At DKN, we approach every building on its own terms, drawing inspiration from the context of place, program, and budget. While our practice over the past 50+ years has been exceptionally diverse in terms of building types and settings, a central theme consistently evident in its built works is the conception of architecture as an art of place-making, combined with a deep understanding of functionality and affordability.


DKN is looking to expand our talented and creative design team with an Architect and/or Architectural Staff with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative and organized and must possess a knowledge of the practice of architecture with emphasis on design, building materials, construction methods, construction sequencing, integration of engineering disciplines, and building costs/codes.




  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an architectural office.
  • Salary range $70,000 – $85,000, dependent on education and experience.



  • Computer proficiency of Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Microsoft Windows based systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local building and energy codes. 
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Understanding of the preparation of construction drawings.
  • Ability to understand construction sequencing.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with clients, colleagues, consultants, contractors, and material suppliers.
  • Ability to translate client input and directives into architectural designs.
  • Ability to determine next steps for a project and plan the critical path for task completion.
  • Ability to problem solve, negotiate, and utilize consulting skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple small projects at various stages of development. 



  • Work with Principal-In-Charge, client, Director of Design, in-house project team, and external project consultants to complete all tasks related to the design and construction of a project. Conceptual building design, schematic design, design development, construction drawings, bidding/negotiations, and construction administration.
  • Project planning and production scheduling.
  • Building code research and ComChecks.
  • Specification writing/editing.
  • Presentation of design concepts to clients.
  • Coordination of external project consultants work with that of DKN personnel.
  • Work with the Director of Construction Administration during the construction phase of the project including attendance of onsite construction meetings and site visits to review pay applications and progress reports, submittal reviews and responses to RFI’s and construction related questions in a timely manner.
  • Work under deadlines.



  • Competitive Compensation 
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Vacation and Personal Time Off 
  • Happy Hour
  • Leadership Development
  • Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Potential for Flexible Work Schedule
  • Work Life Balance
  • Creative Environment with a Talented Design Team
  • Hybrid work schedule with appropriate level of experience
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