Designer 1 – Portland

Architectural Resources Group (ARG) is a full-service architectural and historic preservation planning firm with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland. We work in a wide variety of sectors and building types including hospitality, national and state parks, cultural and performing arts, higher education, and civic projects. We design new buildings in sensitive historic contexts, and work in the preservation and conservation of older ones. We are recognized as a JUST Organization through the International Living Future Institute.


We are looking for a talented Designer 1 to join our dynamic and collaborative Portland office, which is located in the LEED certified historic Morgan Building in downtown Portland. Full or 3/4 time, starting immediately. The Salary Range is $60,000 – $70,000 for the full-time position, depending on experience.


What you will do:

  • Work in all project phases. There are opportunities to work continuously on one project, or multiple projects
  • Collaborate with design teams, clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Develop detailed Revit models to be utilized for design and construction drawings.
  • Work independently on projects with senior supervision
  • Communicate and coordinate with colleagues, consultants, and clients
  • Help with onsite condition assessments


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in Architecture from an accredited school
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in architectural practice
  • Strong design skills with the ability to clearly communicate ideas and concepts for presentations
  • Experience preparing and developing construction documents
  • Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, SketchUp and MS Office (Most ARG projects utilize Revit with minimal work in AutoCAD)
  • Ability to work within a variety of team sizes and structures
  • Have an interest in working on new and existing buildings
  • Interest in Historic and Sustainable design


ARG supports and encourages staff development, including AXP and support for taking the ARE. ARG also offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, disability, 401k plan and PTO. We offer hybrid work options but expect staff to be in the office at least 3 times per week to foster a sense community and allow for close collaboration.


You must be a US citizen or hold a US work visa. ARG is a majority Women-Owned Business and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Submit your resume and work samples to (Include “Designer 1 – ARG Portland” in the email subject line).

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