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AIA Philadelphia provides a number of services for people looking for jobs in architecture, as well as for architects looking for employees. Below is the most current listing of opportunities.

Current Job Opportunities

Project Manager
We are currently seeking a Project Manager to work in our Old City Philadelphia location. The Sr. Project Manager will manage multiple projects of varying size and scope and advance the opportunities for continued growth in market share and profitability. This position will expand NELSON's current Architecture engagements and encourage the expansion of service offerings by other NELSON service lines. In addition to expansion within NELSON's current client base, they will identify new clients, support the marketing efforts required to win them and develop an effective and profitable Architecture Services team to fully support the opportunities within these accounts. Responsibilities: • Manage projects and project teams to ensure successful fee, schedule, and budget management. • Develop fee proposals and project schedules in response to RFP's and other opportunities. • Develop and execute contracts between NELSON and its outside consultants and clients for services. • Develop and communicate expectations on each project for achieving client satisfaction and holding the project team accountable for attaining them. • Develop and monitor schedules and budgets to attain NELSON profitability targets. • Ensure, in concert with the Managing Director, that design reviews occur at the designated stages of projects. • Enhance the work and careers of NELSON teammates through continuous training, support and mentoring. • Support the strategic business goals and expectations as communicated by senior leadership. • Support the efforts of NELSON Marketing and the Business Developer for the Region through participation in client development and marketing activities. • Support the efforts of Accounting through the development of accurate project set-up documentation, reviews and approvals of consultant and client invoices, monitoring of outstanding invoices and support in collections as needed to drive profitability. • Support the efforts of the Local Market Manager through the effective review and management of Teammate's weekly time entries in Vision, and provide 360° feedback on the development of Teammate TDPs upon request. Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field. • 15 years' experience in a variety of project types in the architecture profession with at least 8 years of project management experience. • Experience in academic projects of significant size and scale a plus. • Working knowledge of MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project. • AutoCAD skills required, Revit skills a plus. • Architectural License required. LEED AP accreditation preferred. *Experience with historical renovation/restoration projects highly desirable
Project Architect
We are currently seeking two Project Architects to work in our Philadelphia, PA office. The Project Architect will participate, as a member of the project team, in all aspects of preparing complete and comprehensive architectural construction drawings and specifications, and coordinate the documents with project consultants and contractors for historic renovation projects throughout the tri-state area. Responsibilities: Attend meetings with clients, consultants, contractors and vendors as required Participate in the design phase activities by providing expertise in detail development Organize and prepare all construction drawings and specifications Participate in all construction phase activities Participate in the development and maintenance of the standards libraries including CAD standards and procedures Conduct existing conditions surveys and prepare architectural base plans, sections, elevations and details as appropriate to document relevant conditions Review applicable building and accessibility codes and develop a list of criteria to be reflected in the design documents Assist the design team by researching products and systems that accomplish the design intent Prepare construction documents including, but not limited to: demolition plans; partition plans; reflected ceiling plans; telephone/electric/data plans; finish plans; large scale details plans; sections and elevations; detail drawings for millwork and cabinetry; schedules for doors, frames, hardware, architectural finishes and partition types; and construction specifications for all material, finish and product selections Review both NELSON and consultant documents, conferring with the Senior Project Architect, and the Project Manager as needed, to ensure consistency with both NELSON project and quality standards, accomplish the design intent, and code compliance Prepare bidding documents, general conditions and supplemental conditions that are part of the contract documents Prepare and issue addenda as required Establish and maintain the shop drawing/sample submission log during the construction phase Review and process all shop drawing/sample submissions and consult with the Senior Project Architect, Project Manager, and Project Designer, as appropriate, to ensure that the design intent is being maintained Prepare and issue responses to contractor's request for information Prepare and issue bulletin and change order documentation Participate in job site meetings and construction observation activities as required Participate in the punch list process Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field and at least 4 years' experience in Architecture or equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum 2 years experience leading historic renovation projects. Architectural License required, LEED AP accreditation preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Applications, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop
Intern Architect / Student Intern
Growing architectural firm in Center City is seeking an intern architect for 16-20 hours a week for an immediate opening. Our work includes residential, commercial and higher education projects. Candidates should have a knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite. We are looking for a team-oriented individual with strong design sensibilities. Please send resume and work samples to
Designers and Project Managers
Gate 17 Architecture, re-locating to the Haddonfield, NJ area, is a small fast paced firm specializing in multi-family, senior, and student housing. With over 10,000 housing units currently under design, documentation, and/or construction, from Florida to Maine, a LEED Platinum multi-family project completed, and a desire to provide the best designs, most comprehensive construction documents, and intelligent construction administration services, we are looking for experienced architects and technical personal. Minimum requirements are as follows: Designer – we are looking for a seasoned multi-family designer with computer graphics / 3D modeling / Photoshop skills. Must be able to land plan complex projects. A strong sketching hand is a plus. Project Manager – registered architect with 10 years minimum experience in wood construction. Must be AutoCAD and Revit fluent. LEED accreditation a plus. Technical Personal – 5 years minimum experience in wood construction. Must be AutoCAD fluent. You will work directly with a partner in an award winning innovative out of the box thinking firm that provides unlimited opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Email me with your resume and sample work. Your resume must demonstrate strong multi-family experience. No calls please.
Must have a Bachelor of Architecture. Fluent in Autocad, Revit. Send resume.
Project Architect/ Project Manager
Project Architect/ Project Manager: The Martin Architectural Group, an award-winning center city architecture and land planning firm seeks highly skilled and self-motivated project architects with project management experience. We consistently produce high quality designs for projects spanning the entire east coast, with a major concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our firm focuses on large mixed use, multi-family, and commercial projects with an emphasis on design, place making, and construct-ability. Our firm continues to expand and needs several experienced, detail oriented, passionate architects. The hired candidates will be immersed in our fast paced, deadline oriented, team atmosphere. Candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience on related project types. Architectural registration and LEED accreditation is preferred. Team leadership and construction administration experience is a plus. Candidates must be proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Adobe Suite.
Architectural Designer
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. is seeking talented Architectural Designers to join our employee-owned team. When you join our team you will actively contribute to the development of buildings and spaces across a road range of project types. We prefer experience in any one or more project types including educational, corporate/ commercial, hospitality, athletics, government, senior living/senior care, or healthcare. You should be proficient in: Revit AutoCAD SketchUp Photoshop Adobe Suite Microsoft Office Rendering Applications **Interior Design is a plus! Successful candidates must possess a bachelors degree in architecture. LEED accreditation is a plus and is required within two years of employment. Excellent organization and communication skills are necessary to succeed in this role. can provide a more comprehensive overview of who we are and what we do best, employee-ownership and the culture it has fostered at our firm, and other cool stuff that we do.
Architectural Firm: Entry- mid level position
Laid back Bucks County architectural firm has an entry-mid level position available. Candidate should be proficient in AutoCad as well as Sketchup, experience in preparing construction documents preferred. Send resume to Nancy at
Project Architect
PZS Architects is seeking a Project Architect with at least 5 years experience. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated with the ability to successfully balance multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment. Must be proficient in Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop - SketchUp, 3D Studio Max, a plus. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and professionalism. Bachelors degree from an accredited school of architecture. Professional Registration and LEED accreditation a plus. Compensation dependent upon skills/experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, eye, life insurance, paid vacation and personal days, 401k. Please email resume and work samples or portfolio for consideration. No phone calls, please.
Intern Architect
PZS Architects is seeking an Intern Architect with 0-3 years experience. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated with the ability to successfully balance multiple tasks in a deadline driven environment. Must be proficient in Revit, AutoCad, Photoshop - SketchUp, 3D Studio Max, a plus. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and professionalism. Bachelors degree from an accredited school of architecture. LEED accreditation a plus. Compensation dependent upon skills/experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, eye, life insurance, paid vacation and personal days, 401k.
Intern Architect
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a nationally known architectural practice, is seeking talented and creative Intern Architects with 3-5 years of office experience for a two-month temporary position in its Philadelphia office. Exceptional design sensibilities, compelling graphic and rendering skills, and an interest in developing technical and verbal communication skills are desired for a broad range of project types from custom residential and retail projects to larger institutional and academic buildings. We are looking for highly motivated and talented intern architects with proficiency in Revit and experience with construction documents and detailing. Job description includes construction documents production, presentation renderings, and concept visualization. The position is for a temporary position without benefits from September through October 2014. Qualifications: • 3-5 years of experience • Exceptional design skills • Proficiency required in Revit, Rhino, 3D Max, Sketchup, Adobe CS Suites If you are interested in the Intern Architect position, please submit an application less than 5mb, including cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format only by email by May 9, 2014, with “Intern Architect” in the subject line to Daniel Lee, AIA, Senior Associate at: Only email responses specifically for this position will be accepted. No calls, mail or faxes. If you are interested in other positions within our practice, please refer to our website for a listing of open positions and application procedures.
Intern Architect
Dever Architects, located in Glen Mills, PA, has openings for graduate architects with 1-3 years of practical experience working at an architectural firm. You will be involved in all aspects of the practice in a great environment for learning. Our current work includes hotel, supermarket, school, retail, office, adaptive reuse and residential projects throughout the eastern US. Successful candidates will have a good understanding of building construction, design, AutoCAD and Revit.
Architectural Designer / Architect
Ballinger is an integrated design-led practice seeking talented and forward-thinking designers and architects who are committed to design excellence and interested in working on technically complex projects in a collaborative environment. At Ballinger we endeavor to create buildings that respond to the needs, values, and contexts of the people who occupy them, and the institutions, cities and landscapes to which they belong. As a designer/architect with Ballinger, you will enjoy outstanding opportunities for innovation, challenging design, and direct collaboration with project team members from architectural and other engineering disciplines. Primary Job Responsibilities: • Actively contribute to advancing design ideas • Basic understanding of construction principles • Provide support to architecture staff • Provide support in all project phases Job Requirements As a designer/architect with Ballinger, you must possess superb production, analytical and communication skills and be able to perform well in a design environment. Additional requirements include: • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture • Minimum 3 years’ experience • Strong design skills • Proficiency in AutoCAD 2013 • Proficiency in Revit 2013 • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and SketchUp At Ballinger, we understand that our employees work hard but also seek good work/life balance. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume to or Ballinger, Attn: Human Resources, 833 Chestnut St., Suite 1400, Philadelphia PA 19107; EOE, M/F/D/V
Project Architects
Varenhorst is currently seeking highly skilled and motivated project architects with project management experience (no fewer than 10 years of professional experience). Our main design and documentation softwares are AutoCAD and Revit, but we also use Rhino, Photoshop, Adobe Suite and rendering applications. We are a busy, highly design-oriented firm with a growing need for technically proficient architects with strong and diverse design skills. There are several openings. A significant proportion of our current work is in large mixed-use and multi-unit residential projects, although our ongoing and rapidly growing client base is varied and the range of work is extensive. The work is exciting and we are looking for talented, can-do all-rounders. Please supply a selection of your work along with your application.
Interior Designer - Contract Position
Contract opportunity for experienced Interior Designer with local, Greater Philadelphia area studio. Position is with an established 40 person firm that has a very open and collaborative environment. Focus will be on Corporate work. Both Corporate Regional and Corporate National ranging from Financial Institutions to Technology. Will work on conceptual work, not just standard packages from developers. Contract duration is between 4-5 months starting end of September/beginning of October.
Architect - Senior Project Manager - Full Time - Center City
10 years experience in Residential Architecture Single Family - Townhomes Bachelor of Architecture Degree - License in PA AutoCAD 2013 Proficient Expanding Center City (Fitler Square)Architectural Firm is looking for a Senior Project Manager for residential projects. 40 hrs/wk. Small office atmosphere with major opportunity to work with clients, write contracts, manage draftsmen, design projects and oversee construction administration. Candidate must be organized, excel at communications, skilled in design, able to draft and sketch free-hand. Car needed for job-related site visits and availability to meet with clients on their varied schedules. Pay commensurate with experience. For consideration, candidates must include salary requirements with resume, cover letter and relevant work samples. Files to not exceed 10MB.
Architect / Construction Admin Specialist (Philadelphia Area)
Looking for a promising career opportunity with an award-winning organization? BartonPartners Architects Planners, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design firm specializing in residential and mixed-use projects of various scales. You should be positive, self-motivated, and have a strong desire to be part of a team where your contributions really matter. You should enjoy a fast-paced, innovative atmosphere where the senior staff is actively involved in the creative process. We offer a unique studio environment in an adaptively re-used historic building in Norristown, PA, a comprehensive benefits package including 401K plan, and a competitive salary structure. Our office is business casual. Construction Admin Specialists will spend some of their time outside the office, will be provided with laptops, and will be required in the Norristown office for team coordination and administration. To take the next step in your career and join one of the area’s Top 15 Architectural Firms, please apply today. For more information about our firm, please visit our website: Position Summary: The Construction Admin Specialist will work closely with the firm’s Project Managers and Technical Staff to help coordinate and perform certain Construction Admin services on a select number of projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Field representative for the firm on a select number of projects. • Observe construction work for general conformance with drawings and specifications. • Provide field reports for site visits. • Evaluate contractor requests for payment. • Assist the team processing the contractor’s shop drawings, product data, and samples. • Assist the team processing responses to the contractor’s RFI’s. • Assist the team reviewing results of construction tests and inspections. • Assist the team processing requests for changes during construction. • Assist the team administering completion and closeout processes. • Occasionally participate in field survey work for new projects. Qualifications: • Prior employment within an architectural firm, on both the documentation and construction admin sides. At least ten years of relevant experience. • High-rise residential experience required. • Proficiency with AutoCAD. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office & Excel. • Strong written and verbal skills. • Exceptional organizational and follow-up skills. • Ability to work within a strong team environment. • Strong sense of urgency. • Ability to multi-task in a fast moving office environment. • Prior employment for a construction manager not required, but is considered a plus. • Architectural registration not required, but is certainly considered a plus. AA/EO Employer
Director of Business Development
Voith & Mactavish Architects, an architecture, preservation, planning, landscape, and interiors firm licensed to provide design services throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill its position of Director of Business Development. This leadership position involves assisting the partners in establishing the firm’s marketing and business development strategy and managing and overseeing the related efforts such as client relationship building, coordinating and producing proposal and interview materials, and creation of marketing collateral. Familiarity with the AEC industry, Cosential CRM, and Adobe InDesign / Quark Xpress is preferred. To indicate interest and submit qualifications, please contact Kim Wajda, Business Manager, at
Entry Level Architect
WRT is an award-winning firm with a reputation for excellence and a legacy in sustainable planning and design. For more information, visit Seeking an entry level intern architect for a variety of projects. Our current work includes a variety of planning, urban design and architectural project types and scales including master planning of institutional and educational campuses, campus building design, neighborhood master plans, comprehensive plans, and residential and mixed-use developments. Qualifications: . Education: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture is required. . Design: Strong design and graphic skills . Communication: Excellent written and oral communications skills . Personal: Flexible team player and mentorship mindset . Digital Media: Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3dStudio Max, VRay, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) is required. WRT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We strongly value diversity and an inclusive workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Mid-Level Architect
WRT is an awarding-winning firm with a reputation for excellence and a legacy in sustainable planning and design. For more information, visit Seeking a project architect with 5-10 years of experience for a mid-level position in our Philadelphia office Candidates with either undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in architecture will be considered. LEED AP and licensure is required. Our current work includes a variety of planning, urban design and architectural project types and scales including master planning of institutional and education campuses, campus building design, neighborhood master plans, comprehensive plans, and residential and mixed-use developments. The selected candidate must be an integral team member that is comfortable in multiple roles in all phases of design and documentation. Qualifications/Skills: . Experience: 5-10 years . Education: Bachelors or Masters of Architecture is required. . License/Certification: LEED AP and professional license are required . Design: Strong design and graphic skills . Communication: Excellent written and oral communication skills . Personal: Team player, mentoring mindset . Digital Media: Proficiency with Revit WRT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We strongly value diversity and an inclusive workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Project Architect for Growing Firm
McAuliffe + Carroll Architects ( is seeking a full time, talented architect w/5-10 years experience. You should possess strong design & graphic capabilities, a knowledge of how things go together & the ability to communicate w/clients & co-workers. Your responsibilities will include supporting the Principals; staff management; research, evaluation, & recommendation of design solutions; technical documents & construction administration work. Please submit a resume, compensation requirements & info that best represents your body of work (PDF) to

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