Career Opportunities

Work for the Leading Residential Design Firm

Not only are the Donald A. Gardner companies well known and respected for our award-winning stock plan designs, we are also considered the leading residential design firm in the country according to Residential Architect. The Donald A. Gardner companies have been growing in exciting directions since our establishment in 1978. Donald A. Gardner companies have also added various services to our portfolio over the past several years. In addition to our stock house plan designs, we also modify our house plans to meet customers' distinctive tastes, publish our own magazines, create unique marketing programs for builders and developers, and much more! Our main goal has always been, and always will be, to provide convenience, superior quality, and a broad range of services to our customers.

At the Donald A. Gardner companies, we realize that our greatest assets are our employees. Our success over the years is a result of the dedication and service of our team members. It takes people doing many different jobs to keep the company strong and growing. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities including professional, management, and entry-level positions in such areas as architecture, sales, marketing, administration, and information technology. We employ only the best and brightest people who possess the skills, abilities and the commitment necessary to help the Donald A. Gardner companies achieve our mission -- to be the leading architectural firm in the stock house plan industry.

Available Positions

Residential Drafter/Designer

Organize and participate in the development of project documents from preliminary design to the completion of the final documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Develop the detail CAD drawings for assigned projects from preliminary layout to final check, track the plan status, and document checklists to ensure all details are included and time schedules are met.
- Produce standard modifications such as reverses, slab, basement, and 2x6 option plans.
- Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.

Minimum Requirements:

- 2 years drafting and/or design experience.
- A degree in architecture or a technical degree from an accredited program.
- A working knowledge of AutoCAD including layer organization, layer states, drawing scales, formatting text, dimensions & tables, plot styles blocks, and specifications.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize project tasks on a daily basis.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package that includes comprehensive medical/dental/vision, 401(k) with a company match, and much more! Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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