KGP Design Studio Expanding Design Team

KGP design studio is immediately expanding its Design team in response to a startup of a high profile major public sector project in Washington, D.C., and is seeking applicants for the following roles:

Intern 1/Designer (1 – 2 years experience)

Job Description:

Full-time intern with  one to two years professional experience, Develops design and technical solutions under supervision of architect, project manager, and Principal. Requires a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

Performs specific/limited portions of assignments using prescribed methods. Under general supervision, works from the design of others and performs routine architectural assignments. Limited judgment is required on work details. Assignments may include higher-level work for training/development purposes and developing design concepts.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture required, Master’s degree a plus.
  • Professional architecture experience a plus.
  • Professional Revit architecture and AutoCAD experience required.
  • Rhino 3D, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office literacy required.
  • 3D modeling/rendering, Microstation, Grasshopper experience a plus.
  • Construction document experience a plus.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Defines program requirements and establishes design parameters  based on client requirements and working with senior architect/senior urban designer and project manager.
  • Creates and develops overall design concepts, schematic, design development and construction documents through detail level; formulates/leads design presentation strategies and makes presentations.
  • Manages design process for specific tasks and projects; leads/supports the work of other designers and technical staff.
  • Collaborates with design team members during the implementation of design to ensure clarity and quality of concept is maintained through detail level.

Architect/Designer (5 – 8+ years experience)

Job Description: 

Full-time team member with five to eight+ years professional experience, works under direction of Principals/Supervisor, responsible for projects’ technical design; provides planning/design/coordination consultation on large projects; reviews/approves conceptual designs. Requires a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions. Performs assignments under direction with limited responsibility for design. Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large, complex projects. Independently makes decisions on significant architectural design problems and methods. Reviews and approves conceptual designs. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.

Assignments may include higher-level work for training/development purposes and developing designs.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture required, Master’s degree a plus.
  • Professional architecture experience a required.
  • Extensive professional Revit Architecture experience required.
  • Professional AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office experience required.
  • 3D modeling/rendering, Microstation, Grasshopper experience a plus.
  • Construction document and Job Captain experience required.
  • Architect license a plus.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Defines program requirements and establishes design parameters  based on client requirements and working with senior architect/senior urban designer and project manager.
  • Creates and develops overall design concepts, schematic, design development and construction documents through detail level; formulates/leads design presentation strategies and makes presentations.
  • Manages design process for specific tasks and projects; leads/supports the work of other designers and technical staff.
  • Collaborates with design team members during the implementation of design to ensure clarity and quality of concept is maintained through detail level.
  • Collaboration with other design/construction disciplines, interacting with client technical staff and client meetings.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit a cover letter, resume and sample portfolio combined in one (1) PDF file, and include salary requirements. Email to career@kgpds.com. Attention your cover letter to “HR Manager”.

Include the position you are applying for and your name in the subject line of your email only (Intern I/Designer – My Name). Only candidates that meet our criteria may be contacted. No phone calls please.

Please visit www.kgpds.com for more information on our firm.

postings via Archinect for Intern and Architect/Designer

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