AECOM Entry-Level Architect in Washington, District Of Columbia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151808BR

Position Title Entry-Level Architect

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Architecture

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Washington, D.C.

City Washington D.C

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We help shape the world around us — from high-rise buildings to educational, cultural, research and transportation facilities. Our design process is based on energy-efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long-term performance.

Job Summary

The Buildings and Places Division of AECOM is actively seeking an energetic, self-motivated, highly collaborative Entry Level Architect / Interior Designer to join its Washington, DC / Arlington, Virginia newly created Interiors Workplace Practice. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in preparation of building designs via freehand sketch and computer generated graphics

  • Create sketches, diagrams, models and renderings for marketing & business development meetings

  • Prepare schematic drawings and working drawings for client deliverables

  • Occasional field work may be required to gather building measurements and other data in order to create interior design plans and specifications

  • Assist senior-level designers with development of design solutions, perform site surveys, and maintain resource materials

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

  • Participate on project teams to learn the process of the planning, design, and execution of projects and will work with senior designers/ architects, technical coordinators, discipline leaders and project managers to develop creative solutions to a myriad of challenging project types

  • In conjunction with the project team, will be responsible for implementation of the design and production of all phases of an Architectural project including programming, site selection, test fits, space plans, design development, construction documents, construction administration, coordination of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and rendering/ visualization tasks.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Architecture through a NAAB accredited Architecture Program

  • Outstanding design and graphic skills

  • Strong conceptual, communication, planning and collaboration skills and be comfortable working both independently and in a team environment on a variety of projects and tasks

  • Possess some working knowledge in design and production of all phases of an Architectural project delivery including code compliance, programming, site selection, blocking/ stacking studies, test fits, space plans, design development, construction documents, construction administration and coordination for furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E) and color board presentation documentation

  • Proficient in a wide variety of production and visualization software including but not limited to: AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, VRay or other visualization software, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign and Microsoft Office products

  • Previous Architectural Internship experience preferred

  • Candidate should be preparing to meet all qualifications to sit for ARE and/ or LEED exams

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Rendering skills

  • Sustainability, resiliency and/or climate adaptation experience is a plus but not a requirement

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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