Website William Duff Architects, Inc.

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
  • Reports to: Project Architect, Project Manager, Practice Manager and Principal
  • Manages: Designer


We Offer:

  • Fun, diverse, collaborative culture
  • Supportive environment for professional growth
  • Experience in all architectural phases
  • Opportunity to help build and improve the firm
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) & Visualization development
  • Hands-on design skills in sketching and modeling


WDA Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salaries based on experience
  • Health, dental, vision & life insurance
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Bonuses
  • Profit Sharing (401K)
  • Paid vacations and sick time
  • Professional development support
  • In-house mentorship
  • Architectural licensure support – AXP & ARE
  • Quarterly office outings
  • Summer hours
  • Weekly happy hours
  • In-house bicycle parking
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 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.
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