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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:10 AM


Architect Level 1, Unlicensed Architecture/Design Staff 1, or Emerging Professional Level 3


Architectural Resource transforms people’s lives through their spaces and environments.

We are a team of residential design specialists with a Smart Sustainable design emphasis. Our firm, located in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, has delivered innovative, award-winning architectural design to our clients for over 25 years, recognized as one of the most respected residential architecture firms in Michigan and the proud recipient of over 150 design awards. We believe the strength of our firm lies in the rapport we develop with our clients, our creative solutions to design challenges, our passion and dedication to our work, and our diverse project experience.

Although modest in size, we are one of the leading sustainable residential design firms in Michigan, having been responsible for the state’s first three LEED Platinum whole house remodels, her first two NAHB NGBS Emerald remodels, as well as the Midwest’s first residential project registered with the International Living Future Institute seeking full Living Building Challenge certification. Additionally, we are one of Michigan's leading PHIUS certified Passive House design firms, with our entire staff being Certified Passive House Consultants. We are responsible for Michigan’s first PHIUS+ 2015 Pre-certified Passive House residence.


We are seeking a talented architectural designer to join our firm in working with our clients to create beautiful, functional, sustainable, and energy-efficient spaces - places that generations of families will enjoy. This position is full-time and in-house (no contract work please). We are committed to providing a long-term opportunity to create timeless, relevant, responsible design that will be professionally rewarding.

As a Designer with us, you will be directly engaged in ALL phases of your projects, from initial Programming, through Design, and on through project Construction Administration. You will be challenged to reach your full creative and problem-solving potential, and have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and career. You will work on diverse and exciting residential projects at the forefront of residential architecture, be a member of a successful and respected firm, and be rewarded for quality performance.

This position is a good fit for a self-starter who has excellent architectural design skills and is committed to environmentally responsible design. Ideal candidates have very keen attention to detail, outstanding project and time management skills, and the desire to work somewhat independently within a firm that prides itself on highly innovative design solutions.


• Consult effectively with clients and extended project team members from project conception through completion.
• Conduct detailed on-site assessments and measurements for assigned projects.
• Demonstrate very strong attention to detail and follow-through in preparing information regarding design, specifications, materials, and project design budgets. We sweat the details.
• Prepare Schematic Design, Design Development, and presentation drawings, as well as final Construction Documents.

Required Qualifications

• Insanely great architectural design skills.
• Accredited Architectural Professional degree (MArch or BArch) completed is mandatory.
• Minimum of three to five years full-time experience in a professional design position with a solid grounding in residential construction knowledge.
• Understanding, experience, interest and enthusiasm for Sustainable Design and Green Building Technology.
• Either recently licensed or currently working towards completion of the ARE for architectural registration.
• Strong organizational skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. These should be coupled with the ability to work efficiently.
• Keen senses of personal responsibility and immense pride in your work. Did we mention we sweat the details?

Outstanding Candidate Qualifications

• Knowledge of Graphisoft ArchiCAD BIM design software (version 21 an extra plus)
• Kitchen and bath design skills
• Green accreditation (LEED AP, CGP, GCP, LFA)
• CPHC certification

Salary Range

This position will be compensated between $40,000 and $60,000 based on skills and experience.


• Paid Personal Days (5 -20 based on years with the firm)
• Paid Holidays (6)
• Paid Birthday off
• Flexible, Un-paid time off with advanced coordination
• Health Insurance paid in full by firm, 50% for spouse
• Dental Insurance paid in full by firm, 50% for spouse
• Vision Insurance paid in full by firm, 50% for spouse
• HSA Contribution
• Individualized Wellness Plan
• Retirement Plan
• Professional Association fees paid in full by firm
• Paid continuing Education opportunities
• Paid all-office annual professional development conference
• AXP Support
• All-Office staff enrichment events
• All-Office outings (canoeing, sailing, hiking, etc.)
• Well-stocked refrigerator


Please email a cover letter or brief video indicating your reasons for seeking to join our team, resume, and carefully selected examples of your most creative work, specifically limited to only 3, to

No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

Outstanding candidates will be asked to complete online assessments, a virtual interview to get acquainted, and an in-person interview at our office exploring your design skills and knowledge.

This firm does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Architectural Resource is an equal-opportunity employer.

• Location: Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

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