Position Description

Senior Project Architect
Location Washington, D.C.
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Architecture license required
Strong Revit skills required

IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers.  Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies.  As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.

Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial.  Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors.  We are presently searching for a Senior Project Architect for our Washington, DC office.  The Senior Project Architect, while working under general supervision of a Project Director, is responsible for leading all project design phases for interior projects, primarily in project administration, design development and contract documents.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensures technical adherence to office and firm-wide standards by providing technical viewpoint on projects.Directs staff to complete construction documents (CDs).Review CDs to ensure compliance with firm standards, mechanical, building systems, codes and ADA requirements.Works with design staff to provide technical solutions for design dilemmas.
  • On larger projects, manages project through contract administration phase.
  • On larger projects, coordinates engineering consultant’s work to ensure compliance with design solution and timely submission of documents.
  • In unusual circumstances may be required to assist with support for field surveys.
  • Manages contract administration budget.Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs Project Manager and / or client of any potential variances to the budget.
  • Manages the work of other Technical staff. Oversees tasks and provide feedback on work product.
  • Organizes and conducts client interviews to determine technical requirements for the design.Ensures Review CDs to ensure compliance with firm standards, mechanical, building systems, codes and ADA requirements


  • Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted.
  • Licensed Architect required.
  • 8+ years’ experience in corporate interior design projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of design principles and standards.
  • Advanced documentation and field observational skills.
  • Expert interior architecture detailing skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of CDs and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of space requirements.
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills.
  • Advanced Revit skills.
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills.
  • Extensive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive presentation and graphic communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.

Working Conditions:
For the majority of the time the Senior Project Architect will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements.  This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach.  On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys.  The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.


Interior Architects, Inc. (IA) provides equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment to all persons without regard to their race, color, creed, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities.

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