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We practice what we preach — and work hard to create and sustain a culture at QEA that’s collaborative, respectful and highly enjoyable. And here’s a fact to back that statement up: the average tenure of our firm’s leaders is 12 years, a data point which we’re happy to compare with any other firm of our size and reputation. 
 
At QEA we promote the professional development of all our staff through an extensive, in-house, staff-run education program while also encouraging participation in professional organizations and the community. Interested in joining us?  

Preservation Architect

Washington, DC

 
Quinn Evans Architects' Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for a Preservation Architect:  
 

Responsibilities

  • Participate in field assignments such as conditions and measurement surveys;
  • Prepare analysis of existing conditions and treatment options in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
  • Participate in all stages of project development, performing conceptual analysis documentation assignments, and developing CDs elements with limited supervision;
  • Participate in design review and documentation to meet State Historic Preservation Office and consulting agency requirements;
  • Assist in coordination of drawings and specifications;
  • Assist in construction observation activities and the development of associated field reports, RFI responses, submittal reviews, and ASIs;
  • Contribute to collaborative and effective working relationships with clients, the project team, and associated stakeholders.

Qualified individuals will have the following strengths: 

  • An architectural degree and historic preservation degree or certificate with 6-12 years of experience.
  • Proactive communication, collaborative problem solving, three-dimensional thinking, and self-direction;
  • Stewardship planning, writing, graphic analysis, and preservation design;
  • Working understanding of current and historic building and site technologies;
  • Proficiency with Revit, Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam and Deltek are a plus.
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    Please provide letter of interest, resume, and work samples.

Cultural Environments Architect

Washington, DC

 
Quinn Evans Architects' Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for a Cultural Environments Architect with 6 - 12 years of experience.  
 

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all stages of project development, from conceptual analysis, design, documentation, developing CDs, and construction observation as part of a team;
  • Develop and coordinate spatial, character, and experiential analysis of existing conditions, visitorship, and responsive design approaches;
  • Prepare design materials and documentation to explore, communicate, and collaborate with the team, our clients, and their stakeholders;
  • In all stages, contribute to and help manage collaborative and effective working relationships with clients, the project team, and associated stakeholders.

Qualified individuals will be licensed, hold a professional degree with 6-12 years of experience and a passion for cultural and community heritage environments, along with the following strengths: 

  • Incisive communication and use of three-dimensional modeling and graphics to convey spatial and experiential ideas, using visualization software as well as hand rendering;
  • Proactive communication, collaborative problem solving, three-dimensional thinking, and self-direction;
  • Demonstrated interest and insights into the psychology of space for individuals and groups over time;
  • Working knowledge of building and site systems, and construction detailing and how to document them in Revit. Experience in public exhibition, collection, and related support facilities is helpful.

Please provide letter of interest, resume, and work samples. 
 

Construction Architect

Washington, DC

 
Our Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for a Construction Architect  
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-construction QAQC review and facilitate resolution with design team with regard to confirmation of field measurements, clarity of documents, and coordination;
  • Supervise junior CA staff in collecting and organizing bidders’ questions, and developing bid amendments;
  • Coordinate and maintain and organized record of construction administration correspondence;
  • Supervise and QAQC setup of registers, logs, and tracking systems for submittals, RFIs, ASIs, and other CA communications;
  • Conduct regular on-site observations, providing associated written field observation reports regarding construction progress and conformance with the construction documents;
  • Lead the QEA team, participating in regular construction project meetings and problem-solving sessions with contractors, construction managers and owners;
  • Create, review, and coordinate architectural and site punch lists;
  • Manage AE team project closeout processes and support activities;
  • Set an example, and maintain fair and balanced working relationships with clients, construction managers, and contractors.

Requirements

  • A professional degree with 15-20 years of architectural experience and a passion for cultural and educational environments;
  • Proactive communication, collaborative problem solving, three-dimensional thinking, and self-direction;
  • Experienced understanding of building and site technologies;
  • Proficiency in Revit, Newforma, Adobe suite, Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Bluebeam and Deltek are a plus.

Project Architect

Detroit, MI

Join Quinn Evans Architect’s Detroit Office to help design creative renovations, technical restorations and modern additions to community projects including libraries, museums, and civic buildings. QEA is looking for a team player with leadership and design skills, who is passionate about rebuilding cities. Our Detroit Studio focuses on the adaptive use of historic buildings, additions to those buildings and new buildings. The projects range in size from small to large, offering many opportunities for professional growth. Responsibilities include working in all phases of design, documentation, and construction; managing staff; and training intern staff. 

Requirements
Architectural license, 10 years experience that includes taking projects from conception through construction, and experience using Revit, AutoCAD, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Newforma and Deltek Vision a plus. 

Project Architect

Ann Arbor, MI

Quinn Evans Architects is seeking licensed architects with 6 to 10 years of experience. Responsibilities include working in a team environment in all phases of design, documentation, and construction, managing staff, and training intern staff.  
Our 30 person office in Ann Arbor has a strong design portfolio in a variety of project types including institutional, educational, arts, preservation, and multi-family housing.  
 

Requirements:
Architectural license. Candidate must have excellent design, production and communication skills. Revit capabilities are required, as is architectural work experience in new and renovation projects.

Cultural Landscape Architect

Ann Arbor, MI, Detroit, MI, or Washington, DC

Quinn Evans has an opening for a landscape architect with experience in projects addressing historic and cultural landscapes. Projects span the Midwest, Southeast, and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and include Cultural Landscape Reports, historic landscape assessments, master planning, highly skilled site design for significant sites including creative adaptation for new use and connection of users to significant stories, consultation and preparation of National Register Nominations for cultural landscapes.  
 
The ideal candidate is inspired by the intersection of cultural meaning in landscape architectural design and planning, and has excellent technical skills to support our team’s work focused on highly significant sites. Our team is unique and requires an individual who is able to coordinate with a team, as well as work independently, and is highly organized, detail-oriented, and possesses strong graphic, writing, and verbal communication skills. Strong creative + analytical design skills and fluency in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel, and ArcGIS are baseline requirements, as well as familiarity with SOI standards for treatment of cultural landscapes. Experience with Revit and excellent illustrative techniques (whether hand or digital) are a valued plus. The position requires an individual with initiative, flexibility and facility for multi-tasking.  
 
Preference is for 2-4 years of professional experience, but we are open to considering other levels to achieve a great fit with our team. Salary range and benefits will commensurate with experience. The position will be part of the preservation planning team led by Brenda Williams, ASLA.  
 

Requirements

  • Landscape Architecture degree from an accredited school
  • Landscape Architecture license or eligibility to pursue licensure
  • Professional experience in landscape preservation projects preferred
  • Previous experience in A/E industry preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of NPS guidelines and SOI standards for treatment of cultural landscapes
  • Strong planning and design abilities
  • Willingness to travel to other office locations and remote project locations, travel expenses provided.
  • Candidates should have the capacity and be willing to work outdoors in all seasons through various kinds of weather for field survey purposes.

Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples to bwilliams@quinnevans.com. Work samples are essential and should include a brief explanation of an individual’s specific role(s) in work done as part of a team.  
 
 
 

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Quinn Evans Architects is an equal opportunity employer, offering employment to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, or veteran status.