Posted on: Jan 20th, 2024

Project Associate (Columbus)

Columbus, Ohio 43215


Unlock Your Architectural Journey with DesignGroup!

Are you a design enthusiast with a passion for turning creative concepts into reality? Join us as an Architecture Intern, where you'll embark on a thrilling adventure through the diverse realms of architecture, from Planning to Design and beyond. We are on the lookout for a passionate Project Associate to join our innovative team at DesignGroup!


Your Essential Duties: As a Project Associate, you'll wear many hats collaborating with Project Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, and Project Managers Your tasks will span from collaborating on architectural documents to delivering presentations. Your role isn't just a job; it's a journey toward architectural registration and continuous professional growth.


  • Perform professional responsibilities with a strong focus on collaborative teamwork.
  • Collaborate on and contribute to specific sections of architectural documents throughout various project phases, ensuring the preservation of program integrity, design intent, and technical excellence.
  • Attain client objectives within the defined project scope, budget, and schedule of DesignGroup, while upholding a client-centric approach.
  • Execute all tasks with the highest level of technical accuracy, adhering to DesignGroup standards.
  • Proactively seek out resources, mentors, and industry trends for ongoing skill development.
  • Regularly refer to and review DesignGroup, AIA, and other standards and procedures that define the DesignGroup process.
  • Generate schematic designs, floor plans, and architectural renderings.
  • Coordinate effectively with engineers and consultants.
  • Create precise and independent construction documents.
  • Assist in the permitting process and liaise with regulatory agencies.
  • Provide support for marketing initiatives as required.
  • Actively participating in construction phase documentation reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

As part of your application process, include a portfolio showcasing your work, with a maximum file size of 3 MB. Aim to curate your portfolio to feature 3 or 4 of your most exemplary works. Each piece should tell a compelling story, incorporating essential process information such as models, sketches, and diagrams that elucidate your design thinking. We value a comprehensive view, so encompass the entire design journey, from initial phases to the final imagery. In cases of collaborative efforts, acknowledge primary team members, and emphasize your specific contributions to the work and the overall process. Please note that web-based portfolios are not accepted at this time.

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  • Education: Minimum Bachelors degree in Architecture; Masters Degree preferred.
  • Experience: 1-2 years of relevant experience and/or training in a comparable professional setting.
  • Qualifications: Actively participating in IDP and on the road to Architectural Registration.
  • Design Thinking: Generating innovative solutions, applying design principles, and showcasing meticulous attention to detail.
  • Team Collaborator: Balancing collaborative teamwork with individual responsibilities, fostering a positive team spirit, and actively contributing to team success.
  • Quality Advocate: Exhibiting precision, thoroughness, and an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Efficient Executor: Completing tasks promptly and consistently striving to enhance productivity.
  • Effective Communicator: Excellent communication skills, from reading and analyzing documents to presenting information effectively.
  • Your Toolset: Proficiency in Autodesk Suite, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).
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