Designer II/Job Captain

VMDO Architects VMDO Architects Employer:
Charlottesville, VA, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 26 '21Posted on:

VMDO is seeking a highly motivated, creative, team-oriented individual to join our team in the role of Designer II/Job Captain in our Charlottesville, VA office. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of post-degree, professional experience, and work samples that demonstrates a proficiency in a range of design presentation formats both digitally and hand-drawn formats


  • Work closely with Project Architect to develop day-to-day work plans, resolve design issues and address model challenges.
  • Experienced as job captain managing Revit models shared by AE team and organizing the construction documents.
  • Work on collaborative teams to organize and prepare project documentation in each phase of project delivery.
  • Prepare project documentation in each phase of project delivery and carry this project through construction administration.
  • Coordinates the work of consultants and partner firms.


  • Professional or Graduate degree from an NAAB Accredited or equivalent program in ones chosen design.
  • 3-5 years in architectural practice.
  • Enthusiasm for continuing professional development and on the path to licensure.
  • Motivated to learn sustainability design practices and pursue LEED accreditation.
  • Proficiency in the use of Revit, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office.
  • Skilled in the use of project management software including Newforma.
  • Familiar with the application of industry standards, code regulations, and project process.
  • Creative, communicative, good humored, motivated, responsible, organized, collaborative and team-oriented.

Who we are

VMDO has specialized in architectural planning and design since 1976. As an architectural practice founded by a UVA professor and his three best students in 1976, our 75+ employees are connected by a common belief in the power of design to educate, inspire, and uplift. As such, we have focused the entirety of our practice on designing for public, community-oriented institutions and raising the next generation of architects in the mid-Atlantic.

From our offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington, DC, we create community-centered environments that connect people and place through design. We strive to elevate the human experience and the long-term stewardship of our planet by emphasizing the spirit of a place through quality and enduring architecture, sustainable design objectives, sensitivity to sites and landscapes, and design transformations that embody a community’s highest ambitions. 

Our employees support the firm’s three educational design practice areas of K12 Schools, Higher Education, and Athletics + Community. We provide internal design resources related to BIM management, visualization/rendering, documentation, specifications writing, and sustainable design expertise which uplift our studios and contribute to best practices at a national level.

VMDO believes good designs are ones that make the world a better place for this and future generations. As architects and global citizens, we have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to challenge conventional thinking, to push ourselves, our consultants, and our clients to achieve more than we think possible, and to demonstrate real and inspiring solutions to the problems we face today.

  • We are leaders in designing enduring community spaces;
  • We are experts in net-zero energy design, having designed the first LEED Zero school in the world; 
  • And, we are solution providers in delivering community environments that support wellbeing and serve as assets.

Contact Information

Please send resumes to with "Designer II/Job Captain" in the subject line. For work samples, include a link to an online portfolio or attach a digital copy to your email.

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