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 rgeorge@aiava.org. Job listings will run for 30 days and are free to AIA Virginia members.


Project Architect – Commercial Focus
MV+A Architects | Washington, D.C.

At MV+A, we are passionate about sharing ideas and creating a striking, contextual, and impactful built environment. We have a deep expertise in working with developers, local jurisdictions, communities, anchor retail tenants and other project stakeholders in creating thoughtfully designed plans and buildings that contribute to the community fabric and successfully enhance social engagement.

MV+A is a diverse group of architects, designers and planners, bringing our collective experience to develop meaningful solutions to our clients. We are actively searching for an experienced Project Architect with a focus on retail and commercial design to join our team. This role is for an individual seeking new opportunities to expand their responsibilities and become an integral team member in the management, production and development of our many retail, renovation and general commercial projects. You will work closely with the Project Manager, client, consultant design team and general contractors to take these projects from the concept design phase through construction. Your initiative, technical abilities, and collaborative attitude will be essential in the successful delivery of some of the firm’s more challenging projects.

Your Typical Day

  • Engage in the design process and documentation of multiple projects with construction costs between $1 million – $15 million concurrently
  • Coordinate with design consultants and internal team members as well as play a central role in the interpretation of a design vision into a built reality
  • Resolve technical and existing condition challenges to produce efficient, constructible solutions
  • Be instrumental in the management and development of the Revit BIM or AutoCAD files
  • Produce drawings and specifications illustrating design intent
  • Rapidly produce aesthetic studies and design ideas for evaluation by both internal managers and the client
  • Coordinate Permit submission packages to authorities having jurisdiction and organize comment responses
  • Coordinate architectural design drawings with project specifications and design consultant systems (structural, MEPFP, Life Safety, etc.)
  • Actively participate in client and design team meetings

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited school
  • Valid US work permit
  • 3-10 years of related experience, including demonstrated success in the development of construction documents for commercial, retail and/or renovation projects
  • Highly proficient in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD
  • Experience in SketchUp is a plus
  • Experience in Type I and Type II construction is preferred
  • Working knowledge of building codes
  • Be a person of great initiative and have a thirst for learning

Benefits include a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and diverse, creative, and energetic team environment.

Qualified candidates please submit applications through MV+A’s Career page: www.mva-arch.com.

posted 5/7/21

Project Architect – Mixed Use Focus
MV+A Architects | Washington, D.C.

At MV+A, we are passionate about sharing ideas and creating a striking, contextual, and impactful built environment. We have a deep expertise in working with developers, local jurisdictions, communities, anchor retail tenants and other project stakeholders in creating mixed-use buildings that contribute to the community fabric and successfully enhance social engagement.

MV+A is a diverse group of architects, designers and planners, bringing our collective experience to develop meaningful solutions to our clients. We are actively searching for an experienced Project Architect to join our team. As a Project Architect, you will be a key member in the design and development of our retail and mixed-use building projects. You will work closely with the Project Manager and consultant design team to take projects from the concept design phase through construction. Your initiative, technical abilities, and collaborative attitude will be integral in the successful delivery of some of the firm’s most important projects.

Your Typical Day

  • Manage specific aspects of a $25 million – $125 million design project, including coordination with design consultants and internal team members as well as play a central role in the interpretation of design vision into a built reality
  • Resolve complex aesthetic and technical challenges to produce efficient, constructible solutions
  • Be instrumental in the management and development of the Revit BIM
  • Produce drawings and guide junior staff in the production of drawings in support of the complete design package
  • Coordinate architectural design drawings with project specifications and design consultant systems (interior design, structural, MEPFP, lighting, acoustics, accessibility, etc.)
  • Actively participate in client and design team meetings

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited school
  • Valid US work permit
  • 5-15 years of related experience, including demonstrated success in the development of construction documents for commercial, retail, mixed-use and/or multi-family residential projects
  • Highly proficient in Revit
  • Experience in Type I and Type III construction is preferred
  • Have a working knowledge of building codes
  • Be a person of great initiative and have a thirst for learning

Benefits include a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and diverse, creative, and energetic team environment.

Qualified candidates please submit applications through MV+A’s Career page: www.mva-arch.com.

posted 5/7/21

Architect I or Architect II
3North

3North is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated Architect or Architectural
Intern with up to 5 years of high-caliber design experience. We offer a design-driven
environment that gives staff the opportunity to be exposed to exciting and diverse project
types, including hospitality, restaurants, retail, corporate, and residential. We are looking
for candidates with creativity and strong design and problem-solving skills — from
conceptual design through construction documentation — that will help to expand the
abilities and breadth of our growing firm.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Participate on collaborative project teams with a focus on co-creation
• Plan, organize, and be responsible for your own work within your project team
• Execute everything from small projects to large assignments
• Assist more experienced designers, as well as provide direction to interns, technical
drafters, and administrative staff
• Tackle unusual design and technical challenges within large projects
• Work collaboratively across multiple design disciplines

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
• Up to 5 years of related experience in an architectural practice
• Proactively tracking toward licensure (preferred)
• Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite
(Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and MS Office
• Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and
building structures
• Experience with Construction Administration a plus
• Demonstrates experience across a variety of project types & design approaches
• Excellent organization and time management skills

This job can be performed remotely temporarily due to COVID-19

Job Type: Full Time

All cover letters/resumes/portfolios should be submitted to careers@3north.com

posted 5/7/21

Project Architect/Project Manager
Brwarchitects | Charlottesville, Va.

Brwarchitects is currently hiring a Licensed Project Architect and Project Manager with a minimum of 6-7 years of post-degree professional experience in design, detailing and production. This position is full time and permanent for the ideal candidate.

Ideal Candidates for this position will:

  • have a strong design instinct;
  • have a diverse knowledge of advanced architectural principles and techniques;
  • be proficient in a range of presentation skills (both hand-drawn and digital);
  • be proficient in the production of construction drawings using REVIT;
  • have demonstrated excellence and experience in project management;
  • have a strong desire to mentor and develop Design Associates on their project team;
  • be motivated, organized, and enthusiastic.

Joining brwarchitects offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types and scales. Our work includes residences, urban planning, community-led neighborhood redevelopment, commercial and medical offices, historic preservation, early childhood learning centers, churches, and synagogues.

We are a collaborative office where each person will do any task needed to create the quality of work that has built our reputation over the last 40 years.

All team members are involved in projects through all phases of work, including pre-design, bidding and construction. The person in this position should have communication and coordination skills to manage their projects and work closely with clients and consultants.

BRW not only offers a positive and collaborative environment, but we also offer competitive wages and benefits for part time and full-time staff. Our firm has taken the highest precautions to protect our employees during Covid-19. We anticipate that this position will involve a combination of in-person and remote work. Applicants must live in or within driving distance of Charlottesville, Virginia.

If you know something about how buildings come together, if you love to make beautiful drawings and want to learn more, if you have experience with REVIT, and if you want to work hard on a variety of projects, we would love to hear from you.

Send resumes to Cole Wardell at cwardell@brw-architects.com

posted 4/30/21

Architectural Designer
O’Brien & Keane | Arlington, Va.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
O’Brien & Keane is currently seeking architectural designers who are on a career path toward licensure.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Hold a professional degree in architecture (either Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture). Newly graduated or with 1-2 years of experience preferred.
  • Have an understanding of and ability to employ drafting philosophy & technique.
  • Be fast, proficient, and highly accurate at two-dimensional drafting in AutoCAD.
  • Be proficient in illustrative software, such as the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Be knowledgeable in 3D modeling, such as Revit and SketchUp
  • Believe that architecture has the power to inspire people and bring out a positive response.
  • Be driven to come up with new ideas, and enjoy conceiving of different options for solving the same problem.
  • Be self-critical, looking for flaws in the design that must be addressed.
  • Enjoy working with others, communicating freely, and being part of a team.
  • Exhibit professionalism from punctuality to reliability to attitude.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Engage actively in projects from inception to completion, and make a difference in the outcome.
  • Form relationships and share experiences with colleagues, clients, contractors, consultants, and artisans.
  • See the results of your effort in built form and be part of something bigger.
  • Grow professionally as you experience all phases of a project from concept design to construction administration.

WHO WE ARE

O’Brien & Keane offers a high level of architectural services to a broad spectrum of clients, on a wide range of building types. The firm has enjoyed particular success in the design of buildings dedicated to sacred worship as well as education. We have a special interest in architecture that is rooted in history and classically inspired. We were founded in 1993 and are headquartered in the Clarendon district of Arlington, Virginia.

OUR TEAM 

Although we are combined as one team, we are many parts with diverse skills and complimentary qualities. We offer:

  • A salary commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience.
  • A close knit & personable work environment with a pleasant atmosphere and comfortable workstations.
  • Flexibility to work virtually, with expectation that one or two days per week will likely be spent working or meeting in-person at our Arlington, Virginia office or at the Easton, Maryland studio.
  • Health insurance and retirement savings plans with significant employer contributions.

For consideration: send resume, work samples, portfolio, and cover letter to gmiller@obrienandkeane.com.

posted 4/23/21

Architect
AE Works | Arlington, Va.

AE Works is looking for a seasoned architect and recognized technical expert in any of the following market segments: Healthcare, Science/Technology, or Higher Education.

Based out of the Arlington, VA office, you will craft spaces that enhance our client’s well-being and support their missions, better enabling them to fulfill their goals and live out their passions.  The location of this position is flexible and comes with a competitive salary based on relevant experience as well as generous perks and benefits including medical, vision, dental, and disability insurance, 5 weeks paid time off and paid holidays, a 401k, dress-for-your-day dress code, virtual working capability, and a work-from-home equipment allowance.”

Role and Responsibilities for Position:

  • Lead clients and internal design teams of architects and engineers through planning, design, and construction administration for new and renovation building projects
  • Produce high quality deliverables for clients at all stages of design
  • Champion architectural design relevance within the firm
  • Attend interviews for new work opportunities

Technical Job Requirements:

  • Professional degree in architecture offered by an institution accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • Registered Architect (RA) license in Virginia, Washington, DC, or other reciprocal state
  • 8+ years of project experience in an architectural practice
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures
  • Experience with Revit
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Procore, Office 365, G Suite, Slack, preferred
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) membership, preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. EEO is the law

AE Works uses E-Verify.  You have the Right to Work.

Apply here: https://aeworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk017g6/

posted 4/7/21

Intern Architect
TKA Architects | Blacksburg, Va.

TKA Architects is seeking an Intern Architect with minimum two years experience in building design and construction. Candidate will work to deliver projects from concept through construction administration and must have experience in the analysis, design, detailing, and specification of building systems. Strong communication skills, the ability to work in an open team environment, and willingness to be mentored are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture
  • 2-4 years of professional experience and on the path to licensure
  • Self-Starter who has a desire to grow at TKA
  • Great research process for problem-solving with experience in the new and existing building code
  • Rendering abilities and an eye for excellent composition and graphic design

Software

  • Vectorworks – preferred, but experience in AutoCAD or Revit is acceptable
  • SketchUp Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Job applicants can send their information to info@tkapc.com

posted 4/1/21