Senior Architect PW

Senior Architect
City of Virginia Beach Public Works – Facilities Management
 | Virginia Beach, VA

The Public Works Facilities Engineer provides strategic direction and management oversight of the of the Facilities Engineering Group. A City Manager appointee, this position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is not considered part of the merit service as defined in City Code, section 2-75.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Provide comprehensive architectural services and program management for the City’s Facilities Management Division. Responsible for the planning, direction, management, and supervision of staff and activities related to providing architectural services to the Department and to outside agencies
•Develop and maintain the City of Virginia Beach architectural vision, long-range capital facility replacement program, and set City-wide architectural space and appearance standards.
•Coordinate the development of the buildings Capital Improvement Program (CIP), to include extensive and comprehensive interaction with all City departments/agencies to prepare their Basic Facility Requirements, generate master planning documents, and prepare project specific facility planning and CIP submittal documents.
•Lead and coordinate the City’s facility asset management efforts. Develop and maintain a comprehensive awareness of the City’s owned and leased facilities and develop processes to manage facility space/occupancy assignments, assessment of facility conditions and the development of capital improvement design and construction plans, demolition plans and long-range maintenance plans.
•Oversee bureau budgeting and personnel management and other aspects of administration to effectively provide architectural services as required.
•Maintain complex records and prepare difficult reports to meet City time schedules, budgets, and standards.
•Brief executive staff and City Council on program issues and policies.
For a full job description and application instructions, please visit Position Description (taleo.net)

Architectural Designer2 PGAL

Architectural Designer 3-5 years experience
PGAL | Alexandria, VA

PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interior architecture, engineering, and planning for a diverse group of public and private sector clients. Our culture is energetic, collaborative, and open and offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types. PGAL is an ideal place to build a career and develop skills in design, project delivery, entrepreneurship, leadership, and life.

We are seeking a talented Architectural Designer with 3-5 years of experience who is interested in contributing to and thriving in a positive, mentoring studio environment.

Responsibilities:

Utilize strong graphic and design skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, on multiple projects in varying stages, both individually and as part of a project team

Prepare and develop architectural documents, elevations, sections, and details utilizing Revit under the direction of other project team members

Responsibilities include all phases of design documentation through construction administration

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited university required

Must have demonstrated proficiency in Revit and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Good knowledge of U.S. architectural building systems

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and as part of a project team

Good communication skills, both orally and written

Aviation experience a plus

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

PGAL offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), and profit sharing. We also offer paid leave inclusive of holidays, and PTO.

To be considered for this position, please provide resume and work samples to: https://pgal.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/ce5e0db1-374f-e5f6-8ef0-96cc38dc24e8/apply?source=2282450-CS-33617 An Equal Opportunity Employer Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled PGAL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Architectural Designer PGAL

Architectural Designer
PGAL | Alexandria, VA

PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interior architecture, engineering, and planning for a diverse group of public and private sector clients. Our culture is energetic, collaborative, and open and offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types. is an ideal place to build a career and develop skills in design, project delivery, entrepreneurship, leadership, and life.
PGAL is seeking a talented Architectural Intern with 1-3 years of experience who is interested in contributing to and thriving in a positive, mentoring studio environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize strong graphic and design skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, on multiple projects in varying stages, both individually and as part of a project team
  • Responsibilities will include all phases of design documentation through construction administration, project management and client contact

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited university is required
  • Aviation experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of REVIT with strong design skills
  • Knowledge of other types of graphic programs is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects in varying stages, both individually and as part of a project team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

PGAL offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) and profit sharing. We also offer paid leave inclusive of holidays and PTO.

At PGAL, we believe that our employees are our future, so as well as offering in-house AXP study materials and group studies, we offer a reimbursement program for individual study materials/courses, exam/license fees and professional dues. In addition, we offer paid time off to take your exams.

To apply, please provide resume and work samples to: https://pgal.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/d185d271-983c-aa42-6550-2cab70b882b2/apply?source=2282480-CS-33617

AIA Virginia Newsletter: October 2022

Representation Matters
Hispanic Heritage Month reminds me that representation matters; cultural diversity is a strength worthy of celebration. Too many of our children watch images in the media that denigrate, marginalize and malign those who share their culture.
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Changemakers Working to Create a More Just & Equitable Society @ ArchEx ‘22
Be the change you want to see in the world. Hear from designers who are (re)building their communities in innovative and impactful ways at Architecture Exchange East this Nov. 2-4, 2022.
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Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
As 2023 fast approaches, AIA Virginia is looking for diverse voices from all over the Commonwealth to move the organization forward. We have numerous opportunities to serve that will help you develop strong leadership skills, expand your network, and ultimately advance the goals of the architecture profession as a whole.
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2022 Design Awards Announced
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the 2022 Design Awards. From a field of 155 entries, only 16 were selected by the jury for recognition.
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PAC Award Update
With only 48 hours remaining, AIA Central Virginia continues their lead in the “Rumble in the Jungle” for the AIA Virginia Political Action Committee Award.
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An Open Call for An Artistic Response to Issues Concerning Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
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Annual Membership Meeting
Join us on Nov. 2 to hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers, and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership, Join us at Architecture Exchange East or virtually.
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Consider Being A Mentor
We need a few more mentors for Virginia architecture school students this year.
Sign-up to be a mentor here>>

ELA 2023 Applications Closing Soon
Time is running out to complete your application for the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture.
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Call for Content: Inform Magazine
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the upcoming Arts & Interiors Issue of Inform? Submit your education projects and other content suggestions to the editor. Content deadline: Oct. 21.

Visions for Architecture
Visions for Architecture 2022 will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A cocktail social will follow the awards celebration. Tickets can be purchased online at www.archex.net. You can add Visions to your ArchEx registration or purchase tickets for the awards program only by selecting “Social Events Only.”
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COTE Corner: Latest 2030 Commitment Results Released
Learn more about the progress firms made in reporting year 2021 toward the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.
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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Oct. 18 @ noon: Implementing the Guides for Equitable Practice
Earn 1.0 AIA LU|Elective (Free)
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Oct. 19 @ noon: High Performing Resilient Wood-Framed Roofs
Earn 1.0 AIA LU|HSW (Free)
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Nov. 2-4: Architecture Exchange East
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
AIA Virginia associate members can get a 60-day subscription to the Amber Book for only $50.
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Featured Job Postings
Junior Architect/Interior Designer at Ritter Norton Architects More>>
Senior Architect at Hanbury More>>
Project Architect at Grimm + Parker Architects More>>
Architects/Project Designers at Baskervill More>>
Public Works Facilities Engineer at City of Virginia Beach More>>

2023 Membership Dues
If you want to opt out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2023 dues payment, please click here.
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PAC Award Update

With only 48 hours remaining, AIA Central Virginia continues their lead in the “Rumble in the Jungle” for the AIA Virginia Political Action Committee Award

AIA Central Virginia continues to be slightly ahead of AIA Hampton Roads with 70 and 60 points respectively. AIA Blue Ridge has 30 points and AIA Richmond has 20 points. AIA Northern Virginia has not scored any points yet (come on Northern Virginia!) AIA Central Virginia is the only local component Board of Directors at 100% participation as of this date. As we have seen in past years, the leaderboard can change overnight when $1,000 is on the line!

The AIA Virginia PAC Award looks to celebrate the engagement and commitment of a local AIA component that supports the advancement and mission of the PAC. The Award has historically been presented at Architecture Exchange East to the local component’s Board of Directors who will accept the award on behalf of its respective members. The award criteria is based on a point total calculation based on three areas: local component Board participation, percentage of local component’s membership who have invested in the PAC, and the total amount of money invested by the members of the local component.

Below outlines point allocations:

  1. Local component Board participation
    a. Did 100% of the Board of Directors invest into the AIA Virginia PAC?
    i. Yes = 20 points
    ii. No = 0 points
  2. Percentage of local component’s members who have invested in the AIA Virginia PAC
    i. Component with highest % = 40 points
    ii. Component with second highest % = 20 points
    iii. Component with third highest % = 10 points
  3. Average investment per member from the total local component membership
    i. Component with highest average investment/member = 40 points
    ii. Component with second highest average investment/member = 30 points
    iii. Component with third highest average investment/member = 20 points
    iv. Component with fourth highest average investment/member = 10 points
    v. Component with fifth highest average investment/member = 0 points

Scoring will be closed on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Make your investment today at www.aiavapac.org

Representation Matters

Many of us grew up studying the work of Cesar Pelli, the recently passed, Argentina-born architect who, from 1977-1989 served as the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. His transformative work includes the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we pause to remember this great American architect and the countless thousands of our colleagues who share the Hispanic culture that adds to the vibrancy of our nation.

Robert Easter, FAIA

It reminds me that representation matters; cultural diversity is a strength worthy of celebration. Too many of our children watch images in the media that denigrate, marginalize and malign those who share their culture. Whether it is law enforcement tasked to restrain the free movement of immigrants by building cages and separating children from their parents, or politicians flying people across the country to make a statement, the images and the accompanying reports are heartbreaking and suggest a country that is losing its capacity to show compassion. The message that the young audience receives can only add to the trauma of life in these difficult times. We need to produce different visuals; the reality is that the communities that we live in were built by a myriad of creative thinkers who are solving critical issues related to sustainability, affordability, and resilience.

In June, we hosted the Design Forum devoted to Latin American designers, entitled “South is Up.” It was a wonderful introduction to the work of Smiljan Radic, Enrique Norton, Viviana Pena, Alberto Kalach, and Cazu Zegars and was marvelously steered by Juan Burke, a professor of architecture at the University of Maryland. I wish more of our members were able to see and hear the fascinating presentations about architecture that impacts culture, climate, and context.

Among my many architecture heroes is Dr. Carmina Sanchez del-Valle, a valued colleague at Hampton University and one of a few Latina educators acknowledged as an ACSA Distinguished Professor. Her impact on our students and our program has been extraordinary. There have been many who have contributed to the success of our profession, our communities, and our students.  Everardo Jefferson and Sara Caples of the New York form Caples and Jefferson lectured at Hampton University several years ago and continue to mentor our students and provided a source of inspiration for the women and Hispanic students in our program.

In AIA Virginia we have recently crossed the threshold of 2400 members, nearly 100 (less than 4%) of whom self-identify as Hispanic. They include firm principals like Kim Smith at VMDO, who has been a leader in design excellence with a focus on academic structures. Tony Dockery, the principal and owner of AGD Associates, LLC specializing in aviation. But there are countless others who are contributing to large and small firms across the Commonwealth.

In Kendall Nicholson’s article, “Where Are My People? Hispanic & Latinx in Architecture” published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), we learn that the Hispanic population in the United States is approximately 18.5%, making them the largest minority community in our nation. They comprise 8.5% of the architecture professionals in our country. There are 20 accredited architecture programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Our nation is embroiled in political and social unrest around the idea of ethnic and racial identity. I hope that the architecture community can provide some balance and civility to the discourse by reminding our profession and our nation that the genius of creation is the blend of human culture and experience, race and ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation that creates the unique and diverse fabric of America. Hispanic Heritage month, spanning September and October provides another opportunity for us to celebrate the influence of that diversity on our built environment. It provides an opportunity to teach young children that their dreams can become reality; that their contribution makes us all better. Because representation matters.

Robert L. Easter, NOMAC, FAIA
2022 AIA Virginia President

New Members

We are always excited to welcome new members to Virginia. The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia.

New Architect Members

Susan Anderson, AIA (Hampton Roads)
Cristina Clow, AIA (Northern Virginia)
Eileen DAndrea, AIA (Hampton Roads)
James Dowling, AIA (Richmond)
Yamini Kannankutti, AIA (Northern Virginia)
Rebecca Saunders, AIA (Northern Virginia)

New Associate Members

Waqas Al Mulhim, Assoc. AIA (Central Virginia)
Rebecca Barker, Assoc. AIA (Richmond)
Nabila Essakalli Badia, Assoc. AIA (Richmond)
Nathaniel Fitzsimmons, Assoc. AIA (Central Virginia)
Bradley Fuhrman, Assoc. AIA (Northern Virginia)
Astrid Haugh, Assoc. AIA (Northern Virginia)
Julia Kwolyk, Assoc. AIA (Central Virginia)
Laurie Marcotte, Assoc. AIA (Hampton Roads)
Kelly McCarthy, Assoc. AIA (Richmond)
Ingrid R. Mendez, Assoc. AIA (Northern Virginia)
Ethan Miller, Assoc. AIA (Richmond)
Waverly Pack, Assoc. AIA (Hampton Roads)
Erika Quarles, Assoc. AIA (Hampton Roads)
Bhavishya Venkitaraman, Assoc. AIA (Northern Virginia)
Ahmed Abou El Ella, Intl. Assoc. AIA (Northern Virginia)
Manuel Perez, Intl. Assoc. AIA (Northern Virginia)

Transferred In
Mark T. Forth, AIA from AIA California (Hampton Roads)
M. Celeste Novak, AIA from AIA Michigan (Northern Virginia)
Mark A. Perryman, Assoc. AIA from AIA Ohio (Hampton Roads)

New/Renewed Allied Members

David Weber, Regional Sales Manager, Epic Metals
Glenn Thompson, Vice President Business Development, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.

View all of the AIA Virginia Allied members

Newly Licensed

We understand the dedication and effort required to study for and pass the ARE. Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. This is great news that thrills all of us and we are so proud to call you architects!

Linda J. Coile, AIA   (Richmond)
Rachel L. Peterson, AIA  (Richmond)

Have you recently passed the ARE? Upgrade your membership to Architect using this AIA form. or send an email to your Member Services Director, Cathy Guske, cguske@aiava.org

Are you ready to get licensed? AIA Virginia has 60-day Amber Book subscriptions for $50 here>>

Have questions about licensure? Contact AIA Virginia’s State Licensing Advisor, Michael Hammon, AIA at mhammon@glaveandholmes.com

Public Works Facilities Engineer | City of Virginia Beach

Public Works Facilities Engineer
City of Virginia Beach | Virginia Beach, VA

The Public Works Facilities Engineer provides strategic direction and management oversight of the Facilities Engineering Group. As a City Manager appointee, this position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is not considered part of the merit service as defined in City Code, section 2-75.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct and oversee the activities of the Facilities Management Office, Facilities Design and Construction Division, Building Maintenance Division, and the Energy Management Office.
  • Implement improvements to ensure optimum, efficient use of equipment and personnel; oversee group purchasing, budgeting, personnel management, and other aspects of administration to provide effective and efficient utilization of available resources.
  • Oversee the development of the Buildings Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Implement building CIP via contractual procurement for the design and construction of City facilities while maintaining the project scope, budget, and schedule approved in the CIP.
  • Coordinate building maintenance and construction activities with City departments and other public and private agencies. Performs the project management duties for the various planning, design, construction and administration phases of all capital projects.
  • Develop, review, and revise program, project management, and procurement processes as needed to be compatible with City systems, requirements, and resources.
  • Oversee an ongoing program for work reception, facility inspections and assessments; develop maintenance and repair programs and the implementation of those programs with City staff.
  • Manage the real estate properties leased by and/or to the City.
  • Oversee and manage the personnel security access program for all City buildings and facilities. Oversee the energy management function to include the energy and utility payments on behalf of the city.
  • Develop city energy conservation projects and programs.

To apply: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=VBGOV&cws=37&rid=37266

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

As 2023 fast approaches, AIA Virginia is looking for diverse voices from all over the Commonwealth to move the organization forward. We have numerous opportunities to serve that will help you develop strong leadership skills, expand your network, and ultimately advance the goals of the architecture profession as a whole.

AIA Virginia is looking for volunteers with a passion for the future of architecture who have a strong desire to tackle obstacles presented by the profession and by society.

36+ opportunities currently exist to serve on advisory councils plus committees and task groups for a variety of focus areas. Take a look at the list of councils and committees >>

If interested, please self-nominate yourself using the form below.

Hurry! Applications are due later this month. If this service opportunity isn’t right for you at this time, please do share it with others. Fresh voices are welcome and encouraged to serve!

2023 Council and Committee Interest

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