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Freelance Architects

Nairobi CBD Nairobi
Company Industry
Work Type
Part Time
Job Level
Mid level
Minimum Qualification
Years Experience
3 years
Application Deadline

DBA, an Architectural/Energy Consulting firm, is seeking freelance architects or CAD designers with architectural design experience.

The architect / designer supporting DBA will be responsible for developing and producing 3D CAD drawings in ‘Archicad’ from designs and sketches following a preset format with drawing protocols and a library. They will also be responsible for consistency across projects, maintaining an accurate library of details, notes, and previous designs.

These responsibilities are expandable for qualified architects with a mindset for contemporary design to independent design assignments for a diverse array of projects.

A training session, examples and a follow-up are included in the start-up phase.


For experienced designing architects: independent design assignments

  1. Production of architectural drawings and specifications for multiple projects inspired by previously-made designs and developing them further
  2. Coordination of structural, electrical and technical drawings and specifications with specialised contractors and engineers
  3. Conduct technical research using the Internet, visiting production site, or consulting Municipalities to determine site-specific jurisdictional requirements
  4. If needed, perform field work as needed to measure up and sketch existing/proposed buildings
  5. Seeking new clients
  6. Overtime required as needed to meet client deadlines


  • Preferably a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in architectural design
  • Technical or vocational training in drafting technology
  • Proficient in ARCHICAD (highly preferable), AutoCAD and / or Autodesk Revit
  • Knowledge of MS Office, MS Word & MS Excel
  • Understanding of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical disciplines and capability of coordinating drawing production for these disciplines
  • High level of spoken and written English
  • Strong organizational, written and communication skills
  • Ability to be detailed oriented, function in a multi-task environment, follow complex instructions, and meet fast paced deadlines
  • Photoshop experience is a plus
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

Positions are for freelance architects / designers, so the location is not of major importance.

Income fees are negotiable per individual project.

Positions are for freelance architects / designers, so the location is not of major importance. Income fees are negotiable per individual project.

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