Project Manager

VMDO Architects VMDO Architects Employer:
Charlottesville, VA, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 3 '24Posted on:

VMDO creates community-centered environments that connect people and place through design. We are connected by a common belief in the power of design to educate, inspire, and uplift and have an unwavering commitment to sustainability and architecture as a craft. 

VMDO is seeking a creative and energetic project manager to work with our Higher Education team. This candidate will lead large projects for college and university clients. Demonstrated experience managing complex projects with sophisticated clients is critical. This role is based in our Charlottesville, Virginia office, and will work directly with project teams and Higher Education market leaders.


  • Manages large projects for Higher Education clients. Residence Life / Student Housing projects is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Prepares framework for project success
  • Coordinates project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects
  • Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction
  • Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments


  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree from a NAAB-accredited Architecture program
  • 8+ years of professional experience in the field of architecture
  • Architectural license required, LEED AP and/or other high-performance credential required

Skills and Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills with a variety of project stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sophisticated client relationships.
  • Ability to develop and mentor junior staff in a collaborative environment.
  • Interest in sustainable design practices.
  • Enthusiasm for continued growth, especially in business development. Interest in the residence life sector preferred.
  • Familiarity with project management software such as Microsoft Project is a plus.
  • Experience managing teams working in Revit.
  • Ability to visit and traverse construction sites, which may include uneven terrain and overnight travel.

Physical Requirements:

Position open until filled. If you have specific questions about this role, please email [email protected]. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes our full benefit package: health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, 401k matching, and profit-sharing opportunities. Cover letters appreciated with application materials.

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