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Custom home and mostly residential remodel general contractor in Bellingham, WA is looking for a Lead Designer with extensive experience in computer drafting to join our firm.
Our office space is small and informal, but this allows us to offer a competitive employment package with benefits.
We are looking to hire a professional with experience drafting architectural projects - from the initial designs to permit plans. This self-motivated candidate must have excellent communication skills in order to collaborate with clients and co-workers alike.
You should have a thorough understanding of building components, green building, and good working knowledge of architectural construction documents in residential new construction and remodeling. We are looking for someone who has good problem solving skills and is able to self-manage.
• 5+ years of experience in construction/design
• Strong technical skills
• Proficient in Chief Architect, AutoCad, Revit or equivalent experience required
• Draft residential (some commercial interior) building designs, details, and permit plans.
• Check for code compliance, coordinate with consultants/permit officials/contractors and develop construction details
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We are a professional couple, husband is a computer engineer and wife is an artist (www.adelaandea.com ). We have acquired 1.5 acres of land in Houston area, Texas and we are looking to build a home. We have started to play with Chief Architect to create the floor-plan layout, then added a bit on the roof and so on, until we got stuck due to knowledge limitation.
We looking for an architect / designer to help us complete the plans for a new residential house. I have a starting point for the plans (see attached file).
Goal / Specs
Current plans are for a single-story home, around 3900 sqft, 4 bd, 2.5 bth.
We are looking for a “modern” feel for the house
In the current plans I have a few less common features like
- Entrance hall, living room and one more room have 18ft ceilings, rest of the house is at 11 ft
- One room have very large spans (26ft x 27ft)
- Roof is very shallow, 2/12.
- We are trying to use the roof / top of the kitchen as a terrace
- We would like for the roof to extend over the entrance and backyard to create a shaded area.
I am looking for someone to take the current plan, clean it and refine it to be suitable for construction (e.g. framing). The current plan has “defects” due to constant changes that we made to the plan (e.g. some walls do not align properly)
We are NOT looking to furnish the interior. We are primary interested into the house shell(walls, foundation, roof, windows etc.). We are foregoing even the storage closets for the time being. Some of the “missing” points are: cleanup default materials, adjust the roof support, fix the walls, additional work on windows (ideas for windows design so it looks modern), the external stairs and anything else that a regular person would miss when playing with Chief Architect (e.g. mechanical room size? attic ?, doors too close ? code violations? )
As for time-frame, we would like to complete these plans within a month or so, if possible. We are ready to start the construction on the lot this summer.
Thank you !
Hi! Im searching for an architect that could assist in completing our ideas for the inside design of our house. The house we have chosen for construction is this one: https://anderstam.com/hus/byggmark-lodge/
Please contact me for further discussions.
All the best
I've used an older cabinet program (Cabinet Vision) for producing cabinet cut sheets for some time now. I would like to use one program start to finish to simplify things. Our company owns our own cabinet shop and is used to mass cabinet production using these cut sheets. Is there a way to export cabinet data only through Chief Architect that I can give my cabinet builders to assemble off of?