Architectural Designer

Dextrous Creative Dextrous Creative Diversity Badge Employer:
Portland, ME, USLocation:
Sun, Sep 4 '22Posted on:

We are dextrous, creative professional problem solvers. Our firm is a growing, womxn-owned architecture studio in downtown Portland with a diverse portfolio of projects in Northern New England. As a regular, fulltime, exempt architectural designer, you’ll be engaged in all phases of the design process as we create multifamily housing and help grow businesses for our values-driven clients. You will report to the firm principal.

Our portfolio of upcoming work includes; infill multifamily housing, light industrial production facilities, restaurants, and medical/dental practices. The architectural designer will help design and develop projects from concept through planning approval, and permitting in coordination with the firm principal.

We believe the best ideas in our projects originate with our clients. Their years of industry experience inform and guide our work. Their passion inspires us. We view our task as partners in developing projects which conform to the complex regulatory standards of the built environment while meeting our client’s programmatic goals.

Our commercial work is grounded in our client’s employee and user experiences. We design work spaces which seek to make jobs easier, safer, more fun and align with a company’s image and values. Our work is purpose driven. In short, we seek to design spaces that make people feel good; physically and psychologically. We strive to improve lives and eliminate barriers by designing great spaces and places.

Our multifamily projects create new living spaces that allow occupants to age in place, increase accessible housing opportunities and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. We believe in creating communities where front doors are accessible to walkers, cyclists, rollators, strollers and wheelchairs. We strive to leverage our projects to increase diversity and we aim to create spaces where neighbors know, care for and about one another.

We believe the skilled professionals who construct our spaces are equally respected collaborators in our work. Their expertise and knowledge are invaluable to achieving our client’s goals.

If you are a passionate, collaborative, dextrous, creative problem solver who enjoys highly technical, detail oriented, fun projects designed to make a difference, we’d love to have you join our team. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Let’s talk!

Qualified Candidates will

● Be proficient in Revit Architecture

● Be interested in or experienced with commercial construction projects

● Be able to work independently and remotely with limited supervision

● Be knowledgeable about light-frame and commercial construction assemblies and details

● Be a clear verbal and written communicator

● Be curious, self-motivated, collaborative and team-oriented

● Be invested in helping our clients build and grow their businesses

● Hold a BArch, MArch or foreign equivalent

Helpful Experience

● Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

● Experience with healthcare, and/or Fair Housing, and Maine State Housing Authority compliant multifamily housing regulations

● Comfortable utilizing multimodal transportation

Benefits Include

Competitive salary, full healthcare and dental insurance, retirement match, holidays, vacation, paid parking and flexible schedule.

As a condition of employment, Dextrous Creative requires all employees to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including that they have received a booster shot prior to beginning work. Reasonable accommodations, including exemptions from this requirement, will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

Dextrous Creative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees to thrive. All employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance and business needs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, protected veteran status or any other protected classes under federal or state law.

This job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the duties and responsibilities of the architectural designer position. Such duties and responsibilities may change without notice.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest with portfolio and resume to

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