Ritter Norton is always seeking motivated, talented, and creative people interested in joining our dynamic and collaborative team! We offer fair and competitive salaries, great benefits, and flexible schedule options, with a fun, casual, and easy going small-firm culture. Though we are passionate about design excellence and providing our clients with an unparalleled level of service, we believe strongly in respecting family needs and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We recognize that every team member is an essential part of the success of the firm, as such we encourage and support personal and professional development through mentoring, continuing education opportunities, IDP, ARE and LEED exam support, and more. Our exciting new studio space, opened in March 2020, is also in a fabulous location just 1 block from the waterfront in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, Va. If you are interested in growing in a great work environment and collaborating on exciting projects we want to hear from you!
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and examples of your work.
Ritter Norton Architects is seeking an experienced architect or interior designer to design and manage a wide range of commercial workplace projects primarily, though not exclusively, for federal government clients including GSA, DOS, and other secure government agencies.
Remote interview process
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
All employees wear a mask while working in the office. We are fully setup to work remotely and our flexible work policy allows people to work from home as necessary. New employees will be expected to work in the office at least part-time.
It is required that the candidate be a US Citizen and have 5-10+ years’ experience primarily with commercial / government interiors projects.
A great candidate should possess the following credentials:
Architecture or Interior Design degree
Knowledge of current workplace design principals and strategies
Be a thoughtful and sensitive designer with a collaborative mindset
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to interface directly with clients
Good organizational and planning skills
Technical skills to help lead construction document production and specification writing for interiors projects
Proficiency with Revit, AutoCad, MS Office suite, SketchUp (preferred but not essential)
Active federal security clearance a big plus
About Ritter Norton Architects
Our award-wining team of architects and designers is dedicated to providing user-friendly, thoughtful, innovative, budget-conscious, and environmentally sensitive design solutions to meet each clients’ unique needs and aspirations. Our designs are not stereotypical or based on any particular style. Through close and sustained collaboration with our customers and our entire design team, each new innovative concept is born out of the particulars of a given project. Contextual circumstances, programmatic needs, budget constraints, community impact, and sustainable strategies are carefully balanced in pursuit of imaginative, humane, and poetic design solutions.
Listening, collaborating, and consensus building are at the core of our design process.
Knowledge and understanding are the foundational elements every successful project is built upon. Our projects are not about us, they are about the needs, goals, and aspirations our clients and the communities for whom we design. Nothing is more important to achieving that knowledge base than listening carefully to our clients and in the process uncovering important factors and meaning often not initially verbalized. From the outset ...we aim to establish both practical and qualitative goals as well as a broader shared purpose for the project.
We believe that the best ideas and solutions come from tapping the knowledge, insight, and creativity of our talented design team and our clients. We work collaboratively both within the office and with our clients and foster clear, open, and honest communication from the earliest stages of concept design through the final details of construction. Working together we explore possibilities and build consensus every step of the way to help ensure project goals are not only met but exceeded.