MG2 is looking for a talented Project Architect located in our Washington DC office.
MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai.
Handle design and production aspects of projects
Assists with initial conceptual design phase and coordinates design work with production staff
Check for code compliance, coordinate with consultants/contractors and develop construction details
Understand design intent and goals for successful implementation
Assist in the design control/construction administration phase of the projects
Maintain firm-wide documentation procedures and standards
Support project management in staffing, fee estimating, and scheduling
Assists Project Manager with proposals / budget development
Assists Project Manager with project status updates
Assists Project Manager with client coordination developing into the PA assuming the point of contact role with the client
Assists in performance review feedback for project staff
Maintains as backup to the Project Manager, direct contact with clients
Possesses full knowledge of best practice standards and expectations
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture
Architectural licensure is preferred
5+ years of experience
Strong Revit and AutoCAD skills
Proficient with SketchUp, Photoshop, Office Suite products, hand sketching/detailing
Experience (or related experience) in jurisdictional planning approvals, entitlements and research, presentations, site planning, design experience
Focus on building material research and implementation, sustainability
Ability to travel to Canada
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At MG2 we work hard, but we also know the importance of having some fun while doing what we do best. We have a number of social activities, sports teams and opportunities for community involvement. We meet every other Friday over breakfast to celebrate new employees, project milestones and employee anniversaries (many of our colleagues have been here a long time)!
It’s also important our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this, MG2 offers flexible hours, a telecommuting policy, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k) (including company match) and paid time off.
We consider our offices innovation labs where employees can be creative and take design risks. This includes full access to our state-of-the-art 3D printer and laser cutter. Whether it’s working on actual projects or participating in one of our many design competitions, we challenge or staff to come up with the next great idea!
Additionally, to help support and encourage employee development, the firm provides a generous training allowance including reimbursement for first architectural licensure and renewals, NCIDQ and LEED certification fees. MG2 also covers the cost to open an IDP record along with in-house ARE study groups and plenty of opportunities to learn from both external and internal experts.
We recognize career growth and development is just as important for our non-design staff so we also provide reimbursement for certification in your area of expertise.
Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, MG2 is the 13th largest architectural firm in the U.S. (ranked by Building Design & Construction Magazine) and ranked one of the best companies to work for by Washington CEO magazine. MG2 currently has over 300 employees with regional offices in Irvine, California, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai, China. The firm provides comprehensive archi...tectural, planning, and interior design services for office, retail, and mixed-use facilities—throughout the U.S. and the world.