Careers at PKA

We’re always looking for talented individuals who share our belief that great design transcends styles and geography. Compensation is commensurate with experience and skill. View our open positions and email your resume, portfolio in PDF form (no disks, flash drives or hard copies) and cover letter to careers@pkarch.com. No phone calls or drop-in inquiries, please.

  • Designer

    As a Designer, you’re an integral part of the PKA design and production process. You’ll work closely with PKA Principals, Project Architects and Project Managers on innovative custom residential and boutique commercial projects from the earliest stages of schematic design to the production of drawing sets. You’ll use your creative and technical talents to take initial design concepts, translate them into 3D and explore exciting options, opportunities and possibilities for our clients. You’ll also be involved in the drafting and production of drawing sets, completing of schedules and other tasks necessary for the completion of design and documentation. As you grow and excel at your responsibilities, you’ll be considered for additional opportunities within our studio.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Participating in design meetings

    • 3D modeling for iterative design purposes, documentation and rendering

    • Coordinating changes in drawings

    • Drafting and revisions to CAD files based on internal and client design feedback

    • Assisting with the development and use of modeling standards

    • Coordinating and completing product and finish schedules

    Required Skills, Experience and Attributes

    • Accredited degree in architecture or related program

    • 1-3 years of experience in a high-end custom residential design firm

    • Expertise in design, detailing and documentation for new construction and renovation projects of various styles

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with clear, effective verbal, written and graphic communication

    • Motivated, self-directed and organized with a sense of urgency and effective time-management skills

    • Capable of working collaboratively and independently, managing multiple projects, and adjusting priorities

    • Experience in 3D modeling, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape, Adobe Suite (Photoshop and InDesign) and MS Office (Word, Excel)

    • Proficiency in Revit, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and other BIM software is a plus but not required