We're looking for talented designers.

Do You Love Where You Work?

Cordtsen Design Architecture is a firm like no other. We are a faith-based, energetic, engaged firm with a strong culture, aspiring individually and as a team to a set of core values. Design creative, inspired buildings while living and working in Tampa Bay, FL or Newport, RI, two of America’s most popular lifestyle destinations. Every day is a dream come true!

We’re seeking to add a new Architectural Designer to our growing full-service architecture firm. You’ll create beautiful, timeless designs fully customized for our clients’ needs while collaborating closely with them from vision to completion. With every project, we aim to raise the bar, challenge industry norms, and take an intuitive approach allowing us to follow the best path forward. At CDA, you’ll be part of a strong and encouraging team of architects and designers committed to being the best we can be both personally and professionally. 

Architectural Designer

What You’ll Bring to CDA

  • Bachelor of Architecture degree, minimum (preference for Architecture or Architectural Studies, but not required)
  • Architectural Registration or in process
  • 3+ years’ post-graduation experience in the field, minimum
  • Experience working on large projects from Planning through Construction Administration
  • Experience working closely with Project Architects and clients throughout the process
  • Excellent communication and team collaboration skills
  • AutoCAD skills required
  • Revit skills required
  • Must live in and be authorized to work in the United States 
  • Willing and able to work full-time on site in our Middletown, RI or Brandon, FL offices 

What You’ll Be Doing at CDA

  • Working as a team member to accomplish tasks
  • Design/drafting projects as it concerns all phases of design
  • Code reviews
  • Town permitting (Zoning, HDC, CRMC, DEM, etc)
  • 3D renderings and presentation boards
  • Client, consultant, & contractor coordination & correspondence
  • Construction Administration

Our Core Values at CDA

  • Enjoys client relationships
  • Creative problem solver
  • Organized / Efficient
  • Kindness with Gratitude
  • Embraces feedback
  • Inspires others through service

Why You’ll Love Being at CDA

  • Fully Paid Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, incl. Deductibles & Co-Pays
  • Generous Paid Time Off (including Flex-Time) plus additional 10 Paid Holidays
  • Twice Yearly Performance Bonuses
  • Matching Retirement Plan (up to 3% of your pay)
  • Professional Development Opportunities & Mentoring
  • Annual AIA Renewal Reimbursement
  • Weekly Production Meetings with Lunch Provided
  • Monthly Staff Meetings with “CSI Awards”
  • Personal Housekeeping or Landscaping Services
  • Care Ministry
  • You won’t find a better company culture anywhere! 


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