Jr. Architect Wanted


Are you a CAD Monkey? Are you ready to evolve? Let us guess: you studied architecture while dreaming of becoming the next Louis Kahn or Renzo Piano but you’ve done nothing but stair details and ADA bathroom plans for the past two years. Let us help you!

We are a growing architecture and design firm that is highly collaborative and fully committed to the professional growth of every team member. No, you won’t be designing the next $200 million multi-use whatever in Downtown Wherever but you will be working with a group of highly talented professionals that produce award winning projects year after year.

Location: Colleyville, Texas

Experience REQUIRED: A minimum of 2 years in architectural design and documentation with experience in Interior Architectural Design a plus.

Education REQUIRED: Bachelor of Architecture from accredited architectural program.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

*Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, & Sketchup required.
*The ability to accurately prepare and clearly organize project construction documents.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills are required in this position as well as the ability to fluently exchange information and eliminate misunderstandings.
*Proficiency in rendering and knowledge of Photoshop a plus. Specific Responsibilities:
*Responsibilities include: assisting the design team with the complete documentation of the design through all phases of a project.
*Translate concepts and information into working drawings that conform to standard construction methods and relevant codes.
*Coordinate working drawings with consulting engineers, architects, etc. as required.
*Coordinate with General Contractor during construction phase including submittal review, RFI responses, & site visits as required.
*Maintain project drawing standards and data management standards.

How to Apply

Interested in applying? Send an email to Trish and Elyssa using the addresses below, and include "JR. ARCHITECT" in the subject line of your email. We'll set up a phone interview to learn more about you!


Junior Architect 4x4 /

What's a 4x4? This tool is designed to help us clarify and communicate our expectations to team members. The purpose is to set you up for success, so you can be clear and confident in your role. The 4 x 4 shows you 12 ways to be a hero, and four ways you can get into trouble.


In a growing entrepreneurial organization, we look for all team members to be alert, curious, responsive, and resourceful.


Bottom line: always listen to the clients goals down to the minutia. Own the details and make sure they get implemented throughout the process. Anticipate potential project issues and problems before they happen.


With one foot in the architecture world and one foot in the interiors world, this position is the link that achieves the projects' technical goals without compromising the aesthetic goals. This requires constantly questioning how things are built and why things are planned the way they are.


Always move quickly on communication both internal and external. Responding quickly, calmly, and positively to needs and changes makes a good team great. Remember to be responsive to your team as well as our clients.


Be self-managing and able to problem-solve by using available resources to find solutions. Comfortable in using and teaching required programs: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-up, and BluBeam.


We want each team member to look for ways to do things efficiently that produces results.


Always look for ways to improve process efficiency. We must do our jobs well and not cut corners – sometimes there is no shortcut. Remember to always consider technology and systems as a support to fuel speed.


Use our industry partners to their fullest potential. Know when to own a detail and when to shepherd a detail. As architects, sometimes our most important role is Conductor. That's working smarter and making things easier on yourself in this field.


Work smarter, not harder. Know when to break the mold and when to go with the tried-and-true. Not every space can be cutting-edge but some key elements require invention. Details and materials will make or break a budget and send us into Value Engineering which exposes us and our client to potential loss of profitability.


Be a lifelong learner and continually grow into bigger roles and responsibilities. Pursue licenses and certifications, learn about building systems, landscape design, lighting design, and historic preservation. Strive to be an expert.


This section identifies areas of responsibility to our teammates, authority figures, clients, and projects.


Everyone needs time to focus. No one functions well with too many interruptions. Make a list and set aside time for focused direction from your supervisors and teammates.


We take care of each other around here. Always take care of our clients and your teammates. If you think they need help, give it. If you think they need a reminder, remind them. If you think there is something you can take off their plate, volunteer to take it.


As designers and architects, we are by nature control freaks – but, as supervisors, we have to let go of the details and trust our team .That's where you come in. Own the details and keep the leadership team out of the weeds.


Comfort zones are for children. Our workload is famously busy, and we need team members who relish the seasons of hustle around here. It's necessary for ALL team members to take their performance and contribution to the next level, always.


You're in the danger zone here. Danger zone = jobless territory. These things turn us into axe murderers (figuratively speaking, of course).


We have a relaxed work environment. Professional dress is a rarity around here, and punching a clock isn't anything we want to manage around here. BUT, the work still needs to get done. We allow flexibility and encourages camaraderie, but a professional attitude toward the quality of work and a respect of coworkers' time is of equal importance.


Hey, problems and challenges happen on every project. It's just a nature of the business. But we expect our team members to research, collaborate with an expert (internal or external), or previous project in order to find a solution. Allowing problems to fester without implementing a well-founded solution QUICKLY puts our team, our clients' projects, and your employment (!) in grave danger.


Oof, don't let those words fly around here! The success of the project is EVERYONE'S job. We all have strengths and weaknesses, and we do our best to play to our strengths ... but at some point, everyone is required to do something new or get out of their comfort zone in order to keep the project moving forward. It might mean leading a conference call, checking on installation dates, or making a site visit. Everything around here is a team effort, all day, every day.


There is a difference between venting productively and complaining. You should always be mindful of the impact you are having on your team and coworkers. Negativity is TOXIC, and our culture is defined by the lowest common denominator. Don't be the bad apple that spoils the bunch – when you see it, it's your responsibility to squash it.

Also remember: our clients ultimately pay the bills around here. Talking smack about them and their projects never leaves a good impression with our leadership team. We are to ALWAYS be grateful for the work we are entrusted with, even when we encounter occasional bumps along the way.

Questions? Email trish@thielandthiel.com and elyssa@thielandthiel.com