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Building Designer I

As part of a small, passionate, accomplished team, you will design, evaluate, and deliver world-class high-performance wall systems, enclosures, and buildings using ICON’s technology set. As an ICONIC, you will be a leader and direct contributor to the development of entirely novel approaches to high-performance buildings and you will have the opportunity to work with your team to advance humankind’s ability to provide dignified, affordable, resilient, and sustainable shelter to the world. This role will report directly to VP, of Building Design & Performance at our Austin, TX office.



  • Contribute to the development of ICON’s concrete 3D-printed (C3DP) wall system to maximize human comfort, safety, experience, and sustainability.
  • Develop construction documents, wall assembly drawings, schematic diagrams, and building envelope details with a focus on window and door systems, waterproofing, and weatherization.
  • Develop construction diagrams to effectively communicate construction sequencing for successful integration of building envelope components and building systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) in the field.
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and building & material science departments to determine best practices for achieving effective weatherization, resilient design, and high thermal performance of the printed wall system.
  • Assist in the experimentation of innovative wall profiles and configurations for future applications in projects.
  • Evolve ICON’s drawing templates, organize ICON’s detail library, and assist in the development of ICON’s wall catalog for the application of wall systems in various climatic conditions.
  • Produce drawings to communicate design intent for research and development.
  • Coordinate with software engineers, print technicians, and construction operations to ensure successful implementation of wall construction in the field.



  • 2+ years of experience working in complex, multi-disciplinary building design, planning and architectural projects.
  • Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited institution.
  • Proficiency in Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience coordinating all phases of design (schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration).
  • Experience producing and organizing construction documents for complex projects, with an emphasis on integrating building systems.
  • Desire to work with a highly collaborative team on a quickly evolving product in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in sustainable design, curiosity for novel architectural technologies, and desire to perfect the craft of construction.
  • Work samples and/or portfolio demonstrating prior experience in construction documents is required.



  • Experience in both commercial and residential design preferred.
  • Expert proficiency in Revit, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite and Google Suite.
  • Enscape and other rendering capabilities preferred.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills, strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Well organized, works well independently and a self-starter.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, diverse and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).

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Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges.

We‘re a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.


Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we’re not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn’t exist before—and that someone can now call home?