RD Jones & Associates is an award winning, fast-paced interior design and architecture firm with an extensive portfolio of luxury multi-family and boutique hotels. We are hoping to grow our DC office and add to our dynamic creative team. We seek a talented, licensed, Senior Architect and Project Manager (“Senior Architect”) to work closely with the Principals, Project Architects, and Interior Designers to help develop exciting new-build multi-family and hospitality projects!
As Senior Architect, you (alongside the Creative Director) will conceptualize the project as a whole, set the initial design direction and make critical aesthetic decisions throughout the project. You will ensure that each project follows an organized and detailed process and oversee your team throughout each phase. You will demonstrate strong project skills, control over deliverables, budgets, timelines and resource requirements across all projects assigned to you. You will work with creative leads to effectively and accurately manage client work. You will coordinate with the project team, made up of architectural designers, interior designers, and outside consultants. You will contribute to bringing in new business, work on project proposals and nurture client relationships. This role varies depending on the type of project and scope of work and requires patience, empathy and the ability to clearly convey complex issues to team members and clients.
Assist with the creation of the design narrative and graphics for concept presentation
Work in tandem with Creative Director to space plan and design the interior architectural envelope, preparing project production design and drawings using design software
Create conceptual design and interior architecture through 3-D massing conceptualization and space planning and format a presentation that clearly communicates the design
Present project design materials to leadership for internal presentation and prepare and deliver client presentation
Assist in quality control reviews for projects to confirm documents meet RDJA, its client's, and operator’s standards
Assist in review of and determining accuracy of project documents prior to issuance to AOR, client and/or operator
Coordinate with project team, and provides documentation to them, as necessary, to alert them of elements/details needing their coordination and/or documentation
Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and graphic communication skills. You should be able to express strategic concepts analytically and graphically
Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Programs on a PC
Precise organization and time management skills – detail oriented, concise and consistent
Ability to problem- diffuse and resolve conflicts quickly both internally and externally
Aptitude for leadership, mentorship and supervising others in a way that helps them grow
Proficiency with data management software such as Excel and Project.
Excellent knowledge of building codes and the ADA requirements
Well versed in reviewing construction documents (e.g., floor plans, elevations and sections, electrical details, finish schedules, furniture floor plans, FF&E specifications, finish boards, materials and finishes) to determine compliance in quality, design, and code
Knowledgeable about the components of construction drawings and specifications from AOR and other consultants and how to review documentation to ensure that elements are coordinated within RD Jones & Associates documents, as necessary.
Strong space planning and hand-sketching skills and excellent presentation skill
Experience in hospitality and/or multi-family design and/or senior living a plus
Qualified Candidates Possess:
Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year Architectural program or equivalent (required)
8+ years of project experience overall and project management experience in hospitality,multi-family design or senior living
An architecture license in at least one state
Excellent communication skills and an ability to demonstrate specific leadership experience
Applicant must supply portfolio that demonstrates applicable work experience. Please submit digital portfolio (PDF, Max 8MB) and resumé to our Contracts Administrator, Courtney Hernandez ([email protected]). Subject line of email should align with this formatting: Full Name – Senior Architect – Candidate.
About RD Jones + Associates
Since its 1999 foundation, RD Jones & Associates has positioned itself as a tiny powerhouse in an industry full of giants. With offices in Chevy Chase and Baltimore, Maryland, the RDJ A team continues to design and collaborate on the industry’s most dynamic proprieties for the most prominent leaders. Under the direction of Founder, Rebecca D. Jones and Principal, Bernard V. Holnaider , the firm has become known for its refusal to be defined by any one style, instead opting to apply a fresh, distinctive and exclusive design to each project with consideration to brand, demographic and location. RD Jones & Associates values collaboration and prides itself on exceptional communication and respect for the creative process as well as the bottom line. The firm’s primary goal is to create impactful, engaging and influential brand identities that leave clients excited to return – all while maximizing profitability and exposure. RD Jones & Associates specializes in large scale new construction and renovations of almost any scale including hotels , restaurants, bars, spas, luxury multifamily, condominiums, senior living, and student housing throughout the United States.