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Architectural Designer - Boone, Iowa

Location:  Boone, IA, US, 50036
Company:  Oldcastle Light Building Products



Job ID:  130287


Thermomass, a division of Oldcastle Light Building Products, manufactures a full line of concrete insulation systems for use in plant precast, tilt-up, and cast-in-place projects. With over 30 years of experience, we are the industry leader in concrete sandwich wall technology and can help you create walls that maximize energy-efficiency, durability, and performance.


About Thermomass


At Thermomass, an Oldcastle company, we are passionate about high-performance walls.  For over 35 years we have helped customers from around the world design and build concrete sandwich walls that exceeded their expectations for durability, energy-efficiency and environmental responsibility.  We take great pride that our insulation systems are the most stringently tested and widely trusted in the industry, but we know that our customers also depend on the unique, personal support that we offer through all phases of the project – from initial sketches to final walkthrough. We learned long ago that the best projects are built on not one, but two cornerstones: superior products and trusted partnerships.


Thermomass is searching for an Architectural Designer to reviews plans, details and specifications, to assist customers on the proper utilization of the Thermomass system in precast, tilt-up and cast-in-place applications. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of architectural principles and use of all applicable building codes including some international codes as well as energy codes.  As an Architectural Designer, you will provide guidance and support to the technical services staff on all matters relating to the successful implementations of Thermomass systems. Additionally, you will design assist with customers for the purpose of evaluating, investigating and suggesting design solutions for optimal building envelopes. In this fast-paced, growing organization, those that are highly motivated and driven to results will have the opportunity to succeed and advance.


Position Overview


  • Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, provide Thermomass system information and design assistance to both internal and external clients. These duties may include generating simple calculations; re-designing both architectural and structural details, and research as it relates to concrete sandwich wall design.  
  • Participate in testing, research and development of Thermomass systems.
  • Provide occasional assistance to the sales team in making presentation to architects, engineers and contractors.
  • Periodic travel to job sites to observe the installation of Thermomass systems.
  • Research technical and code issues
  • Analyze thermal data and develop solutions
  • Prepare, create and revise project specifications and product information sheets.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, or Architectural Engineering, combined with two years of related experience
  • Excellent oral and written technical and general communication skills
  • Ability to travel outside local area and overnight, less than 15% travel.
  • Ability to conduct field work
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proficiency in computer-aided drafting software, AutoCAD, Revit, etc.


What Oldcastle Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About Oldcastle


Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!


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Thermomass is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

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