Designer III


March 14, 2024


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Designer III

Located in Boston’s bustling Innovation District, TRIA seeks highly motivated, entrepreneurial people to join our rapidly growing team. A partner-led architecture firm with a focus on building long-term client relationships through innovative design solutions to our client’s business challenges, we approach our work with equal parts passion and precision. Our clients are commercial and science & technology organizations whose mission to discover, advance, and innovate inspires our approach. Ours is a fast-paced environment with significant opportunities for candidates who thrive on challenges, want to make their voices heard, and enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.

Position Summary

As part of the project team, Designer 3 will be responsible for assisting project team members in all phases of design including programming and planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. This position collaborates closely with the senior project team members to provide production and technical support of documentation, development of presentations, and project coordination and is expected to mentor and provide guidance to junior designers. Designer 3 corresponds regularly with consultants and vendors to continue to build those relationships and will participate in both in-person and virtual client presentations. Designers must apply themselves to all phases and types of work the firm requires to deliver projects and understand all the sub-disciplines and skills within the firm (workplace design, lab planning, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize and lead document production with industry-standard document delivery software, REVIT, Bluebeam, MS Office.
  • Work with project team members to produce design documents and presentation materials for client review.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of architectural designs for multiple projects.
  • In collaboration with senior project team members, generate design presentations and presentation drawings.
  • Generate 3D renderings.
  • In collaboration with senior project team members, participate in the selection of FF&E, lighting, and other interior and exterior, and architectural products.
  • Take part in site and lab equipment surveys and document survey findings in REVIT.
  • Lead production effort to generate Room Cards and in collaboration with senior project team members, participate in the lab design and planning process.
  • On certain projects, fulfill the Job Captain role and proactively organize the project team, develop work plans, and provide direction and mentorship to the entire production team.
  • Work with the Project Designer/ Architect to generate a team task list based on project deliverables (have production responsibilities in addition to oversight of junior designers).
  • Perform on-site existing conditions surveys.
  • Generate Code summary and review with Project  Architect. Provide clients with recommendations on building code requirements, zoning, and material specifications. Review local rules and regulations to ensure the construction project falls within all constraints.
  • Assist with consultant team coordination working with consultant to coordinate scope, and execute Project Designer/Architect direction.
  • Attend and record meeting notes and follow up with deliverables from meetings.
  • Apply knowledge of building technology to the overall approach and detailing for interior and ground-up projects.
  • Develop technical details of building envelope systems, including masonry and stone veneer, premanufactured metal wall panel systems, premanufactured window systems, curtain wall assemblies, and roof assemblies.
  • Assist with building surveys, documentation, and consultant coordination to create reports of existing conditions for building owners, for review with the Project Architect and work with Project Designer/Architect to review and complete design documents and presentation materials for the client review.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of architectural project procedures and standards and mentor the project team to ensure timely and effective completion of projects. Keep up to date on the latest architectural and interior products.
  • Review deliverables for document accuracy
  • Assist in the review of submittals. Participate in the overall Construction Administration process.
  • Understand the need to be efficient and respect project cost limitations, schedules, and hourly budgets for the completion of work.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

Adaptability- Accepts constructive criticism and feedback. Adapts to changes in the work environment. Changes the approach or method to best fit the situation.

Client Service- Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to client needs. Solicits client feedback to improve service.

Continuous  Learning- Assesses own strengths and weaknesses. Pursues training and development opportunities. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Communication- Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Job Knowledge- Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how the job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.

Planning and Organization- Prioritizes work activities and manages competing demands. Uses time efficiently. Works in an organized manner.

Problem Solving- Identifies problems promptly and expedites to team members. Works well in group problem-solving situations.

Quality- Fosters quality focus in others. Improves processes. Measures key outcomes. Sets clear quality requirements.

Quantity- Meets productivity standards. Completes work in a timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly and accurately. Achieves established goals.

Teamwork- Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.

Use of Technology- Adapts to new technologies. Demonstrates required skills.  Keeps technical skills up to date. Troubleshoots technological problems. Uses technology to increase productivity.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or professional degree in architecture or interior design with 6-8 years of experience.

language ability

Read, analyze, and interpret professional, design & construction documents. Write reports, business and consultant correspondences. Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, consultants, and team members.

mathematical ability

Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and commissions. Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

reasoning ability

Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical and design instructions in mathematical, schedule, written, oral, or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

software skills

Excellent computer skills and a general understanding of the following software are required:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Suite: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Proficient and Advanced user experience in the following software is required.

  • REVIT, (including design and construction documentation)
  • Bluebeam REVU
  • Adobe lnDesign
  • DeItek Vision
  • Newforma
  • Microsoft Teams

Additional software requirements: 3D visualization software such as ENSCAPE, Render, SketchUp, Rhino, Parametric, etc., and working knowledge of AutoCAD.

certificates and licenses

Completed prerequisites to sit for Licensure LEED AP with specialty

Supervisory Responsibilities

No direct reports

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The job operates in a professional office environment. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as assigned workstations, computers, and phones.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Requires ordinary conversation, hearing, and visual acuity.
  • Bend, squat, kneel, twist, and reach repetitively.
  • Sit, stand, walk for prolonged periods (2 – 6 hours per day), and move about the office and customer facilities as necessary.
  • Performing this job regularly requires the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Contact Information

Interested? Send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Sherwood Butler. Please put your last name in the subject line and the position in which you are interested. All submissions must be in PDF format with maximum file size of 5MB.
Thanks in advance—we look forward to meeting you.