Designer/Architect (2-5 years' experience)

KGP design studio KGP design studio Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Sun, Oct 7 '18Posted on:

Designer/Architect: Full Time


Our Washington DC office currently has an available opening for a Designer/Architect with a minimum of two (2) to five (5+) or more years’ post degree experience in an architecture office. Transit experience preferred. We are a small, progressive design oriented office with locations in Washington DC, Honolulu and Manila. Our projects are diverse, including: urban design, small scale to medium scale architectural projects, and public infrastructure such as bridges and transit projects. Current projects of note in our office now include urban design and planning of major light-rail or heavy-rail transportation projects as well as their architectural components.  Enthusiasm, adaptability and an interest in participating as an integral member of our team are prerequisites in order to respond to a range of projects and challenges with fresh insight and innovative solutions. We use the typical tools for design from pencils to VR software to immerse our clients in our creations. Imagine, create, build...repeat. We work in the dark because we can.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture required, Master's degree a plus.
  • Professional architecture experience required and capable of independent judgement and initiative.
  • Extensive professional Revit Architecture experience required.
  • Professional AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office experience required.
  • 3D modeling/rendering, VR modeling, Microstation, Grasshopper experience a plus.
  • Construction document and Job Captain experience preferred.
  • Architect license a plus.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Defines program requirements and establishes design parameters  based on client requirements and working with senior architect/senior urban designer and project manager.
  • Creates and develops overall design concepts, schematic, design development and construction documents through detail level; formulates/leads design presentation strategies and makes presentations. 
  • Collaborates with design team members during the implementation of design to ensure clarity and quality of concept is maintained through detail level.
  • Collaboration with other design/construction disciplines, interacting with client technical staff and client meetings.



Submit one (1) PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and sample portfolio. Email to Attention your cover letter to "HR Manager".

Include the position you are applying for and your name only in the subject line of your email and in the name of your PDF file (Designer/Architect - Name). 

Only candidates that meet our criteria may be contacted. No phone calls please.

Do not apply via AIA/DC website. (see above)

Only candidates that meet our criteria may be contacted. No phone calls please.

Do not apply via Archinect website. (see above)

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KGP design studio 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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