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Licensed Design Architect - Columbus, OH

Are you an eager self-starter? Would you label yourself as the ‘creative type’ on social media? Can you play nice with both humans and machines? If you answered ‘Yes’ to all of these, keep reading.

Hafer is a cutting-edge design firm with four offices in four states and clients spanning multiple industries including healthcare, education, workplace, community, and more. Currently, we’re looking for the right person to add to our kickball team.
Actual kickball skills are not required, but we are looking for a Design Architect that is excited to help grow our Columbus, OH office. You will have the opportunity to make a huge difference by helping grow this office from a team of two into a thriving, creative hotspot. The Design Architect role will be integral to the success of our Columbus location. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Acquire new projects in the Columbus, OH market
  • Participate in design direction and develop technical drawings/specifications
  • Establish design budgets and schedules to meet deadlines
  • Supervise, direct, and properly sequence the activities of a project team— including all design disciplines and consultants during all project phases with a focus on excellent design and quality documents
  • Create drawing markups for project architects, draftspersons, and emerging architects to execute
  • Creatively contribute to resolving design and/or construction issues
  • Direct the creation of presentation documents and lead client meetings
  • Cultivate positive client relationships while working on their projects with a focus on client satisfaction
  • Observe construction progress and provide construction administration services
  • Display knowledge of industry standards and an understanding of building codes, industry trends, building structures, and architectural advancements

We Have:

  • An amazing team of architects, engineers, and interiors designers at our other three locations that will collaborate with you (they’re pretty awesome)
  • A wide range of project sizes, scope, and types across the eastern half of the US
  • A laidback atmosphere with a collaborative work culture
  • Opportunities for growth and talent development
  • Rewards for hard work and dedication
  • Flexible schedules
  • A certification from the Best Workplace Institute for Best Place to Work®
  • A belief that our employees should lead a healthy and balanced life
  • A love for afternoon snacks and potlucks

You Have:

  • An accredited (NAAB) Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master of Architecture
  • Licensure with a minimum of 5+ years experience
  • Strong knowledge and skill in conceptualization, schematic design, and design development
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • The people skills to win work and collaborate with success in the office
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills
  • A cup half full
  • The desire for design research to improve your skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Revit, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • The ability to work as part of a team without direct daily supervision
  • Willingness to learn new processes and explore new concepts
  • An understanding that your opportunities are as limitless as your imagination

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED/WELL AP (desired, but not required)
  • An NCARB Certificate (desired, but not required)
  • A love for snacks and potlucks

We offer:

  • Paid Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Cafeteria plan
  • Wellness programs
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • 401k Plan and Profit Sharing

Hafer is an equal opportunity employer and supports talent from diverse backgrounds that bring experiences, viewpoints and solutions that best serve our clients, community and enrich our work environment. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on any status protected under federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and active-duty wartime, campaign badge veterans or Armed Forces service medal veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Qualified and interested? Submit a cover letter, resume, and representative samples of your design work in PDF format (no larger than 10MB) to dlinberg@haferdesign.com.


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