Intern Architect

Job ID 1422 Location West Des Moines, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

Shive-Hattery's West Des Moines office has an immediate opening for an Intern Architect.

Required experience

  • Entry level position and applies to individuals with up to 2 years' experience.

  • Completion of accredited professional degree program with a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in architecture, or equivalent in appropriate education and experience.

  • Basic knowledge of design of architectural systems, construction documentation and associated technology.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of aptitude in critical, creative thinking associated with design and the design process.

  • Basic understanding of architectural specifications, international building codes, life safety code, and current ADA requirements.

  • Knowledge of programming, planning, and building performance is beneficial.

  • Qualifications/Proficiencies-motivated and creative professional; able to design with inherent understanding of building systems; capable of designing projects for public/institutional clients in Civic/Justice, Educational and Healthcare Sectors with limited involvement with private developer clients.

  • Self-motivated and able to problem-solve independently. Strong working knowledge of Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Google SketchUp is required. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial.

  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Participate and contribute to design discussions, idea generation, collaboration, and design work in drawing, model and 3D image formats.

  • Production and coordination of design process and technical documents under the direction of a licensed design professional.

  • Creation of graphical images.

  • Design and detailing in Revit.

  • Attend project and client meetings with design professionals.

  • Interact with and be a representative of the company with clients and contractors as it relates to on-going projects.

*Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and portfolio for consideration.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project.  Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Future Consideration: Yes

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