At Perkins Eastman DC, we’re looking for professionals at all levels who are passionate about Designing the District. Help us make our capital city a destination for those who want to live, learn, work, and play in enviable locales. 

Project Architect I

The Opportunity:

Perkins Eastman DC PLLC has an immediate need for a Project Architect I for our Washington, DC location. May telecommute up to two days per week. Little domestic travel may be involved.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research, plan, design and administer building projects using knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials.
  • Determine functional and spatial requirements for new structure or renovation, and prepare information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, cost estimates, and construction time.
  • Plan project layout and integrate engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.
  • Prepare scale drawings and contract documents for building contractors.
  • Use BIM design software and equipment to prepare project designs and plans.
  • Develop, check, and coordinate technical aspects of architectural design projects under supervision of Senior Project Architect and Design Principal.
  • Review proposed designs for compliance with applicable codes.
  • Assist production effort, prepare project code review, and follow established standards. Coordinate consultant work.
  • Mentor up to 2 architectural designers or interns.
  • Update Project Manager and Principal-in-Charge regarding project progress and issues.
  • Lead construction administration phase of project, respond to field questions and RFI, and review shop drawings and submittals.
  • Inform Project Manager of client requested changes, and assist in producing bulletins.
  • Collaborate with Project Designer to implement design.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have Bachelor’s of Architecture and 5 years relevant architectural design experience. Also requires skills (5 years experience) in: construction administration, including preparing submittals, responding to RFI, ASI review and response, and consultant coordination; making presentations to stakeholders, including primary and secondary school clients and the school community; compiling and filing submissions for approval by District of Columbia agencies; primary and secondary educational facility programming, and educational specification verification; working on renovations of existing school buildings; working on primary and secondary educational facility projects designed for net-zero energy, and built to ILFI WELL Building standards; computer-assisted design software, including Revit; Newforma; Bluebeam; data management software, including Word and Excel.
  • All applicants must have a professional architecture license.

Salary: $109,366 – $109,366 Per Year

Application to Apply


  • Robust medical and dental coverage 
  • Paid Family Leave  
  • 401K options  
  • Flexible work policy 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit 
  • Examination and licensure support 
  • Competitive starting salary 

Questions? Contact us  

Perkins Eastman DC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

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