Architectural Designer, Interior Designer, Architect, Project Architect, (Multiple Positions) in Baltimore and Largo, MD and Washington DC
Join our team of talented architects and designers at KDA! We are seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented, and well-rounded professionals to work on all phases of design for a variety of project types, including education, retail/entertainment, stadium, science and technology, healthcare, mixed-use, and government projects.
We currently have over 1.5 million square feet of higher ed/science and technology buildings design services under contract. As well as over six IDIQ term contracts for various public agencies including city, county, state and federal clients.
We are looking for candidates at various levels of experience, including architectural designers, architects, project architects, architectural project managers, and senior project architects. The ideal candidate will have a Master of Architecture or a professional degree in Architecture, as well as NCARB certification and LEED AP (preferred for Architects, Project Architects, and Project Managers). Architectural designers should be in the process of registering for the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE).
In this role, you will manage and lead multiple projects, establish and execute project work plans, monitor project design and production, and lead construction administration activities. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and provide oversight to junior staff and develop trusted relationships with clients.
· Manage and lead multiple projects · Establish and execute project work plans · Monitor project design and production · Meet with owners and user groups to determine program and planning requirements · Lead A/E team to prepare, coordinate, and complete construction documents packages · Lead day-to-day construction administration activities · Mentor and provide oversight to junior staff · Communicate effectively with all project participants, including clients, contractors, and consultants · Develop trusted relationships with clients
· Master’s degree in architecture or professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design · Minimum 3+ to 20 years of progressive professional experience in medium to large-scale projects · Architectural Registration with NCARB Certification (required) or Interior Design Certification with NCIDQ and LEED AP (preferred) · Strong leadership and interpersonal skills · Thorough knowledge of the entire project delivery process · Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Bluebeam, Procore or Autodesk Construction Cloud, and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite · Willingness to negotiate project scope, fees, job production and quality, fee management and collection, and monitor project accounts
At KDA, we are committed to practicing and seeking leaner and more streamlined ways of operating, using technology and fully integrated working processes to drive productivity, innovation, and adoption of best practices. We are actively participating in alternative delivery method projects such as public-private partnerships (P3), design-build projects, hybrid model or integrated project delivery projects with both our own leading projects and partnering with large-sized firms. Our nimbleness and expertise allow us to deliver the real value of design and management services to our clients.
K.Dixon Architecture, PLLC (KDA) is a full service architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, and project management firm established in 2003 with offices in Baltimore, MD, Largo, MD, and DC. Our process is focused on customized strategies and client relationships, delivering a tailored process and high quality products. We practice design excellence with a focus on sustainability in higher education, science & technology, commercial office, sport and entertainment, K-12, and master plan projects from conceptualization to implementation. Our full range of design services include strategic planning, project management, design, construction administration, 3D modeling and renderings, graphic design, and community engagement. Our professional team structure enables us to meet design challenges in a comprehensive way for aesthetic, social, environmental, functional and budgetary considerations.