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ABOUT US:

Located in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC VMDO Architects is a lively, creative, and passionate firm committed to connecting people and place through design. VMDO enjoys success with a diverse team of architects, designers, and support staff of 80 providing architectural design for a variety of educational institutions, communities, and municipalities.


Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the project principal, project designer and project manager in each phase of the project delivery process.
  • Prepares complex detailed project drawings with minimal supervision using diverse knowledge of architecture principals, practices and advanced techniques.
  • Develop strong designs, prepare sketches and renderings
  • Contribute to all aspects and phases of the architectural design process.
  • Lead project team through the coordination and delivery of project detailing and documentation. Oversee work of junior and intern architects.
  • Assist in the development of production schedule and manage to that schedule. Assist in the development of job costs, job budget, and manpower projections. Assist in the management of project financial performance.
  • Attend project meetings. Travel to and from project and client meetings as required.
  • Maintain and organize project files.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, consultants, and contractors regarding technical and design issues
  • Reviews project drawings and assists in establishing and maintaining dimensional control.
  • Validate that code and zoning requirements for an assigned segment of the project are met.
  • 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.
  • Manage team coordination, consultant coordination, and quality control by utilizing established tools for standards and review
  • Supervise or coordinate work of others assigned to projects
  • Mentor and train junior and intermediate-level staff.
  • Participate in project pursuits and/or interviews
  • Assist with marketing of the firm's services.
  • Develop relationships with current/new clients
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor junior designers
  • Innovative and Explorative
  • Critical and Exacting plus Strategic and Nimble
  • Collaborative and Communicative, Self-driven and Willing (can-do), Generous Spirit
  • Ability to coordinate/communicate with other staff, outside consultants and engineering disciplines
  • Highly organized with an eye for detail and problem solving
  • Ambitious self-starter with get-it-done attitude who strives for results and performs well under pressure
  • Good sense of humor and highly adaptable
  • Inventive, creative design thinking, collaborative skill, architectural production, spatial and environmental design ability, story creation, and quality design sensibility is a requisite.
  • Strong communication skills, team oriented, self-driven work ethic and ability to meet fast paced project demands
  • Committed to high quality design, design vision, sustainable building practices and project performance

Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture in a NAAB accredited Architecture program
  • Current Architectural license required.
  • LEED accreditation or working toward within 12 months.
  • Supervisory / project leadership experience
  • Knowledge / experience in architectural projects for educational or civic clients
  • 5+ Years Professional Experience


Team Management | Staff Development

  • Manage team coordination, consultant coordination and quality control by utilizing established tools for standards and review
  • Supervise or coordinate work of others assigned to projects
  • Mentor and train junior and intermediate level staff.
  • Participate in project pursuits and/or interviews
  • Assist with marketing of the firm's services.
  • Develop relationships with current/new clients
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor junior designers
  • Innovative and Explorative
  • Critical and Exacting plus Strategic and Nimble
  • Collaborative and Communicative, Self-driven and Willing (can-do), Generous Spirit
  • Ability to coordinate/communicate with other staff, outside consultants and engineering disciplines
  • Highly organized with an eye for detail and problem solving
  • Ambitious self-starter with get-it-done attitude who strives for results and performs well under pressure
  • Good sense of humor and highly adaptable
  • Inventive, creative design thinking, collaborative skill, architectural production, spatial and environmental design ability, story creation, and quality design sensibility is a requisite.
  • Strong communication skills, team oriented, self-driven work ethic and ability to meet fast paced project demands


Business Development | Marketing

  • Participate in project pursuits and/or interviews
  • Assist with marketing of the firm's services.
  • Develop relationships with current/new clients

Qualities

  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor junior designers
  • Innovative and Explorative
  • Critical and Exacting plus Strategic and Nimble
  • Collaborative and Communicative, Self-driven and Willing (can-do), Generous Spirit
  • Ability to coordinate/communicate with other staff, outside consultants and engineering disciplines
  • Highly organized with an eye for detail and problem solving
  • Ambitious self-starter with get-it-done attitude who strives for results and performs well under pressure
  • Good sense of humor and highly adaptable
  • Inventive, creative design thinking, collaborative skill, architectural production, spatial and environmental design ability, story creation, and quality design sensibility is a requisite.
  • Strong communication skills, team oriented, self-driven work ethic and ability to meet fast paced project demands
  • Committed to high quality design, design vision, sustainable building practices and project performance

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INTERESTED?

If you are interested in learning more and joining the VMDO Team, please click here to apply. If you have trouble accessing the link or have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our hiring teams at your office of interest: