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Position: Architecture Intern

Detailed description of position

Assist in design of single family new construction, additions and renovations. Production of construction drawings using Archicad. Shop drawing review and coordination. Finish selections and fixture research and selection. Site visits and construction training.

Name of companyFour LB Consulting, LLC

Contact name: Lyle Burgini

Contact email:

Contact phone: (214) 684-2161

Listing expires: Sept 15, 2023  


Position: Project Architect

Detailed description of position

SSARCO of TX is seeking an experienced Project Architect to join our firm in Dallas, Texas. Our firm offers opportunities for professional growth through a wide variety of projects including luxury automotive, mixed-use, fitness and community centers, municipal, office, and restaurants.


Professional Degree in Architecture.

  • Licensed Architect or pursuing licensure.
  • 3+ years of commercial architectural experience.
  • Experience preparing all stages of design documentation, performing construction administration, and consultant coordination.
  • Revit, Bluebeam (AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp, or other 3D Modeling preferred).
  • Ability to present confidently.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage and prioritize multiple projects and adjust work accordingly.
  • Positive attitude and goal oriented.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • High degree of accuracy in work including adherence to Architectural standards, building codes, and generally accepted construction practices, construction documents, and BIM/CAD best practices.


  • Generating design solutions.
  • Work with the Project Director to develop and manage the project schedule and oversee and manage the documentation process to ensure timely and profitable completion of the project.
  • Prepare and coordinate all project deliverables.
  • Manage contract administration responsibilities.
  • Ensure accurate preparation of project construction documents and communication with and coordination of the preparation of documents with consultants, contractors, and team members.
  • Submit and obtain approval from authorities having jurisdiction.
  • Adhere to file system protocols.
  • Accountable for project technical quality and responsible also for maintaining and revising project budgets and schedules.
  • Document code review and compliance.
  • Manage client relations.
  • Communicate and coordinate with management, clients, consultants, and contractors related to daily business operations.
  • Visit with city officials and clients as necessary.
  • Job site visits to manage construction progress during the construction phase of the project.
  • Lead team meetings to discuss project issues, technical issues, and coordination.
  • Monitor and direct the design team to delegate project duties and ensure the feasibility of produced designs, including the architectural staff assigned and external consultants.

Compensation Package includes:
Competitive Base Salary ($85,000-$95,000/year based on experience)
Bonuses based on company profitability
Paid vacation and holidays
Parking/Transportation Allowance

Job Type: Full-time
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Work Location: In person

About us:

SSARCO of TX, PLLC is a fast-growing architectural firm and offers the opportunity for career growth and experience in all phases of design and construction. Our key focus is on client relationships. We have invested in our people and their personal development and career fulfillment.

Send your resume to:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year

Name of company: SSARCO of TX

Contact name: Adriana Flores

Contact email:

Contact phone: (214) 494-1420

Listing expires: Sept 30, 2023

Position: Urban Designer- Job Captain

Detailed description of position

Tryba Architects is a nationally recognized architecture firm specializing in the full integration of architecture, interior design, urban design historic preservation, landscape architecture and planning. Throughout the firm’s 35-year history we have earned a national reputation for shaping and reshaping urban structures and systems into special places. Our practice is driven by a commitment to our clients to collaborate in crafting detailed buildings and spaces intimately connected to function, people, nature, and the urban environment. We work nationally from offices in Denver and Fort Worth.
This position will be based in our Downtown Fort Worth office, offering remote opportunities within a flexible office environment. 


  • Strong design creativity and technical proficiency.
  • Previous experience working on urban development projects, including design and collateral for project vision and values; site planning and programming; urban design guidelines; interface with city agencies and general understanding of planning/entitlement processes.
  • Excellent communication skills – collaborating directly with partners of the firm during all phases of design and drawing production.
  • Familiarity with sustainable design concepts and the LEED rating system. Motivated to develop and sustain personal and professional relationships with the firm’s officers, principals, and staff allowing for open interaction, honest dialogue, and productive feedback. From these interactions, the candidate would be able to give to others and gain from others a sense of strength, personal, and professional growth and enjoyment. 


  • Graduate or professional degree from an accredited school of Architecture or Urban Design.
  • 3 years of Professional Experience minimum.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Knowledge of managing budgets, schedules, and communication with clients and consultants.
  • Multi-tasking/time management skills: the ability to work on several projects at the same time in a production role. 

Benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) plans, Profit Sharing Plan, Performance Bonuses, Life & AD&D Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability Plans, PTO (Vacation, Sick, Holidays), Professional License Registration Renewal, Flexible Schedule, Office-sponsored events and activities

Our award-winning work is widely recognized for transforming historic buildings and sites into active, human-scaled, vibrant, and timeless places. If you meet the qualifications above and are passionate about pursuing architectural excellence, providing exemplary client service, and working on transformational projects, please forward your resume and examples of work to: For consideration, please include “Urban Design Professional Fort Worth” in the subject.

Name of company: Tryba Architects

Contact name: Clare Verrochi

Contact email:

Contact phone: (303) 831-4010

Listing expires: Oct 27, 2023    

Position: Independent Contractor

Detailed description of position

I'm looking for someone that loves the English Country Cottage style for both residential architecture and residential landscaping. I need someone who can produce architectural drawings for the interior and exterior of the home I'm renovating in Flower Mound, Texas that sits on a 1.18 acre lot. The ideal candidate will also be able to produce landscape drawings for the renovation. There are 2 primary parts of the exterior plan and 2 primary parts of the interior plan for the home.


  1. Build a 19.5' x 22' poolhouse on the north end of the pool in the backyard. There's an existing 210' of railroad tie retaining wall. The plan is to redo the current wall w/ Oklahoma Moss Rock (and give it an English Country Cottage look);
    a). Use part of the retaining wall would be about 18" higher than grade to serve as a barrier/ seating/planter and transformed the north end of the property into a beautiful entryway for the backyard,
    b). Use two of the walls where there's a 90 degree angle for the retaining wall into the lower level of the poolhouse,
    c). The lower level of the poolhouse will be a storm cellar/lawn equip. storage, and
    d). The main level of the poolhouse will be pool deck grade and have an outdoor fireplace and kitchen with an outdoor shower and an area for the exterior stairway on the east end of the poolhouse leading up to the second level that's for an office or nanny's quarters.

  2. Modify the front entryway roof with a 24" extension that incorporates an eyebrow arch and brackets on both sides.

  3. Make critical changes to the great room;
    a). Build floor to ceiling bookshelves on the north wall of the great room,
    b). Modify the fireplace on the west wall of the great room to capture an English Country Cottage style,
    c). Make some changes to the main stairway at the main entryway to extend the landing and include a window seat.

Name of company: Life Space Enterprises

Contact name: Dave Juring

Contact email:

Contact phone: (214) 762-7800

Listing expires: Sep 01, 2023


Position:  2024 Engineering & Architecture Associates Program

Detailed description of position 

The 2024 program is now open. The program is open to students who: are graduating with an undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Project Management, or a related discipline, have a passion for public service, and are open to rotating through different Engineering/Architecture disciplines and Port Authority facilities over the span of two years. Even though this is rotational program, Associates are full-time, permanent employees with a yearly salary and benefits. After successful completion of the program, Associates are promoted and many grow their careers within the agency. As of 2023, we have close to 200 program alumni who are still working at Port Authority.

The applications, in addition to more details, can be found here.  Students can apply to more than one discipline. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2023 but students are encouraged to apply earlier because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The program is expected to start in early June 2024. 

Name of company: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Contact name: Eric Glover

Contact email:

Contact phone: 212-435-2867

Listing expires: Nov 30, 2023






Landscape Architect

Detailed description of position

Landscape Architect needed for high-end, boutique residential design-build firm in Houston, Texas. We provide a creative and purposeful office environment in Houston’s Museum District near the Menil Collection. We enjoy designing both historic and modern landscapes for our clients and handle every aspect of creating these beautiful spaces. The history of art design in landscape influences our firm from both a technical and inspiration standpoint. In this position you will work closely with the owner and meet directly with clients offering room to grow and develop as a designer.  


- Enjoys working in a small, fast-paced office environment assisting a team
- Degree in landscape architecture, architecture or similar
- Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, and SketchUp (or other 3D Modeling) is required
- Strong graphic and drawing/sketching skills
- Knowledge of materials + finish selections (horticulture/plant materials is a plus)
- Must excel at juggling multiples things at once and be flexible/wear many hats
- 2+ years of experience, with some high-end residential experience is a plus
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with superior follow-through
- Willingness to work both in office environment and onsite at projects


- Assist and support the principal owner/designer and head project manager in overall needs for the firm
- Drafting and detailing drawings, plans, elevations, sections, etc. from Pre-Design thru Construction
- Participate in project meetings with contractors and clients
- Research products and specifications as requested to execute design intent
- Driving standard size work pick-up truck as needed to pick up samples and materials to take to project job sites
- Help with onsite tasks such as measuring, design mock-ups, checking in on project progress, unloading samples or materials, overseeing material placements
- Sourcing and purchasing of materials for installations
- Project coordination with vendors, contractors, and clients
- Assist in process of compiling pricing for overall project bids /estimates
- Creating and editing precedent imagery presentations for clients using photos from completed projects

Excellent candidates that do not meet all requirements will be considered.

To apply, please send resume and a portfolio (no larger than 5 MB) to:

Location: Houston, Texas


Name of company: Baldridge Landscape

Contact Name: Alicia Corbit


Contact Phone: (713)-529-2646

Listing Expires: Apr 30, 2024





Position: Planning Technician 

Detailed description of position

The purpose of the position is to assist staff members and customers with planning, zoning, and building permit applications. This is accomplished by performing administrative and procedural duties related to the department; providing technical assistance; receiving and filing planning and land use permit applications; reviewing zoning permit applications; and providing planning information to the public. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance and information to staff and public by administering planning programs areas and/or ordinances;
  • Receives, accepts, files, and processes zoning, planning and land use permit applications; and reviews permits to ensure compliance with City requirements and completeness;
  • Performs office tasks by conducting data entry; file management; copying documents; and answering the telephone;
  • Maintains records by using automated and computerized tracking systems; hard copy files; and other records;
  • Prepares and presents various information for internal and external audiences by researching planning issues; creating maps, charts, and tables; managing the City and department website;
  • managing social media outlets; utilizing GIS applications; and attending public meetings and events;
  • Assists with meetings by preparing agenda packets and distributing agenda items; setting up rooms; and other related tasks; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.
  • Qualifications
    High school diploma or equivalent; 
    2 years of related work experience;
    Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; and  
    Valid Driver’s License.

Supplemental Information
Knowledge of City policies and procedures;
Knowledge of zoning administration; building codes; and other relevant regulations or ordinances; 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
Skill in ArcGIS, database management, website development, and social media management;
Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends; and
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with City administration, other employees, and the general public.

See Website for More Information

Name of company: City of Desoto 

Listing expires: Sept 1, 2023

Position: Planner

Detailed description of position 

The purpose of this position is to assist with the development review and long range planning activities and operations for the City of Cedar Hill.  This is accomplished by reviewing site plans and plats to determine compliance with codes and ordinances; making recommendations for zoning changes and conditional uses based upon planning principles; and performing research on best practices in the areas of form based codes, transit oriented development and small area plans.  This position would also include the review and preparation of staff reports and presentations to boards/commissions and City Council.  Other duties would include the following:  responding to professional and citizen inquiries; preparing maps and graphics; drafting ordinances and performing file research; providing demographic data; future growth analysis; recommending land development policies and ordinances; survey compilation and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position must coordinate with outside agencies and/or developers.  This position does not provide direction to other employees.


  • Bachelor's degree in planning, architecture, engineering, public administration or related field required.  Master's degree preferred.
  • At least two years of related experience required.
  • A Master's degree in planning, architecture, engineering, public administration or a related field may be substituted for the related experience required.
  • Valid Texas driver's license required

See website for more information:

Name of company: City of Cedar Hill

Contact email:

Contact Phone: 972-291-5100

Listing expires: October 15, 2023

Position: Planning Assistant-Development Services

Detailed description of position

Benefits for this position include: 11 Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Pension Plan, Professional Development Opportunities, and much more. The City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing large cities in the U.S. Our employees serve the needs of nearly 1,000,000 residents, promoting our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability. 

A Planning Assistant job is available with The City of Fort Worth Development Services Department - Platting and Annexation Section. The Development Services Department works with citizens, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve the City's vision of becoming the most livable and best managed city in the country. Our fast-paced work environment and focus on constant improvement keeps us motivated to implement best practices and to provide excellent customer experiences. The Platting and Annexation Section plays a critical role in achieving the City's vision by providing expert advice on platting and annexation proposals; generating development ordinance amendments to streamline and expedite the customer experience; and providing recommendations and guidance to our City Council, Boards, Commissions, and community groups. On a monthly basis, the Planning Assistant participates with the intake and processing associated with approximately forty (40) platting requests. 

Minimum Qualifications:

• High School Diploma/GED.
• Two (2) years of experience in planning related activities including reviewing zoning change requests, preparing plats, or title searches.
• Valid Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Microsoft Office skills required.
• GIS skills are highly desirable and preferred.
• Accela Automation skills are highly desirable and preferred.
• Strong skills in customer service and resolving issues with innovative ideas.
• Training or experience in geography, architecture, and planning is a plus.
• Spanish speaking skills is a plus.


• Assist customers with a variety of plat applications and then review applications for completeness and accuracy
• Read plats for conformance with applicable regulations; and, communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing
• Assist planners and other staff with implementation of plans, programs and policies, and assist with other special projects as needed
• Provide staff support to the City Plan Commission
• Prepare case agendas, dockets and decisions, send case notices to property owners and registered community organizations, distribute materials to other departments and agencies
• Maintain a database of Commission cases
• Provide technical assistance to City staff, the general public, developers, community groups, adjacent cities, counties, and state and federal agencies
• Assist with research requests including the development and utilization of maps, plans, computer files and presentations
• Prepare technical reports, as well as other correspondence, as appropriate and necessary

Supplemental information:

The City of Fort Worth is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the City to recruit, hire, train and promote a diverse workforce without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or another non-merit factor.

The City of Fort Worth is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre­ Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. 

Pay Range: $44,466 to $55,582 annual compensation Job Posting Closing on: Thursday, October 12, 2023

Name of company: City of Fort Worth 

Contact name: Stuart Campbell


Contact phone: (817) 392-2412

Listing expires: October, 12, 2023





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