Project Architect/Designer

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StoryBuilt is a leading urban residential and commercial community developer headquartered in Austin, Texas, and building in Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Seattle. As an urban infill developer, we are exclusively focused on developing communities in thriving neighborhoods surrounding major downtowns. Our vertically integrated approach to development is at the heart of our success, with in-house expertise, including civil engineering, architecture, construction management, sales, customer service, and property management, driving our innovative approach to design and construction.  Our in-house design team is located in Austin, Texas, and designs the majority of StoryBuilt projects across the country. Projects range from several single family homes, to 10+ acre master planned communities, that can include commercial buildings, condominiums, apartments, townhomes, hotels, etc. The StoryBuilt team considers all urban typologies on our projects and strategically designs complete communities to provide not only in demand housing and commercial buildings, but thoughtful urban spaces to help these communities thrive.
The Project Architect/Designer is the primary responsible party for the execution of StoryBuilt architectural projects. With support from design, management and quality control leadership as well as support staff, the Project Architect/Designer will create all project documentation and be responsible for all coordination with consultants. This role will be the primary point person for the construction team at StoryBuilt.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design Phases (Land Planning and Schematic Design:)
    • Analyze land entitlements, zoning regulations and building code
    • Collaborate with project team to iterate concepts for land plans and buildings
    • Maintain project spreadsheets and calculations
    • Review documentation of work completed by support staff. Drawing and modeling assistance will be required at some stages of the project, depending on size, scope, etc.
    • Create all presentations and present work to internal teams at StoryBuilt for approvals
  • Construction Documentation Phases:
    • Act as the daily go-to for all consultants. Coordinate work with consultants and manage schedule.
    • Coordinate land plan with civil engineering team
    • Perform building code analysis and verify all code related items during the design and production of documents
    • Review documentation of work completed by support staff. Drawing and modeling assistance will be required at some stages of the project, depending on size, scope, etc
    • Manage construction document production, including drawing set layout
    • Research products
    • Write specifications
    • Permit buildings, with coordination and assistance from civil, development and construction teams.
    • Coordinate with and provide documentation for internal teams (construction, marketing, sales, property management, etc.)
    • Review documents for clarity, compliance, and completeness at regular intervals
  • Construction Administration Phase:
    • Perform site visits as required by the project. Generate RFI’s and follow through/direct responses as required
    • Produce architectural sketches and plan revisions
    • Review and log all submittals
    • Coordinate all construction documentation issuances with StoryBuilt operations teams
  • General Responsibilities:
    • Communication with all parties on the project team regarding schedule, deliverables and milestones
    • Behave proactively to find project solutions and be open to innovative approaches to complicated projects
    • Collaborate willingly and passionately with all project stakeholders


  • Bachelor (5 yr.) or Master Degree in Architecture.
  • Architectural license is preferred, but not required. Without license, position title will be Project Designer.
  • 6+ years working in an architectural office, with the following experience:
    • Coordinating site design and knowledge of local zoning codes
    • Permitting buildings
    • Coordinating work with consultants. Ability to review structural, MEP, landscape and civil drawings thoroughly
    • Working through design and production of drawings, from schematic design through construction documents, on a variety of building types
    • Ability to put together a set of CD’s with minimal supervision by others
    • Exposure to project pro formas and budgets.
    • Working knowledge of IBC and IRC.
    • 2+ years of construction observation
    • Experience with reviewing submittals and shop drawings
    • Presenting ideas in a succinct, clear and professional manner
    • Software: Expertise in Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Suite. Knowledge of Sketchup and Enscape is preferred but not necessary
    • 2+ years experience in mixed-use and/or multi-family drawing production and construction administration is preferred
  • Located in Austin, Texas. This is not a remote-working position.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time salaried position. At StoryBuilt, 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.
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