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Posted April 2018

BIM Specialist/CAD Technician

Hooker DeJong, Inc. (HDJ), one of the “Nationals Best & Brightest Companies”, is a growing Architectural and Engineering firm, with an immediate opportunity for a talented BIM Specialist / CAD Technician to work on a variety of projects throughout the country.  HDJ is a Michigan based firm with production offices in Muskegon and Grand Rapids, and a satellite office in Chicago.  This position will be based out of either of our Western Michigan production offices.  Qualifications include:

  • Associates Degree in Architectural Technology and/or a minimum of 3+ years’ experience working in all phases of architectural drafting, detailing, scheduling and coordination.

  • The perfect candidate may also have knowledge of mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in the use and operation of Autodesk Revit

  • Demonstrated ability to setup and create drawing sheets from models consisting of plans, elevations, section and details

  • Basic knowledge of building codes preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of building materials and construction methods

  • Knowledge of procedures and sequencing of construction documents

  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment

If you are looking to be part of an award winning, interdisciplinary design firm working alongside architects, engineers, planners and interior designers, and have the drive to learn and flourish in a high energy environment – then this is the position for you.   HDJ offers a competitive wage and benefits package and was named one of the “Nationals Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.  For more about us, please visit our website at  Please send resume and salary requirements to, or Hooker DeJong, Inc., 316 Morris Avenue, Ste. 410, Muskegon, MI  49440.  No phone calls please.  EOE.

Posted February 2018

Architectural Designer

Paradigm Design is a growing firm, and we are looking for an Architectural Designer to join our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, you will be responsible for creating design concepts from hand sketches to finished renderings and other presentation materials. You will work with  Architects, Engineers, and Technicians to create floor plans, material palettes, & building design concepts.

Candidates should have the following experience and credentials:

  • Bachelors degree preferred in Architecture or Interior Design.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, experience in 3D modeling programs (SketchUp preferred), intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Revit & AutoCAD, rendering software is a plus. Hand-sketching abilities preferred.
  • Ability to communicate design concepts from hand sketch level to finished presentation drawings.
  • Excellent communications skills, team-orientation, and ability to self-start.
  • Authorization to work in the US.

Please visit to apply, or email resume and cover letter to

Architectural Project Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced Architectural Project Coordinator to join our team in either Traverse City or Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, under a Project Manager, you will assist and guide a small team of Technicians through all phases of development to complete projects. You will be responsible for drafting, coordinating drawings, and working with Engineers. 

Candidates should have the following experience and credentials:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Architecture.
  • 5+ years of related architectural experience.
  • Proven ability to define project specifications, budgets, and schedules, and manage accordingly.
  • Proven experience in construction administration including RFIs, observation trips, processing applications for payment, change orders, and project close-out.
  • Proficiency with Revit and AutoCAD.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft office tools including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Authorization to work in the US.

Please visit to apply, or email a resume and cover letter to


Paradigm Design is growing, and we are looking for licensed architects to join our team in Grand Rapids or Traverse City, Michigan. In this role, you will manage and lead project teams to deliver design, construction document and construction administration services on multiple projects (medium to large scale). You will also manage client communication during programming, design, document and construction. Projects will include local buildings, as well as nationwide entertainment facilities (theatres, family entertainment centers, etc).

Candidates should have the following experience and credentials:

  • Accredited Professional Degree in Architecture (Masters)
  • Architectural license issued in the United States – Michigan license preferred
  • 5+ years experience in an architectural office with a minimum of 2 years as project lead/project architect
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD & Microsoft Office; REVIT and Sketchup preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written communication.
  • Willingness/ability to travel (frequent regional travel; occasional overnight)
  • Authorization to work in the US

Please visit to apply, or email a resume and cover letter to

Posted February 2018

Position Title: Project Architect
Full Time (or part time, minimum 24 hrs/wk for the right candidate)
Location: NorthEast Grand Rapids, MI

Elevate Studio architecture.designseeks a motivated and well-rounded Project Architect/Designer for immediate employment in Grand Rapids, MI. Our 5-6 person studio environment is casual, collaborative, highly participatory, and sometimes a bit unconventional. While Elevate personnel have experience in many building types, over our 12 year history we have specialized in partnering with churches to align their ministry facilities with each church’s specific mission, vision, and values. The candidate will have opportunities for broad involvement in all aspects of architectural practice, with training and mentoring from firm principals who have 35 and 24 years of experience but are young at heart. The role would be ideal for a candidate with 5-10 years of experience who feels ready for increased responsibility, greater autonomy, and who craves a working environment that is more like a lab or architecture school studio than a corporate office. We are also open to candidates who would prefer to work part-time due to child-rearing or other life circumstances, but who want to keep one foot in a professional career.

Responsibilities of this collaborative role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting up and managing smaller projects, or working with firm leaders on larger projects
  • Investigating and documenting existing building conditions, limitations, and opportunities
  • Meeting with clients to determine project parameters, programs, and design goals in large group and team formats
  • Develop master planning concepts, conceptual design plans, and renderings/visualization to communicate design intent
  • Develop architectural plans, elevations, sections, and details
  • Coordinate with engineers, consultants, interior designers, specification writers, and construction partners
  • Perform field observation and construction administration
  • Participate with in-house business development initiatives and operational management improvements
  • Develop marketing and promotional materials
  • Stay current with new production and visualization software developments

We seek a candidate who has:

  • A fun-loving attitude that combines cooperation, service, leadership, and creativity
  • Passion, initiative, and enthusiasm for collaborative team-based design
  • Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to changing project requirements and deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while also able to see the broader picture
  • A professional MArch or BArch degree
  • A professional license or seeking licensure
  • 5+ years of experience as an Intern Architect, Project Architect, or Architectural Designer
  • Interested/ready to get into some Project Management
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Sketch-Up. Revit and InDesign a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A comfort level in working with ministry-based clients and environments

Position will remain open until filled. Salary to be negotiated based upon skills and experience.

Send resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of work/project history to

Posted January 2018

Office Assistant
Cornerstone Architects, Grand Rapids, MI

Seeking candidate for a full time or part time position. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administrative and office support activities for several employees. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating Power Point presentations and drafting up project contract documents, filing and ordering supplies, organizational coordination of project information and deadlines, and human resource support inclusive of payroll, employee benefits, and client billing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as internet research abilities and strong communication skills.

Prior experience working in architecture or construction is beneficial.

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
AutoCAD (beneficial but not required)
SketchUp (beneficial but not required)
ArchiOffice (beneficial but not required)

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Please email cover letter, resume, and (2) letters of recommendation to: with "OFFICE ASSISTANT" in the subject.

Posted January 2018

Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture & Facility Management (9-month, Tenure-track)
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University places excellence in teaching as its first priority while encouraging involvement in scholarly activity and service. To this end the Architecture and Facility Management (ATFM) Department invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position reports to the Director of the School of Built Environment and works with the ATFM Program Coordinator and faculty in helping to deliver the Facility Management program and in performing required duties. The successful candidate will be instrumental in maintaining, enhancing, and delivering the IFMA Accredited BS in Facility Management curriculum with the potential of participating in the development and delivery of coursework within the AAS in Architectural Technology and BS in Architecture and Sustainability programs, as well as a potential new degree, a Bachelor of Architecture. The successful candidate will also be the dedicated Facility Management faculty member in activities related to IFMA Foundation Accreditation, coordination of internships and graduate opportunities, and outreach to industry and alumni.

Required:A Master's degree in Facility Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field. A Master's degree in Business Administration will be considered if the candidate possesses a baccalaureate degree in Facility Management, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field. Five years professional practice experience in facility management.

To apply, visit

Ferris State University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to inclusion and equity. Learn more about the Ferris mission, commitment to diversity and to equal opportunity, and dynamic, student-focused community at Applicants requiring accommodation or assistance completing an application/participating in the hiring process should contact Human Resources at (231) 591-2150 or

Posted January 2018

Project Manager/Design Architect/Project Architect/Architectural Specification Writer