are looking for a design focused associate with technical delivery experience. You will be responsible for supporting project delivery, from engaging in pre-design engagement activities, research, schematic design in a number of mediums (sketch, model, digital), design development, construction documentation, and visualization graphics. Projects include the design and delivery of low rise medium density housing and adaptive reuse projects. While the position is based in Dallas, it may support work in all of our offices and will engage in broader organizational discourse.

  • Are strong team players 
  • Are committed to design excellence and critical dialogue
  • Thrive when given independence in the project architect role.
  • Enthusiastically support the implementation of architectural and/or urban design initiatives. Some travel to project sites required.
  • Champion our clients and partner organizations. 
  • Enjoy being ingrained in their local community as well as supporting work in other geographies.
  • A commitment to people and place with a strong interest in public interest design.
  • Curiosity
  • Degree in architecture (B arch, M arch).
  • 2+ years’ experience: Architectural project delivery.
  • Experience in residential and light commercial typologies.
  • Technical proficiency
  • Strong visual communication skills and graphic talent.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with direct civic engagement a plus, including but not limited to: organizing a design charrette or workshop, hosting a community forum.
  • Proficiency in Archicad, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite. (Proficiency in Archicad a plus)
  • Eligible and authorized to work in the USA.
  • Annual salary $42k+
  • Healthcare coverage paying 100% of the Blue Cross Blue Shield HSA Plan for you as an individual
  • 100% Vision and Dental coverage for you as an individual
  • Reimbursement not to exceed $500 annually for professional development
  • 80 hours paid vacation
  • 48 hours paid PTO/Sick
  • Paid Holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day)
  • Paid summer break (1 week, organization-determined)
  • Paid winter break (1 week, organization-determined)
  • 1 paid floating Faith Holiday (Good Friday, Yom Kippur, Eid al-Fitr, etc)

buildingcommunityWORKSHOPs Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion At [bc], we work in and with communities that bear the legacies of racist practices, policies, and cultural norms. As leaders in public interest design, we believe that there is a better way forward, one where every human has the chance to live to their full potential.

Fundamental to our work is using design to strengthen neighborhoods through access to adequate housing, decent employment, a good education, and quality healthcare. We work to see the reversal of racist policies and practices like redlining and environmental racism so that all people, no matter their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or zip code have equal access to a good standard of living.

We strive to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally in our offices and externally in the communities we work with. To us, diversity means seeking out different voices and leveraging/celebrating the power that comes from that difference. Equity means providing the support — through internal policies and through our work — needed for everyone to be successful. And inclusion means valuing and respecting all people. We continue to work to achieve this through our hiring practices, our office culture, and by working with residents to achieve their hopes and dreams for their neighborhoods.


Please email one file containing an interest letter, resume, and work samples including design and documentation. (15 mb maximum file size) to: Kristy Ramirez (no phone calls please) at Please reference “Design Assoc. - Dallas” in the subject line of your email.

buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer View your Application History

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