Architectural Designer I

Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Tue, May 22 '18Posted on:

Perkins Eastman is a global architecture and design firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. With more than 1,000 employees in 15 locations around the world, we collaborate seamlessly across borders, barriers, and disciplines to connect people and ideas. Whether conceiving of new healthcare models, reviving a local landmark as a boutique hotel, or helping communities become more resilient, we are united in a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the human experience. If everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.


Perkins Eastman is seeking emerging professionals with strong problem-solving skills, who are passionate about design and prepared for the challenges of professional practice.  This position provides an opportunity to contribute to project teams on a broad range of project types and scales, in a collaborative, supportive, and vibrant work environment in our Washington, DC office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively within a project team, with responsibility for specific design and technical elements, including research, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions.
  • Independently develop and recommend design concepts and details, using building information models, analysis, and other visualization and documentation tools.
  • Contribute to the preparation of construction drawings, evaluating compliance with building codes; responsibility for implementing established standards and conventions for high quality projects and documents.
  • Review the work of Consultants, and collaborate to develop technical details and strategies that advance high performance design and systems integration, in support of sustainable design certifications.
  • Assist in the Construction Administration phase, including submittal review, progress meetings, and on-site inspections.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture is required.
  • Minimum of 0 to 2 years of experience in project types relevant to our practice, and capable of independent judgement and initiative.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent graphic presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Revit and Adobe Creative Suite is required.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, or common digital rendering or predictive analytics programs, Newforma or similar data management software is preferred.
  • Intellectual curiosity, eagerness to engage with others, and willingness to contribute to a healthy, vital workplace culture.
  • Progress toward Architectural Registration, is preferred and encouraged; LEED accreditation, or comparable sustainability credential preferred, or expected within 18 months of hire.



How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

 Link: Human By Design

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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