Project Architect

RD Jones & Associates RD Jones & Associates Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Sun, May 11 '14Posted on:


RD Jones & Associates, a fast-paced and energetic interior design and architecture firm with an extensive portfolio of luxury multi-family and boutique hotels, is expanding their DC office and looking to build a dynamic creative team.  They are looking for strong project architects (5-10+ years of professional experience) who will work closely with the principals, project managers, and interior designers to assist in developing some of the most exciting new-build multi-family projects happening in the industry. 

The Project Architect has the ability to impact the design quality for the project(s).  The architectural team will work directly with the creative director to conceptualize the project as a whole, set the initial design direction and make critical aesthetic decisions throughout the project.  The Project Architect will be responsible for leading the development of the technical design and preparation of architectural design and construction documents including drawings and specifications.  This includes integrating input from the client, principals & project managers to ensure the success of the project.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year Architectural program or equivalent required
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in hospitality, multi-family design or senior living
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to demonstrate specific leadership experience
  • Applicant must supply design portfolio that demonstrates applicable work experience.  Please submit digital portfolio (PDF, Max 8MB) and resume to the Studio Director, Jennifer Farris, at

Key Skills:

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.  Must be able to express strategic concepts analytically and graphically
  • Excellent organization and time management skills – detail oriented and multi-tasking
  • Ability to problem-solve and resolve conflicts internally and externally
  • Strong design leadership skills with the ability to motivate and supervise others
  • Applicant must demonstrate computer skills, including proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Programs on a PC platform.  Revit experience a plus.
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Excel and Project a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of building codes and the ADA requirements
  • Reviews and understands with proficiency detailed construction documents including floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes to determine compliance in quality, design, and codes
  • Understands the components of construction drawings and specifications from AOR and other consultants and reviews documentation to ensure that elements are coordinated within RD Jones & Associates documents, as necessary.
  • Space planning and hand-sketching skills and excellent presentation skills
  • Conceptual design and interior architecture through 3-D massing conceptualization and space planning and the ability to format a presentation that clearly communicates the design
  • Experience in hospitality and/or multi-family design and/or senior living a plus


  • Responsible for assisting with the creation of the design narrative and design graphics for concept presentation materials
  • Works in tandem with Senior Architect and/or Project Manager to space plan and design the interior architectural envelope, preparing project production design and drawings using computer assisted design software
  • Responsible for internal presentation of project design materials to senior leadership
  • Assists in quality control reviews for projects to confirm documents are meeting RD Jones & Associates, client, and operator’s standards
  • Project Architect is responsible for assistance of review and accuracy of project documents prior to issuance to AOR, client and/or operator
  • Closely coordinates with project team, and provides documentation to them, as necessary, to alert them of elements needing their coordination and/or documentation
  • Prepares task lists and internal project schedules, prioritize and concurrently service multiple projects
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