Designer 2 – Architecture
San Jose, CA.

RMW architecture & interiors, is an innovative, award-winning architecture and interior design firm, with a collaborative culture. Our mission is to design engaging workplaces for great companies. We are currently experiencing exciting growth and seek an architectural designer 2 to work on a variety of commercial office and industrial projects in our San Jose studio.

Essential Function:

Defines and plans architectural designs to meet project requirements. Contributes and assists with the development of architectural site and building designs.


  • Coordinates with Project Manager on program, budget, and schedule for timely and appropriate design development.
  • Develops planning and creative design concepts of a project.
  • Is responsible for preparing presentations, design drawings and preparation of design details.
  • Works independently on design projects and often coordinating drafting efforts on projects.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard architectural techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.
  • Supervises and/or prepares architectural plans and renderings.
  • Consults manufacturers, evaluates, and selects materials and finish.
  • Performs architectural assignments under direction, without immediate supervision.
  • Coordinates consultants’ work during design phases.
  • Develops design alternatives to meet the client’s programmatic requirements, ensures compliance with building codes and technical suitability.
  • Is responsible for finish plans and specifications or approval of materials and construction.
  • Develops solutions, which integrate building systems, structure, etc.
  • Develops presentation techniques that communicate the design concept(s) to the client.
  • Assists in the construction administration phase by reviewing construction for general conformance with the design concept.
  • Assists in preparing, reviews, and evaluates cost estimates during Schematic and Design Development phases.

Education / Certification / Experience Requirement:

  • Professional degree or recognized equivalent with 5-10 years of experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of Revit, SketchUp, Bluebeam, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience in commercial architecture with specific experience in planning and design.
  • Highly creative with the ability to execute high levels of design.
  • Problem solver with a strong sense of design, building systems, and materials.
  • Technically minded.
  • Strong follow-through and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to work within a team structure.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude with a strong aptitude for learning.

For consideration, please email your resume and work samples to referencing the position title on the email subject line. No phone calls, please. RMW architecture & interiors is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.