Designer - R&D

United Dwelling United Dwelling Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Mar 1 '22Posted on:

R&D Designer

At United Dwelling, we are on a mission to change lives and pursue passionate and energetic people who want to join us on our journey. In our effort to build hope within the communities we serve, we partner with homeowners and developers to incorporate innovative ways to transform.

About the Role

We are seeking a Designer with experience in residential design & construction. In this role you will work within a small, dedicated team on all aspects of designing and constructing factory-built Accessory Dwelling Units and Ground-up Development Projects. Daily tasks will range from developing concept diagrams, design documents, and visualizations to performing site visits & producing supplemental construction documents for projects in the Los Angeles Area. You will gain extensive hands-on experience from concept through construction.

This is a full-time salaried position with competitive benefits and the ability to work primarily from home during the Safer at Home order. 


  • The ability to perform site measurements and create as-built drawings and other supplemental construction drawings with a fast turnaround
  • Independently set up and produce plans, elevations, sections, details and develop 3D views & visualizations through the Design Development phase
  • Develop options and make revisions to drawings from often varying sources of feedback
  • Produce graphics materials and images for presentations, marketing collateral, and/or environmental signage
  • Research materials and perform take-offs
  • Understanding of building materials, wall assemblies and construction methods
  • Basic understanding of building & zoning codes (especially pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units)
  • Stellar project management and time management skills
  • Assume personal responsibility and accountability for set deadlines and quality of work 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Actively participate in quality improvements of our units or manufacturing process


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture minimum
  • Professional experience in the architecture field (1-2 years)  in a collaborative design firm
  • ArchiCAD experience in an office environment
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience.
  • Strong interest in prefab/modular construction
  • Ability to drive to project site locations throughout Los Angeles or our warehouse in South Los Angeles as needed 
  • Currently residing in the Los Angeles area.
  • Only persons currently residing in and able to legally work in the US will be considered. No international applicants for this position please. 

We are not able to assist with VISA Sponsorship or relocation.

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