Project Architect


Scott Simpson Design + Build / Northbrook, IL USA


SSDB is committed to not only designing and building homes that are unique and timeless but also to a professional process by which our team members can truly develop their individual talents and strengths. Our work is thoughtful, creative and functional. We are smart and think critically; you should too. At every creative turn, we welcome all manners of collaboration. Our culture fosters creativity and responsibility at all levels.


SSDB is seeking a Project Architect with a minimum of 5 years experience to join our office. As part of a small practice, our ideal candidate is independent, self-motivated, has strong communication skills and a collaborative approach. Additionally, this role requires the ability to work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously, prioritizing work and problem solving with diverse teams.


  • Construction drawing set management and coordination, with a focus on translating design direction into construction documents and managing the permit process
  • Lead technical project development, construction drawings and construction administration
  • Maintain an organized workflow, manage project schedule and collaborate with team members, clients and consultants
  • Utilization rate should average 85%
  • 5 years of experience designing and detailing high end single family residential projects
  • Great design sensibility with a strong portfolio including construction drawings
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to build rapport with clients, consultants, staff and other collaborators
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage one's own time to meet deadlines
  • Project coordination and management experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Graduate of an accredited architecture school with a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree
  • Licensed or actively pursuing a license
  • Fluent in English
  • Authorized to work in the United States

This is a great opportunity for individuals that welcome responsibility and are looking to further their professional skills and experience in residential architecture and construction. We both enjoy our work and take pride in it. We are looking for someone with similar objectives.


Commensurate with experience


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