Architectural Designer

Philadelphia, PA, USLocation:
Mon, Feb 5 '24Posted on:

DIGSAU is an award-winning firm practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism and environmental design.  We are recognized for our expertise in providing unique, high-quality, and sustainable design solutions for a diverse client group.  Our office operates as an open studio and values design excellence, collaboration, friendliness, and a shared commitment to our colleagues and clients.

We are seeking a full-time architectural designer with exceptional graphic and illustration skills as well as drafting abilities. The roles and responsibilities of the Architectural Designer position include broad exposure to many aspects of project design and delivery, including participation in developing design concepts, creating presentation materials, working on construction documents, and assisting in construction administration.   The candidate must be adaptable and able to work to prioritizing tasks with Project Architect supervision; demonstrate an imaginative, creative and innovative design solutions to technical problems; be flexible, a motivated multi-tasker, detail-oriented, and a hard-working team player.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Generate and explore creative design solutions to challenging architectural problems;
  • Participate in the architectural design process and develop alternative solutions and presentation graphics used to communicate concepts to the client or for agency approval.
  • Create and develop Building Information Modeling and technical drawings using a range of software applications. 
  • Assist in the streamlining of the architectural design process from conceptual design through overall completion of projects through researching colors/finishes/materials; perform site surveys and maintains resource materials. 
  • Assist Project Architects in construction drawings of projects including organize and maintain project files; perform redline changes and revisions.
  • Assist with contract administration responsibilities and participate in the review of product or shop drawing submittals during the construction phase.


  • 0 to 3 years’ experience working architecturally in a fast-paced working environment; prior experience at an architectural or engineering firm preferred.
  • Degree from a NAAB-accredited Architecture program on a path to licensure with enrollment in NCARB Designer Development Program
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Enscape, Lumion, AutoCAD and Revit
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Acrobat, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent time management, prioritization, and organizational skills, with the ability to complete projects on time, with precision and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of an effective team, assisting and supporting team members.
  • Desire to learn, accept direction, and be mentored
  • Ability to build good relationships, both internally and externally, with integrity, respect, humor, and a sense of responsibility.

DIGSAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.   Salary is commensurate with experience and skill, including a comprehensive benefits package.  DIGSAU offers medical, dental, life insurance benefits, company 401k and profit-sharing plan, paid holidays and paid time off, as well as an annual professional development stipend for continual improvement. 


Applicants should send a Letter of Interest, Resume, and Portfolio in one PDF document, not to exceed 5MB, to:  [email protected]; No phone calls, please.


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