PBK Architects

14001 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75240


Job Post Date: November 7, 2018

Architectural Designer - China

For over 35 years, PBK Architects has been a leader in architectural and engineering design solutions across the United States. We are constantly seeking the brightest and most talented minds to be part of our award winning firm. Here at PBK, we pride ourselves in providing the best in class programmers, planners, architects, engineers, and consultants to offer top notch customer service. We strive to make a positive impact for future generations with our actions today. Here’s your chance, are you ready to make a difference?


PBK is in search of a licensed architect to fill the role of Architectural Designer to serve as a US-based liason for our growing K-12 architectural practice in China. The candidate must be fluent in Mandarin Chinese. This challenging and fast paced position will require a personable candidate with experience in designing educational, healthcare or large scale corporate facilities, drawing, sketching and preparation of design presentation drawings. The candidate must have the ability to:

Create design concepts and continue the development through all design phases.
Work well in a design team environment and with senior management.
Have extremely strong inter-personal skills.
Possess strong graphics skills.
Be an effective presenter of ideas and concepts.
Possess knowledge of interior finishes and trends.
Be completely dedicated to client service.
Prior experience working for an Architectural/Engineering Consultant, or construction related firm is required.
K-12 project experience is preferred.
The candidate should have extremely strong inter-personal skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who consider themselves to be an entrepreneurial overachiever. Highest compensation package available. The sky is the limit for this position as the possibilities for advancement are endless.



Serve as the project designer working directly with Director of Design focused on work in China.
Support the design team in the schematic design phase and take leadership of design development phases.
Work with the project designer to ensure that all key design elements and features are properly documented in the Design Development documents
Collaborate with the Project Architect on both shell & core architectural projects as well as interior architectural projects.
Coordinate with a local Chinese Cooperative on each project to ensure that the design development documents are compliant with local codes and regulations.


Candidate Requirements

Bachelor of Architecture degree required, Master's degree preferred.
K-12 Educational, Higher Educational, Healthcare, Corporate and Sports experience preferred.
8-12 years’ experience with at least 4-6 years serving as a Project Leader or equivalent role.
Preference will be given to candidates that are experienced working in mainland China.
Preference for someone that speaks and writes Mandarin Chinese.
Must have the ability to travel internationally on occasion.
Proficient in Autocad, Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign and REVIT/BIM.
LEED accredited strongly considered.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work well under pressure, juggle and prioritize multiple projects and adjust work accordingly, often against tight deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact with senior management, external client organizations and vendors.
Must be quality minded and self-motivated.


This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth and career advancement within our progressive architectural firm. We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. An aggressive, client oriented personality with a knack for creative problem solving will succeed in this position.

Firm Background

PBK, Inc. is an award winning architectural, engineering and consulting firm that has been a leader in educational design for more than 25 years. PBK has 6 offices across the State of Texas and has averaged an annual growth rate of 20% over the last 5 years. PBK offers employees competitive wages, health care and 401K matching along with numerous opportunities to become involved in extra-curricular activities and organizations established through the firm. PBK has established a culture that has led to it being named to the list of “Best Places to Work.”

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