Intern Architect/Architect

Architectural Designer (Estimated Start: June 2024)

A small but mighty design firm in the beautiful Florida Keys is seeking a recently licensed (or on path to licensure) designer with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited program and with, ideally, 3-5 years of related working experience. Successful candidates will be involved/included in every project stage from initial client consultation through project closeout on a wide variety of projects including, municipal, commercial, retail, single, and multi-family housing. The candidate will communicate with the client, various municipalities, consultants, and firm leadership/ownership daily. The ideal candidate will be able to independently apply advanced architectural design concepts and carry out various assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. The ideal candidate is also equally committed to the technical aspects of the profession as to the creative aspects in line with the firm’s core values, will thrive on the unique challenges presented in the Keys, is eager to learn and quick to apply new knowledge, and is dedicated to quality in the delivery of each task at every phase of a project.


  • BS or MA in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • Ability to lead the design and drawing process.
  • Developed skill sets in design and construction documentation.
  • Is fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD/REVIT, and Adobe creative suite.
  • Ability to coordinate with team members, sub-consultants, vendors, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to review own work and work of others.
  • Demonstrates teamwork and the importance of the project.
  • Experience in both commercial and residential architecture a plus.


How Will Your Days Be Spent:

  • Primary focus will be on production of Construction Documents and coordination of internal and external team members as well as clients.
  • Focus on planning and execution of projects from initiation through completion (internal/external project management)
  • Assist/support design phase efforts and coordinate/create/support presentation drawings and product selection.
  • Responsible for the organization of design and team members to complete design and construction documents on schedule and within budget.
  • Conduct peer reviews of project documents at various phases of completion for constructability, efficiency, functionality, and cost.
  • Responsible for the organization of design to complete design and construction documents on schedule and within budget.
  • Participate in client presentations and/or meetings.
  • Participate in business development opportunities outside of the office.


About the Firm:

Little Red Rooster (LRR) was established in 2018 with a mission to provide creative design solutions with an emphasis on technical proficiency to the Florida Keys public, private, and commercial communities. The firm has an office in Big Pine Key, FL, approximately 45 mins from Key West, and 30 minutes from Marathon, FL. The firm is led by one Principal | Design Director with over 30 years of experience which leaves the open position of “architectural designer” as a very significant role to support all projects, business development, and marketing efforts undertaken by the firm. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with a “seasoned” architect on a wide variety of projects at the ground level of a growing firm. Your dedication and contributions will not go unnoticed here, with the close work environment, each voice holds importance to the overall growth of the company. LRR understands that employees have commitments outside of the firm and encourages you to pursue other interests, especially those unique opportunities that living in “paradise” offers. If you commit yourself to consistently delivering tasks professionally, completely, and on-time, the firm will commit to supporting your interests and lifestyle outside of the office. LRR offers competitive pay, health insurance (medical, dental, eye), flexible work hours, unlimited PTO, and opportunities for CEU/career development. Little Red Rooster doesn’t believe that professionalism and fun are mutually exclusive, so the firm actively cultivates a casual, collegial, and collaborative work environment that one would look forward to being a part of each and every day.


Interested parties should send cover letter, resume, and work samples to:


Phill Badalamenti

e-mail: [email protected]

mobile: (305) 998-9271