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Senior Technical Architect Position Open

3North is an award-winning, Unified Design firm with studios in Richmond, VA and San Francisco, CA. We believe great design only happens when multiple disciplines collaborate without walls or silos. That’s why we’ve spent the past 20 years building a firm of architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and graphic designers who work across disciplines toward an integrated project vision. In 2019, we were awarded with AIA Virginia’s Distinguished Firm Award.

Our environment is fast-paced and collaborative, providing the opportunity to work across diverse project types, including hospitality, multi-family, cultural, corporate, and residential.

We’re looking for a talented, highly motivated Architect II or Project Architect with 10-15 years of high-caliber design experience. Candidates should have strong problem-solving skills and be motivated by the opportunity to carve out a unique role in a growing firm.


  • Supervises the preparation of design and architectural technical documents. Checks progress of design layouts, design documents, and schedules
  • Performs work which involves conventional practice, but may include a variety of complex procedures, or difficult coordination requirements
  • Reviews consultant work to ensure they produce a complete set of coordinated and quality control verified construction documents in accordance with code and standards
  • Serves as point of contact for all quality related questions and issues and assists Project Managers with creation of project management plan and schedules
  • Manages and maintains 3north design standards and design guidelines
  • Independently solves problems encountered
  • Performs work within hours allocated and completes work on schedule
  • Performs such other duties as the Project Manager may from time to time deem necessary
  • Has a teaching role in the office and will mentor young staff to improve their technical ability
  • Serves as a construction administration resource and brings effective leadership and collaboration skills to dealings with contractors, tradespeople and suppliers
  • Manages and implements quality control processes


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • 10-15 years’ experience preferred, with experience in applying and creating quality control procedures to technical work processes and work product
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and MS Office
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures
  • Quality Assurance experience preferred, a passion for details is a must
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills are required
  • Exceptional conflict resolution skills are required
  • Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills and the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent project management skills, able to drive multiple projects and follow through seamlessly

This job can be performed remotely temporarily due to COVID-19

Please submit cover letters, resumes and design portfolios to [email protected]