As a Mid-Level Designer at DiMella Shaffer, you will work collaboratively as a part of a dynamic team delivering design excellence across a variety of markets. Our team is responsible for balancing quality, creativity, and functionality while working to exceed client goals. Through design, collaboration and innovation, the Mid-Level Designer will help our community create inspiring places for people live, learn, work, and play.  

DiMella Shaffer could be right for you if: 

  • You can create high-quality designs and visualizations. 
  • You thrive on early concept design phases and want to hone your skills. 
  • You are open to feedback and enjoy a collaborative workplace. 
  • You are excited to use your knowledge to mentor junior peers and staff. 
  • You are passionate about beautiful, high-performance environments for people. 
  • You have experience and are comfortable working independently with little supervision. 
  • You can develop detailed design concepts.  
  • You are curious and eager to learn!  



  • 8 – 13 years of professional experience 
  • Degree in Architecture  
  • Strong conceptual design and schematic design skills 
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, visualization, and graphics software 
  • Expertise in SketchUp, Rhino, Revit, Lumion and/or Enscape 



  • Work with Senior Designers to initiative and develop design concepts for projects across various market sectors, including multi-family housing (market-rate and affordable), science and technology facilities, and senior living communities. 
  • Work with project teams to develop initial concepts into building solutions, ensuring that design intent is maintained throughout the design evolution process. 
  • Develop graphics and visualizations for design presentations and proposals. 
  • Conduct design research to inform project design possibilities. 
  • Assist in overseeing junior staff and interns. 


Things we value, but are not required to apply: 

  • Architectural Registration or within two years of hire (we are happy to help you get there)  
  • Knowledge of zoning regulations and general permitting process 
  • Knowledge of codes as they pertain to project scope 
  • Advanced understanding of Revit 
  • LEED, WELL, or Passive House certification a plus 


DiMella Shaffer is curious about you: 

  • Who / What is your biggest influence? 
  • How do you like to spend your time outside of work? 
  • What do you hope to achieve or learn? 
  • Why did you choose a career in design? 


DiMella Shaffer is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EOE) employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply! 

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