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Technical Design Director

Turkel Design

About Turkel Design

We are a growing, experienced, category-defying firm that is breaking through boundaries between industries. We are redefining how to build a home – designing at the intersection of site analysis, architectural design, construction, product procurement, and project fulfillment.

We work with an international and diverse clientele, guiding our clients through the entire project—from feasibility studies to specifying items from finishing to furniture – culminating in a stunning prefabricated home, delivered and assembled on-site.

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About This Position


  • A leadership role, guiding the team and the project through design development, permitting, construction documentation, detailing, and production.
  • Coordinate and maintain lasting relationships with staff, vendors, consultants, builders, and local regulatory officials
  • Ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule

A typical day with us:

  • Interpreting 3D schematic Design Models and converting them into Design Development Drawings in Revit
  • Creating, and coordinating Revit models for complex residential projects for permitting, fabrication, and construction, with a keen understanding of the construction process, the specifications, and applicable building codes
  • Creating, organizing, and overseeing the preparation of complete sets of Construction Documents
  • Reviewing BIMs, DDs, CDs, shop and panel drawings to ensure that all conform to appropriate specifications, standards and building codes
  • Coordinating with local regulatory officials, consultants, and builders to ensure that the clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Producing, analyzing and advising on detailed specifications for suitable materials and processes
  • Creating and overseeing the creation of details and families to further expand the existing detail library
  • Researching building codes, construction techniques, materials, industry standards, and local regulations
  • Visiting construction sites to ensure that architectural specifications are properly followed (across Canada and the US)
  • Participating in a collaborative studio culture, and advancing the performance of the Design Team by challenging the status quo, and acting as a change agent for continuous improvement


You have:

  • Extensive knowledge of residential wood frame construction
  • A degree or diploma in Architecture or Construction Management
  • Proficiency in Revit, Microsoft Office applications, and SketchUp
  • Minimum 8 yrs experience creating DDs and CDs
  • Experience supervising staff and coordinating consultants
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution
  • A strong design vocabulary

You are:

  • A creative and innovative thinker
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Fun, sharp, enthusiastic
  • Committed to quality
  • Someone who has a pride of authorship
  • A good communicator – both verbally and in writing

You enjoy:

  • Identifying problems and working with others to find creative solutions
  • Working independently and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Multi-tasking and maintaining focus on a portfolio of projects


  • Generous 401K matching program
  • Health coverage
  • Salary that is commensurate with your experience
  • Easily commutable office in the Tufts/David Square neighborhood

How To Apply


  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Work sample (digital files only)