AWG Studio
Adam Word Gates, AIA

AWG Studio

Adam Word Gates Architecture Studio is a boutique architecture and interior design company in Central Texas. We are a fully a virtual studio with projects in San Antonio, Austin, DFW, and the Texas Hill Country. We are a design forward, humanist studio with an emphasis on collaboration, design communication, and rigorous self-improvement.

Core Values

  • Leadership
    • As Architects, we carry tremendous responsibility. We take that to heart. We endeavor to carry and conduct ourselves appropriately in every theater of our practice; serving our communities, clients, and collaborators, taking ownership of our contributions, and giving credit where credit is due.
  • Excellence
    • We are always improving. The best ways to improve are to work outside of our comfort zones, and to try new things. With every project we aim to hone our skills and increase our capabilities.
  • Scholarship
    • Learning and teaching are integral to our practice. We are studious, inquisitive, and generous with our knowledge.
  • Grace
    • Noun :
      • Simple Elegance and refinement of movement.
      • Courteous goodwill.
  • We strive to practice Architecture as a ballet dancer practices movement; with an ethic and intention to uphold the technical and aesthetic obligations of an ancient and noble profession.

Job Description :

Architect II

Licensed architect responsible for finished plans, specifications, or approval of materials and construction. May supervise a small staff of architects and technicians. Applies sound and diverse knowledge of architecture principles and practices in a  broad array of assignments and related fields. Acts independently regarding architectural methods and complexities. Requires use of advanced techniques and modification/extension of theories, precepts, and practices of individual’s field. Supervision and guidance mainly concern overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.*

*AIA Definitions of Positions

Role / Responsibilities

  • Lead collaborative teams and manage projects through all phases of design and construction.
  • Collaborate with Principle to review project scope, develop project schedules, and draft contracts.
  • Conduct regulatory due diligence and feasibility research.
  • Collaborate with Principle to develop and deliver project concepts.
  • Oversee and execute design development phase tasks.
  • Prepare and review construction documents for a variety of project types.
  • Provide and oversee construction phase services.


  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Professional degree in Architecture.
  • Licensure in Texas (LEED Accreditation is a appreciated).
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in Revit, BIM360, and AutoCAD (Enscape is a plus).
  • Experience and proficiency in Bluebeam Revu & Studio.
  • Strong ability producing Contract Documents for commercial projects.
  • Hand-drawing, SketchUp, & Adobe Creative Suite skills are strongly desired.
  • Experience with both Multi-family & Commercial projects.
  • Interior Architecture experience (Preferred).

What We Offer

  • Salary : $90,000 – $100,000 depending on experience.
  • Signing bonus for ideal candidates.
  • Profit sharing bonus.
  • Professional development bonuses.
  • Company IRA retirement plan with 3% matching.
  • Fully remote, work from home studio.
  • 10 Paid floating holidays per year.
  • 120 hours paid time off.
  • Transparent leadership structure.
  • Medical Stipend.