Architectural Designer, Retail

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We provide work from home opportunities for those with the right skills and experience. You would be reporting into one of our US offices based in Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia or Sacramento.

NORR is an employee-owned global architecture and engineering firm. Our multi-disciplinary team of 800 professionals is active in 12 market sectors across Canada, the US, UK and UAE. We believe the ultimate success of any project is driven by people. It involves a team of highly passionate and skilled designers working towards a unified goal, drawing on the integrated thinking of colleagues, partners and clients. Our collaborative approach results in design solutions and programs that are holistic and make our clients successful. With a nearly 85-year history, we continue to build on our deep experience to advance design through technology, sustainable practices and the pursuit of excellence.

NORR is at the forefront of innovative national and international retail design. We have a proven track record of designing vibrant and commercially viable retail environments that enable product sales and deliver maximum value per square foot. We work in collaboration with major brands to develop a retail experience that embraces consumer trends, technological advances and business imperatives.

For more information on the types of retail projects we have been involved in please go here ( .

As an Architectural Designer - Technical you will apply and integrate technical detailing and material technologies to develop design solution into a concise set of construction documents. Using your ability to analyze and understand design intent you will produce efficient and effective technical design solutions. You will work with members of the design team to develop design solutions appropriate to the context, budget, and aesthetic requirements of architectural projects. You will use your knowledge of detailing, building materials, building codes, and construction technologies to collaborate with other professional disciplines and have opportunities to coordinate the design through all phases of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops technical designs and edits architectural drawings to ensure an exemplary solution is delivered that meets quality parameters, project timelines, and budgetary requirements.

  • Performs design activities such as programming, code research, material and building systems research, laying out program components, and calculation of program and building areas

  • Evaluates site conditions and performs site surveys

  • Reviews project products, services, and shop drawings

  • Processes permit response letters and coordinates revisions with engineers and consultants to obtain necessary documentation and permits

  • Coordinates with contractor, sub-consultants, or relevant building authorities to address and document issues with constructability or owner concerns

Required Skills

  • Experience in all phases of the project cycle is required

  • Architectural design software skills including Revit, AutoCAD and other architectural design software

  • Familiarity with MEP and Structural building systems and building codes is required

  • Have successfully completed related post-secondary education

  • Registered with a relevant professional architectural association is an asset

Required Experience

  • 2-5 years of project work experience

    NORR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic: Race/Color/Gender/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Veteran.

Salary Range
$49,000.00 - $64,000.00
per Year
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Chicago, IL, 60290, US