Davidson & Associates Construction Analysts, Inc. is a Bethesda based architectural firm that has been specializing in quality assurance, forensic analysis, and litigation support for over 30 years. The firm prides itself on providing exacting, sensible solutions to help all stakeholders design and build their properties right the first time. We provide façade assessment and repair services that make the most sense for clients with existing properties needing our services. We also provide litigation support for various stakeholders to not only determine defects but also to help come up with best fit solutions to address the issues for all parties involved. Our reputation is such that over 95% of our business is comprised of repeat clients and client referrals, and this is not by accident. We are sought out by different stakeholders that know they will receive personal attention from senior architects and practical solutions that other firms weren’t able to find or provide.
Davidson & Associates Construction Analysts, Inc. is seeking an Associate Architect with at least 10 years of experience with emphasis on multi-family and mixed use projects. For a candidate to be considered, the architect must be licensed or in the process of getting licensed, must have appreciable experience managing projects independently, must have collaborative experience being able to coordinate with other concurrent projects, and be able to develop a client base for the firm. This is a long term employment opportunity that allows for development into a Senior Forensic Architect role within the company. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of more than one area highlighted as a specialty of our firm, which is highlighted on our website, and be willing to travel regionally or nationally in the event a project requires travel.
The Associate Architect position requires developing, building, and maintaining client relationships, interacting and consulting with design and construction professionals, and flexibility to be able to work independently on projects and concurrently on other projects with project managers depending on project types. An ideal candidate for this position would already have appreciable experience in developing their own client base, leading project teams, being able to start in on complex assignments, working independently and with other project managers at need, and demonstrating an understanding of at least one of the primary focuses of Davidson & Associates.
Skills, Education, and Experience
The following points are essential to be considered for the position:
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture required
Licensure as a Registered Architect in at least one state preferred
Approximately 10 years direct experience in the development of design and detailing of building envelope assemblies, construction documents, and extensive construction administration experience preferred
Previous building envelope design/consulting experience or experience in forensic investigation of roofs, fenestrations, curtain walls, plaza decks, and below grade waterproofing systems preferred
Construction document development experience with design software and experience with AutoCAD required and BIM experience preferred
Research experience including historical preservation, construction technology, and code issues is highly preferred
Ability to safely work at heights and safely use and/or operate scaffolds, lifts and other access equipment as well as being able to lift and carry instruments and equipment up to 50 lbs. is necessary for this position
Ability to develop scope of services and preparation of proposals strongly preferred
Accessibility (ADA), PCA, and CLM service experience preferred
Strong computer skills and established experience with Microsoft Office software is essential for this position
Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills are required
Various standard administrative tasks and architectural duties will apply to this position as required by projects
Some travel may be required dependent on project involvement
We have a competitive benefits package and are seeking employees that are looking for longevity within our firm. This is an opportunity for a technically minded architect to develop their passion within a highly regarded firm that will help them flourish. Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume that addresses our specific needs, and salary requirements that would need to be met. Inquiries regarding various levels of experience and exposure to construction related architecture requirements are encouraged for those individuals who wish to apply.