Architectural Associate

Fairfax, Virginia
Aug 22, 2019
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
We're innovative. We're creative. We're intellectually honest. Most of all, we're passionate. Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. When you join Dewberry, you're joining an established firm that consistently ranks in Architectural Record's Top 100 Green Design Firms and among top 50 Building Design + Construction's Giants 300. You're not only working alongside a diverse group of professionals who provide award-winning solutions to public and private sector clients, you're working on complex challenges and highly-visible projects that transform communities and improve the quality of life. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is seeking an Architectural Associate with well-rounded experience to join our Fairfax, VA office. Experience in project types including Justice, Municipal, Public Safety, and Government work is desirable. Must have a professional degree, Bachelor of Architecture or Masters of Architecture degree from an accredited university and have a minimum of 2 years post graduate work experience. Individuals who are within 3-years of becoming licensed are preferred. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suites and demonstrate strong REVIT expertise.


Successful candidate must be a self-starter, have a general understanding of technical building assemblies and detailing and be able to maintain design intent while offering design improvement and collaboration through the design process. Must be willing to work under the supervision of a Project Architect to develop construction documents. Shall have the desire and general knowledge to work on projects from the conceptual design phase through construction administration. Candidates should also possess a positive attitude, an outstanding work ethic and be team-oriented.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • A professional degree in Architecture from an accredited university and a minimum of 2 years of experience in an architecture firm is required.
  • Enrollment in NCARBs AXP with a goal of obtaining a license to practice architecture preferred.
  • Ability to assist designers and project managers in conceptual design on assigned projects.
  • Experience producing working drawings including research of materials and product selection.
  • Demonstrated experience with REVIT, Autocad, Sketchup, Adobe Suites and Microsoft Office.
  • Digital and traditional rendering abilities and graphic experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with building code requirements is preferred.
  • Knowledge of sustainable design principles is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
  • A portfolio demonstrating design experience will be required.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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