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.


Interior Designer
Charlottesville, VA

starrdesign, an award-winning design firm based in Charlotte, is looking to hire an Interior Designer. 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, 2 – 3 years of relevant design experience.
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 9/20/17

Designers and Architects
Charlottesville, VA

William McDonough + Partners, leaders in Cradle to Cradle® inspired design, are seeking talented and creative Designers and Architects with a minimum 3 years of professional experience to join our studio in Charlottesville, VA. We are currently working on challenging and exciting projects around the world that range from small-scale housing prototypes to innovative workplace design and multi-family mixed-use projects to large-scale urban design and master planning.

Ideal candidates will have strong design conceptualization, visualization and execution skills, a passion for innovation, high motivation, and the ability to be self-directed and to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative and high-energy creative team based environment. Additionally, qualified candidates will have a high fluency and previous professional experience in the use of Autodesk Revit for project development and documentation. Candidates must also excel in advanced digital modeling and representation techniques and have well-developed organizational and verbal, written, and visual/graphic communication skills. An excellent understanding of sustainable design practices, strong problem-solving skills, a passion for continued learning and professional growth, and an ability to collaborate and work within a team setting are essential. A degree in architecture from an accredited architectural program is required.Licensed Architects and LEED AP a plus but not required.

William McDonough + Partners is an internationally-recognized architecture, community design and consulting firm operating around the world. We are a values-driven company and offer an exciting and collaborative working environment with competitive salaries that are commensurate with the level of experience. Cradle to Cradle® is a registered trademark of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC).

Please respond to with the subject heading WM+P DES-CVL and the following information:

  1. A completed application form (http://www.mcdonoughpartners.c…)
  2. A letter of interest
  3. A resume/cv
  4. Work samples.

Files must be in PDF file format and limited to a total of 10mb or less.Please do not send hard copies. Please also note that we are not able to respond to telephone inquiries. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants must have legal U.S. work status.  For more information, please go to

posted 9/15/17


Architect or Intern Architect
Charleston, SC

Beau Clowney Architects in Charleston, SC is searching for an architect or intern architect to join our team. Our collaborative studio environment allows individuals to work on all aspects of many projects directly with the managing partners. We strive to provide thoughtful and sensible designs on projects located throughout the region and internationally, working closely with clients to provide innovative solutions while crafting projects with timeless proportion, scale and details. We seek positive and inventive individuals to join us that have a passion for design of all types, from architecture and art, to interior design, made objects and beyond.

We work primarily on high-end residential projects, along with small commercial and development projects. Each project that we undertake is marked by our inventive approach to design and our dedication to client satisfaction. From initial concept to construction documents and through construction, we are always designing, working with the client to achieve the goals set forth together for their project. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop is preferred.

Our ideal candidate would possess the following qualities:

  • Ability to utilize freehand sketching throughout the design process
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to manage others and be a mentor to team members
  • Ability to multi-task and have a self-motivating personality
  • Applicant must possess an appreciation and eye for detail to produce thoroughly and accurate detailed drawings in an efficient manner
  • Minimum degree from a NAAB-Accredited BA, BS, B.Arch or M.Arch architectural program

Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio, along with references for consideration to

posted 9/12/17


Urban Designer I or II
Roanoke, VA

Hill Studio is a small multi-disciplinary firm specializing in community planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. Our team is dedicated to creating sustainable urban places through asset-based design. Established in 1988 in Roanoke, Virginia, the firm has completed over 2,500 projects and won over 40 state and national awards for planning and design excellence.

We are growing and are seeking an Urban Designer I or II. Projects in the Urban Design Studio focus on master planning, site planning, urban design, downtown revitalization, and community outreach. Projects are often a hybrid of urban planning and design; therefore, we are looking for candidates that can effectively contribute to both areas.

The Urban Designer develops innovative urban design products and strategies using a collaborative process in a studio setting. This involves creating a wide variety of graphic products, including: concept sketches, plans, sections, digital models, maps, diagrams, infographics, Photoshop composites, and other renderings. The Urban Designer participates in all phases of the design process, from analysis to design development to implementation.

The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in neighborhood, downtown or district-scale planning as well as familiarity with the principles of New Urbanism and contemporary urban design practices. Working knowledge of NACTO design guidance is a plus. Strong communication, graphic, design, and writing skills are essential. The successful candidate must have proficiency in key software programs including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, and Sketchup. AutoCAD, Revit, and GIS are a plus. Hand drawing, marker, and color pencil rendering, sketching, and diagramming are also encouraged.
In terms of public engagement, the Urban Designer assists in the planning, advertising, coordination, conducting and reporting back on various types of public meetings with community groups, design professionals and other stakeholders to address questions of design and urbanism. Meetings may include stakeholder interviews, an on-site information booth, design workshops, gallery events, and multi-day urban design charrettes.

This position will manage projects within the Urban Design Studio, including communicating with clients, managing timelines, and budgets, and working with peers to see design projects to completion.

Qualifications • 2+ years of experience in architecture, urban planning and design, landscape architecture, or a related field• Project management experience • Strong design skills and sensibilities • AICP, AIA, RLA accredited or on an accreditation track; LEED accreditation preferred • Someone who shares our vision for sustainable, socially-equitable, and economically-viable design • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and stakeholders • Ability to manage project deliverables, deadlines and budgets • Good public facilitation skills

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. Hill Studio is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.Please send resume and portfolio sample to Amy Saunders: The position will remain open until filled.

posted 9/12/17

Architectural Interns
Hampton Roads and Richmond, VA, and Lexington, KY

Mason & Hanger is seeking an ambitious Architectural Intern that shares our values and is seeking an exciting and rewarding career! The ideal candidate will be a graduate from and NAAB accredited Architecture Program and eligible to enroll in the Architectural Experience Program (APX) and become a Registered Architect.

Responsibilities include assisting in the design of building projects by applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials under the direction of a Registered Architect.  The ideal candidate must be able to work effectively within a team environment and have the desire to grow and develop to their full potential as an architect.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture allowing immediate enrollment in APX towards licensure
  • prior experience in architectural design
  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance


  • Proficiency in Microstation
  • Actively engaged in Architectural Experience Program (APX)
  • Construction documentation and detailing experience
  • Proficiency in SketchUp and Photoshop

Employer maintains a drug-free workplace! EOE, M/F, Disabled / Veteran
Apply to our website:

posted 8/25/17

Exhibit Designers
Richmond, VA

Riggs Ward – a nationally recognized exhibit, retail, graphic, and interactive design studio – seeks talented and motivated designers. The chosen professional(s) will work on one of two studio teams. Creativity, innovation, organization, experience, and collegiality are the most significant talents we seek when we fill important design positions.

The successful candidate(s) should have the following:
• A minimum of 2-5 years experience working as a designer
• A four-year degree
• Experience sculpting interior spaces
• Proficiency in CAD – SketchUp (Podium/V-Ray), Vectorworks, or a related Autodesk program
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud
• Excellent communication skills & interpersonal facilitation and presentation skills
• Ability to hit deadlines and take ownership of work
• Ability to multi-task with excellent organizational skills
• Ability to influence and gain commitment from clients
• Good project management skills
• Strong analytical, process, and problem-solving skills

All positions are located in Richmond, Virginia, are full-time, and include a complete benefits package – once a brief probationary period has been completed. Please send résumé, salary required, cover letter, and work samples. NO phone calls at this time please. We regret that due to the very high volume of responses open positions at Riggs Ward receive, we can only respond to successful candidates.

Contact: (RE: Exhibit Designer in subject line)

posted 8/23/17

Marriott International Headquarters

Design is a life love, not just a job.  It is, in fact, a physical manifestation of our brands. Candidates should have a great creative vision and be a strategic thinker who can understand and engage with a wide variety of other disciplines and external owners/project managers. The primary focus of the position is our Full-Service Brands – Marriott, Sheraton, Gaylord & Delta hotels. On a project / tactical level, the successful candidate for this position provides and manages all aspects of franchised, managed, or corporate projects for new construction, conversion, or adaptive reuse, inspiring internal and external stakeholders to create design solutions that thrill guests and align with brand strategy. The atmosphere is collaborative, creative, demanding and fun with opportunities for growth within the company. This is your unique opportunity to make your mark and position yourself on the leading edge of hospitality branding.

Senior Design ManagerJob Description
Director of Interior DesignJob Description
Director of Project Management –  Job Description

posted 8/23/17

Project Architect
Richmond, VA

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking to fill a Project Architect position with over 10 years of experience.  We are interested only in those individuals who can perform the role described below and with the credentials listed.

The Project Architect role and responsibilities include being the primary person responsible for creating the deliverables for a given project, directing project team members’ work, coordinating with consultants and managing many areas of project delivery, from conceptual design through construction.

The desirable credentials and abilities include:

  • Over 10 years of experience with a professional License in the U.S.
  • Experience with prior project and team management, experience with complex project programs and project sizes above $10M construction cost, experience with public and private sector projects
  • Demonstrated ability to create a set of construction documents, and knowledge of materials, details and construction
  • Expertise with Revit and AutoCad platforms as well as with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Passion for design excellence, collaborative spirit and willingness to learn
  • Interest in contextual architecture
  • Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, sketching, and the ability to write coherently
  • Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast paced environment

Please send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to

posted 8/23/17

Hospitality Studio Director
Richmond, VA

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking a licensed architect with a professional degree in Architecture from an accredited institution. All applicants must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the profession and at least 5 years of experience in management of the hospitality market in an architectural or interior design firm.

Architects must be licensed in the U.S. and must be very familiar with U.S. codes and standards.

Full job description and requirements at

Please send a digital cover letter, resume, and portfolio for our review to

posted 8/23/17

Intern/Entry Level Positions
Richmond, VA

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking to fill Intern/Entry level positions in our Higher Education studios. We are looking for individuals with exceptional graphic and illustration skills as well as drafting abilities.

The roles and responsibilities of an Intern/Entry level position includes broad exposure to many aspects of project design and delivery, including participation in developing design concepts, creating presentation materials, working on construction documents and assisting in construction administration.

Desirable credentials and abilities include:

  • Zero to 3 years of experience
  • Architectural degree from an accredited school
  • Proficient experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, AutoCAD and/or Revit
  • Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, and sketching
  • Passion for design excellence, collaboration and willingness to learn
  • Interest in contextual architecture
  • Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast paced environment

Please send a digital cover letter, resume, and portfolio for our review to

posted 8/23/17

Architectural Designer
Roanoke, VA

Hill Studio is a certified small business specializing in community planning, landscape architecture, architecture and historic preservation. Established in 1988 and located in Roanoke Virginia, Hill Studio works with governments, state agencies, private organizations, individuals, and non-profit entities. We have completed 2,500 projects and received numerous state and national awards for planning and design excellence.  Our asset-based design approach emerges from discovering and extolling a community’s unique environmental, cultural, historic, and scenic character. Our projects succeed because we work closely with and listen to our clients.

Job Description: We are seeking a full-time Architectural Designer. Duties require the production of construction documents and specifications and the ability to assist in all aspects of the Architecture Studio’s design work.  This includes, but is not limited to, graphic design/presentations and production, 3D renderings, staff support, research, and office organization.

Minimum Requirements: A qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, a valid driver’s license, excellent skills in research, photography, hand sketching, and verbal communication.  Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, InDesign, Illustrator, Sketch Up, Photoshop and Microsoft Office is required.  The ability to perform field work is preferred as well as the availability to travel.

Applications are to include hard copy or uploaded portfolio/work samples. Hill Studio is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact office manager Amy Saunders: The position will remain open until filled.

posted 8/17/17

Project Architect
Charlottesville, Va.

WOLF ACKERMAN is seeking a highly-skilled and detail-oriented project architect and/or designer with 5-7 years experience in all aspects of project design and management to join our growing firm in Charlottesville, Virginia. Established in 2002, our firm’s work includes a diverse range of project types at a variety of scales. Led by two partners, our office provides a collaborative, studio-based work environment with competitive benefits and compensation. With several exciting new projects on the boards, we are looking for a creative designer who shares our passion for architecture and the practice of building.
Candidates will have an excellent opportunity to take on leadership roles in the design and management of projects, as well as working within a supportive team atmosphere. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who takes pride in their work and desires a real opportunity to grow and develop as a design professional.
Qualified applicants should have:
• a Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture from an accredited university
• approximately 5-7 years of professional experience
• excellent design and creative problem-solving abilities
• strong communication skills
• graphic facility and aptitude for hand sketches
• attention to detail and organization
• technical competency and familiarity with building codes and zoning applications
• High-level proficiency with Revit / BIM and Adobe Creative Suite

Interested parties should email resumes and portfolio samples to or reach us by mail at:
110-B 2nd Street N.E., Suite 201
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
For more information about us, you can visit our website at:

posted 7/27/17

Project Architect
Charlotte, N.C.

McCulloch England Associates Architects is hiring a project architect to assist in production and management of projects while developing and nurturing strong relationships with multiple clients in the healthcare market.McCulloch England Associates Architects is hiring a project architect to assist in production and management of projects while developing and nurturing strong relationships with multiple clients in the healthcare market.

The role of this individual includes the following:

  • All phases of project development including programming, design, and construction administration • Administration of various types of AIA contracts and procurement methods • Promotes effective client communications • Grows the firm through forming and fostering client-firm relationships • Identifies LEAN process improvements in medical office design • Maintains client relationships following completion of projects


  • Licensed architect with a passion for and depth in all phases and scales of medical office building and healthcare design – minimum of 5 years of MOB/Healthcare design experience• Nurture and maintain client relationships
  • Character
    • Strong leadership, organizational, communication, and relationship management skill
    • Excellent presentation skills – comfortable presenting ideas in front of large groups including hospital administration and physician leaders
    • Detail oriented, process driven, strong organizational skills
    • Excels in problem-solving, ability to multi-task
    • Flexible, open minded, forward thinking
    • Confident yet humble demeanor

Software Competencies

  • Revit Architecture, AutoCad, Microsoft Office Suite • Additional preferred competencies: BIM360, SketchUp, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite

McCulloch England is a medium sized architectural firm specializing in Healthcare.  Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, our work extends to South Carolina and Virginia.
If you would like the opportunity to join our firm, please send your resume and/or portfolios (PDF preferred, no larger than 5MB) to

posted 7/26/17


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