Architectural Designers (Junior / Intermediate)

MetroNational MetroNational Employer:
Houston, TX, USLocation:
Thu, Feb 16 '23Posted on:

SUMMARY:   We are seeking an inspired designer with exceptional creativity and communication skills to join our design team. The position requires 3-5 years' experience in the production of concept, schematic and design development documents for small and large scale, programmatically complex development projects. The Jr. architectural designer will be involved on a project from concept through completion, working directly with the Chief Creative Officer and the design team to develop and execute the design.

In addition to an aptitude for design and problem solving, candidates must be highly motivated and can work effectively in a collaborative team environment. We rely heavily on the use of advanced digital design software and techniques, rapid-prototyping, etc. – candidates must have demonstrated skills in these areas.

  • Expertise in AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Rhino, Adobe Suite and rendering software (EnScape, Lumion)
  • Excellent visual and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of REVIT and experience with BIM preferred


  • Develop design drawings while working with leadership and project managers by preparing layouts, plans and profiles and detail drawings as necessary for various types of projects.
  • Prepare and modify architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc. as directed by others.
  • Prepare 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
  • Build models for project team review.
  • Compiles data and performs elementary design computations.
  • Performs product research; assists project designers and project architects with materials selection and system research.
  • Work with project team to execute projects on time and within budget cost and quality constraints.
  • Become familiar with building and life safety codes and their correct application.
  • Assist in preparing renderings and other presentation materials.


  • Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited program required.
  • 2 - 4 years in a team leadership role required for the Junior Architectural Designer
  • 5+ years’ experience for Intermediate Architectural Designer
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Rhino, Adobe Suite and rendering software (EnScape, Lumion)
  • A strong creative design portfolio is essential, as are strong communication, teamwork, presentation, graphics, organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects.


  • Excellent visual and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and corporate executives.


MetroNational is a private, family-owned real estate investment, development, and management company located in Houston whose core interest is the Memorial City mixed-use development. The cornerstones of its business philosophy are teamwork, loyalty, integrity, and professionalism, which have led to winning several awards:

·         Houston Chronicle Top Work Places

·         Houston Business Journal Healthiest Employers

·         Houston Business Journal Best Places To Work

·         Cigna Well-Being Award

·         American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

·         Mother-Friendly Worksite                 

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