Ritter Norton Architects, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, VA, is seeking a talented junior architect/designer to join our team.
The designer will work on a wide range of commercial and institutional projects such as churches and synagogues, libraries, schools, and recreation centers as well commercial interior workplace projects for both government and private sector clients. Responsibilities will include site surveys, developing concepts and test fits, presentation materials and 3D modeling, construction documents, material and finish selections, FF&E, coordination of vendors and consultants, and assist with construction administration.
Ritter Norton Architects offers fair and competitive salaries, great benefits, flexible schedules, and remote work options, with a fun, casual, and easy going small-firm culture. We are passionate about design excellence and providing our clients with an unparalleled level of service, and we believe strongly in respecting family needs and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We recognize that every team member is an essential part of the success of the firm, as such we encourage and support personal and professional development through mentoring, continuing education opportunities, IDP, ARE and LEED exam support, and more. Our exciting new studio space is in a fabulous location just 1 block from the waterfront in the heart of beautiful Old Town, Alexandria, VA. If you are interested in growing in a great work environment and collaborating on exciting projects, we want to hear from you!
We are a welcoming equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants of any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other non-merit-based factors to apply.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
A great candidate should possess the following credentials:
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design
1-2+ years of experience
Be a thoughtful designer with a collaborative mindset
Strong graphic and presentation skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Good organizational/planning skills and able to work effectively on multiple concurrent projects
Technical skills to help produce construction documents and lead production on smaller projects
Strong proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office suite, SketchUp
LEED and WELL credentials a big plus!
Must be a US citizen and reside in the DC metro area
At Ritter Norton Architects we believe passionately that good design has the power to positively impact people’s lives and enhance the communities in which we live, work, and play. We approach every project, no matter how extravagant or modest the scale, function, and budget, with the same rigorous commitment to design excellence and outstanding client service. Every project is seen an opportunity for excellence: an opportunity to enhance and build communities through inspirational design; an opportunity to creatively solve complex problems and challenges to improve people’s daily lives; an opportunity to build meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients and colleagues; and an opportunity to grow personally and professionally. We believe it is our purpose as architects and designers to discover, embrace, and make the most of every opportunity to help make the world a better place through thoughtful and conscientious design.