SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 13 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.
The Washington, DC office is looking for an Architectural Designer to join our team.
Working with us, you will:
Create and develop planning and design concepts; and support more senior architects on large projects.
Prepare and coordinate architectural drawings, renderings specifications and design assignments under general supervision to meet project requirements.
Relate building design concepts to building codes, zoning ordinances and other external issues.
Consult with manufacturers; research and propose materials and products.
Prepare and create presentation drawings and/or graphics and otherwise assist in presentations both internally and externally.
Mentor and train junior staff.
Assist in construction administration including responding to RFI’s, preparing sketches and addendums (CCD’s), visit construction sites to gather information and/or prepare punch lists.
An ideal candidate has:
A bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent.
Minimum 3 years of professional experience.
Strong design and visualization skills
LEED AP preferred. Must be eligible to take the Architectural Registration Examination within a few years.
Working knowledge of engineering systems and the ability to successfully engage with professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment.
On-the-job experience using Revit to produce construction documents.
Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Experience with parametric design tools
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.
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SmithGroupJJR, Inc. is one of the largest Architectural/Engineering firms in the United States, with 11 U.S. offices. SmithGroup provides architecture, engineering, interior design and planning services for clients across the country in markets such as health, learning, workplace, government and science & technology. We are an organization of creative professionals committed to achieving design excellence and environmental sustainability in diverse project solutions.