WAAC Job Board
Jobs and Internships at Local Firms

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VIKA Virginia, LLC

Posted March 21, 2019
VIKA Virginia, LLC
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 200
Tysons, VA 22102

Entry-Level Land Planner/Landscape Architect
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
Begins June 2019

VIKA Virginia, LLC is seeking an entry-level land planner or landscape architect with 0-3 years of experience to join our Tysons office. The successful candidate should have a degree in planning or landscape architecture with a focus on urban design, entitlement, and mixed-use environments. They must likewise must have the ability to manage multiple projects and coordinate with other disciplines both within and outside of the organization.


  • Education in and experience with urban design and mixed-use environments
  • Familiarity with regulatory codes and entitlement processes
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and SketchUp
  • Basic understanding of plant material, grading and drainage, and construction materials

Hand graphics skills are a plus, and while licensure is not necessary, it is an anticipated part of your career development. Apply to Nick Letteri at letteri@vika.com. Please provide work samples. References may be requested following review of application materials.

Sutton Yantis Associates Architects

Posted March 18, 2019
Sutton Yantis Associates Architects
8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 750
Vienna, VA 22182

Intern Architect
Flexible Hours

Sutton Yantis Associates Architects, a well-established, award-winning architecture firm in Tysons, VA is seeking a student for an intern position. Must have a strong fluency in AutoCad, Microsoft Office programs, Adobe, Sketchup, and Photoshop.

Please submit a resume to SuttonYantisArch@syaa.com.

Studio Laan PLLC

Posted March 12, 2019
715 G Street SE, 3rd Floor
Washington DC 20003

Staff Architect
Flexible Hours, 20 Hours per Week Minimum
Flexible Start Date

The staff architect will be involved in numerous aspects of the design project. This may include design research and sketches, CAD work, model making, developing presentations, and construction administration. The intern architect will work under the direct supervision of the project architect, and will often interact with Studio Laan principals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • General knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Initiative, problem-solving abilities, strong communication skills, and eagerness to learn
  • Interest in professional development and appreciation for clean, functional, modern, sustainable design

Proficiency in three-dimensional modeling and rendering software; advanced knowledge of BIM platform management (particularly Revit); and model-making skills are also desirable, as are enrollment in the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP), commencement of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE), and LEED AP accreditation. Apply to careers@studiolaan.net.

Teass \ Warren Architects

Posted March 7, 2019
515 M Street SE, Suite 200
Washington DC 20003

Intern Architect
6-12 Hours per Week

Intern architect wanted to assist our firm with day to day operations and project needs. Applicant will primarily build physical models for projects in the design phase. They will also be assist our staff architects with presentations and construction drawings. Candidate will gain great real world experience and exposure to working on complex urban infill projects primarily in the District. The office is a dynamic studio environment with a supportive and collaborative staff.

Working knowledge of laser cutters, 3D printing technology, and hand modeling are required. Familiarity with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and rendering programs is a plus. Apply to collaborate@teass-warren.com.

DC Office of Planning

Posted March 6, 2019
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650
Washington, DC 20024

Summer Urban Design Intern
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
June 4 – August 24, 2019

The DC Office of Planning seeks a full-time paid summer urban design intern. The intern will be responsible for the development of one focus project as well as general job tasks on a variety of urban design based projects including but not limited to: field surveys and photography of existing site conditions, survey and analysis of public space performance, model building, production of renderings and presentation drawings, production of written reports and presentations, and research of case studies and best practices.

This summer’s focus project will be a Corridor Urban Design Study. The Corridor Urban Design Study will analyze the potential for urbanizing and redeveloping public and private lands around a key corridor in the District of Columbia into a dynamic 21st Century mixed-use neighborhood that can support new housing, open space, and public facilities. A key focus of the study will be creating building and development scenarios and a street network to reconnect surrounding neighborhoods.

Candidates must currently be working on a degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design to apply. Please contact Thor Nelson, Senior Urban Designer, at thor.nelson@dc.gov for more information.

HLR Architects

Posted March 3, 2019
HLR Architects
2911 Hunter Mill Road, #201
Oakton, VA 22124

Design Associate
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week

Helbing Lipp Recny (HLR) Architects has current openings for students and recent architectural graduates on track for licensure, preferably those with some previous experience in an architect’s office. We are searching for emerging professionals with a passion for design, a good work ethic, and the desire to learn about our profession in a small-office studio environment. As part of our team, you will learn how to produce design and construction drawings under the mentorship of our Project Managers and Principal, and will be offered additional opportunities as your experience grows. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, as well as AXP coordination/mentorship.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture, or on track to graduate
  • Minimum 1 year experience in an architect’s office
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (2019)
  • Basic knowledge of Revit
  • Photoshop/3D capabilities
  • Professional communication and writing skills
  • Familiarity with MS Office
  • Legal work status

Apply at

Colimore Architects

Posted February 18, 2019
Colimore Architects
1240 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Intern Architect
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week

Colimore Architects, an ATI Company, is looking for an energetic Intern Architect. Candidates must be highly adept working within a team-oriented studio environment. Candidates must have a degree in architecture (master’s preferred), a high level of proficiency in Revit, and must be well-versed in both sustainable design and construction documentation. Project types include residential, commercial, higher education, healthcare, and government.


  • Accredited architecture degree (License not required)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail combined with strong communication skills
  • Ability to work both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to control and prioritize work flow while coordinating with staff

Apply at info@colimore.com.

Dwell Design Studio, LLC

Posted February 13, 2019
Dwell Design Studio, LLC
8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 650
McLean, VA 22012

Part-Time Design Staff; Full-Time Project Architect
(Two Positions)

These positions will be key components within the overall design document team. The right candidates will be self-directed, motivated, and competent in a variety of roles including out-of-the-box creative thinking, client interfacing, construction documentation, and construction administration. The positions will be responsible for engaging with teams in delivering services to creatively solve problems. Motivated team members will have excellent design and communication skills; be proficient in Revit; have the ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail; possess a high level of professionalism; and be integral team players with a “can do” attitude.

To apply, please send your resume and portfolio to smoriak@dwelldesignstudio.com.

Classic Cottages, LLC

Posted January 31, 2019
Classic Cottages, LLC
433 E Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22301

Project Architect

Classic Cottages, LLC — an experienced Design+Build and Real Estate firm specializing in new residential construction in Northern Virginia — is seeking a project architect. Responsibilities of this position will include, but not be limited to: model home site adaptation; permit acquisition; construction administration; drawing creation; model home portfolios; and departmental support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, construction, or similar
  • 5-10 years of experience in the design and construction industries, preferably in residential
  • Proficiency in Revit and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and project schedules
  • Knowledge of building codes, permit applications, and construction methods
  • Self-motivation, passion, and determination
  • Architectural licensure preferred, but not required

Please apply to architecture department manager Elainna Wright at elainna@ccottages.com.

MV+A Architects

Posted January 30, 2019
MV+A Architects
1200 G Street, NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005

Architect/Interior Designer, Design Architect,
Project Architect, and Project Manager
40 Hours per Week

MV+A is hiring for four positions: please visit
to view full postings and apply.

National Institute of Building Sciences

Posted December 04, 2018
National Institute of Building Sciences
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-4950

BIM Manager
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week

As a BIM Manager/Analyst assigned to an Agency, the BIM Manager/Analyst will perform various tasks associated with the Agency’s BIM initiative as part of the Contractor’s BIM Program team including but not limited to: implementing building information modeling and management procedures and standards; reviewing submittals for projects and initiatives to assist the Agency’s design review team; providing technical assistance using model authoring and review tools; utilizing knowledge of design and construction of buildings to support needs across project life cycles; checking and analyzing submittals for compliance with requirements; and participating in team and project meetings.

The BIM Manager/Analyst must:

  • Have knowledge of the functions and components of geospatial/CAD/BIM processes.
  • Have knowledge of engineering, geography, physical sciences, mathematical and statistical sciences, and related building process support functions.
  • Have the ability to use computer systems, software, and databases.
  • Have oral, graphic, and written communication skills.
  • Possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution recognized as such by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be a U.S. citizen able to obtain security clearance.
  • Be capable of periodic travel.
  • Be able to work at an office in the Washington, DC area during regular work hours of 0815-1700 Monday through Friday.

Apply at https://www.nibs.org/page/jobs.


Posted October 18, 2018
Wendel Architects
1420 King Street, #510
Alexandria, VA 22314

Architecture Intern
Begins Summer 2019

Wendel is looking for a Full-Time Summer Architecture Intern for our Alexandria, VA office! We are committed to supporting the theories of academia and the pragmatics of real-world experience. That’s just a fancy way of saying we like to give students a shot. At Wendel we’ve been able to give lots of budding professionals valuable experiences with industry professionals – and we’ve even been able to give some of them jobs after graduation.

This internship will allow you to confirm your choice of career path, as well as explore and clarify your career goals. You’ll receive one-on-one mentoring, learn to combine classroom theory with practical work experience, and gain valuable work experience that will make a favorable impression on prospective future employers.

If you’re interested, please apply here.


Posted October 08, 2018
Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
5815 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Architecture, Interior Design, or Interior Architecture Summer Intern
40 Hours per Week
Begins May 2019

We’re looking for a creative team player with strong communication & organizational skills. The candidate will preferably have experience using a variety of industry software including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), Revit, AutoCAD, PowerPoint and/or Keynote, and Sketch-up.

You’re ideal for this internship if you are curious and creative, have a passion for problem-solving and critical thinking, and are able to collaborate in a team setting. You should be a master of architecture, rising 4th- or 5th-year bachelor of architecture, or rising 4th-year interior design student. You should have knowledge of Revit, InDesign, Photoshop, and Sketch-up. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Apply at https://www.littleonline.com/meet/careers.