Architectural Project Designer

Firm Name: 
OPA Design Studio
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Reports to Principal, COO, Project Manager

Job summary

The Architectural Project Designer position is designated for a full-time employee who, with the assistance of a project manager or principal, is able to design and produce schematic design, design development, and construction documents and observe construction for architectural projects. In addition, all OPA Design Studio staff are expected to actively promote the values of the firm and contribute to achieving the company’s goals as members of a cohesive, close-knit team. Current projects include Craft Production, Multi-family Residential, Restaurant & Bar, Office, Adaptive Reuse, and Urban Planning.

All OPA employees are currently permitted to work in a hybrid remote/on-site flexible studio environment in accordance with all applicable health and safety orders and best practices.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Proficient with the following software: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bluebeam, and the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Develops (with assistance) architectural design and construction drawings.
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations of the office as necessary, including such activities as document production and answering phone calls.

Minimum requirements

  • Graduate of an NAAB-accredited School of Architecture.
  • Working towards licensure as an Architect or Planning Certified Professional in the field of design.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Revit or similar industry-standard software drafting program.
  • At least 3 years of in-office architectural internship/designer experience required. 5 years of in-office experience preferred.

Abilities required

  • Access to transportation to meet as needed and in a timely manner with consultants, clients, and vendors.
  • Ability to draw freehand and draft with a standard computer.
  • Ability to complete typical office physical activity to a reasonable level of difficulty such as lifting file boxes and carrying sets of drawings without direct assistance.
  • Ability to consistently maintain professional appearance and deportment at all times.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communications and collaboration skills and team-focused mindset.
  • Possess a proactive, self-motivated, and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to effectively work, communicate, and coordinate productive efforts remotely with company-issued equipment.
  • Some travel may be required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this organizational job classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

More information about OPA Design Studio may be found at

Salary/Compensation based upon level of experience and unique skills.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Revit: 1 year (Required)
  • Sketchup: 1 year (Preferred)
  • AutoCAD: 1 year (Required)
  • In-Office Architectural: 3 years (Required)

If interested in this position, please submit your cover letter, resume or C.V., and portfolio to