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.
We offer 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. 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 email@example.com. 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
Our award-wining team of architects and designers is dedicated to providing user-friendly, thoughtful, innovative, budget-conscious, and environmentally sensitive design solutions to meet each clients’ unique needs and aspirations. Our designs are not stereotypical or based on any particular style. Through close and sustained collaboration with our customers and our entire design team, each new innovative concept is born out of the particulars of a given project. Contextual circumstances, programmatic needs, budget constraints, community impact, and sustainable strategies are carefully balanced in pursuit of imaginative, humane, and poetic design solutions.
Listening, collaborating, and consensus building are at the core of our design process.
Knowledge and understanding are the foundational elements every successful project is built upon. Our projects are not about us, they are about the needs, goals, and aspirations our clients and the communities for whom we design. Nothing is more important to achieving that knowledge base than listening carefully to our clients and in the process uncovering important factors and meaning often not initially verbalized. From the outset ...we aim to establish both practical and qualitative goals as well as a broader shared purpose for the project.
We believe that the best ideas and solutions come from tapping the knowledge, insight, and creativity of our talented design team and our clients. We work collaboratively both within the office and with our clients and foster clear, open, and honest communication from the earliest stages of concept design through the final details of construction. Working together we explore possibilities and build consensus every step of the way to help ensure project goals are not only met but exceeded.