DeStefano Maugel Architects

Senior Architect

We are looking for a Senior Registered Architect to be part of our team based in Portsmouth, NH. The right candidate must be design-oriented and love to be out front with clients. This leadership position requires a person that can think big about the future but also guide implementation short term. This person will lead a design team that is supported by an established group of technical architects and help to establish and deliver exceptional customer service.


  • Designing of custom residential and commercial projects

  • Adhere to a high level of confidentiality regarding all segments of the firm’s design and marketing processes

  • Representing the firm outside the office

  • Working to ensure that projects are adequately supported and financially successful

  • Promoting and maintaining client, consultant and contractor interaction

  • Representing the firm and spreading our exposure in the community

  • Assisting in the handling of significant project challenges and promoting new approaches and solutions

  • Knowledge of entire architectural process and possessing the managerial capability to lead and direct activities of all project team members

  • Meeting regularly with the team to review design progress and assign staff responsibilities and project milestones

  • Monitoring profitability on projects with support from finance staff

  • Developing new business and making presentations to prospects, clients, and community officials

  • Negotiating contracts with clients, contractors, and consultants

  • Attending evening meetings associated with obtaining community approvals

  • Responding positively to both routine and unexpected challenges and taking action to produce desired results

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 8 years of design experience as a registered architect

  • Experience with custom residential and commercial projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented

  • Established network relationships and relationship building skills

We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package. To learn more about us visit our career page. If you are interested in this position, please email cover letter, resume and portfolio to Kathy Scannell at

About DeStefano Maugel

DeStefano Maugel Architects is an award-winning architecture firm in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For over 20 years, DeStefano Maugel Architects has been shaping exceptional spaces and creating environments for innovation and growth. Our designs come to life in millions of square feet of commercial real estate throughout New England for a wide range of industries, including technology, life sciences, healthcare, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use and custom residential. We value long term partnerships with clients, many of whom choose us time and again to help them realize their vision.

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