Architectural Associate (NCARB AXP participant)

Synchronicity, LLC Synchronicity, LLC Employer:
Charleston, SC, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 2 '18Posted on:

We are seeking an Architectural Team Member. Our ideal candidate is a motivated and talented designer who works well in a collaborative open studio environment. Specific job tasks shall be based on professional ability but the work will include all phases of design and construction period services. Our typical projects require:

  • Direct client interaction by all members of the project team
  • Zoning code research
  • As-built conditions documentation of existing & historic structures
  • Programming (sketchbook)
  • Schematic design (sketchbook, Sketchup)
  • Design development (Sketchup, AutoCAD)
  • Design presentation graphics (hand renderings, watercolors, Sketchup, Adobe Suite graphics)
  • Physical modeling (Formlabs Form 2)
  • Presentations to municipal technical & design review boards and NGO stakeholder groups
  • Consultant design coordination (Civil, Structural, MPE/FP, Landscape, ID)
  • Construction Documents (AutoCAD)
  • Permit assistance
  • Construction period services


A suitable candidate should have, at minimum, a BA or BS from an undergraduate architectural program associated with a NAAB-Accredited B.Arch or M.Arch program for the architectural studio. A BLA or MLA or MUD for the landscape/ land planning studio

Experience level may be anywhere between beginning and completion of NCARB AXP but enrollment in AXP and pursuit of licensure is required. We train architectural interns and provide access to all areas of AXP and support during examinations.



  • We have a beautiful open studio spanning the top floor of a hundred-year old corner store on King Street in downtown Charleston (have a look inside on Google street view) within walking distance of incredible restaurants and just around the corner from Hampton Park.
  • We sponsor a Green Heart Charleston event every year and we encourage our team members to introduce us to charities and nonprofits that they love so we can support them as well.
  • we conduct weekly meeting in which AXP candidates are able to request hours in specific categories to expedite the path to licensure
  • There's an office dog called Banjo that does tricks for ice cubes.


  • This is a full-time paid position with benefits and an NCARB mentor to certify AXP
  • Compensation is standard hourly up to 40 hours per week, any work in excess of 40 hours in a work week (overtime) shall be paid at 1.5 standard hourly.
  • We work from around 8AM to around 6PM Monday to Thursday and close the office at noon on Friday to start the weekend early.
  • We support team members during NCARB ARE examinations by paying for study resources and test fees.
  • We have a Simple IRA and match contributions to 3%.
  • We provide a stipend each month for health insurance.
  • We provide 3 weeks PTO plus 7 paid holidays per year.
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