Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc. Architectural Designer Clifton, VA · Full time Company website

Architectural Designer


Are you a creative team player? Do you thrive in a bustling environment? If so, Sun Design is the place for you!

What its like to work at Sun Design:

How our clients feel about us:

We are seeking an Architect or an Architecturally trained Designer with a minimum of 5-8 years of residential design and wood frame construction experience, preferably in a residential remodeling or homebuilding company. We are looking for a team player who puts both internal and external customers first, is solutions oriented, and respects the process we follow to get the job done.

In this role, you will be part of a collaborative team whose focus is to provide creative, one-of-a-kind design solutions for our clients. You will touch the project every step of the way including site analysis and due diligence, to schematic design charettes and design development, to working with engineers and trade partners, through the construction drawing phase, to working with local jurisdictions through permitting, and to the eventual start of construction. Every project is different in both scope, design direction, and budget.

Minimum Requirements: A degree in Architecture / Residential Design / Architectural Drafting or similar; Proficient in 2D and 3D CAD software; knowledge of residential design and space planning; understanding of wood frame construction materials and methods; thorough knowledge of building codes, local zoning and jurisdictional requirements; superior technical skills with an eye for detail; the ability to manage design projects from start to finish while meeting critical deadlines in a fast paced environment. Licensure is a plus, but not required. Must reside within 50 miles of our Clifton office.

Sun Design’s passion is bringing families together. We have been told time and time again that what sets us apart in our industry is how we treat each other – staff, trade partners, and clients alike! We are committed to bringing families together through the art and beauty of architecture and design-build renovations, providing holistic design solutions, structural change, wellness and thriving-in-place design, natural light, and outdoor connections.

We have been helping families remodel their homes in the DMV for over 35 years, and we are committed to providing an exceptional experience to all who interact with our Sun Design family. We believe that listening is key to providing exceptional service. We have cultivated a company culture based on our core values of truth, fun and charity, as well as the additional targets of exceptional experience, growth of the individual, and financial wisdom – these allow our employees to have “freedom within a framework” to make decisions. We ensure this kind of environment by constantly asking questions and listening carefully to understand the root causes of issues that may arise, to then be able to implement solutions that exceed everyone’s expectations.

Please check out our online testimonials on Google,, BBB (A+ rating), Guild Quality, and more. We are proud to have been named one of 2024 Virginia's Best Places to Work!

We invest in our employees with:

*Generous compensation based on experience

*Company matched 401k

*Family Health/dental/vision insurance - generously subsidized by the company


*Paid time off/vacation/holidays

*Paid maternity/paternity leave

*Company wide bonus incentives

*Open book financials

*Sun Design University - our very own hybrid learning experience

*Company core values: truth, fun, charity, exceptional experience, financial wisdom and growth of individual!


$60,000 - $95,000 per year