Job Board

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the AIA Virginia. We do not currently have any staff openings.

Below are openings at firms within the region. To list a job opening at your firm, send job title, location, a brief description and how to apply to Job listings will run for 30 days and are free to AIA Virginia members.


Staff Architect
Chesapeake, Va.

Chesapeake Public Schools is seeking a Staff Architect. The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of architectural design and/or civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of construction projects; ability to plan, lay out and direct the work of subordinates; ability to plan projects and prepare related designs, estimates and specifications; ability to perform difficult architectural/engineering computations and to make comprehensive recommendations on problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to calculate complex cost estimates and prepare technical reports.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
Monitoring the design of school construction projects; enforcing standards; providing technical information and advice; maintaining records and files; preparing reports; Assists in planning of new school construction projects including additions, modernizations and major maintenance projects such as HVAC and roof replacements; Provides guidance of long-range comprehensive planning, including the Capital Improvement Plan; Prepares cost estimates as needed; Prepares and assists with the preparation of RFP’s; evaluates responses and helps select consultants and contractors; Holds meetings with various stakeholders throughout the school division when designing a project; Attends meetings, bid openings and conferences regarding construction projects; Reviews design and construction documents to eliminate requirements and/or standards not in conformance with recognized standards; Performs research as required to determine acceptability of proposed new architectural, structural, and engineering practices/techniques; Inspects proposed sites and schools under construction or undergoing alteration to enforce applicable standards, ensuring conformance with structural and contractual requirements; Reviews drawings and specifications for construction projects; Checks and reviews engineering design/structural drawings of proposed buildings for compliance with standards and structural stability; reviews plans for construction and renovation of school buildings; Approves plans in accordance with standards and policies of school system; Visits project sites to check progress, review and approve progress payments and resolve conflicts and problems; Discusses methods of design and construction with architects, contractors, inspectors, code enforcement officials and school staff; Evaluates architectural needs of existing facilities; Ensures other agencies are notified of needs; Performs related tasks as required.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in architectural engineering or civil engineering and extensive experience in professional architectural work. There should be experience in educational facilities work.

Special Requirements:
Registration as an Architect, a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s), and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and School Board.

To apply please visit
Click on Candidate Space, and then you will click on “All Open Positions” The Job ID is 2021.

posted 7/7/17

Project Architect
Richmond, VA

Walter Parks Architects is seeking a Project Architect.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Program development, regulatory coordination, leading the development of design and technical aspects of projects through construction documents and construction.
  • Organizing, preparing, and presenting design and technical solutions in a client context.
  • Leading BIM efforts at a range of project scales including large complex projects.
  • Managing client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination.
  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development.
  • Developing and maintaining strong client relationships and participating in business development efforts.
  • Contribute to a positive and dynamic office culture, initiatives, and learning programs.


  • Architectural License.
  • Ability to foster innovation in design, construction technology, and sustainable design.
  • Organizational, time management, project planning, writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of various BIM, design and presentation software, ArchiCAD preferred, but includes Revit, SketchUp, and Photoshop.
  • A fundamental understanding of building codes and various construction types resulting in well thought out details.
  • Collaboration skills and ability to work effectively with clients, consultants, contractors, and jurisdictions.

Walter Parks Architect, PLLC was started in 1993 in Richmond, Virginia. Our primary business is to provide unique and creative architectural design services for a small group of ‘for-profit’ developers. We are devoted to helping create successful projects through creative design and efficient implementation. Our skills are best used on complex development problems involving difficult sites, entitlement issues or navigating the historic tax credit process. The practice has grown from its origins of a two-person office to its current staff of seventeen. We are enthusiastic about our work and have an interest in seeing the City of Richmond become a thriving area to live. We believe that energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design are important components of architecture today and the future. In recent years our focus has shifted from Historic tax credit rehabilitations to infill buildings within the urban landscape.

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posted 6/21/17

Preservation Architect
Arlington, VA

John Milner Associates Preservation is an award-winning preservation and conservation firm in Arlington, Virginia seeking an architect who is committed to excellence. Essential credentials include:

  • Knowledge of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture
  • 10 to 20 years of experience
  • Interested in the technical aspects of historic properties and buildings
  • Proficiency and project experience in AutoCAD and Revit is preferred
  • Strong communications and organizational skills
  • Collaborative personality to bring out the best in team situations
  • US citizen or permanent US resident

Please provide a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to

posted 6/16/17

Project Architects
Arlington, VA

MTFA Architecture – a diverse, collaborative, full-service design oriented firm in Arlington, Virginia – is seeking architects that are interested in growing with the firm.  MTFA positively shapes culture, commerce, and people’s lives through innovative problem solving for the built environment.  MTFA’s diverse market strengths include educational, cultural, religious, commercial, multi-family, government and historic preservation related projects.    Essential credentials include:

  • Architecture degree with 6 to 10 years’ experience
  • Experience in K-12 educational facilities
  • Design sensibilities and construction document skills
  • Knowledge of building systems and detailing
  • Ability and experience editing specifications
  • Proficiency and project experience in Revit
  • Strong communications and organizational skills
  • Collaborative personality to bring out the best in team situations
  • Project coordination skills
  • US Citizen or permanent US resident

Please provide a letter of interest, resume and work sample to

posted 6/16/17

Project Consultant
Richmond, VA

Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC (SDC) has an immediate need for a Project Consultant. Candidates must be degreed in and having minimum 4 years’ experience in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Management, Construction Management or other fields related to the building industry.  This position supports a team managing LEED / green building design, construction, operations and maintenance projects and training initiatives in a fast-paced, specialized, and focused environment. Candidates must be knowledgeable in commercial green building principles and practices and have played a role in a minimum of 2 LEED projects.  Candidates must be proficient in navigating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications and must have experience with LEED Online.  The successful candidate will support multiple Project Managers managing numerous consulting projects and play a supporting role in the development of consulting tools, services, resources and trainings.  Candidates must be proficient in MS Office programs and Internet research.  LEED Green Associate credential required, and the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to achieve the LEED professional accreditation with specialty within 6 months of the day of employment, if not already accredited.  Candidates must demonstrate strong initiative, organizational and time management skills and be flexible.

To submit an application, please send cover letter and resume to

posted 6/5/2017

Research Assistant
Richmond, VA

Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC (SDC) has an immediate need for a Research Assistant. Candidates must be degreed in and having some experience in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Management, Construction Management, or other fields related to the building industry. This position provides a wide variety of technical, project, and general support functions to staff in a fast-paced, specialized, and focused environment. Candidates must have a basic familiarity with and strong interest in green building concepts and the LEED Green Building Rating System and must be proficient in reading architectural drawings. Candidates must be proficient in MS Office programs and Internet research. Candidates must demonstrate strong initiative, organizational and time management skills, and flexibility. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to achieve the LEED Green Associate credential within 6 months of the day of employment, if not already accredited.

To submit an application, please send cover letter and resume to

posted 6/5/2017

Project Architect – Multifamily
Richmond, VA

ODELL, a leader in innovative design, is immediately hiring for a Project Architect with a passion for original design that enhances our environment for our Richmond, VA studio. The selected candidate must have 3-5 years experience in multifamily, mixed-use, or residential architectural design.

Candidates we are looking for will…
• Be passionate about innovative design and reject one size fits all approaches
• Be a great communicator and team collaborator
• Desire to create their own career destiny; be self-motivated and a high achiever

You will want ODELL for the…
• Excellent Salary and premium benefits package
• Immediate ability to impact and contribute to a top-tier design project
• Ability to lead and set the direction of a growing studio
• Opportunity to work on both national and international projects
• Supportive and fun team environment

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture
• 3-5 years of multifamily experience, mixed-use development will also be considered
• Professional experience in all phases of a project
• Solid Revit skills
• Positive attitude – someone who enjoys good work and is enjoyable to work with

How to apply
Qualified candidates should send their resume and portfolio to Please reference: Multifamily-RVA in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 6/1/17

Associate Director of Architecture
Washington, D.C.

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a Washington, DC based non-profit veterans service organization dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities, is currently seeking an Associate Director of Architecture for its National Office. This is a unique opportunity to work with a small, fast paced architectural group. The selected candidate would be responsible for advancing the organization’s mission by providing professional expertise in the field of architecture.
Promotes quality VA Health Care by:

  • Conducting reviews of VA design/ construction projects, particularly SCI centers for compliance with federal design standards.
  • Preparing architectural analyses of VA projects and recommendations for corrective measures.
  • Participating in site visits to VA facilities to assist in architectural assessments, presentations, and special studies.
  • Enhances Chapter accessibility initiatives by:
  • Providing timely and accurate technical assistance.
  • Participating in chapter educational seminars as a speaker in accessible design.
  • Assisting in architectural-related legal matters through expert advice, architectural analyses and site visits.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:

  • Participating in research projects, special studies, and task groups on accessible design and healthcare architecture.
  • Attending educational seminars, reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies.

Promotes improved standards and requirements for accessible design by:

  • Participating in model building code meetings, hearing and task groups.
  • Monitoring the development, modifications and revision of federal design standards.
  • Providing analysis and recommendations for improved design standards.

Promotes knowledge of accessible design by:

  • Contributing articles for Paraplegia News, professional magazines and other publications.
  • Participating in educational seminars and workshop about accessible design.
  • Preparing written and graphic information for presentation to a range of audience.

Contributes to team effort by:

  • Accomplished related results as needed.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Architecture degree with 8 years experience minimum in design and construction. Must have a professional architectural license.
  • Must be a licensed architect, currently registered by a state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
  • Working knowledge of federal design standards (UFAS, ADAAG), national voluntary design standards (ANSI A117.1), International Building Code, and VA accessibility standards.

Email your resume to

posted 5/30/17


Intermediate Architect [licensed or unlicensed]
Charlotte, N.C.

starrdesign, an award-winning design firm based in Charlotte, is looking to hire a design oriented Intermediate Level Architect [either licensed or unlicensed]. We specialize in connecting people to brands through inspired environments, with a focus on the restaurant and retail industries. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Revit, strong verbal and graphic communication skills, 3-5 years of commercial architectural design experience, and a professional or master’s degree in architecture.

starrdesign is a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in architecture, interiors, graphics and branding. Our mid-sized company takes a collaborative approach rather than working in silos. Our projects are spread out across the country and around the world. We are looking for exceptional people to add to our team, and we provide above market average compensation & benefits.

Qualified candidates should send their resume, work sample, and references to Please feel free to email us. We are very busy (that’s why we’re hiring), and a phone call will only be distracting.

posted 5/23/17


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