U+ DesignPartners is an international design and urban planning firm headquartered in the DC Metro region, with offices in Chicago and Nanjing and is engaged in a broad range of challenging projects from strategic masterplanning to signature architectural design in the research, corporate, commercial and mixed use sectors. We are led by a team of highly accomplished principals who are recognized for design excellence from numerous professional organizations, including the AIA on the State and Local levels.
Join Our Team: We are seeking to add two new members to our international design team at our brand new office in the Silverline Center in Tyson's Corner (McLean VA). You will be a dynamic self starter who enjoys the challenge of project competition pursuits, but also seeks a strong foundation in architectural design production and exposure to all facets of the design delivery process. You will be able to engage effectively in a team environment, demonstrate versatility in applying your skills and talent to a range of project types and have a strong desire to contribute to our evolving design dialogue within the team context
Design Excellence: We place an emphasis on excellent design skills as evidenced in a well crafted portfolio of work-You will bring a a balance of design production skills to the table including digital rendering skills, facility with diagrams and concept hand sketching skills that demonstrate a lively engagement in the design process.
Mentoring: Our design leadership principals maintain an active engagement in both the academic and professional spheres, as educators and design leaders, and provide an environment in which intern architects are actively mentored in a professional setting. These positions also come with a significant opportunity for travel to China, and exposure to an international design environment.
A B.Arch or a BS in Architecture is required for these positions. A Masters degree is preferred, but not required. Candidates at either level who will be graduating in the Spring of 2018 are encouraged to apply. We are also seeking newly licensed architects with 3-5 years of professional experience or the equivalent.
Digital Tools Proficiency: Candidates should be proficient in Autocad, Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign and Rhino, or equivalent rendering and imaging software.
Soft Skills: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent conceptual and design process hand sketching skills, and good written and oral communication skills as required to effectively communicate design concept intent. In addition, you will present yourself with confidence, positive energy, and a clear desire to engage with your audience!
Additional Salary Information: These positions do not offer Health Insurance benefits at present.
Internal Number: 2018.1
About U+ DesignPartners
U+ Design Partners, an international design partnership, is headquartered in the DC Metro Region, and is currently seeking highly motivated Intern Architects and newly licensed Architects for our brand new design studio in the Silverline Center in Tyson’s (McClean) VA. U+ Design Partners, with offices in Chicago, Northern VA and China, is engaged in a number of high-profile research, mixed-use and commercial projects in major urban areas in China.
U+ is led by a small group of highly accomplished design partners from both the US and China who are recognized for Design Excellence and exceptional contributions to the built environment from numerous professional organizations, including the AIA on both National and State levels, the US General Services Administration, and numerous professional organizations. The Partners have extensive experience in mentoring and leading design teams in both the US and internationally, and in delivering projects of substantial scale and scope across these markets. www.ud-arch.com