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Job Captain

William Duff Architects
AutoCAD  Revit  
Job Type
Years of Experience
2-5 Years, 5-7 Years


Are you a versatile design professional with 3-5 years of experience? Put your excellent design and communication skills and considerable Revit expertise to good use on a variety of project types at WDA.

About us: William Duff Architects is a dynamic, growing architecture firm, comprised of bright, creative, motivated people. Founded in 1998, WDA has built a national, award-winning reputation in residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial projects. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, a transit-friendly workplace, and opportunities for professional growth.

Position:                                Job Captain

Practice Areas:                     Residential, Retail & Commercial

Reports to:                           Project Architect, Project Manager, Practice Manager, and Principal

Manages:                               Designer

WDA Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Health, dental, vision & life insurance
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Bonuses
  • Paid vacations and sick time
  • Professional development support
  • In-house mentorship
  • Quarterly office outings
  • Summer hours
  • Weekly happy hours
  • In-house bicycle parking
  • Retail discount program

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Project Architect or Project Manager to coordinate multiple active projects with internal team members and consultants, source material samples and assess staffing needs.
  • Manage document production by developing design and technical drawings, and researching relevant information. Conduct code and product research.
  • Prepare design illustrations or rough sketches, and create digital models.
  • Manage permitting and agency approvals process.
  • Lead bidding and negotiation activities, and obtain cost estimates.
  • Participate in Construction Observation activities, including site visits, RFI responses, submittal review, field reports, etc.
  • Delegate project work and mentor junior team members.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Architecture from a four-year college, university or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 full years of relevant experience and demonstrated abilities working in an architecture office.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Documenting experience under the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and actively pursuing licensure required.  Licensure, LEED AP and additional certifications encouraged.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to design excellence, sustainability and strong interest in working in all phases of architectural projects.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with experience managing and mentoring junior staff.
  • Critical and creative thinker with strong design ability and attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient in Revit, with experience in producing visualizations.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Bluebeam.
  • Strong writing, editing, organizational and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of green building technologies, products and net-zero design strategies.
  • Receptive to coaching, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback and apply it to future work.

Please submit the following in PDF form by email to (not to exceed 4MB), and include the job title in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter articulating why you could be a good fit at WDA, and a bit about your personal design inspirations and aspirations
  • Relevant work samples
  • How you heard about WDA

No drop-in visits or phone calls, please.  WDA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).