architrave is a small, women-owned architecture firm founded in 1976, specializing in historic preservation and sustainable design. Our clients include the most important cultural and civic institutions in Washington and our projects are focused on our nation’s finest historic buildings. We are passionate about the stewardship of our built environment and communities. We are deeply rooted in DC - we are located in an 1893 rowhouse in the Capitol Hill Historic District, three blocks from the Eastern Market and Metro.
We are seeking a designer/architect with a professional degree, a minimum 3 to 5 years of experience, a passion for stewardship and historic preservation, and curiosityabout the built environment. Interest in research and writing encouraged. Must be AutoCAD and Revit proficient. EOE. DC resident preference.
We are looking for a designer who will:
Collaborate with an experienced team, while managing your own time and project load
Be highly organized, with an eye for detail, strong technical skills, and problem-solving
Work carefully to meet the technical requirements of government submissions
Bring strong design and visualization skills
Ask the next question, not just meet the scope
Be able to handle multiple projects in different capacities. Some will be your projects with back up, others you will be backing up someone else
Learn from each project, elevate our work, and grow with the firm
Our work includes:
Diverse building types: from log houses to canal structures to National Historic Landmarks to Federal Office Buildings to museums
Useful deliverables: our output spans from research-based problem-solving studies to complete construction documents with full construction administration services
Clients who build for the long haul: architrave’s current clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the Architect of the Capitol, GSA, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Our current workload includes a highly specialized archival book storage, the facility condition assessment of a signature Washington museum, and numerous small projects at the National Zoological Park. We are also wrapping up a 7-year forensic investigation of the excessive erosion of limestone panels on a major museum.
We are extremely stable; family-friendly; offer competitive salaries, good benefits, and flexible hours. We believe in long haul equitable profit sharing. We are a family business and take care of our team. We are looking for someone to grow with the firm and spend their career with us. We are currently working 80% virtually and would expect a new hire to be able to work remotely for the next 6 months.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience. All employees from principals to interns work hourly to guarantee employee flexibility and fair compensation for time worked.
Health insurance and 10 days of PTO standard.
All employees are eligible for a profit-sharing retirement plan after one year of employment.
About architrave p.c., architects
architrave is a small, women-owned firm with an office in an 1893 row house in the Capitol Hill Historic District, three blocks from Eastern Market.
Founded in 1976, we specialize in historic preservation and sustainable design almost entirely for signature public buildings in Washington, DC.
We work on some of the District's finest historic structures. Clients include or have included: the Smithsonian Institution, the Architect of the Capitol, GSA, the National Park Service, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and US Holocaust Memorial Museum.