U+ DesignPartners is an international design and urban planning firm headquartered in the DC Metro region, with offices in Chicago and Nanjing and is engaged in a broad range of challenging projects from strategic masterplanning to signature architectural design in the research, corporate/commercial, mixed use and wellness lifestyle sectors. We are led by a team of highly accomplished principals who are recognized for design excellence by the AIA at both the State and National Levels, the GSA Design Excellence Program and numerous professional organizations.
Join Our Team: We are seeking to add two new members to our international design team at our brand new office in the Silverline Center, 7900 Westpark Drive, Tyson's Corner VA (McLean VA). You will be a dynamic self starter who enjoys the challenge of project competition pursuits, but also seeks a strong foundation in architectural design production and exposure to all facets of the design delivery process. You will be able to engage effectively in a team environment, demonstrate versatility in applying your skills and talent to a range of project types and have a strong desire to contribute to our evolving design dialogue within the team context
Design Excellence: We place an emphasis on excellent design skills as evidenced in a well crafted portfolio of work-You will bring a a balance of design production and design communication skills to the table including digital rendering skills, facility with diagrams and concept hand sketching skills that demonstrate a lively engagement in the design process. BS and BArch candidates will need to show an exceptional portfolio of design work. Masters Candidates preferred, but not required.
Mentoring: Our design leadership principals maintain an active engagement in both the academic and professional spheres, as educators and design leaders, and provide an environment in which intern architects are actively mentored in a professional setting. These positions also come with a significant opportunity for travel, and exposure to an international design environment.
A B.Arch or a BS in Architecture is required for these positions. M.Arch is preferred Candidates at either level who are currently in a Job Search or will be graduating in the Spring of 2020 or are on the path to licensure are encouraged to apply.
We are also seeking a newly graduated Masters Degree Candidate and a newly licensed architect with 3-5 years of professional experience or the equivalent, for Immediate openings.
Digital Tools Proficiency: Candidates should be proficient in Autocad, Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup, InDesign and Rhino, or equivalent rendering and imaging software.
Soft Skills: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent conceptual and design process hand sketching skills, and good written and oral communication skills as required to effectively communicate design concept intent. In addition, you will present yourself with confidence, positive energy, and a clear desire to engage with your audience!
Additional Salary Information: These Positions offer Health Benefits and a yearly cash bonus program.
Internal Number: 2020.5
About U+ DesignPartners
U+ Design Partners is an International Architecture and Urban Design firm headquartered in the DC Metro region, with offices in The Silverline Center, McLean VA (Tyson’s Corner), Chicago and Nanjing and is engaged in a broad range of signature architectural design projects in the Research, Corporate/Commercial, Workplace and Wellness Lifestyle sectors complemented by Strategic Master-Planning and Urban Design. We are a dynamic and collaborative team led by highly accomplished design partners who are recognized for design excellence from numerous professional organizations, including the AIA at the Local, State and National levels, and who are engaged in the academic community through extensive teaching and mentoring experience. We offer exposure to high profile projects of significant scale and scope within the supportive context of a smaller design team in which all members are expected to contribute to the creative process.
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