Project Architect

VMDO Architects VMDO Architects Employer:
Washington, DC, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 4 '24Posted on:

We are seeking an experienced Project Architect to join our Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be inspired to create enduring designs in educational and community-centered environments. Our firm fosters a culture of learning and promotes sustainable design objectives. We partner with VMDO in Charlottesville, VA, to work on a variety of projects for K-12 schools, Higher Education, Community Centers, and Athletic facilities.


  • Work closely with the project principal, project designer, and project manager in each phase of the project design delivery process.
  • Contribute to all aspects and phases of the architectural design process.
  • Lead project team through the coordination and delivery of project detailing and documentation.
  • Prepares complex detailed project drawings with minimal supervision using diverse knowledge of architecture principles, practices, and advanced techniques.
  • Oversee work of junior and intern architects.
  • Assist in development of production schedule and manage to that schedule.
  • Assist in management of project financial performance.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors regarding technical and design issues.
  • Execute Code Reviews, develop code summary and life safety documentation, and coordinate permit.
  • Advise on development and editing of specifications. Evaluate, select and/or approve materials and products.


  • 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 credentials preferred


  • Strong design and/or technical skills
  • Excellent graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Competence in working within a collaborative design environment
  • Proficiency in documenting design details from project lead. Confidence in generating solutions, expanding on the information provided, and exploring alternate solutions for consideration.
  • Experience working at varied scales of design and in both digital and hand drawn formats
  • Proficiency with Revit, Bluebeam, Adobe Creative, and MS Office Suites
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, experience in rendering, presentation, and design in software such as Revit, Sketch Up, Enscape or Lumion.


  • Creative, organized, communicative, responsible, and team-oriented
  • Possess an ongoing commitment to improving one’s craft of a wide range of tasks
  • Collaborative leader who enjoys mentoring younger staff
  • Interest in participating in firm initiatives outside one’s assigned work, professional or community organizations, and activities that will enhance your knowledge of architecture and design
  • Enthusiasm for continued growth and learning
  • Interest in sustainable design practices

This position includes our generous benefit package and a salary that is commensurate with experience.

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