At MV+A, we are passionate about sharing ideas and creating a striking, contextual, and impactful built environment. We have a deep expertise in working with developers, local jurisdictions, communities, anchor retail tenants and other project stakeholders in creating thoughtfully designed plans and buildings that contribute to the community fabric and successfully enhance social engagement.
MV+A is a diverse group of architects, designers and planners, bringing our collective experience to develop meaningful solutions to our clients. We are actively searching for an experienced Project Architect with a focus on retail and commercial design to join our team. This role is for an individual seeking new opportunities to expand their responsibilities and become an integral team member in the management, production and development of our many retail, renovation and general commercial projects. You will work closely with the Project Manager, client, consultant design team and general contractors to take these projects from the concept design phase through construction. Your initiative, technical abilities, and collaborative attitude will be essential in the successful delivery of some of the firm’s more challenging projects.
Your Typical Day
Engage in the design process and documentation of multiple projects with construction costs between $1 million - $15 million concurrently
Coordinate with design consultants and internal team members as well as play a central role in the interpretation of a design vision into a built reality
Resolve technical and existing condition challenges to produce efficient, constructible solutions
Be instrumental in the management and development of the Revit BIM or AutoCAD files
Produce drawings and specifications illustrating design intent
Rapidly produce aesthetic studies and design ideas for evaluation by both internal managers and the client
Coordinate Permit submission packages to authorities having jurisdiction and organize comment responses
Coordinate architectural design drawings with project specifications and design consultant systems (structural, MEPFP, Life Safety, etc.)
Actively participate in client and design team meetings
Benefits include a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and diverse, creative, and energetic team environment.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited school
Valid US work permit
3-10 years of related experience, including demonstrated success in the development of construction documents for commercial, retail and/or renovation projects
Highly proficient in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD
Experience in SketchUp is a plus
Experience in Type I and Type II construction is preferred
Working knowledge of building codes
Be a person of great initiative and have a thirst for learning
About MV+A Architects
MV+A is an established, award winning architecture and planning firm located in the heart of Washington DC. Our work consists of the planning and design of mixed-use, retail, commercial and residential projects within the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Examples of our work and services provided can be found at www.mva-arch.com.