WAAC Job Board
Jobs and Internships at Local Firms

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Hord Coplan Macht

Posted December 11, 2019
Hord Coplan Macht – DC Metro
1925 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 525
Alexandria, VA 22314

Architectural Intern/Designer I
Full-Time
Immediate

The Education Studio in our DC Metro office is looking for a strong designer to join the team! Our next team member will have excellent communication, design, graphic, and visualization skills. This individual will manage, organize, and coordinate with the technical design project teams throughout the design process to successfully execute architectural projects. Join our young, diverse, and very sustainable studio within our DC office located near the King Street Metro station.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • 1-5 years of experience in the architectural field
  • Excellent design, graphic design, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with Revit, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or experience with other CAD software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to produce high-quality documents under deadline-driven environments

For more information and to apply please go to hcm2.com/careers.

Cole & Denny Architects

Posted November 11, 2019
Cole & Denny Architects
333 N Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Intern
Part-Time or Full-Time
Immediate

Cole & Denny Architects in Old Town Alexandria has an immediate opening for a part-time or full-time architectural drafting position. This position requires experience with Revit and, preferably, some prior experience with architectural office procedures. Duties will include project production and drafting, field survey work, and other activities related to the profession.

Candidates must have:

  • CAD skills
  • Revit experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong work habits with an appreciation for quality, accuracy, and productivity

As a small organization, we work in all aspects of the architecture profession; we have a diversified workflow and a pleasant work environment with excellent benefits. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and work sample(s) to careers@coleanddenny.com.

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Posted October 29, 2019
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
1054 31st Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20007
and
1932 1st Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101

Landscape Designer or Architect
Full-Time
Immediate

We are especially interested in individuals with a strong background in leading/strategizing technical document sets. Candidates should demonstrate their skills and experiences in project leadership, as well as show their direct involvement in developing and coordinating document sets, technical detailing, and specification preparation. We are looking for people who have the drive and the ability to contribute in a collaborative design environment, have strong communication skills, and demonstrate how they use drawing as a tool to problem solve. Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, and 3D modeling is required. We want to know how your personal and professional experience has shaped your perspective and how you can contribute to our team. Email application materials to the attention of Grant Stewart at Jobs@ggnltd.com. Include a letter of interest, resume, references, and portfolio/work samples in PDF format (7MB maximum). State any preference for a Seattle or Washington, DC workplace.

Peabody Architects

Posted October 10, 2019
Peabody Architects
3417 Halcyon Drive
Alexandria, VA 22305

Intern
Flexible Hours
Immediate

We are a small local firm located 3.2 miles from campus. We design only zero energy and Passive House single-family and multifamily residences. We have occasional need for help in measuring and drawing up existing buildings, putting together presentations, and miscellaneous other tasks. Experience in AutoCad and Revit are desirable.

Apply to Matt Fine matt@greenhaus.org.

Winstanley Architects & Planners

Posted October 9, 2019
Winstanley Architects & Planners
107 N West Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Architecture Interns (Multiple Positions)
Flexible Hours
Immediate

Our award-winning architecture and design firm in Alexandria, VA is seeking interns for the holidays. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with the design principal of this multifaceted firm on several current projects. Work will consist of model-building and graphics support using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. We need someone to start right away, and would be open to candidates continuing on with us past winter break. This is a paid internship: $12 per hour.

Apply to info@winstanleyarchitect.com.

Lococo Architecture

Posted October 7, 2019
Lococo Architecture
3413 ½ M Street
Suite A, Regency Row
Georgetown, Washington DC

Architectural Apprentice/Intern
Full-Time
Immediate

  • Applicant must be fluent in AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • Camera experience desired for photo shoots with magazines and professional photographer pre-shoots
  • Applicant must have 1-2 years of experience working in architecture practice

Our firm was recently ranked as one of the top three firms in the DC Metro area. Read further at donaldlococoarchitects.com. This apprenticeship mirrors that which the firm principal received upon his graduation 30 years ago at an awarded and recognized architectural practice. The apprentice will work directly with founder, principal, and main associate Donald Lococo, one-on-one, 90% of the time in our decidedly small practice in a studio environment. As the apprenticeship develops, per skill level, the apprentice will attend frequent site visits with contractors, design meetings with clients, photo shoots, and occasional social events such as building openings, architectural award ceremonies, etc. It is preferred as a 2+ year position.

Please apply to Donald@Lococoarchitecture.com.

Lococo Architecture

Posted October 7, 2019
Lococo Architecture
3413 ½ M Street
Suite A, Regency Row
Georgetown, Washington DC

Architectural Office Assistant
Part-Time
Immediate

  • Entry-level position
  • 1-2 years experience working in an office environment preferred
  • Social media experience required
  • Architectural programs a plus

Our firm was recently ranked as one of the top three firms in the DC Metro area. Read further at donaldlococoarchitects.com. The apprentice will work directly with the principal and main associate, one-on-one, in our decidedly small practice in a studio environment. Please apply to Donald@Lococoarchitecture.com.

Laura Campbell Architecture

Posted October 2, 2019
Laura Campbell Architecture
109 Harvard Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Project Architect
Part-Time, 15-25 Hours per Week
Immediate

We are seeking a part-time Project Architect with more than five years of related experience to join our high-energy, growing custom residential architecture firm. We are looking for someone to join our team who enjoys collaborating within the office as well as with our clients, and who brings passion, creativity, an eye for detail, dedication, and professionalism to all they do. Most work is conducted out of the office, which is centrally located in Alexandria, VA, or on-site with clients in the DMV metro area. This is a contract role; pay is hourly and commensurate with experience. The Project Architect will support the team with pre-design, schematic design, construction documents, and construction administration, as well as with colleague and client engagement.

Qualifications:

  • Cares deeply about design and enjoys helping people remake their homes
  • Competent at hand drawing, sketching, and lettering
  • Extensive experience using AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • Knowledgeable about residential construction
  • Able to work on construction documents independently
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with the full project lifecycle
  • Relevant degree(s) in architecture required
  • Professional license or certification preferred

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume and a brief cover letter to Morgan Jones at hr@lauracampbellarchitecture.com with the subject line “Project Architect Position.”

Hopkins and Porter Architects and Builders

Posted September 25, 2019
Hopkins and Porter Architects and Builders
12944-C Travilah Road
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Designer/Draftsperson
Part-Time to Start; Future Hours Negotiable
Immediate

Good skills in Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, Chief Architect, or related skills. We are a design-driven, award-winning design firm, and we build what we design with a high level of craftsmanship. There will be opportunities to see your work come to fruition in the field. Please see our website, which is currently being upgraded, to gain a sense of our design aesthetic, as well as our workmanship: hopkinsandporter.com.

To apply, contact Kai Tong, AIA at kai@hopkinsandporter.com AND ktda01@ymail.com, or via Kai’s mobile phone at (703) 981-8812.

CM Kling + Associates

Posted September 12, 2019
CM Kling + Associates
1020 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Design Internship (Fall/Winter 2019)
Part-Time or Full-Time
Immediate

If you’re excited to learn about lighting design, lighting controls, and project management while mastering industry-standard software, we want to hear from you! CM Kling is an architectural lighting design firm in Old Town Alexandria offering designers and interns the opportunity to collaborate on high-profile projects with top architectural designers. Interns must be energetic, proactive, and detail-oriented; thrive in fast-paced environments; possess excellent communication skills; be fluent in AutoCAD, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office; and be familiar with Revit.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Laura Arnold, Marketing Director at larnold@cmkling.com.

Project 308 Design

Posted September 11, 2019
Project 308 Design
113 S West Street, Suite 205
Alexandria, VA 22314

Intern I
Approximately 20 Hours per Week
Immediate

Project 308 is currently seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals pursuing a professional degree to join our growing practice serving the DC Metropolitan area in a part-time capacity. Interns at Project 308 shall assist in the delivery of professional design services and shall serve as representatives of the company’s values and established reputation. The Intern I will participate in various stages of design and documentation, including programming, test fit exercises, field survey work, architectural drafting, schematic design, construction document development, and construction administration. They will also assist with the development of a positive office culture and consistent brand

Candidates for the Intern I position should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Must be pursuing a professional degree (B.Arch or M.Arch) from an NAAB-accredited school
  • Must possess fluency in AutoDesk Revit and preferably be proficient in AutoCAD

Candidates are encouraged to email a current resume, work sample, and references to chris@project308design.com for consideration.

Richard Leggin Architects

Posted August 30, 2019
Richard Leggin Architects
6500 Seven Locks Road, Suite 210
Cabin John, MD 20818

Architectural Intern
20-40 Hours per Week
Immediate

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 will also accept applications from 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.

Apply at Team@rlarchs.com.
Posted August 21, 2019
Wendel
603 King Street, 4th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

CAD Technician
Full-Time
Immediate

Wendel, a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, energy efficiency, and construction management firm, is looking to hire a full-time CAD Technician. The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills, two to five years of technical experience, and a team-oriented attitude. A two-year degree is preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit is required.

View the full posting and apply here.

John Linam Jr. Architect + Associates

Posted August 21, 2019
John Linam Jr. Architect + Associates
12020 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20191

Intern Architect
10-20 Hours per Week, Flexible
Immediate

We are seeking an intern architect to assist with project needs that can be completed in-office, or even in some cases remotely, on a flexible schedule. Our primary needs are preparation of presentation and construction drawings as well as some occasional administrative assistance.

Candidate should have the following skills

  • Proficiency with Autocad, SketchUp, and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate well with staff and clients

Apply to John Linam at john@jljarch.com.

Teass Warren Architects

Posted August 13, 2019
Teass Warren Architects
515 M Street SE Suite 200
Washington DC 20003

Intern Architect
6-12 Hours Per Week
Immediate

We are seeking an intern architect to assist our firm with day-to-day operations and project needs. The applicant will primarily build physical models for projects in the design phase. They will also assist our staff architects with presentations and construction drawings. The candidate will receive great real world experience and exposure to working on complex urban infill projects primarily in DC. The office is a dynamic studio environment with supportive and collaborative staff.

Working knowledge of laser cutters, 3D printing skills, and hand modeling skills are required. Familiarity with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and rendering programs are a plus.

Apply at collaborate@teass-warren.com.

Ritter Norton Architects

Posted August 6, 2019
Ritter Norton Architects
814 King Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

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

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.