Project Architect

: Project Architect

: Wise, VA


Virginia Company is seeking a Project Architect who, under the general supervision of the Director of Architecture, is charged with, and is primarily responsible for, the design and coordination of all disciplines on projects assigned to him or her. The Project Architect will collaborate with the Project Manager in establishing Project Work Plans, which respond to the owner s program, site, budget, project delivery methodology, and schedule, each in terms of the other, while applying knowledge of the principles of design and construction, building systems and materials, zoning ordinances, building codes, and agency review processes. The Project Architect develops the design through each of the design phases (schematic design, design development, and construction document), and leads the Project Team in performance of the project s bidding/procurement and construction administration phases in accordance with policies and procedures.


  • Originates and directs design of projects to meet client programs and budget parameters
  • Participates and/or leads design charettes
  • Prepares or directs others in the preparation of preliminary architectural reports, schematic design, design development, and contract document submittals, including coordination of architectural drawings and specs with all engineering disciplines involved on projects
  • Monitors design of projects to keep projected construction costs in line with clients' construction budget
  • Monitors the Project Work Plan to keep track of hours charged to the project, and progress made vs. the approved budget for the current phase
  • Takes responsibility for keeping projects on budget and schedule
  • If requested by the Director of Architecture, participates in the Firm s business development activities, including preparation of designs and drawings for presentations and participation in interviews with prospective clients
  • Works with the Project Manager to establish reasonable man-hour budgets for work anticipated on assignments directly under the Project Architect s control..
  • Assists Project Manager in pre-design activities including project initiation meetings with the client, programming, and coordination of surveying and geotechnical investigations, zoning research, and environmental reviews.
  • Leads the Project Team in performance of the projects' bidding/award phase, as well as the construction administration phase in all respects
  • Mentors and guides less experienced architectural interns through sharing of experience and knowledge
  • Able to work with building and site engineers to develop the complete project and to work through coordination opportunities
  • Works with contractors to solve contract administration issues in an efficient and timely manner
  • Reports directly to the Director of Architecture


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture
  • NCARB certification and registration in the Commonwealth of Virgina or capability thereof through the NCARB reciprocity process
  • 5 - 15 years of experience as a registered architect
  • Team player.
  • Proficient in building construction techniques, products, and systems (conversant in structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection)
  • Knowledge and skill in applying general design standards and methods of documentation in the form of drawings and specifications
  • Experience in training and directing the work of others
  • Ability to design and plan major construction projects
  • Familiar with national building codes and how to interpret local zoning ordinances
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Architecture and Revit
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Experience in developing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented excellent written and communication skills
  • Able to communicate with all levels of the corporate structure
  • Available for occasional overnight travel
  • Solid understanding of architectural production procedures and how they apply to construction techniques
  • Grasp of construction costs/scheduling, time management, and internal budgeting
  • Proactive problem-solving abilities
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work


Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.


For immediate consideration, please send us your current and most up-to-date resume and a project list.

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