Project Designer

Firm Name: 
O’Connell Architecture
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O’Connell Architecture specializes in the revitalization of historic buildings through adaptive use, additions, restoration, and material conservation.  Most of our projects are in Central Austin by choice - we love Austin and are dedicated to preserving its history. Our clients are discerning, invested, engaged and energized by the projects that they undertake with our firm. We are, happily, equally enthusiastic and engaged. The buildings can be fairly deteriorated at the start, but they are always beautiful when they are finished. Many of our projects are recognized with awards from Preservation Austin, Preservation Texas, and AIA Austin. 



Project Designer, Full Time



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • 1-3 years of experience, on track for licensure
  • Experience with historic building documentation through careful attention to detail, hand drawing and dimensioning
  • Familiarity with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation
  • Strong design and 3D modeling skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Able to effectively prioritize multiple project deadlines
  • Mac OS, Vectorworks and Sketchup proficiency strongly preferred


  • Historic building documentation and illustration
  • Digital model studies and presentation graphics
  • Writing architectural narratives for permitting, tax credits, and historic landmark presentations
  • Development of clear and thorough construction documents under the direction of an Architect
  • Construction administration assistance including submittals, meeting recordation, and RFI processes


  • Wonderful projects
  • A collaborative work environment
  • Our office is in a historic building in Hyde Park, with tall windows and lots of natural light.  You can even have a garden plot in the front yard if you like.
  • Access to health insurance with options to add dental and vision coverage
  • PTO policy that increases with longevity
  • Opportunities for continuing education
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and capabilities.


Please send cover letter, resume and portfolio link to: Include “Project Designer Position” in the subject line.