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Architect Designer

Arco, LLC


About Arco, LLC

Arco LLC is a Residential Design and Build firm that executes architecturally driven projects while maintaining an unshakeable focus on high quality craftsmanship.

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About This Position

We are growing! Excellent job opportunity!

ARCO, an established Design-Builder with an office in Newton, MA, is seeking a full-time architect/designer with 4+ years of residential design and construction with wood-framed structures. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a project: from initial project design visioning and programming through construction. This position is primarily a Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Candidates are expected to work both independently, as well as collaboratively, design-focused, and a proactive problem-solver. Candidate will work on multiple projects and all aspects in a growing design/build practice.

The candidate’s responsibilities and requirements shall include the following:

§ Work in close collaboration with principal/lead designer and other staff on all aspects of design and its development

§ Assist with a wide range of projects on both speculative developments and private clients

§ Responsible for taking a project from inception through construction documents

§ Assist in preparing drawing sets for jurisdictional design review (historical commission, conservation commission, zoning board, planning board, etc.) and construction permit application(s)

§ Communicate and coordinate drawings with other project consultants (civil, survey, structural, MEP, etc.)

§ Research local zoning codes, relevant contextual development, planning initiatives, and precedent

§ Attend jurisdictional design review meetings (after 6PM as is required) and client meetings (in office and at client’s homes)

§ Produce project documentation for all project phases

§ Design and produce brochures, newsletters and other marketing materials

Candidates must possess:

§ 4+ years’ professional residential experience with wood-framed structures, required

§ 2+ years of professional commercial experience, a plus

§ Bachelor’s or Master’s in Architecture, Professional Registration is preferred

§ Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit, required

§ Working knowledge in Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and Photoshop, preferred

§ Proven skills to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

§ Working knowledge of Massachusetts zoning laws

§ A proactive approach to problem-solving and design

§ Effectively works independently as well as part of a team and manages cross-functional teams

§ Project scheduling experience, ProCore, Mavenlink, MS Project and, or other scheduling programs, required

§ Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

§ Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational, project management and multitasking skills

§ High level of accuracy and attention to detail and meeting deadlines

§ Maintains a high level of confidentiality and professionalism

§ Establishes and maintains positive work relationships with co-workers, clients, and vendors

§ Required to maintain a professional appearance and to exhibit a positive company image to the public

We are seeking candidates who thrive in a small organization with a “roll-up the sleeve”, pitch-in to get one what is needed attitude to better the business, its’ clients and employees. Arco LLC’s benefits includes health insurance, 401k with employer match, vacation time and sick time and paid holidays.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are to submit their resume, cover letter, 3-4 portfolio samples or portfolio link, and salary requirements to [email protected]

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