Architectural Designer - Commercial (2-6 years exp)

Woodhull Woodhull Employer:
Portland, ME, USLocation:
Fri, Dec 22 '23Posted on:

At Woodhull, we aim to create functional and beautiful spaces that enhance our clients' lives. We are committed to delivering thoughtful design, exceptional craftsmanship, and personalized service. Our in-house team of 75 skilled architects, builders, and craftspeople collaborate to bring our clients' visions to life. We strive to create enduring relationships with our clients, partners, and community to positively impact the built environment in Maine, and beyond. We set it as a top priority to be an exceptional place to work and pride ourselves on offering our employees a true work-life balance while hosting a positive, healthy, and creative work environment. 

Our Commercial Studio is looking to bring an early career Architectural Designer or Architect with 2-6 years of architectural work experience and a strong interest in developing within the commercial realm. Our ideal candidate is interested in collaborating with our team of builders and network of subcontractors and is eager to elevate the design conversation around light and mid-level commercial projects throughout Maine and greater New England.

You can expect to: 

  • Measure and document existing structures.

  • Participate in regulatory review to verify local and state codes and regulations.

  • Be responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned major project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions.

  • Coordinate with clients on project needs and find solutions to their design concerns in a professional and timely manner.

  • Independently apply advanced architectural concepts and designs.

  • Provide professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of small or mid-range commercial projects.

  • Engage and manage project consultants. 

  • Collaborate with your design team on moving a project forward from Schematic Design toward Construction Documentation.

  • Collaborate with Project Manager to allocate and manage architectural design fees. Depending on experience, you may independently manage architectural design fees. 

  • Communicate with our Construction division and other subcontractors to gain an understanding of budgets and schedules that best serve our clients' needs.

  • Occasionally develop new or improved techniques and procedures.


  • 4 to 6-year Architectural degree from an accredited Architecture Program

  • 2-6 years of experience in the architecture field

  • Licensed architect or a viable path to licensure

  • Commercial architecture experience 

  • Knowledge and aptitude at using Archicad BIM software (preferred) or other 3D modeling software

  • Knowledge of Twin Motion a plus

Our company benefits include:

  • 6 weeks paid vacation per year 

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Competitive hourly pay

  • Flexible work options (core business hours and WFH twice a week)

  • Employer-sponsored health benefits and group dental/vision plans

  • HSA, Medical FSA, and Dependent Care FSA options

  • Employer-matched 401k retirement plan

  • Profit-sharing opportunities

  • Mileage and toll reimbursement for travel during the workday

  • Daily collaboration with builders, architects, and millworkers

  • Options to foster professional growth

  • Work alongside an optimistic, creative, and collaborative team


To apply:

Please send your portfolio and resume to  Cover letters are appreciated but not required.

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