Project Architect

Cook Architecture Cook Architecture Employer:
Falls Church, VA, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 22 '21Posted on:

Cook Architecture is nationally-renowned for its expertise in conceiving new and reimagining existing spaces, giving rise to distinctive modern buildings. Our creative efforts have won numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and other institutions at the local, state, and national levels. We focus primarily on modern and midcentury modern residential projects, often with an emphasis on historic preservation, as well as some mixed-use and commercial buildings. Learn more about our practice at

We are seeking super resourceful and positive individuals who are highly skilled and motivated at detailing and producing construction documents as well as managing projects individually. Candidates also need excellent organizational skills and resourcefulness.

Cook Architecture is a unique firm with proven design methods. We are looking for candidates open to adapting to our firm's culture and high standards, with the promise of opportunities not offered from many typical studios. Possibilities for professional growth include construction administration, business development, sales, midcentury furnishings, contemporary art, and interior design—all in our “wheelhouse.”


  • 5-year degree or master's degree in architecture from an accredited school
  • 7+ years of office experience in an architectural firm working primarily in AutoCAD
  • Ability to enthusiastically jump into production on existing projects as we expand from a small to medium firm
  • Fluency in AutoCAD; seeking AutoCAD superstars with advanced training, specifically recognizing the best tool for the task, the best way to use that tool, and how to create new tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently
  • Ability to coach Architectural Designers on AutoCAD
  • Experience working on CDs, detailing buildings, conducting site visits, and project management
  • Demonstrated technical competence in residential architecture
  • Architectural licensure preferred; candidates on the licensure track will also be considered
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Working technical knowledge of modern residential construction methods, materials, and systems
  • Understanding and appreciation of modern and midcentury modern design in residential architecture
  • Ability to communicate with our clients clearly, professionally, and positively

We offer:

  • Salary based on qualifications and experience ($75,000/year - $90,000/year based on experience and expertise
  • Potential for profit sharing
  • Relocation stipend
  • 8 paid holidays
  • 5 paid vacation days, 10 paid vacation days after first year
  • 4 paid sick days
  • Inspiring, modern studio space

Please email cover letter, CV, and samples of work to

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Sponsorship for an employment visa, now or in the future, is not available for this position. We do not accept resumes from recruiters, placement agencies, or other staffing vendors. Cook Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.


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