Ruhnau Clarke Architects is currently in a growth mode and we are looking for employees who are driven and love a challenge.  We have a position available in our Riverside office for an Architectural Designer. We are architects specializing in K-12, higher educational facilities, public use projects, medical, and retail projects.  Ruhnau Clarke Architects offers excellent benefits and compensation commensurate with experience.

Talent Summary:

The Architectural Designer will assist in the design and development of projects, will produce design presentation material, and will assist in the production and documentation of construction documents.  Must be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in architectural CAD/Revit and/or drafting and design development.  Must have a willingness to expand knowledge in architecture, architectural design techniques and architectural technology.


  • Reports to Sr. Designer/Project Architect/Principal

  • Assists in development of project document during all phases of the project

  • Performs non routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity

  • May assist in development of project marketing interview materials


  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Personable and presentable with ability to engage in informed conversation with clients.

  • Strong graphic presentation skills

  • Strong design skills

  • Knowledgeable with current building codes

  • Knowledgeable with agency review process and DSA procedures helpful

  • Computer skill set including Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUP, Adobe Creative Suite, Lumion

  • Ability to assist in the documentation of project design with engaging presentations utilizing tools such as 3D CAD modeling, and product or material research

  • Ability to effectively participate in schematic design and design development of projects, and make client presentations

  • Ability to use creativity and original thinking in design issues with a keen eye for detail and exemplary taste in design and architecture

  • Ability to effectively participate in office design charettes, team design critiques and pin-ups.

  • Ability to use basic design communication skills via sketching and hand drawings

  • Ability to follow the design intent of graphic and verbal direction

  • Ability to participate in the development of 3D modeling of projects.  Prepare various design communication and presentation materials including sketches, rendered 2D & 3D drawings, rendered perspectives, slide shows and material selection boards


  • Prefer minimum of BS in Architecture


  • Requires 4-5 years’ experience in design, preferably in K-12, higher educational facilities, public use projects, residential, hotel, or retail projects

If interested, please complete and submit the following form.