Staff 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 staff architects (3-5+ years of professional experience) who will work closely with the senior architects, project managers, and interior designers to assist in developing some of the most exciting new-build multi-family projects happening in the industry. 

The Staff 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 Staff Architect will be responsible for integrating input from client, principal & project manager and are responsible for accuracy of documentation to ensure the success of the project.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year Architectural program or equivalent required
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in hospitality, multi-family design or senior living
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with valid work permit (USA)
  • 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:

  • Applicant must demonstrate computer skills, including proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Programs on a PC platform.  Revit experience a plus.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.  Must be able to express strategic concepts analytically and graphically.
  • 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
  • Excellent knowledge of building codes and the ADA requirements
  • 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 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

For more information contact Jennifer Farris, Senior Design Director – DC Studio

Please send resume and digital portfolio (Max 8MB) to

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