Josh McCullar Architects Josh McCullar Architects Employer:
Richmond, VA, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 23 '21Posted on:

Josh McCullar Architects LLC is a design focused firm creating site specific and timeless architecture for vision driven clients on projects ranging from private museums/art galleries, church/sacred space, and modern residences for urban and rural sites. The firm is seeking candidates to interview for the position of Architect for employment to begin in early 2022. This is a full-time salaried position with opportunities for a talented architect to contribute to the firm’s body of highly crafted, and well executed work. The successful candidate will elevate and share the firm’s Ethos as described on our website at

This position will collaborate closely with the firm’s Principal in an open studio environment. While the firm is based in Richmond, VA, its active client base extends from eastern Pennsylvania, through the Mid Atlantic, and into South Carolina. Candidates with experience along the East Coast or even nationally are desirable, and especially those who can source new project leads in the region for small to medium sized cultural and institutional work.

This position will be responsible for all or portions of working phases (depending upon project) including: initiating Concept Design, producing Design Development and Construction Document sets, coordinating with all engineering disciplines, and performing normal Construction Observation services in accordance with industry and AIA standards. This position will also evolve into assisting with strategic marketing, and client sourcing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Architecture with 5 to 10 years (preferred) of full-time experience taking projects (types as mentioned) from conception through construction (note: lesser years experience may be considered depending upon skillset)
  • Licensed Architect (preferred)
  • United States Citizen with no criminal background
  • Exceptional design talent, as evident by portfolio of work
  • Working academic knowledge of the history of architecture and of modern architecture, with ability to identify and research relevant design precedent (preferred)
  • Ability to integrate Architecture, Interior Design, Site Planning, and Landscape Architecture as a whole practice of design
  • Thorough understanding of Programming required for public cultural spaces and private residential spaces
  • Ability to use hand sketches to communicate ideas
  • Ability to produce schematic design models in Sketchup or Revit and integrate with rendering plugins (the firm will support the candidate’s recommendation)
  • Exceptional Digital Rendering capabilities as integrated with Revit
  • Ability to produce full construction document sets in Revit
  • Exceptional understanding and working knowledge of construction and material assemblies including: steel, wood, concrete, masonry, and glazing
  • Ability to cross coordinate architectural work with all engineering disciplines
  • Ability to research and apply building codes to the work, and ability to produce life-safety code plans (for the nonresidential projects)
  • Ability to meet with code and zoning officials when required
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Collaborative problem-solving skills with a professional work ethic
  • Ability to present and discuss work to clients
  • Ability to converse easily with construction contractors by phone and on site
  • Willingness to travel out of state on occasion for site visits or to help scope out leads
  • Willingness to assist when asked on proposals, client interviews, and contracts

Software Requirements:

  • Revit (plus ability to create professional renderings)
  • AutoCad
  • Sketchup
  • Bluebeam
  • Adobe CS (InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Microsoft Office

Personality Traits for best fit

  • Loyal and Communicative
  • Positive and Joyful demeanor
  • Sense of graciousness
  • Self-Motivated
  • Sense of Humor
  • Willingly receives and respects opinions of others
  • Confident, yet Humble enough to ask questions freely and openly
  • Ability to engage conversationally in an open and sharing manner day to day


  • Flexible Schedule: Be reachable from 9:30 – 5, but in office core hours are Monday - Thursday 10-3pm / work from home every Friday
  • Open time off policy (with prior approval as long as deadlines are met)
  • No timesheets to fill out
  • SIMPLE IRA Plan with firm match up to 3% (The firm uses a Richmond based boutique financial management firm with excellent face to face services)
  • Annual or Quarterly Bonus depending upon revenue
  • Potential for salary growth with experience and increased firm revenue
  • Company Credit Card in your name after 1 year (for work related and incidental uses)
  • Firm paid allowance for additional professional development activities of your choice, including travel interests
  • Open studio office with full kitchen and bath, parking, and a relaxed environment

Find more details and qualification requirements at https://www.joshmccullararchit...

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall submit PDFs of a cover letter, salary expectations, resume, and portfolio to with “open position” in the subject line.

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