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Position Opening: Architectural Designer / Design Project Manager

We are seeking a talented Architectural Designer / Design Project Manager to join our design team. TDS is a full-service residential design-build contractor that remodels and builds homes in and around Madison, Wisconsin. We are a close-knit group of 15 that prides ourselves on our integrity, commitment to each other, and dedication to providing exceptional craftsmanship and customer experience. We enjoy a positive working environment and satisfying work. 

We offer a full benefits package including; health, dental, flex, PTO, holidays, 401k, and more. 

As our ideal candidate, you are looking for a long term career in a stable work environment that provides support and respect. You are an energetic, driven, detailed, and self-motivated individual who is looking for consistent growth as a designer. Two years minimum design experience is ideal, but the most important qualification is to be a good fit with our core company values.


  • A Curious, Life-long Learner
  • Kind, Respectful & Compassionate
  • An Engaged Team Player
  • A Forward-thinking Problem Solver
  • A Community Steward

We welcome your application. 

This position is an immediate full-time in-office (not remote) opening. Send resumes with a cover letter or questions to Ben at if you are interested in joining the TDS team!

Job Summary:

Design, manage and oversee projects throughout the design phases from the Concept Phase through to Design Development, Construction Drawings, and duties during construction with oversight & guidance from our Director of Design. Project types include; Residential remodels, additions & new construction

Design & Management Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Understand & synthesize project requirements to produce functional, beautiful, buildable, on-budget & on-time designs.
  • Produce drawings to communicate project designs at various phases of design to the client, co-workers, sub-contractors & code officials.
  • Design activities, (depending on the project) including exterior design & selections, interior space planning, construction detailing, product research, etc. 
  • Client Communications — Communicate with clients about project goals, design elements, material specifications, etc. & provide high quality and responsive customer service.
  • Organize projects by keeping good project records, creating & monitoring design schedules, estimating & tracking design fees, etc.
  • Facilitate the work of projects by coordinating with a team of other TDS staff members, outside consultants & subcontractors to produce design projects and drawings.
  • Be accountable for your own productivity, efficiency & accuracy throughout each project. 
  • Perform duties during construction such as responding to RFIs, visit project sites, etc.
  • Performs the above functions in various capacities across multiple design projects at any one time.


  • Minimum of two years professional experience. More Preferred.
  • A strong grasp of design-thinking and the design process.
  • Possesses the ability to listen well to and ask good questions of both clients and coworkers.
  • Proficiency with CAD. Knowledge of Chief Architect preferred, but training will be provided.
  • Strong organization, communication & client management skills.
  • Knowledge of residential, wood-framed construction and residential building codes.
  • Able to accurately measure existing buildings & prepare existing drawings.
  • Experience in drawing architectural details & producing high quality drawings.
  • Desire to learn about building science, Passive House, and high performance home design & construction strategies.

Published on Mar 11 2022

Last Updated on Mar 22 2022

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