Technical Designer 2 - Eastlake Studio


Eastlake Studio / Chicago, IL / Website


Eastlake Studio is an architecture and interior design firm focused on creating great places to work, play and live.

When you join our crew, you’re joining a tight-knit bunch who are passionate about creating inspiring spaces-- and having a lot of fun while doing so. It’s important to us that each member of the studio contributes positively to the group by devising new ways to solve problems, making time to support their peers, and bringing a positive attitude to every project they come across. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!


Job Description: A Technical Designer 2 (our term for an unlicensed architect), is responsible for producing high quality project design deliverables and construction documents. A Technical Designer 2 is expected to engage in every part of the design, documentation, and construction process. Working with a project leader who will aid in education and guidance, project responsibilities include: documentation of construction plans, elevations, details, and schedules, engineering coordination, permit documentation, site visits, submittals, OAC meetings, and general construction administration.

Project types may vary within the office, but for this position, project work will be focused on industrial spaces with substantial MEP components.


Education: Accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture

Professional Experience: 3-5 years
• Understanding of code requirements, and basic knowledge of architectural elements such as doors/frames/ hardware, and architectural lighting
• Construction documentation – including specifications, construction plans, partition types, elevations, and details
• Construction administration – including field administration, submittals, and RFIs
• Engineering coordination or experience with robust MEP projects

Software Proficiency:
• Revit proficiency required
• Preference for cloud-based BIM interface for drafting and project management
• Microsoft Office Suite – Excel and Word
• Google Sheets and Docs

Technical Proficiency: Demonstrate an ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions, and be able to sketch and draft design concepts/details.

Personal Traits: Mature, honest and loyal, works well with a team, organized, responsible, willing to learn, and eager to succeed.

Professionalism: Upstanding integrity and work ethic, maintains a positive ‘can do’ attitude.


Commensurate with experience


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