Project Designer - OKW Architects


OKW Architects / Chicago , IL / Website


If you are looking to expand your skills, OKW is the place to do it. In business since 1959, we have done almost everything there is, from large scale master planning to strategic renovations for small businesses. We specialize in solving problems for our clients in hospitality, retail, housing, workplace and private clubs. Our clients range from large commercial real estate firms to local non-profits and everything in between. OKW is a combination of architects, planners, interior designers, artists, musicians, athletes, chefs and gardeners! We are looking for talented folks to join our dynamic office. Check out our website for more information.


The position is for a Full-time creative, passionate, and thoughtful Project Designer with experience between 4 and 10 years. While working under the guidance of a Senior Designer, the Project Designer will aid in the planning and development of compelling designs for a variety of projects. The designer will work both independently and collaboratively on detailed designs, coordinating project efforts with other staff members and handling client/staff presentations.
Primary tasks will include: 1. Feasibility studies: analyze local zoning requirements and client programmatic expectations to develop planning/feasibility studies. 2. Entitlement: produce documents for neighborhood meetings and local hearings. 3. Schematic Design: work with Senior Designer to conceptualize a vision for a project and translate that vision into three-dimensional imagery. 4. Design Development: work with Senior Designer and project team to select materials and design details that are consistent with overall design intent. 5. Attend project meetings with the design team: helping to analyze, plan, and execute several projects efficiently. 6. Prepare design documentation according to company standards. 7. Foster a sense of enthusiasm for design throughout the office.


1. Bachelors degree in Architecture. 2. Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Lumion preferred. 3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 4. Ability to create presentation documents. 5. Collaborative nature.


Commensurate with experience


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