What does a Project Designer do?
Project designers develop solutions for their client’s architectural complexities. They initiate and create project designs and plans with the responsibility for preparing presentations and designing drawings. They coordinate all trades and agencies related to a building's design while monitoring drawings and develop design documentation, technical specifications, and other project-related documents as needed. They attend meetings to discuss issues and new design ideas and analyze design issues while suggesting corrective actions.
Project designers oversee change order management and document filing activities and work with management to develop drawings according to company design standards while staying abreast of the latest developments in design technologies and techniques. Project designers need a bachelor's degree in interior design, interior architecture, or architecture, and proficiency with systems, including AutoCAD and Adobe suite.
- Use prior experience to convert system design concepts into specific layouts by interpreting information set forth in basis of design as well as information gathered from users, other consultants, field surveys and code research.
- Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, architecture, computer science, or information systems.
How much does a Project Designer make?
Project Designer Career Path
Learn how to become a Project Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Project Designer Insights
“If you are a good worker you get harder job to do for almost the same salary.”
“A healthy work / life balance is actively encouraged and I am able to fulfill my personal obligations while thriving in my professional life.”
“Within CannonDesign there are many extraordinary leaders to mentor you and help develop your career.”
“New build building projects and nice job load.”
“Encourages work and life balance.”
“Dogs at work and friendly environment.”
“Nice people to work with”
“Relatively good work life balance”
Project Designer Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Project Designer
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