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Responsible for production of retail construction working drawings, including advanced knowledge of architectural detailing.


The Architectural Drafter is responsible for producing construction documents for remodel projects, drafting complex millwork and metal fixtures, keeping store plans up to date and related tasks. Plan sheets include demolition, drywall, power and signal, lighting, RCP, flooring, elevations, details, legends, schedules and supporting documents required for a complete set of bid documents. This position reports to the Director of Production and works with Project Managers and Job Captains to meet project schedules. Our projects include branded shop in shops, restroom remodels, partial store remodels and creating fixture manual details for custom millwork and metal store fixtures for Neiman Marcus stores.


A Day in the Life Responsibilities:


  • First and foremost, bring your integrity and customer service every day. Our team members are our customers. Never stop learning and flex to learn and adapt to our office methods.
  • Draft architectural interior drawings, elevations, details and other project documents in the current release of AutoCAD, from sketch packages, hand sketches and verbal instructions, with a very high level of quality control.  
  • Experience in adhering to strict CAD standards, project start up and close out CAD procedures and other departmental processes.
  • Draft complex custom millwork and metal fixture details. Willingness to deep dive and learn how to build sections and details on your own, from a sketch package.
  • Our professional environment requires a high level of verbal and written communication skills. Work with various team members to obtain direction and have the ability to articulate scope of work, identify missing details and to deliver projects on schedule.
  • Merge consultant CAD plans into N.M. drawings, to create complete sets of plans, elevations and details.
  • Responsible for the prompt checking of shop drawings, verifying their accuracy with the bid documents and their prompt return.
  • Various duties such as converting archive drawings into CAD, uploading project files to cloud, creating Excel spreadsheets, occasional store surveys, presentations or special assignments.
  • Grow toward becoming an expert in CAD or Bluebeam and lead lunch & learn team topics.


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts or Associate, or technical degree in related field.
  • Must provide a portfolio of experience drafting plans, elevations and details for architectural store interiors, or similar luxury tenant finish out.
  • Expert level of 2016-2018 AutoCAD.  Intermediate Excel, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop or Revit skills a plus.
  • Intuitive thinking required, in order to convert a sketch package into a thorough set of construction documents. Must enjoy highly detailed projects and working independently to deliver projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in various stages with self-motivation to meet deadlines.
  • Experience designing or drafting metal and wood store displays a plus.
  • Knowledge of commercial hardware, construction materials and methods of installation a plus.


Work Experience:

Minimum of 3 years experience in production of working drawings for store interior remodels. Other similar experience would be luxury tenant finish out projects requiring detailed millwork drawings.



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