Junior Architect / Designer

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PSW is a vertically integrated, urban infill community developer, with an in-house architecture team that designs the majority of PSW projects across the country. Our architecture team is located at the PSW headquarters in Austin. The primary role of Junior Architect / Designer at PSW is to act as project support through producing construction documents and creating presentation documents. This role will assist with graphic design (rendered site plans, unit plans, site analysis) and renderings for PSW architecture projects as well assist in the production of construction documents for a large variety of project types, including mixed use, multi-family and single-family residential.


  • Bachelor (5 yr.) or Master Degree in Architecture is preferred, but other related degrees will be considered.
  • Some previous experience in an architecture office setting is preferred (1-3 years), but not required.
  • Talented graphic design abilities and a portfolio to exhibit these skills
  • Experience with creating and giving presentations
  • A strong eye for design and a proactive approach to solving problems
  • Software: Strong knowledge of Adobe Suite. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit experience is preferred but not required.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  1. During Land Planning, the role will assist the PSW team with graphic design of site plans, site analysis and diagrams, and renderings of project concept. Role may also assist with zoning analysis and land planning iterations.
  2. During Schematic Design, the role will assist the project lead with presentation drawings and renderings as needed, as well as assisting with modeling in Revit.
  3. During Design Development and Construction Documents, the role will be responsible for producing construction documents under the supervision of the project lead.
  4. During the marketing phase of PSW projects, the role will assist with creating marketing deliverables for project marketing releases.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time salaried position. At PSW, all employees participate in profit sharing, in combination with a base salary package. We also provide full health benefits as well as retirement savings options, along with highly competitive vacation and paternity/maternity leave packages.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a candidate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. A detailed job description may be obtained from the hiring manager. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply for the role, please visit our website here to upload a resume and sample of your work.