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Architect 1 / Architectural Designer

Posted Friday, August 13


JDD Studio (formerly James Dayton Design)




JDD Studio (formerly James Dayton Design) is an award-winning architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Minneapolis. Focusing on contemporary design solutions, our work includes projects in arts, educational, commercial, hospitality, worship, and residential contexts.

For more information on our design approach, see our website: JDD Studio is currently seeking highly motivated candidates with 3-5 years’ professional experience in architecture.

Qualified candidates must have strong design and analytic skills, demonstrated proficiency in AutoCad/Revit, and experience composing sets of construction documents. If interested, please submit resume and portfolio to:

Responsibilities: -Contribute and develop ideas based on design direction and recommendations in a collaborative environment -Lead efforts on the architectural drawing set from Schematic Design through Construction Documents -Participate in the production of specification documents -Participate in the production of narratives, graphics, and design presentations -Prepare for and participate in meetings with clients, consultants, and contractors -Participate in the production of responses to RFQs and RPFs -Research building code and zoning issues -Research and implement environmentally-friendly design strategies and building technologies on projects of a variety of types and scales.

Prerequisite Skills Required: -Knowledge of the total project process from Concept/Schematic Design through Construction Administration -Advanced model making- for making physical architectural models in a woodshop setting -Drafting– use of AutoCAD and Revit for putting together Construction Document drawing sets -Revit – for purposes of 3D computer modeling and presentation renderings -Graphic design for presentation layouts – use of the Adobe suite of programs including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator -Additional computer skills including ability to use Microsoft Office suite programs

Qualifications: -Bachelor of Architecture degree or Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited college or university -Master’s Degree in Architecture preferred, but not required -Professional expertise demonstrated through 3-8 years of experience in an architecture firm -Experience in commercial, cultural/community, education, and residential markets is preferred -Strong design abilities -Excellent organizational skills and time management skills -Must be a self-starter/self-motivated -Must be team-oriented and interested in contributing positively to a collaborative design studio environment


Robert Hunter