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Palmer Group has partnered with an industry leader with a strong local presence and community ties. They’re looking to hire a new Architectural Associate who will collaborate with a team and share their ideas. With a strong emphasis on client relationships, we are targeting service-based architects that bring new ideas to the table. If you know of someone looking to make a change and fits the criteria below, we’d be happy to connect with them about this opportunity! 


  • Work closely with the design team to develop and refine architectural concepts, 3D models, and visualizations
  • Assist in project coordination, including liaising with clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory authorities
  • Produce accurate and detailed architectural drawings, including plans, elevations, sections, and details
  • Stay up-to-date with architectural trends, building codes, materials, and construction methods
  • Participate in site visits and inspections to monitor construction progress and ensure design intent is being realized
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of architects, engineers, interior designers, and landscape architects 
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation, including meeting notes, reports, and project records


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture from an accredited institution
  • Licensure as a registered architect or working towards obtaining it
  • 3+ years of experience in an architectural role
  • Proficiency in architectural software, including AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong design and conceptual skills, with an eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of building codes, construction processes, and sustainability principles
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn and grow within the architectural field

Work Model:

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Jordan Dougherty at (515) 225-7000 or email Jordan at

Ref: JOB-43930

Jordan Dougherty

Sr Recruiter & Delivery Manager

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:
      $80000 - $95000 per Year