DKN architects reviewing blueprints


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 who is a self-starter, creative and organized. The ideal candidate 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.




  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture Degree from accredited architectural program (NAAB) Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in an architectural office.
  • Licensure preferred, but not required.
  • Salary range $85,000 – $100,000, dependent on education, licensure status, and experience.



  • Computer proficiency of Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Microsoft Windows based systems, Bluebeam.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local building and energy codes. 
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Complete understanding of the preparation of Construction Drawings.
  • Understands construction sequencing.
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiation, and consulting skills.
  • Ability to create new ideas, both independently and in collaboration.
  • 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 work on multiple small/medium 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.
  • Material systems and construction method research.
  • Specification writing/editing.
  • Presentation of design concepts to clients.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for creating and implementing his/her own work schedule including remote work or work from the office.
  • 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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