Associate Project Designer – Washington, DC, USA | Works

Landis Architects | Builders is looking for a talented Associate Project Designer who is ready to break free from the studio system. Our design process emphasizes creativity and independence, so designers can develop concepts for clients and let their design skills shine. Plus, we build 90% of what we design, so you’ll see your designs come to life.

What we are looking for:

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist Project Designers in the development of projects
  • Generate as-built models, participate in the design process, and generate design renderings
  • Review the project program and explore constructible and innovative solutions
  • Develop customer relationships
  • Coordinate with mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural subcontractors

Soft skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications
  • A lifelong learner
  • A positive attitude
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multi-tasking
  • Ability to handle detailed/complex concepts and issues
  • Strong negotiation skills and strategies
  • Don’t be afraid to ask the team’s opinion
  • Ability to manage the profitability of design work

Training and/or experience

  • Residential project designer with 1 to 3 years of experience
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • Excellent skills in Revit, Chief Architect, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work with senior design staff to develop sound design concepts and accurately document them in design submissions and construction documents
  • Experience creating construction documents, schedules, construction details and knowledge of building code requirements.
  • Experience with the construction administration process in residential and light commercial projects
  • Excellent 3D graphics rendering skills


  • Valid work permit (United States)
  • Local residence (DC, Maryland or Virginia)

What we prefer

  • LEED Accreditation
  • Progress towards architecture license

What we offer

  • health plan
  • Group life insurance
  • Short-term incapacity
  • Vacation
  • personal time
  • Paid vacation
  • 401(k) plan
  • Free parking for employees
  • Lunch and Learns for career development and license maintenance
  • Leadership opportunities through our many committees

Company presentation

Landis Architects | Builders, established in 1990, is an architect-led, full-service residential design/build company specializing in high-end residential and light commercial renovations. The company is well known in the DC area for its leadership in green renovations and award-winning designs. Our offices are in Takoma DC and are less than a 5 minute walk from the Takoma Redline subway.

Pay: $45,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

Considerations related to COVID-19:
All employees must be fully immunized, reasonable accommodations will be considered.

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