• Architect

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2019-1559
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(10/24/2019 10:17 AM)
    Architecture / Interior Design / Landscape
  • Overview

    HGA is a leading architectural, engineering and planning firm with an excellent opportunity for a talented, ambitious, design professional with good people skills and lots of energy. This Architect will be a part of our Alexandria, VA arts, community and education practice group.


    This position requires excellent communication, presentation, time management and people skills as you will work closely with Project Architects and Project Managers developing non-routine and complex design concepts in a manner responsive to the client's needs and deadlines. Each candidate will also have multiple opportunities for client interaction and will help our teams maintain a commitment to design and quality for all types of projects.


    1. Develops a thorough understanding of projects’ design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate.
    2. Provides technical design input and support for the development of the entire design concept. Responsible for a project’s technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Architect.
    3. Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
    4. Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project.
    5. Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
    6. Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent.
    7. Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
    8. Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design.
    9. Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)


    • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, Master’s degree preferred
    • LEED accreditation preferred
    • 3 to 5 years of experience working on small- to large-scale project types
    • Strong graphics skills are an essential
    • Revit experience required
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD, 3D Max, SketchUp and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed


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