K-12 Entry-Level Architectural Designer

Harriman is seeking an energetic, engaging and detail-oriented entry-level architectural designer to join our growing K-12 Education studio in our Auburn and Portland, Maine offices. Founded in 1870, Harriman is an integrated architectural, engineering, and planning practice passionate about sustainability and design for the future. These locations, two of Harriman’s four New England outposts, are central to our busy education practice, which supports projects in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. If you have a commitment to teamwork, holistic approach to design, and quick wit, we want to meet you.

What will you do here?

• You’ll support project leaders in the study, design, presentation, documentation, and production phases of new build, renovation, and expansion projects for school districts throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

• You’ll aid in the preparation of materials to support comprehensive studies, as well as conceptual, schematic, and design development sets for client presentations.

• You’ll work closely with project teams on code studies, building programs, product and outline specifications, and the documentation of project work in the construction document phase.

• You’ll participate in design charettes, critiques, and exercises to develop critical thinking and technical skills.

• You’ll engage with various disciplines as a member of integrated design teams, gaining valuable insight into the multi-disciplinary design process.

• You’ll have the opportunity to attend client and community meetings to see first-hand how the design process evolves from an idea into a building.


We’re looking for an energetic entry-level designer to support our thriving K-12 educational practice with the following skills and experience:

• 0-2 years of professional architectural experience (new or soon-to-be grads welcome!)

• A Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited program

• Working knowledge of Revit, AutoCad, and MS Office

• Experience in rendering and/or graphics, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Enscape, SketchUp, Rhino, and other visualization tools

• Willingness to travel throughout New England as needed

• Actively in the process of working towards licensure

What will set you apart:

• A passion for learning environments and community-centric design

• A collaborative spirit and desire to work closely with teams

• Involvement in community and/or design-focused organizations or associations, showing a commitment to engagement in our community

• A sense of humor, love of design, and desire to contribute to the build environment in a real way.

Jeannette Schram