Junior Architect


Dirk Denison Architects / Chicago, IL


We are seeking a dedicated, passionate Junior Architect with strong individual design and problem solving skills that enjoys working on challenging and non-traditional projects, under the supervision of Project Managers and one that has the desire to grow within our fast-paced company. 


Job Responsibilities:

Assist Project Managers/Architects with projects, but have the ability to work independently.

Develop projects from pre-design through construction documentation.

Perform 3D modeling and presentation work for assigned projects.

Develop conceptual sketches into design presentations and coordinate related materials.

Review building codes to ensure that design complies with current code standards.

Maintain logs and records necessary to manage the workflow of projects.

Prioritize and coordinate tasks with project team leaders.

Research public agency requirements and prepare site analysis documents.

Perform product research, material selections, specifications and review of submittals and shop drawings.

Work and communicate effectively and efficiently in all phases as an integral member of the architectural team.

Attend client meetings when requested to record, observe, and develop client interaction and presentation skills.


Key Competencies:

Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, has the ability to prioritize, be detail oriented, efficient and produce quality output.

Must be able to multi-task, communicate well with Team and maintain organization in a changing environment. 

Must be resourceful and able to work under firm deadlines.

Must exercise sound judgment and represent the firm with a high level professionalism. 

Must have general experience in CAD, Word, and Excel, Adobe In-Design and Photoshop. 

Experience with Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks, SketchUP and Illustrator and 3D rendering software preferred.



Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited university is required.

2-5 years relevant architectural experience is required.

A Master’s degree in Architecture and LEED AP is a plus.


Compensation: (based on experience).


If you meet the qualifications within this opportunity, please submit a short cover letter stating why you are uniquely qualified for this position, resume and portfolio samples, with indication of your role on the projects submitted, via email only jobs@dirkdenisonarchitects.com – combined size not to exceed 10MB. We will acknowledge receipts of your information, but due to the volume of resumes received, only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted.


Please no hard copies, drop-ins or telephone calls.