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Project Architect, Richmond

5-8 Year Project Architect – Richmond VA

What is it like to work at Hickok Cole?

Every day is different.  We are always learning, running to a meeting, piling up drawings and samples.  Rather frequently there is champagne, food and music.  New designs for some of the best projects in Richmond are evolving on our computer monitors.  At Hickok Cole, we are committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to “Wellness Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We are a 100 person firm, headquartered in Washington, DC.  Over the past thirty years we have established ourselves as one of the most successful architectural firms in the region. 

We're looking for a Project Architect with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Commercial Office Building or Multi-family Residential Building design.  Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Candidates should exhibit design and technological sophistication in their work samples and be self-starting, energetic, and creative.


  • Entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivated, high-energy person
  • Works with the Project Manager, Project Designer and project team to ensure design intent is accurately interpreted in documents. Ability to collaborate with remote teams (Washington, DC) and is available to travel if required
  • Pro-actively keeps Principals and Studio Directors informed of work status and seeks clarification where appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience with local building codes/zoning regulations and consultant coordination
  • Collaboration with building and permitting officials during permitting and construction phases of project submittals as appropriate
  • Oversee construction administration
  • Strong skills in Revit, Sketch-up, and Adobe CS
  • Proven leadership in the production of high quality construction documents for large scale and complicated projects
  • Accountable, doesn’t make excuses, takes responsibility
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Valid work permit (USA)

Should you apply?

We are looking for a key person to help us build our firm’s Richmond office.  Our culture is about building great design, management, and a great place to work. We are building something great, so we know how important it is to hire the right architect.

If you care about our clients and making a positive impact on our community and want to be part of a growing firm with an awesome culture then we want to meet you. We guarantee there will never be a dull moment; that you will build comradery with your coworkers and you will get excited about coming to work every day.

Qualified applicants should address their resume and portfolio in PDF format (3MB max.) to:


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