Architectural Resource transforms people’s lives through their spaces and environments. We are a team of residential design specialists with a Smart Sustainable design emphasis.
Our firm, located in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, has delivered innovative, award-winning architectural design to our clients for over 25 years, recognized as one of the most respected residential architecture firms in Michigan and the proud recipient of over 150 design awards. We believe the strength of our firm lies in the rapport we develop with our clients, our creative solutions to design challenges, our passion and dedication to our work, and our diverse project experience.
Although modest in size, we are one of the leading sustainable residential design firms in Michigan, having been responsible for the state’s first three LEED Platinum whole house remodels, her first two NAHB NGBS Emerald remodels, as well as the Midwest’s first residential project registered with the International Living Future Institute seeking full Living Building Challenge certification. Additionally, we are one of Michigan's leading PHIUS certified Passive House design firms, with our entire staff being Certified Passive House Consultants. We are responsible for Michigan’s first PHIUS+ 2015 Pre-certified Passive House residence.
We are seeking a talented architectural designer to join our firm in working with our clients to create beautiful, functional, sustainable, and energy-efficient spaces - places that generations of families will enjoy. This position is full-time and in-house (no contract work please). We are committed to providing a long-term opportunity to create timeless, relevant, responsible design that will be professionally rewarding.
As a Designer with us, you will be directly engaged in ALL phases of your projects, from initial Programming, through Design, and on through project Construction Administration. You will be challenged to reach your full creative and problem-solving potential, and have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and career. You will work on diverse and exciting residential projects at the forefront of residential architecture, be a member of a successful and respected firm, and be rewarded for quality performance.
This position is a good fit for a self-starter who has excellent architectural design skills and is committed to environmentally responsible design. Ideal candidates have very keen attention to detail, outstanding project and time management skills, and the desire to work somewhat independently within a firm that prides itself on highly innovative design solutions.
Consult effectively with clients and extended project team members from project conception through completion.
Conduct detailed on-site assessments and measurements for assigned projects.
Demonstrate very strong attention to detail and follow-through in preparing information regarding design, specifications, materials, and project design budgets. We sweat the details.
Prepare Schematic Design, Design Development, and presentation drawings, as well as final Construction Documents.
Insanely great architectural design skills.
Accredited Architectural Professional degree (MArch or BArch) completed is mandatory.
Minimum of three to five years full-time experience in a professional design position with a solid grounding in residential construction knowledge.
Understanding, experience, interest and enthusiasm for Sustainable Design and Green Building Technology.
Either recently licensed or currently working towards completion of the ARE for architectural registration.
Strong organizational skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. These should be coupled with the ability to work efficiently.
Keen senses of personal responsibility and immense pride in your work. Did we mention we sweat the details?
Outstanding Candidate Qualifications
Knowledge of Graphisoft ArchiCAD BIM design software (version 21 an extra plus)
Kitchen and bath design skills
Green accreditation (LEED AP, CGP, GCP, LFA)
This position will be compensated between $40,000 and $60,000 based on skills and experience.
Paid Personal Days (5 -20 based on years with the firm)
Paid Holidays (6)
Paid Birthday off
Flexible, Un-paid time off with advanced coordination
Health Insurance paid in full by firm, 50% for spouse
Dental Insurance paid in full by firm, 50% for spouse
Vision Insurance paid in full by firm, 50% for spouse
Individualized Wellness Plan
Professional Association fees paid in full by firm
Paid continuing Education opportunities
Paid all-office annual professional development conference
Please email a cover letter or brief video indicating your reasons for seeking to join our team, resume, and carefully selected examples of your most creative work, specifically limited to only 3, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Walk-ins or Phone Calls, Please.
Outstanding candidates will be asked to complete online assessments, a virtual interview to get acquainted, and an in-person interview at our office exploring your design skills and knowledge.
This firm does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Architectural Resource is an equal-opportunity employer.
Architectural Resource, LLC is full-service, award winning, Ann Arbor based architectural design firm. We specialize exclusively in residential design of new homes, cottages, additions, remodels, and renovations with an emphasis on sustainable design. Since the firm's inception in 1991, creating healthy, energy efficient buildings has been a fundamental aspect of its core mission.
The firm is... headed by Michael Klement with the collaboration of several outstanding architects and designers. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Architects, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, The American Institute of Building Design, is a Certified Professional Building Designer through the National Council of Building Designers. Michael holds Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional designations through the NAHB and Green Certified Professional designation through NARI, as well as Certified Passive House Consultant accreditation from the Passive House Institute of the United States.
Architectural Resource's work has been recognized with upwards of 150 design awards to date. The firm's work has been featured in several national and regional publications including Old House Interiors, American Bungalow, Qualified Remodeler, Professional Remodeler, Remodeling Magazine, Kitchen and Bath Design News, Place, Woman's Day - Home Remodeling and Makeover, The Detroit News, CNN/Money, Michigan Blue, Annarbor.com, Metromode, The Chicago Tribune, Fine Homebuilding, Fine Homebuilding’s Annual Issue on Houses and Fine Homebuilding's The Best of Fine Homebuilding Before and After. Hard cover books include Bungalow Colors; Dream Homes of Michigan; In-Laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats; Cost Effective Green Remodeling; Sarah Susanka's Not-So-Big Remodeling; and Green Building- Principles and Practices in Residential Construction.
Michael's association with green/sustainable building organizations includes EEBA, the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (since 1997); the NAHB Residential Engineers and Architects Council on Housing; the MAHB Green Built Michigan program; the Green Built Michigan Technical Advisory Board; the Green Built Michigan Remodeling Standards Committee; charter member of the WCHBA Green Built Initiative; charter member and chair of the NARI of SE Michigan Green Remodeling Committee; Charter member of the Michigan Passive House Alliance, Remodel Green Midwest Seminar and Conference Steering Committee; the U.S. Green Building Council, and educator for the west coast’s Earth Advantage Institute.
Architectural Resource is proud to have been the architects of the first USGBC LEED for Homes Platinum level certified whole-house remodel in the Midwest; only the fifth in the entire nation. This represents the highest level of Green certification attainable through the LEED program. Architectural Resource is also responsible for Michigan's second and third LEED Platinum certified remodels, and SE Michigan's first and second NAHB National Green Building Standard's Emerald certified remodels. A/R is presently working on several other Green projects including the Midwest's first registered Living Building Challenge® residence seeking full certification.
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