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Architectural Designer

Company: Mix Design and Development LLC
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Architectural DesignerMix Design and Development, after three successful years, is poised for growth and is looking for a contract employee for 10-20 hours per week to begin immediately. Salary will be based on AIA guidelines for Architectural Staff Level I or II (Licensed or Nonlicensed).About The Business -Mix Design and Development -is on the precipice of a growth spurt, transitioning from a sole proprietorship with the occasional contract employee to a firm with a staff. With over 18 years of experience as an architect in award winning firms such as Safdie Architects and Elkus Manfredi, Damon Sidel founded Mix with a desire to create a business that balances purpose and profit and that considers the impact of its decisions on its workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Mix values and works towards equity, sustainability, and social responsibility while always keeping sight of designing excellent architecture.Current project types include:

  • Residential renovation, extensions, and additions (currently the most common project type at Mix)
  • New construction of residential
  • Retail / restaurant fit-outs
  • Office fit-outs
  • Medical office fit-outsPosition ResponsibilitiesThe Architectural Designer is responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions that best meets the client's needs. Work will be supervised by Damon Sidel.Position Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesRelated to projects: Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of projects (5 years min. in an architecture firm). Independently applies architectural concepts and designs. Prepares project specifications, compiling and analyzing relevant data. Writes reports and specifications. Reviews completed reports, plans, estimates and calculations.Related to Software: Must be proficient with Revit. Proficiency with SketchUp is strongly preferred. Proficiency with V-Ray for SketchUp preferred. Familiarity with Google Documents, Sheets, and Slides preferred. -Related to working on the Mix team: Must be able to keep to a schedule of deliverables and pay close attention to detail. Flexibility to learn new ways of working while also adhering to a high level of drafting and management standards is important. Ability and willingness to share your experience and expertise and collaborate with others is essential. Everybody has something to learn and everybody has something to teach. -Typical tasks include:
    • Existing conditions measuring - independent on-site detailed measuring.
    • Existing conditions modeling
    • Designing and drafting options - the formats include pencil and tracing paper plans, Revit plans, PDF mark-ups, Revit 3d "sketches" and SketchUp 3D "sketches"
    • Design and documentation of typical architectural drawings including building elevations, building sections, interior elevations, millwork details, envelope details
    • Design and documentation of power distribution plans
    • Design and documentation of lighting and switching plans including selecting appropriate lighting fixtures
    • Fixture, finish, and equipment research and selection including detail-oriented schedules that are coordinated with specific product requirements
    • Preparing presentations for client design reviews, city official (Zoning Boards, Historic Commissions, building permits) reviewsPosition QualificationsLicensed or nonlicensed architectural staff. Professional degree in Architecture. At least five years of experience practicing architecture in an architecture firm. At least two years of experience using Revit in an architecture firm.For a few recent (pre-pandemic) project examples, Damon Sidel's bio, and a complete list of projects, see

Keywords: Mix Design and Development LLC, Somerville , Architectural Designer, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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