We're Hiring: Project Architect / by istudio


Description: We are an award-winning, collaborative firm focused on sustainable, artful, community-minded projects.  We see design as serving the greater good.  We value ‘small studio’ culture: collaborative; supportive; curious; creative; and rigorous – in both work and play.  We provide a full benefits package, PTO, comp time, support for LEED accreditation and professional licensure, good teammates and opportunity to grow with a group of like-minded people.

You are most likely a project architect with a professional degree in architecture and at least 8 years of experience (similar to the AIA Architect/Design Staff 2). You are a well-rounded architect with technical experience who can produce a good set of CDs and know your way around the approvals processes.  You enjoy working with a team, mentoring junior designers, and helping the elevate the technical excellence design projects.  You are interested in working on our small, collaborative, and growing team to provide exceptional service for civic, cultural, and commercial clients. You are proficient in Revit + AutoCAD, Office 365, Adobe Suite, and Sketchup.


  • Work closely with the project principal, project designer and project manager in each phase of the project delivery process.

  • Responsible for leading a project team through the coordination and delivery of project detailing and documentation. Oversee work of junior and intern architects.

  • Responsible for coordination of engineering and other consultants.

  • Contribute to all aspects and phases of the architectural design process.

  • Assist in creating project schedules and budgets.

  • Attend project meetings.

  • Maintain and organize project files.

  • Travel to and from project and client meetings as required.



  • Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture (accredited degree program required).

  • Minimum of eight years of experience. The ideal candidate will have relevant built work experience.

  • Minimum of two years of experience as a project architect.

  • Strong technical project detailing and documentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor others

  • LEED accreditation required within 12 months.

  • Experience with civic, cultural or higher education projects will be considered a plus.

  • Knowledge of Washington, D.C. permit process is a plus.

Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently.

  • Proficiency in documenting all phases of the design process.

  • Construction administration experience is a must.

  • Excellent graphic and verbal communication skills.

  • Exceptional client service orientation and relationship building skills.


If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send a PDF of your resume + work samples to careers@ISTUDIOarchitects.com