Project Architect

Duvall Decker Architects Duvall Decker Architects Employer:
Jackson, MS, USLocation:
Wed, Jan 20 '21Posted on:

Duvall Decker is an expanded nationally recognized design practice located in Jackson, Mississippi. The firm’s work includes architectural design, community planning, real estate development, and facility management. We see this group of endeavors as an integration of the creative work required to make and maintain meaningful public environments. We design, plan, develop and care for built environments to leverage the best of human endeavors and foster education and cultural growth. 

Duvall Decker is a collaborative studio. All planning and architectural team members contribute to every project in the studio whether led by themselves or others. Every project is a collaborative effort and a learning experience. All of us are teachers and students together.

Duvall Decker is a recognized design and planning leader, dedicated to advancing, design quality, social and environmental health. The firm’s work includes community planning, k-12 schools, state and federal institutions, university facilities, custom homes, market and affordable multi-family housing.

Job Description

Duvall Decker is seeking a highly organized project architect to join our team of professionals.  

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Project Architect
Every architectural team member contributes to the quality of the studio work by applying his or her unique experience, initiative, individual perspective, discipline, and design sensibility.  

Project Architects are responsible for management, design development, consultant coordination, detailing, construction documentation of a project from initiation through construction administration. The Project Architect completes tasks under the direction of the Project Manager/Principal and is responsible for achieving design excellence and the technical performance of the project while working within the limits of the schedule and budget.

Bachelor or Master of Architecture Degree in Architecture from NAAB accredited program.
Registered Architect or holding an NCARB Certification.

5 to 8 years of experience with at least 2 years leading architectural projects from design inception through construction. 


  • Demonstrated design excellence.
  • Exceptional design and critical thinking skills.
  • A good listener and a creative voice in the office. 
  • Strong verbal, writing, and graphic communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to participate and lead group discussions.
  • Strong project management skills and works in an organized and systematic manner.
  • Agile and able to complete multiple tasks with diverse team members.
  • Ability to work with consultants, clients, building occupants, and general public in a respectful and cooperative manner.
  • Ability to execute complete and accurate architectural design and construction documents to achieve design excellence, economy, durability, and a fair construction process. 
  • Ability to coordinate all engineering work, specifications, and budgets to align with the project design requirements.
  • Applies knowledge of building codes, materials, methods, engineering systems, enclosure systems, and environmental issues to the architectural design process comprehensively.
  • Ability to develop, monitor, and maintain the project schedule.  
  • Ability and experience to perform construction administration to maintain design quality and to uphold the requirements of the contract documents.
  • Familiarity with environmental and social community health issues, goals, tools, and systems (LEED, AIA-2030)
  • Ability to support planning, development, and maintenance projects.


  • Autodesk AutoCAD and Revit
  • Sketchup, Energy Modeling (Sefaira, Cove, other)
  • Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)

Competitive salary based on experience.  Benefits include a matching 401(k) plan, health care and dental plan, and vacation time.

Open until filled

Equal Opportunity
Duvall Decker is a woman-owned business that values the voices of diversity in the work. Duvall Decker and its companies provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetics, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by the law. 


How to Apply 

1. Provide a cover letter presenting your background (educational and professional) and a proposal describing why you would be a successful team member in the Duvall Decker office.  

2. Provide a resume with two recommendation contacts (at least one from a former employer or supervisor). 

3. Provide at least three examples of work completed by the candidate. Describe the issues, successes, and challenges, and define your role in each example.  At least one example should be a project where the candidate participated in or led construction administration.

Send Single PDF file with all items above, not exceeding 10MB to Please put “PROJECT ARCHITECT” in the subject line. (Please no Phone calls.)

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