SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 12 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.
The Washington, DC office of SmithGroup is looking for an architectural designer to join our team.
Working with us, you will:
Prepare original architectural plans, diagrams, and data visualization.
Perform design assignments under general supervision.
Create and develop planning and design concepts for small projects or support more senior planners and architects on large projects.
Coordinate digital documentation models with models from other disciplines.
Consults with manufacturers and research proposed materials and products.
Assist in writing specifications.
Participate in construction administration including responding to RFI’s, preparing sketches, issuing addendums, visiting the construction site to gather information, preparing punch lists, and responding to contractor questions.
An ideal candidate has:
4-10 years of architectural experience
Architectural registration and LEED AP or LEED AP BD+C accreditation preferred
Strong background in design
Strong visualization skillset with high proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, etc.
Effective verbal and written communication skills
The ability to work well in a team environment with a collaborative and professional work ethic
Additional Salary Information: SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.
SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe extraordinary environments are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR as one of the foremost architectural, engineering, interiors and planning firms in the world.