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Jobs and Internships at Local Firms

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Maginniss + del Ninno Architects

Posted May 22, 2019
Maginniss + del Ninno Architects
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 550
Alexandria, VA 22314

Intern (Student or Recent Grad)
Part-Time, Hours Negotiable
Begins Fall 2019

Prominent Old Town Alexandria architecture firm, Maginniss + del Ninno Architects, is searching for a fall architectural intern. Candidates seeking a small team environment with excellent mentoring support and an opportunity to develop expertise in the design and construction of a variety of custom building types are encouraged to apply.

Candidates to have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • A desire to learn and contribute in a small team
  • Design sensibilities and construction document skills
  • Proficiency in Revit

We offer a flexible work environment and are located approximately 1 mile from the WAAC. Visit our website at www.mdnarch.com. Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples to info@mdnarch.com. Refer to “Architectural Intern” in the subject line.

Wheeler Goodman Masek & Associates

Posted May 21, 2019
Wheeler Goodman Masek & Associates
1 Annapolis Street, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401

Graduate Designer (2 Openings Available)

Wheeler Goodman Masek & Associates seeks motivated individuals to support our expanding Public Sector and K – 12 Public School Design work. Our offices are located in Annapolis and offer a creative work environment. Compensation and benefits are competitive, and we offer ample opportunities for staff to experience all aspects of the profession during the course of their employment.

We are seeking motivated individuals with 0-3 years experience and an accredited architectural degree. Proficiency in Revit, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite required. Position will provide exposure to and include a range of project responsibilities, from marketing and pre-design through construction administration support. For one of the positions, a specific interest or proficiency in interior design is encouraged.

Please email your interest to careers@wgm-arch.com and visit our website at www.wgm-arch.com for a look at what we do.

John Linam Jr Architect + Associates

Posted May 20, 2019
John Linam Jr Architect + Associates
12020 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20191

Intern Architect
20-30 Hour per Week (But Flexible)
Begins June 1, 2019

Small residential and light commercial practice in Reston is seeking a summer intern position (or recent graduate for what could become a full-time position) for general assistance with a wide range of tasks typical of a small firm. These would include documenting existing conditions for existing buildings, some occasional light administrative assistance, and assistance with architectural document preparation (AutoCad and SketchUp) to the degree that your current capability allows.

Autocad and SketchUp experience would be very helpful. Ability to communicate and demonstrate a professional attitude are critical.

Apply at john@jljarch.com.


Posted May 5, 2019
201 N Union Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314

Project Architect/Designer

PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interior architecture, engineering, and planning for a diverse group of public and private sector clients. We are seeking a talented Project Architect or Designer with 4-10 years of experience who is interested in contributing to and thriving in a positive, mutually supportive studio environment. Responsibilities will include all phases of design documentation through construction administration, project management, and client contact.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field from an accredited university
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • U.S. Architectural license and LEED accreditation a plus
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in REVIT and 3D Studio

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, vacation, and sick. At PGAL, we believe that our employees are our future, so as well as offering in-house 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. If you are passionate about great design, team collaboration, and creating change in communities across the country, please apply here.

Posted May 14, 2019
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) – Washington
1314 Harwood Street, SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374

Intern Architectural Designer (GS-0808-07/09)
Permanent Full-Time, 40+ Hours per Week

NAVFAC supports design and construction needs for the Navy, Air Force, Army, and other government agencies across the National Capital Region, to include high-profile projects such as the Vice President’s Residence, the new Air Force One Hangar, and the Cybersecurity School at the Naval Academy. Additionally, NAVFAC promotes and fosters individual development through licensure by performing in-house design work and ensuring contract administration, project management, construction management, and all other APX hours are achieved as quickly as possible. Organization information can be found at: https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/atlantic/fecs/washington.html

Applicant must be a US citizen, have an accredited degree in Architecture (bachelor’s or master’s), complete a background check, and obtain Secret security clearance. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, self-managing, agile and adaptable, articulate, design-oriented and possess strong systems thinking and leadership skills. Designers will be expected to accomplish mission-critical tasks with minimal reporting and oversight.

To apply, please provide resume and digital portfolio (.pdf or link) to: Brandon Tobias (AIA, LEED AP BD+C), Architecture Branch Head and Technical Discipline Coordinator, at robert.tobias@navy.mil.

Mark R. Yoo Architect PLLC

Posted May 3, 2019
Mark R. Yoo Architect PLLC
221 S Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Intern Architect (Paid)
20-30 Hours per Week
Begins May/June 2019

Mark R. Yoo Architect is a design build residential and commercial architecture and construction company located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. We are seeking an architectural intern to support our project architect and principal architect for the summer of 2019. We are a small design build firm, so this is an excellent opportunity for an intern to gain experience in all phases of design and construction on a wide variety of commercial and residential projects.

Candidates must be facile with Revit and be able to work 20-30 hours per week minimum. Working hours are flexible. Please provide a CV and some examples of your Revit work when applying. Pay will be hourly with a rate based on experience.

Please submit applications via e-mail with the subject line “MYA – Summer Intern” to studio@markyooarchitect.com.


Posted April 30, 2019
Two Points of View Architectural Studio, LLC (2POV)
5900 River Drive
Lorton, VA 22079

Architectural Intern
Part-Time to Start, Future Potential for Full-Time

2POV is seeking an architectural intern to work with our team on various commercial projects. The job scope would include field surveys, drafting, detailing, reports, and other associated tasks. The ideal candidate would have 1-3 years of experience working in the architectural field. We are looking for the following skills:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • SketchUp ability a plus
  • Strong graphic skills
  • Willingness to take on many roles

2POV is a small architectural team located in Lorton, VA. We work on commercial projects including retail, grocery stores, senior living, tenant spaces, and others. We are flexible with work hours and schedule, and are looking for someone who is a team player and has a willingness to learn. Please send a resume, 1-page work sample, and 2 references (can be work or school references) to 2pov.admin@2pov.net.

Ritter Norton Architects

Posted April 26, 2019
Ritter Norton Architects
814 King Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

Student Intern
Part-Time, 10-20 Hours per Week

Ritter Norton Architects, an award-winning firm based in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, is seeking a talented and self-motivated student intern to join our dynamic and collaborative team. Our firm’s diverse portfolio includes a wide range of commercial and institutional projects including churches and synagogues, libraries, educational facilities, recreation and community centers, commercial interiors, and many other unique and exciting projects. We offer flexible schedule options and a fun and laid back smaller firm culture that is dedicated to design excellence on every project while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

A great candidate should possess the following credentials:

  • Proficiency with Revit, AutoCad, SketchUp, and Lumion
  • Thoughtful and sensitive design skills with a collaborative mindset
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Apply to Derek Norton at dnorton@ritternorton.com.


Posted April 25, 2019
324 Main Street, Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

ECO-MAR, LLC is an architecture, planning, and research firm specializing in resilience and sustainability. The firm was founded to be a problem-solving force in adapting to the challenges of climate change while promoting thriving communities. We are a small business where each team member gets holistic experience in visionary design and advisory work in the AEC industry.

We are seeking a junior-level architectural designer and planner who is creative, motivated, and interested in learning and growing with us in a highly collaborative environment where everyone learns from each other. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an NAAB-accredited architectural program and 1-5 years of experience are required, as are skills in drawing, AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp. LEED, WELL, AICP, or architectural registration is a plus. Please apply to Info@ecomarllc.com.

Jon Hensley Architects

Posted April 25, 2019
Jon Hensley Architects
927 S Walter Reed Drive, Suite 3
Arlington, VA 22204

Architectural Intern
Part-Time or Full-Time, 20-40 Hours Per Week

Applicants will work on a two-person team on either a custom residential project or a tenant interiors project. Previous office experience is preferred but not a requirement. Applicants must have strong Autocad or Revit skills.

Please send resume and portfolio of design projects to JHensley@JonHensleyArchitects.com.

Ricondo & Associates, Inc.

Posted April 11, 2019
Ricondo & Associates, Inc.
515 King Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Part-Time or Full-Time, 20-40 Hours per Week

Ricondo is an aviation consulting firm that provides facilities planning, environmental planning, and financial planning services to airport owners, airlines, and federal and state aviation-related agencies. We are looking for an intern who possesses a familiarity with the aviation industry or a strong desire to learn and grow in the aviation architecture field. Candidates should demonstrate strong communication, planning, and collaboration skills; and be comfortable working both independently and in a team environment on a variety of projects and tasks. Opportunities may be available for travel to various airport projects worldwide.

Interns will be responsible for performing concept development and planning of airport passenger facilities, specifically terminals and concourses. Qualified candidates will possess or be in the process of receiving a degree in architecture, engineering, planning, or similar field. Prior professional experience is favored but not required. Candidates should demonstrate ability in documentation and presentation media including but not limited to AutoCAD, Sketch-up and/or Revit, Adobe CS, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint. See our online job posting for more details.

Send resumes and samples by email to alumnus Suzette Moore at smoore@ricondo.com.

Richard Leggin Architects

Posted April 10, 2019
Richard Leggin Architects
6500 Seven Locks Road, Suite 210
Cabin John, MD 20818

Architect/Designer or Intern
Full-Time or Part-Time

Richard Leggin Architects, PC is a well-established, award-winning firm specializing in high-end residential architecture. We currently have an opening for an Architect/Designer with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture and preferably more than three years of relevant experience. We are also accepting applications for recent architecture graduates with some experience. These individuals will work closely with the principal and team on all aspects of our projects, including site planning and design, conceptual design and presentations, client communications, construction documents and detailing, interior architecture, and construction phase services.

We offer competitive compensation and a friendly, collaborative studio environment. If you share an interest in high quality residential design and are committed to excellence in professional practice, we would like to hear from you. Please visit our website at www.rlarchs.com to learn more about our firm, and apply to Sherrill Pringle at team@rlarchs.com.


Posted April 9, 2019
1800 K Street NW, #200
Washington, DC 20006

Summer 2019 Architecture Internship

KaTO is an architecture studio which works on projects in both developing and developed parts of the world. The practice was founded in 2014, and is currently working on projects in underprivileged communities in Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Recently, KaTO won its first large commission in the U.S., and design studies for new domestic and international projects are in progress.

KaTO seeks talented interns to collaborate on these projects who are passionate for working with a young practice. In addition to design skills, a strong applicant should have proficiency with digital platforms, including Rhino and Adobe software. Experience with Revit, digital rendering, parametric modeling, and strong freehand drawing skills are highly valued as well. This is a paid internship. Note: KaTO has recently moved from Richmond, VA to Washington, D.C.

The application is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a resume and portfolio to Kyle Murphy at kyle@katoarch.org.

Administrative Office of the US Courts

Posted April 2, 2019
Administrative Office of the US Courts
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20544

Project Management Specialist
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
Salary Range: $41,369 – $108,561

This position is located in the Administrative Services Division (ADM), Facilities and Security Office (FSO). The incumbent of this position will work with management on project objectives and scope, and construction administration. Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing tenant alteration project programs of requirements
  • Assisting with developing project plans and providing advice to management
  • Coordinating projects with the appropriate parties to ensure that necessary planning and implementation are completed
  • Assisting with prioritizing projects, proposing changes in scope of work, and resolving issues
  • Assisting with the administration of project architecture activities (programming, construction documents, cost estimates, and construction administration)
  • Assisting with monitoring projects for timeliness, budget, schedule, and compliance with requirements
  • Assisting with monitoring contractor progress in fulfilling the technical requirements for project work scopes

This position is being advertised at both the full performance level as well as the entry level. If selected at the entry level, this opportunity would offer tailored learning and development activities. The goal is to enable the selected individual to meet the requirement of the full performance level. The full performance salary range increases to a maximum of $108,561. All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check. Please apply to Bassin Njie at Bassin_Njie@ao.uscourts.gov (202 502-2202).

Arentz Landscape Architects, LLC

Posted March 27, 2019
Arentz Landscape Architects, LLC
65 S 4th Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

Intern Landscape Architect
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
Begins May or June 2019

Arentz Landscape Architects, a boutique landscape architecture firm, is offering an internship for summer 2019. ALA is an award-winning practice offering an opportunity for the right candidate to collaborate on high-end residential and select institutional work. The intern’s responsibilities will include: applying diversified knowledge of planning and landscape architecture principles and practices in broad areas; preparing and coordinating project drawings, exhibits, calculations, analyses and contract documents with other engineers, designers, and technicians; and independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standard planning and landscape architecture techniques, procedures, and criteria on minimally complex projects. The candidate should have a passion for both urban and rural landscapes and be eager to take on projects of the highest caliber.


  • Currently pursuing a BSLA, BLA, or MLA degree
  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum three years (6 semesters) of the required program
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Microstation, Sketch-up, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Suite
  • Prior internship or relevant work experience is preferred but not required. A strong art background, knack for detail, and interest in construction are also desirable

The intern may choose to locate to either our Warrenton, VA office or our Washington, DC office in Dupont Circle. Email resume, portfolio, and reference information to Joe Sampsell at jsampsell@arentzdc.com.

Arentz Landscape Architects, LLC

Posted March 27, 2019
Arentz Landscape Architects, LLC
65 S 4th Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

Design Associate Landscape Architect
Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week

Arentz Landscape Architects is offering an immediate opening for a Design Associate. This enthusiastic self-starter should exhibit attention to detail and have the ability to think critically. The Design Associate may choose to locate to either our Warrenton, VA office or our Washington, DC office in Dupont Circle.


  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in landscape architecture
  • 0-4 years of landscape architecture experience
  • Excellent people, project management, and organizational skills
  • Experience with construction documentation, specification, and observation on highly detailed projects
  • Strong hardscape and plant knowledge
  • Proven track record of successful collaborations with design team members
  • Attention to detail, ability to self-edit, and commitment to accuracy
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation, Adobe Photoshop, and Sketchup
  • Familiarity with the region

Email resume and portfolio to Joe Sampsell at jsampsell@arentzdc.com.

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.