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KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. Today, KB Home operates in 38 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is giving our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their needs. And as the first builder ever to make every home we build ENERGY STARŪ certified, KB Home is able to not only design thoughtful living spaces but ones that lower the cost of homeownership. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the homebuying process and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.


JOB SUMMARY:  Creates architectural designs for housing across the country while implementing a variety of design requirements that follow the KB2020 business model.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design Consultation
  • Consult with Division or Sr. Director of Design to determine the scope of work and functional requirements of product. 
  • Obtain Municipal requirements and if necessary, conduct research to ensure product is designed to meet guidelines.
  • Identify and execute regional design standards.
  • Understand and implement KB2020 standards for floor plan & elevation design.
Design Interior Floor plans
  • Collaborate with senior staff, interpret sketches and design ideas. 
  • Produce associated floor plans by hand, freehand and/or hard lined to scale.
Design Exterior Elevations
  • Collaborate with senior staff, interpret sketches and design ideas.
  • Produce associated elevations by hand, freehand and/or hard lined to scale.
  • Occasionally create municipal or division requested street scenes/ elevations in black and white or hand colored.
Responsible for following projects through to finish - meet all set deadlines. 
  • Oversee design process through production and construction process. 
  • Submit/transmit information such as drawings, transmittals and electronic correspondence to internal and external team members.
  • Work along side senior staff in order to ensure high level of quality product this includes backchecking designs and Design Review Boards.
  • Deliver designs per project schedules.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Certifications/Licenses      
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Preferred.
Experience 
  • Designer:  2+ years experience in single and multi-family production housing design. 
    • Experience working on staff for a residential homebuilder preffered.
    • A state-issued architecture license is a plus, but not a requirement. 
  • Sr. Designer:  5+ years experience in single and multi-family production housing design. 
    • Experience must include working on staff for a residential homebuilder.
    • A state-issued architecture license is a plus, but not a requirement. 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Good freehand drawing skills of conceptual schematic designs of residential floor plans and elevations is a must
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Prior experience and knowledge of InDesign and SketchUp preferred
  • Must work effectively and efficiently within a team concept in a fast paced environment 
  • Proven ability to multi-task and complete tasks within a scheduled timeframe
  • Consistently shows attention to detail  
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrate problem solving and marketing skills in presenting design concepts 
  • Intermediate computer skills are a necessity (Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Excel, Word)
Work Requirements 
  • Must work 8-hour days (during core business hours) with flexibility for longer hours as needed
  • Occasional travel may be required


Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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