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Architectural Designer (Retail / Restaurant / Commercial Projects)

TJG Architecture & Planning
Sacramento, California, United States
January 08, 2019




Position: Architectural Designer – Retail / Restaurant / Commercial Projects Focus

Location: Sacramento CA

Compensation: Highly competitive salary plus performance bonuses


100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage

100% paid group life insurance

Profit sharing and bonus opportunities

Optional participation in pre-tax employee contributed

Flexible spending account and 401(K)

Team-based mentoring-focused working environment

Opportunities for professional career advancement

Membership paid to industry organizations

With over 70 years of experience, our firm was founded with a focus on education, and today brings together experts in education, healthcare, retail and commercial markets to design both architectural and business solutions that improve the lives of those around us. Our people are important, our clients are important, and our business decisions are driven by a desire to bring positive change to our communities.

As part of the commercial/retail studio, you will work closely with architectural designers, project management and studio leadership to play a key role in the uniquely collaborative design process delivering sustainable, innovative projects that are also highly functional. If you are motivated, creative, and have a keen eye for detail and are looking to take your career to the next level, we are seeking a talented and passionate Architectural Designer to help us complete retail, restaurant, and commercial projects – and we’d love to talk to you!

Our Sacramento Architectural Design and Planning office is looking to hire an Architectural Designer with skills and experience pertaining to the design and construction of retail and commercial projects.

The ideal Architectural Designer will be a professional that is a self-starter; bringing energy and leadership to the team; has the ability to multi-task and prioritize; has effective communication skills and is comfortable working with all levels of staff, consultants, and vendors; and most importantly takes pride in work effort and product.


- Bachelor’s degree in architecture or similar field is preferred

- 2 to 5+ years of architectural industry work experience working within an architectural office environment

- Experience in the design and construction of retail, restaurant and commercial projects.

- Proficiency working knowledge of AutoCAD 2018 and Revit

- Experience with site planning, exterior building design, as well as interior design.

- Experience with city/county entitlement application and processing is a plus

- Strong conceptual design ability and advanced graphic presentation skills

- Knowledge of SketchUP, Photoshop and Illustrator (is a plus)

- You express enthusiastic commitment to the multidisciplinary design process and team environment

- Strong verbal and written communication skills, you are articulate, engaging and motivating


- Under the direction of the studio director/ studio manager, complete conceptual, schematic, and entitlement deliverables (including renderings).

- Prepare drawings of site, floor and roof plans, exterior elevations, building and/or wall sections and preliminary details.

- Design practical and constructible buildings and site plans.

- Code analysis to comply with applicable code and jurisdiction requirements.

- Coordinate, schedule and check the work product of consultants

- Prepare presentations and attend client meetings to present and discuss proposed design solutions

- Develop color schemes and materials for exterior palettes. Research and investigate new materials. Assemble color boards.

- Attend public hearings during the entitlement process

- Conduct site visits to document existing conditions

- Participate in construction document phase to retain design intent.


For immediate and entirely confidential employment consideration please email current and detailed resume to . You will be contacted promptly for an initial interview.