Design Associate (Architectural Staff Level 1)

Jones Whitsett Architects Jones Whitsett Architects Employer:
Greenfield, MA, USLocation:
Thu, Oct 31 '19Posted on:

Jones Whitsett Architects is an architectural design firm based in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts specializing in K-12, higher education, historic preservation and housing. A woman-owned firm, JWA values the collaborative involvement of a diverse team and promotes a healthy work/life balance. We currently seek a skilled Design Associate with a BA, MS or MArch degree and 3 years experience working in architecture, construction or engineering.  The ideal candidate has strong Design and Drafting experience – preferably in a public procurement environment on non-residential projects. 

Located in Greenfield, Massachusetts, JWA offers strong advancement potential, flexibility and a competitive benefits package, including paid federal holidays. We are a welcoming and affirmative work environment.


  • The ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Solid knowledge of Revit or other BIM program.
  • Strong graphic design and presentation skills using Adobe Creative Suite Tools
  • Organized and disciplined in approach to design and practice.
  • Open-minded, collaborative and detail oriented.

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates, Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Experience with or interest in construction site fieldwork
  • Working knowledge of Rhino, SketchUp, and/or AutoCAD
  • Spanish verbal and written language skills highly valued
  • LEED accreditation or willingness to pursue LEED certification
  • Hand-drawing and model-making skills a plus


  • Assist in the development of conceptual and schematic design presentations/renderings
  • Support facilitation of architect-led engagement events with clients and communities
  • Support firm marketing efforts
  • Develop construction documents in a collaborative (shared) 3D modeling environment
  • Work closely with consulting engineers and contractors Document work-in-progress and successfully completed projects

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and work examples in PDF format no larger than 5 MB to:

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