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Technical Designer

January 29, 2024

AHL, formerly Architects Hawaii Ltd. is a local, award-winning, and internationally recognized architectural firm with over 77 years' experience in architecture, planning, interiors, sustainability, and historic architecture. With a passion for creating designs that inspire, AHL delivers innovative and thoughtful designs through careful consideration of each project and client’s history, culture and environment. AHL provides services for projects in all market sectors including high-rise residential, commercial mixed-use, healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, industrial, institutional, and military.

AHL’s office in downtown Honolulu is seeking a Technical Designer to join our highly creative and collaborative team.  The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for preparation of design and/or construction drawings and documents.

Salary Range: $70,000 to $90,000

AHL offers a hybrid office/remote 3/2 schedule and a 4-1/2 day work week.

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred.
  • Minimum of five years substantial experience in architectural drafting, design development and detailing on a wide variety of projects.

LEED Accreditation preferred.

  • Substantial knowledge of procedures for production of construction and design development documents.
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural planning, detailing, drafting, construction materials and methods.
  • Working knowledge of related engineering principles and building codes.
  • Proficiency in CAD.
  • Revit and/or 3-D software program experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
typical duties
  • Prepares design development and construction documents, coordinates details and dimensions.
  • Designs and develops technical design concepts, plans, elevations, sections, and details.
  • Assists in the direction of preparation of drawings by other designers.  
  • Checks for code compliance.
  • Conducts general drafting relating to more complicated areas of construction documents and aids in solutions to general architectural problems.
  • Acts as job captain on less complex projects.
AHL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex including gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence, marital status, sexual orientation, credit history or arrest and court record, or any other status protected by federal or state law.