Designer at Clark Nexsen

  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job experience 5+ Years

Job Description

Designer at Clark Nexsen

Selection will be based on your application, resume, and portfolio. In order to be considered, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application.


Clark Nexsen is seeking creative, ambitious Designers that share our commitment to design excellence, sustainability, and innovation. You will join a team of architects and designers, working in a multi-discipline, collaborative, and engaging team-based environment that draws on multiple perspectives in the pursuit of innovative solutions. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to shape architectural projects in a variety of typologies and scales for clients that include educational and cultural institutions, commercial developers, government entities, and local communities. The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic and passionate about design, committed to quality, engaged in team, office, and firm-wide initiatives, able to work independently and in a team environment, and able to prioritize work.


General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with project teams during project design phases including programming, concept development, schematic design, design development, and construction documentation

  • Develop design sketches, renderings, models, graphics, presentation materials, analysis, and construction drawings and schedules

  • Participate in the construction administration of projects including jobsite visits, review of submittals, and responding to contractor questions

  • Communicate and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders including clients, owners, users, team members, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies to achieve overall project objectives

  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and participation in continuous learning

  • Help deliver great projects with a sense of energy, passion and personal responsibility


Education, Technology, and Experience

  • Professional degree from an NAAB accredited Architecture program

  • 0-5 years of professional experience

  • Prior experience in an architectural practice or related field will be given special consideration

  • Exposure to 3D modeling, visualization, and graphics software; Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Lumion, Enscape, Twinmotion, and Adobe Suite are strongly preferred

  • Physical model building, experience in a model building shop is strongly preferred

  • Excellent graphic, drawing, and presentation capabilities

  • Ability and experience in producing quality construction documents, solid understanding of building detailing, construction principles and practices 

  • Exposure to environmental analysis applications such as Climate Studio, Sefaira, Insight360, and Lady Bug/Honeybee is a plus 

  • Commitment to sustainable design principles and interest in achieving accreditation in LEED AP, WELL AP, and/or Green Globes


Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills

  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Collaborative and professional work ethic

  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion, set priorities and manage competing demands  

  • Self-starter with ability to manage time and operate with some degree of autonomy  

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines at expected quality

  • Motivated towards continuous growth and development through mentoring, knowledge building, and training


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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