Architectural Designer - Residential Studio

Woodhull Woodhull Employer:
Portland, ME, USLocation:
Fri, May 17 '24Posted on:

Architectural Designer - Residential Studio (3-6 years experience)

Our Residential Studio wants to engage with an Architectural Designer with 3-6 years of architectural work experience who has a profound interest in custom home building and is reflective in all aspects of their design work. We are particularly interested in connecting with designers who have a developed understanding of building envelopes and home performance and are focused on producing elevated design work. Our ideal candidate approaches learning and the design process with energy, curiosity, and an intuitive mind. We are a team that seeks solutions to design opportunities proactively and we often work with our team of builders and cabinet makers to generate creative recommendations that best serve our clients.

About Woodhull:

At Woodhull, 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. We continuously work to improve our business and produce buildings that embody our optimistic spirit. 

Our core values reflect these aspirations:

  1. We believe in the importance of design to connect with human emotion; design enriches and inspires our lives. 

  2. We are a transparent company internally and externally. 

  3. Our people are Woodhull’s greatest asset. We seek to hire and retain the most creative, hard-working, and disciplined people in their respective fields. 

  4. Our clients are giving us the gift of trust and appreciation for our work. Our work is in service of their needs and dreams. 

  5. We believe in using all resources with a level of care that is sustainable over generations.

As a designer in our Residential Studio, you can expect to:

  • Measure and document existing structures.

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

  • Develop projects through each phase of design - in collaboration with Project Manager and/or Director of the Residential Studio.

  • Document the design in each phase of assigned projects through drafting, modeling, and compiling drawing sets.

  • Be responsible for specific technical design aspects of assigned major projects, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions that best meet the client’s needs.

  • Coordinate drawing sets and work with your team members to meet project milestones. 

  • Contribute to design solutions and project presentations. 

  • Prepare project specifications, compiling and analyzing relevant information. 

  • At times, communicate with our construction division and other subcontractors to gain an understanding of budgets and schedules that best serve our clients needs - in collaboration with Project Manager. 

  • At times, coordinate with clients on project needs and find solutions to their design concerns in a professional and timely manner - in collaboration with Project Manager. 


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

  • 3-6 years experience in the architecture field

  • Design + documentation skills

  • Experience in Residential Architecture and wood-framed construction is desired

  • A keen interest in sustainability is a plus

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

  • Knowledge of Twin Motion is a plus

  • Graphic skills in composing presentations and renderings - Adobe Suite skills preferred

  • Experience with interiors would be a great asset

Our company benefits:

  • Six weeks PTO per year for everyone with accrual starting on day 1

  • Work-from-home flexibility (up to 2 days per week; 3 days in-office required)

  • Paid company holidays

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

  • HSA/FSA/HRA options

  • Employer-matched 401k plan (up to 4%)

  • Profit sharing opportunities

  • Bonus program for exceeding billable hours targets

  • Paid parental leave after one year

  • Professional Development support

  • An opportunity to collaborate closely with builders and millworkers


To apply:
Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to [email protected]

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