VIA design architects, PC | Norfolk, VA

A Project Leader is a leadership position in the firm in which a person helps define and carry out project vision with Directors and Partners. Project Leaders move a project forward, lead an internal team, coordinate with consultants, and work through all items agreed upon in the contract. They establish relationships with the client and other stakeholders and consultants, together with Directors and Partners, with increasing responsibility as projects progress. Project Leaders develop and mentor those who are a part of their project team(s). They may work on multiple projects at VIA and are involved with employee recruitment and project acquisition efforts.
Beyond what is listed below, we look for candidates with experience in the following areas: Strategy, Programming, Urban Design, and Master Planning. Experience in all these areas is not a requirement, but experience in more than one is preferred.

The Project Leader is exposed to various work methods which are focused on the following core actions:

  • Thinking: content generation of design through various mediums
  • Doing: production of drawings, presentations, and general design production tasks
  • Interacting: participation and leadership in meetings, project discussions, employee development and studio life

About your experience:

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • At least 7-10 years of professional design experience, with at least 2 years of project and team
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Revit, Adobe CS, MS Office Suite, Teams, Bluebeam
  • Successful experience in a leadership role on large-scale, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Exceptional design sensibility, talent and rigor
  • Experience through all phases of design (concept design through construction administration)
  • Experience working with a range of consultants and large project teams, including environmental,
    landscape, civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers.

Please email Blair Valdivieso ( with your Resume, Cover Letter, and Portfolio