Architectural Designer

Knickerbocker Group Knickerbocker Group Employer:
Boothbay, ME, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 4 '21Posted on:

Knickerbocker Group is an employee-owned (ESOP), award-winning design-build firm offering architecture, interior design, and construction services for custom homes and commercial spaces throughout Maine. With offices in Boothbay and Portland, we are a group of inspired collaborators who are committed to craft and creativity, from design to implementation in the field. Our work is renowned for its rooted-in-Maine quality and recognized nationally. Our employee-owners are fueled by continuous learning, interdisciplinary brainstorming (e.g., designer+mason+carpenter), and passion for fine-tuning the design-build process. With more than 40 years of experience, we seamlessly provide the highest level of product and service to our clients.

We actively support those employee-owners who desire to become licensed architects. We offer workplace flexibility, while also maintaining a fun, dynamic environment where team members are enabled to listen, share, detail, innovate, and create impactful work. Knickerbocker Group is seeking a creative and passionate individual to join our team in our Boothbay office as a full-time Architectural Designer. The Architectural Designer works under the supervision of an assigned Lead Architect to support various architectural design projects.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Complete CAD Drafting of technical drawings and construction documents following Knickerbocker Group Revit/ AutoCad / Sketchup / Photoshop and other program standards and drafting protocols. Continue to increase proficiency with these required programs over time.
  • Complete architectural design, detailing and redlines under the guidance and supervision of the project’s Lead Architect. 
  • Use creative skills, imagination, and artistic talent to contemplate each design and make sure our houses/buildings are the best they can possibly be.
  • Translate client goals and desires into functional design plans, collaborating with design team and clientele to develop ideas and produce presentation renderings and finish boards.  Design graphics support will include hand drawings as well as computer aided drawings.
  • Travel and visit construction sites to collect measurements and dimensions as needed.
  • Coordinate with the assigned Lead Architect for final sign-off on all decisions regarding design aesthetics, typically with each major client deliverable.
  • Maintain an open items list and design schedule of all current projects for review at weekly project meetings.
  • Collaborate and consult with architects, interior designers, construction managers and field crews, as required to support the design, estimating and construction efforts.

 The ideal candidate should:

  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • be able to prioritize & multi-task in an ever-changing environment with an upbeat attitude.
  • be able to maintain strict confidentiality regarding company and client information.
  • be self-motivated; work well under pressure; be able to work with minimal instruction for routine tasks.
  • be able to think quickly on your feet, anticipate needs and be resourceful and proactive in resolving issues.
  • be flexible and able to work with people from all levels of the organization.

 Required education, experience, and technical knowledge:

  • Undergraduate degree in architecture required
  • 2+ years of experience in residential architecture preferred; experience in construction a plus
  • Microsoft Office Suite required
  • AutoCAD required
  • Revit required
  • Sketch Up, Lumion and Adobe strongly preferred


Health Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401k, Life and Disability Insurance, ESOP, PTO


As a 100% employee-owned company, we strive for balance. We value spending time with our families, being active in our communities, and celebrating all Maine has to offer. Knickerbocker Group has repeatedly been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine and as both Best Architect and Best Builder in Maine by Down East magazine.


To apply for this position, please fill out an application on our job board.

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