Project Designer

Sanders Pace Architecture Sanders Pace Architecture Employer:
Knoxville, TN, USLocation:
Thu, Aug 25 '22Posted on:

Sanders Pace Architecture is seeking a Project Designer to join our team in Knoxville, TN.

Sanders Pace Architecture is an 11-person architecture practice working on a range of project types in East Tennessee. Led by John Sanders, FAIA, and Brandon Pace, FAIA, the practice initially focused on unique adaptive reuse and renovation projects in the central core of Knoxville. Sanders Pace Architecture has grown to include small-scale custom residential work, innovative institutional buildings, and large-scale public-sector projects that integrate research into a collaborative design process which leads to unique and inventive solutions.  With over 100 planning, preservation, and design awards received among other accolades, Sanders Pace Architecture has established itself as one of the most thoughtful and imaginative firms practicing in the Southeast, most recently receiving a 2021 AIA Architecture Award for the Loghaven Artist Residency. Learn more about us at

We are looking for an experienced and talented Project Designer who is comfortable working in a fast-paced studio environment who enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team.  Applicants must possess the curiosity and critical thinking skills needed to explore unique design solutions at all scales. Candidates should desire a creative workplace and be motivated to pursue professional growth within the practice. Sanders Pace Architecture focuses on unique, challenging, and custom design solutions ranging from small installations to public infrastructure.


Works with Project Architect and Principal to develop creative-design concepts for projects, coordinates project design, and prepares presentation and design drawings.


  • Actively support and contribute to the development of project designs.
  • Execute exceptional presentation deliverables within tight schedules.
  • Develop design drawings and construction documents.
  • Continued project involvement through all phases of design, including construction administration.


  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • 3+ years of professional work experience. Experience should include all phases of design.
  • Well organized, with strong verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional conceptual design and critical thinking skills, represented through examples of past work.
  • Confidence in expanding on information provided by others through exploration of iterative solutions.
  • Working knowledge of design trends and materials.
  • A passion for researching unique materials, assemblies, and processes.
  • Proficiency is required in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and 3D modeling software. Proficiency in Rhino and V-Ray is preferred.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Health and vision insurance.
  • Matching 401K IRA contributions.
  • Profit sharing after vesting.
  • Professional development stipend.
  • Opportunities for growth.

Sanders Pace Architecture is an equal opportunity employer.

Correspondence via email only: Please submit a resume and digital portfolio (PDF Format < 10MB) to No calls, please. 

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