Entry Level

Architectural Designer/Draftsperson

Alair Homes

Posted March 5, 2024

About the Company:

Alair Alexandria is a leader in custom residential remodeling, and new construction specializing in transforming visions into elegant and functional living spaces. Our focus has set us apart as innovators in the design-build industry, and as we continue to grow, we’re seeking an Architectural Designer with a passion for design and an eye for detail to join our dynamic team. This is an exceptional opportunity to grow professionally in a collaborative and vibrant environment, making significant contributions to our design projects.

Office Location:
200 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Architectural Designer/Draftsperson

Job Description

Experience Level: Open to talented individuals with a strong foundation in residential architectural design and proficiency in a current-version CAD software platform.

Your Role:
 As an Architectural Designer, you will support our design and production teams in bringing residential projects from concept to completion. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Completing field measurements and verifications for plans.
  • Producing accurate and detailed design drawings, including existing, schematic, bid, permit, and construction sets, using CAD software.
  • Coordinating directly with clients, vendors, and team members for scheduling meetings, site measurements, and project requirements.
  • Development and editing of design and construction drawings and documents throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Engaging clients in design discussions, ensuring projects meet their needs and expectations.
  • Coordinating with structural, civil, and geotechnical engineers, and interior designers, as required, to finalize construction documents and design decisions.
  • Monitoring project developments for any cost implications due to design changes, and coordinating with estimators as necessary.
  • Ensuring all project documentation complies with local codes and guidelines.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary, based on experience.
  • Benefits package after 90 days.
  • A nurturing team environment with a strong focus on collaboration and professional growth.
  • Opportunities to lead and innovate in residential design projects.


    We’re Looking For Someone Who:

    • Is proficient in CAD software and 3D modeling, with 3-5 years of professional experience preferred. ArchiCAD experience is a plus, but not required.
    • Holds a degree in Architecture or a design-related field.
    • Demonstrates strong analytical, problem-solving, and design skills.
    • Is highly organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Exhibits excellent communication skills and a professional demeanor, with an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Has excellent organizational skills and can manage work towards various parallel project deadlines
    • Is passionate about residential design and construction and eager to contribute to a collaborative team environment.
    • Has a growth mindset, and is interested in opportunities for professional growth and development.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Relevant residential construction with design/ build experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and construction project management systems like BuilderTrend, Procure, or similar.
    • Knowledge of residential building codes and ability to research and apply code requirements to projects.

    How to Apply:
 If you’re enthusiastic about architectural design and skilled in CAD, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter, highlighting your design skills and how you can contribute to the Alair Alexandria team. Apply now.

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