Senior Designer At Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Website Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Job Overview

Award-winning design firm with offices in Norwalk, CT and Quogue, NY seeks a full-time Senior Designer for both locations.

Prepares design and construction documents and contributes to their coordination with the overall project team. Performs work on defined segments of a project under the direct supervision of a Project Manager or Associate.


  • Completion of B.Arch or M.Arch from an NAAB accredited program. Graduates of a four-year program may be considered if they have significant relevant work experience.
  • Five to seven years of experience in the architectural profession.
  • Demonstrates an intermediate level of knowledge and abilities in construction documentation, architectural history, design, and technology.
  • Functional proficiency in the systems of residential construction.
  • Functional proficiency in ArchiCad is not required but would be ideal – working knowledge of creation and editing of drawings, 3D models, and the use of favorites; understanding of file organization and managing of files.
  • Functional proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet programs as well as graphic design programs such as Photoshop.
  • Functional knowledge of Zoning and Building Codes and their application.


  • Ability to pick up red lines consistently and thoroughly.
  • Participate in Zoning and Building Code reviews and applications.
  • Assist in surveying and documenting existing conditions.
  • Create and edit construction document drawings and schedules.
  • Participate in material research.
  • Participate in developing responses to questions, inquiries, RFI’s, etc.
  • Participate in shop drawing and sample reviews.
  • Assist in the preparation of punch lists, field observation reports and photo essays.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Promptly report inconsistencies in the documents to the direct supervisor.
  • Provide input in developing design strategies relative to assigned tasks or areas of responsibility.
  • Coordinate with consultants and vendors.


Please note that this is an on-site position and all applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and not require sponsorship. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio and salary requirements to

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