Architectural Designer

To Be Done Studio To Be Done Studio Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 8 '22Posted on:

Seeking: Architectural Designer 

To Be Done Studio (TBD Studio) harnesses the inherent goodness in people and the power of design to create sustainable solutions to the pressing problems that our world faces. We design and build spaces that uplift, inspire and support power within the communities it serves. We believe that a relevant design practice must be accessible to all rather than a few.

TBD is currently seeking a design associate to work on architectural, urban and rural design projects. Our office is based in Washington, DC, and we work nationally. This role will report to the Senior Architectural Designer.

Position Title: Design Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: July, 2022

Compensation: $50,000-$60,000 

Main Purpose and Function:

Founded by award-winning architect Omar Hakeem in 2020, To Be Done studio works to create long lasting and impactful solutions to the multifaceted issues many communities in our country face, we work up and downstream of challenges. We research and engage local and topic area experts to ensure we are well informed before proceeding with design. We design robust solutions that take into consideration social, environmental sustainability and climate change. At times, we take the work all the way through and do the construction/fabrication ourselves.

The Architectural Designer will:

  • Support all phases of the design process

  • Support and lead community engagement efforts

  • Aid in the development of production design and construction documents

  • Support modeling making and fabrication efforts.

We value team members who:

  • Enjoy applying themselves creatively to Architectural Design challenges

  • Thrive when given independence in project management situations

  • Support the design, engagement, and implementation of architectural and/or urban design initiatives, some travel to project sites required.

  • Enjoy supporting our clients and partner organizations.

  • Enjoy being ingrained in their local community as well as supporting work in other geographies.

  • Are excellent teammates (of course!)


  • Master's degree in architecture

  • 0-2 years practice experience — project management, design, documentation, and construction admin

  • Excellent visual communication skills and graphic design

  • Proficiency in Archicad (Preferred), Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Attention to detail with outstanding verbal and written communication skills that includes phenomenal follow-through and documentation


This position is full time (40hrs per/week). Travel for site visits will be required. Our office operates on a hybrid work model however reserves the right to request in- person employment. 


Please email one file containing a cover letter, resume, and work samples (15mb maximum file size) to: Please reference “DC Designer” in the subject line of your email.

To Be Done Studio is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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