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Designer II

Department: San Diego
Location: Solana Beach, CA

HMC Architects designs solutions that work, wow, and withstand. We partner with healthcare, education, and civic clients to design buildings that promote healing, inspire learning, and create vibrant communities. Whether it’s a hospital, elementary school, student union, or community center, our empowered teams are experts when it comes to delivering successful projects and creating meaningful spaces. 


HMC is in search of an experienced Designer II with Education (Pre K-12) project experience.  This position will be located in our San Diego, Ca office. 


The Designer Level II will assist in the design and development of projects, will produce design presentation material, and will assist in the production and documentation of construction documents.


Minimum Requirements
Education: Architectural degree from an accredited university.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years experience in architectural design desired. DSA Experience.

Communication and Collaboration
• Listen and communicate effectively and professionally.
• Ask questions about assignments when unclear.
• Has working knowledge and understanding for use of HMC equipment and software.
• May assist in development of project marketing interview materials.
• Ability to apprise supervisor for status of work.

Supervision and Delegation
• Ability to professionally communicate both verbally and in writing to give assignments to office support staff, consultants, and vendors.
• Ability to delegate assignments to support staff and always be respectful.
• Support design leader and project manager in supervision and delegation of work.

• Be proficient with HMC’s documentation and office practice systems.
• Ability to correspond effectively with consultants for Revit files and minor directives. 
• Assist in writing meeting minutes, professional correspondence, and assist in the documentation of the design process.

Business Development
• Attend professional activities outside of office. 
• Always be professional and respectful in interactions with clients and consultants.
• Assist in preparation for interviews and proposals.

• Demonstrate motivation in seeking new responsibilities and challenges.
• Set goals, prioritize, and plan work activities for self-management and use time efficiently.
• Estimate hours for assigned tasks and finish tasks within agreed-upon budget hours for the task.

• Assist in the documentation of project design, such as three dimensional Revit modeling, physical models, and product or material research.
• Effectively participate in the design in Schematic and Design Development of projects.
• Demonstrate creativity and original thinking in design issues.
• Participate in the development of 3D modeling of projects. Prepare various Design Communication and Presentation materials including: sketches, rendered 2D & 3D drawings, rendered perspectives, slide shows and material selection boards.
• Effectively participate in office design charettes, team design critiques and pin-ups.
• Demonstrate basic Design Communication skills via sketching and hand drawings.
• Follow the design intent of graphic and verbal direction.

• Demonstrate proficiency in applications and multimedia software. 
• Understand the organization of the contract documents.
• Assist in organization and generation of working drawings.
• Demonstrate Revit competency of basic commands/drawing setup/layering/dimensions/plotting on HMC Revit Platform.
• Understand technical terminology of the architectural and construction industry.
• Assist in development of project documents during all phases of the project.
• Apply building code concepts of accessibility, occupant loads, exit widths, fire rated walls and doors, ramps, stairs and handrails.
• Understanding of basic construction systems of walls, roofs, doors, and windows.
• Prepare complex plans, elevations, and details under guidance of supervisor.

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