Cunningham | Quill Architects is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the highest level of quality design in all our projects. We believe that the strength of each project is only realized through a collaborative approach to design that includes all levels of project staff. Our employees are engaged throughout the process working closely with Principals from concept to completion in an open studio format.
Each member of our team plays a critical part in the overall success of our endeavors. We encourage personal and professional development at all levels, from the completion of IDP, ARE, and LEED-AP to on-going continuing education in and out of the office. We believe that Architects have a unique opportunity to serve the profession and our community through leadership in the design process and the development of the built environment.
We are looking for a Registered Architect / Technical Architect with 8+ years of experience to support our current projects which include both multi-family and single-family residential, and office, institutional, adaptive reuse and mixed-used planning and development in the D.C. metropolitan region.
Minimum 8 years of experience as architect/designer on built projects.
Graduate Degree in Architecture from NCARB accredited program.
LEED certification preferred.
Self-starter with strong conceptual and design skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of building codes, construction budgets, project budgets and other professional practice issues.
Experience and advanced knowledge in project management, design, planning, programming, construction documentation and project detailing and materials. Fully competent in all conventional aspects of architectural practice.
Acts independently and decisively from a sound background in architectural principles.
Required program experience: Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Provide overall technical, project management & design leadership for multiple and complicated commercial, institutional and residential projects
Seeks creative and innovative solutions through research and documentation
Generates project documents including plans, sections, details, and project manual in coordination of a complete construction document package
Performs material and building systems research and coordinates and prepares project specifications
Leadership role in construction administration and prepares punch-list reports
Interacts and communicates effectively and professionally with clients; effectively and professionally interacts, communicates and manages team members and consultants
Manages junior staff on assigned projects
Please address all materials to Mr. Ralph Cunningham, FAIA and Mr. Lee Quill, FAIA. Applications not following the above criteria will not be considered. Submit your cover letter, resume, and work samples (total 5MB or less) to email@example.com.
Cunningham | Quill Architects is an equal opportunity employer.
Cunningham | Quill Architects, PLLC located at Canal Square in historic Georgetown, Washington, DC, was founded in 1996 to provide complete professional services in the fields of architecture, community planning and urban design. Founding Principals Ralph Cunningham, FAIA and Lee Quill, FAIA, CNU bring over forty years of experience to the practice, which has shaped a unique design sensibility and... well-rounded approach, helping the firm grow substantially over the years. Cunningham | Quill has a staff of 25 architects and planners experienced in urban design, master planning, and architecture. For its design achievements, the firm has received 72 American Institute of Architect awards, including the Award of Excellence for Design, the Award of Merit for Design and Planning, the Washingtonian Award of Residential Distinction, the “Pro Bono Public Award” honoring outstanding design in public interest, and the “Outstanding Redevelopment Plan” from the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association. Internationally recognized, Cunningham | Quill has received two Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism. The most definitive characteristic of the firm is excellence in design achieved through rigorous attention to detail. Whether we defer to context and history or break the mold with inventive designs, our ultimate goal is to create and enhance place.