Architectural Drafting and Design Group



Architectural Drafter 1

Entry level with high school drafting training or other appropriate basic drafting experience. Copies sketches, layouts, and drawings prepared by others.


Architectural Drafter 2

Entry level with some specialized drafting or engineering training such as Associate Degree or experience as Level 1. Copies detailed plans and drawings.


Architectural Drafter 3

Experienced draftsperson that performs non-routine and complex drafting assignments requiring application of standardized drawing techniques. Works independently with occasional direction from supervisor and may direct efforts of less-experienced draftspersons.


Senior Architectural Drafter

Prepares design development and construction documents with guidance from Job Captain, Project Architect, or Team Leader. Requires substantial design development and architectural drafting experience for a wide variety of projects. Requires minimum of 10 years' experience in drawing production or professional training with 8 years' experience. Experience also required in mechanical, electrical, and civil drafting. Should have substantial knowledge of production procedures for design development and construction documents; thorough knowledge of architectural planning, drafting, detailing, and building materials; working knowledge of site planning and civil, structural, mechanical, and acoustical engineering; general knowledge of building codes.


Job Captain

Provides coordination of drafting required to for bidding purposes and construction. May be called to work on multiple concurrent projects with primary concern for construction documents. Assists in investigation and design of projects. Provides supervision and quality-control review of drafting group. Requires thorough knowledge of architectural drafting, detailing, building materials, building codes, and construction. General direction received from Project Manager, Team Leader, or Architect with deviations from standards referred to Supervisor.


Junior Designer - A  (0 to 3 years)

Performs routine architectural design and provides office support for projects. Assists in preparation of design and construction documents, correcting and updating drawings.


Junior Designer - B  (3 to 5 years)

Prepares design and construction documents. Requires general knowledge of design development and production of presentation and construction documents. Requires working knowledge of construction techniques and related engineering principles. Performs more complex projects than Junior Designer-A and assists in architectural problem-solving as individual breadth of experience allows.


Designer  (5 to 10 years)

Develops planning and creative-design concepts for projects. Requires substantial experience in architecture and engineering, specifically in planning and design. Prepares presentation and design drawings and details. Works independently on architectural design projects and will often coordinate project drafting efforts.


Project Designer  (10+ years)

Develops solutions to client architectural complexities. Initiates and creates project designs and plans with responsibility for preparing presentation and design drawings. Requires extensive experience in all phases of architecture and engineering including substantial and varied experience in project planning and design. Coordinates all trades and agencies related to building design while monitoring drawings.