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Klingner is looking for an architectural designer who’s passionate about the impact of design on people’s lives. If you’re collaborative by nature, enjoy teaching and learning from others, and understand that the best design comes from the exchange of ideas, you’ll find a home at Klingner. As a proactive and creative problem-solver, you’ll get the chance to make meaningful contributions to our projects — all while building great relationships with colleagues, clients, consultants, contractors, and vendors.


  • Independently, and under limited direction, initiate and develop creative design concepts and the design documents during the design development phase, including the creation, selection, and / or coordination of architectural detailing.
  • Participate and collaborate in design reviews, charettes, and pin-ups.
  • Prepare and contribute to design and presentation efforts utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch-Up, Enscape, and other programs as required.
  • Independently develop and manage the Revit model to produce plans, elevations, and sections. With limited direction, produce Revit section and plan details within all architectural phases.
  • Communicate internally through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.
  • Work with other disciplines to ensure coordination of project documents.
  • Assist in coordination of engineering systems with engineers.
  • Possibly take on a leadership role within the team on a particular project issue or topic.
  • Review shop drawings, material samples, and construction documents for design conformance with some guidance from the Project Architect.
  • Take field measurements and attend field site inspections.
  • Attend and actively participate in project team meetings
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of building materials, systems, specifications, codes, details, and construction techniques.
  • Effectively use appropriate tools to design and document at all project phases.
  • Manage time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with frequent interaction and direction from project leadership.
  • Travel occasionally to support project tasks.
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The side of a building at dusk with a bright, glass room on the ground floor


  • 3-7+ years of work experience, with at least 3 years of experience working as an architectural designer. Prior experience with Workplace, Education, and / or Municipal design preferred.
  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture OR non-professional Bachelor Degree within a school offering a NAAB accredited program required. B.Arch or M.Arch from an accredited program required.
  • Actively pursuing Architectural Registration in the United States is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Revit, Enscape or other rendering software, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Cloud required.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully design plans, elevations, and sections in Revit.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

NOTE: Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Interest Forms without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should highlight your role on the project(s) and be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your Interest Form in the section where you are asked to upload your Resume or CV.

Why I Chose Klingner…
Kayla Fuller

“I enjoy the diversity of the projects in our communities that we have the opportunity to work on. It’s exciting to share what I do with friends and family and for them to see it in real life.

The staff in all levels of the firm are also supportive and encourage growth in our careers through mentorship and other opportunities.”

Kayla Fuller, AIA

The Perks

At Klingner, we offer excellent benefits, career growth opportunities, and a competitive salary depending on experience.

  • Mentor / Mentee opportunities
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health Insurance (three coverage options available)
  • VPTO, sick leave, and 7.5 paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Health savings and Flexible Spending
  • Yearly Wellness reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
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What Sets Klingner Apart

Your experience is valued. Unique to the Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, and Geotech industry, Klingner & Associates, P.C. has an average employee retention rate of 9.5 years. As a nearly 120-year-old firm, this makes us proud. Each staff member provides a wealth of understanding and experience that helps drive our reputation for high quality deliverables. 

Client support is important to everyone in the firm. For over 10 years, Klingner has maintained an 85% client retention rate. We are also focused on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, culture, and project delivery. 

With an engaged leadership, Klingner acts on employee feedback and recommendations for continued evolution. At Klingner, we value quality, respect, professional advancement, and enjoying the work environment. 

Apply today to become a part of a growing organization, deeply rooted in the communities we serve.

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Architects discussing building concepts
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Ready to Apply?

Applying is easy – Simply complete the Initial Interest Form below.

We are an EOE; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Upload your completed resume, then fill in and submit this Initial Interest Form.

Don’t see an open position of particular interest?

That’s okay! We’re always looking for experienced professionals who want to work in our wheelhouse of expertise. We welcome you to apply today.