Designer/Architect Job Opening

1. Designer/Architect

Designer/Architect Opportunity With Nationally Recognized Award Winning Firm

Architectural Building Arts, Inc. is opening its doors for our Lead Designer/Architect position. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years experience as a Designer/Architect. 
 A background in remodeling is preferred. This position requires a creative and unique individual who is self motivated, dependable, an effective communicator, and efficient with time management. As a lead designer you will work with our sales team to create enriching spaces that bring lasting value to our clients, their families, and their homes.

Our company has a reputation for producing high-end quality projects on time, on budget, on purpose. If you would like an opportunity to work with a team of professionals committed to success and personal development then Architectural Building Arts is the place to apply. Please send your resume to

Job Requirements:

  • 4 years academic training in residential Design/Architecture
  • 10 years work experience with emphasis on harmonized integration of existing & new
  • Knowledge of remodeling structural issues and a comfortable ability to interact professionally with Engineers & Architects we contract with
  • Knowledge of current building and zoning codes
  • Proficient design, drafting, & rendering skills
  • Possess competent computer skills in the following areas:
  • Chief Architect or CAD related software
  • Apple OS w/ networking
  • Apple Office Suite and Daylite would be helpful
  • Knowledge and experience with Builder Trend is a plus
  • Possess competent preliminary estimating & costing knowledge
  • Possess strong ‘high-end’ Client relations, sales, & negotiating abilities
  • Ability to work well in a team design situation as well as on your own
  • Interest & desire to work within the Design-Build framework 

  • Job Duties:

  • Attend and actively participate in preliminary Design-Build sales calls.
  • Work with sales to define scope & set construction budgets for Design-Build agreements
  • Develop a project design schedule with sales & production that will work for our Client & be willing to present this along with the design agreement
  • Develop, organize, produce, & present the entire design system from programming budget & scope to final construction drawings
  • Work with Sales & Estimating to maintain clear Client feed back as to price implications as design progresses to finished plans
  • Produce buildable permit ready plans within the agreed upon production & estimating schedule
  • Define selections as needed by Sales & Estimating for pricing & production handoff
  • Maintain clear & concise notes on all Client meetings & phone calls, keep them up to date in Client data base or job file
  • Work with Sales & Estimating to complete preliminary estimate, final contract estimate, and production field package
  • Work directly with Clients to facilitate timely decisions on all selections & necessary finishes, record and pass information to the appropriate person for ordering
  • Be available to respond promptly to any issues that need design input during production
  • Maintain a strong supportive stance with Client & production during entire design-build process
  • Develop a lead generating base through your personal & professional connections
  • Contribute and support Marketing Department with photo shoots, project close out meetings, award entries, networking events, and content creation
  • Help maintain & update the sales/design selection library
  • Be ready to help in other areas of the firm when company is not actively contracted for design/build or as time allows 


    The starting pay for this position will be based on the individual’s experience. Anticipated pay scale for this position is $60,000 - $75,000.


  • Paid holidays on your Birthday, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day/Solstice
  • 3 weeks of paid time off (PTO) prorated the first year and included after one full year of employment
  • After 5 full years of employment with ABA each employee receives additional PTO of the work days between Christmas Day and New Years Day
  • Employee is eligible for ABA’s health insurance plan the 1st of the month following 30 days of the start of their employment. Up to $250.00 per month will be applied towards the employee’s portion of the company health insurance plan
  • Employee is eligible for 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of employment


Architectural Building Arts is currently seeking applicants for residential remodeling Support Carpenters and Production Assistants

Please send resume to:


Aaron Monroe
Architectural Building Arts
720 Hill St Ste 100
Madison WI 53705


or email:


General Position Requirements for both positions:


  • Mature & responsible work ethic
  • Good judgment & high ethical standards
  • Effective written & oral communication skills
  • Current & valid drivers license in good standing
  • Dependable truck or van for work related transportation
  • Respect and appreciation for the office staff, sales staff, & production staff, and recognition of their equally important role in producing a quality project

Support Carpenter Skills


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in residential remodeling required
  • Strong knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations
  • Ability to handle a full range of interior/exterior remodeling framing and re-working
  • Strong level of new and tie-in rough framing skills and knowledge of proper procedures and sequence of events
  • Good understanding of safe use of power tools and pneumatic nailers
  • Strong level of knowledge and skills at door and window installations, retrofitting openings, and deck building
  • Strong experience and knowledge of finish carpentry skills including cabinet setting, underlayment work, door setting, interior trim work, siding, stair and rail installations

Production Assistant


  • Ability and desire to learn a full range of interior/exterior remodeling framing, reworking, and finish carpentry
  • Basic level of comfort around construction sites and related equipment
  • Basic understanding of safe use of power tools
  • Willingness and comfort level working from ladders and at heights
  • Physically able to lift and carry 4x8x¾ plywood as well as perform demanding work on your feet all day
  • Willingness to get dirty, do demolition, take direction, work with insulation, and take on what is asked of you while keeping a “can do” attitude