The RDC approach to each project includes taking a comprehensive look at potential spaces, creating places that speak to their clients, and ultimately developing places where people want to interact, shop, dine, socialize and enjoy. From designing retail, entertainment, and hospitality environments, to working with plans, prototypes, and repositioning existing spaces, RDC’s expertise covers all consumer experiences. They strive to incorporate their craft into everyday spaces, creating extraordinary work.
RDC is an award-winning architectural firm with a diverse portfolio of work. We are currently seeking a Technical Designer to work in our office in Reston, Virginia, one of the most active communities in the DMV area. The ideal candidate will have experience working on retail and commercial projects. The position requires digital graphics experience, good communication skills, and an ability to thrive in a team environment.
The Technical Designer is competent in all conventional aspects of architectural practice with an emphasis on the technical implementation of the project design. Performs work requiring independent judgment and critical thinking. Adapts standards and criteria to project requirements and possesses a diverse working knowledge of related disciplines. The Technical Designer is responsible for coordinating and producing Contract Documents with support and direction from the Project Manager and other senior staff.
Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited program preferred.
5 or more years of experience in architectural practice with a focus on construction documentation is preferred.
Knowledge of architectural detailing and current construction standards.
Proficiency in CAD, REVIT, and other business software and their application to Contract Documents.
Knowledge of codes, consultant's coordination (civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural), and ability to successfully complete the permitting process with minimal aid and supervision.
Basic knowledge of construction contract administration processes.
Effective English communication skills, conversational and written, for ongoing project collaboration and documentation.
RDC offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, medical and dependent care reimbursement plans, education reimbursement program, and paid time off (PTO).