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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?  

Project Architect

Detroit, MI

Join Quinn Evans Architect’s Detroit Studio to help reinvent Detroit at the intersection of contemporary design and historic preservation. 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 in existing urban settings. Our clients include private developers, community development organizations, and public institutions. The projects range in size from small to large offering much opportunity 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

Join Quinn Evans Architect’s Ann Arbor 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 Ann Arbor Studio focuses on the adaptive use of historic buildings, additions to those buildings and new buildings primarily throughout Michigan. Our clients include Federal Government including National Park Service, public and academic libraries, museums, community non-profits, and public institutions. The projects range in size from small to large offering much opportunity 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.

Cultural Environments Architect

Washington, DC

The Washington, DC office of Quinn Evans Architects seeks a Cultural Environments Architect to join our team, with the following responsibilities: 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare spatial, character, and experiential analysis of existing conditions and design approaches.
  • Participate in field assignments such as visitor experience observations, and building surveys.
  • Prepare design review materials and documentation to meet client stakeholder and consulting agency requirements.
  • Contribute to all stages of project development, performing conceptual analysis, documentation assignments, and developing CDs elements with some independence.
  • Participate in coordination of drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in construction observation activities and the development of associated field reports, RFI responses, submittal reviews, and ASIs to reflect the design intent.
  • Contribute to collaborative and effective working relationships with clients, the project team, and associated stakeholders.

Requirements
Professional degree, plus 6-12 years of experience and a passion for cultural and educational environments. Proactive communication, collaborative problem solving, three-dimensional thinking, and self-direction. Understanding of spatial hierarchies and how they influence perceptions as people move through space. Knowledge of building and site systems, and construction detailing. Three dimensional modeling and graphic visualization using Sketchup and Revit in concert with Adobe Creative Suite, and hand rendering techniques. Experience working in public exhibition, education, collection, and related support facilities.

Construction Architect

Washington, DC

The Washington, DC office of Quinn Evans Architects seeks a Construction Architect to join our team, with the following responsibilities: 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre-construction support to the design team with regard to confirmation of field measurements, clarity of documents, and coordination.
  • Collect and organize bidders’ questions, and develop related amendment documentation.
  • Coordinate and maintain and organized record of construction administration correspondence.
  • Track submittals, and create and coordinate review comments and documentation.
  • Track requests for information, and develop and coordinate RFI responses and ASI documentation.
  • Conduct regular on-site observations, providing associated written field observation reports regarding construction progress and conformance with the construction documents.
  • Participate in regular construction project meeting with contractors, construction managers and owners.
  • Create, review, and coordinate architectural and site punch lists.
  • Facilitate project closeout processes.
  • Maintain fair and balanced working relationships with clients, construction managers, and contractors.

Requirements
Professional degree with 3-6 years of architectural experience and a passion for cultural and educational environments. Proactive communication, collaborative problem solving, three-dimensional thinking, and self-direction. Understanding of building and site technologies; proficiency in Revit, Newforma, Adobe suite, Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Bluebeam and Deltek are a plus. 

Preservation Architect

Washington, DC

The Washington, DC office of Quinn Evans Architects seeks a Preservation Architect to join our team, with the following responsibilities: 

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.

Requirements
An architectural degree and historic preservation degree or certificate with 6-12 years of experience, and a passion for cultural and educational environments. 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. 

Environmental Graphic Designer

Washington, DC

The Washington, DC office of Quinn Evans Architects seeks an Environmental Graphic Designer to join our team, with the following responsibilities: 

Responsibilities
 
Participate in a variety of environmental graphic design efforts, including wayfinding and signage systems, donor recognition, interpretive programs, environmental branding, and exhibit design for museum, civic, and educational clients. Additional efforts will include business and brand development, GUI, and print projects.

  • Work closely with Project Director to design, coordinate, and integrate graphics, exhibits, and media concepts into the overall design for the space.
  • Participate in field assignments such as visitor observations, and prepare analysis of existing conditions with regard to content, way finding, and visitor experience.
  • Create storyboards and visuals to communicate the design intent, for design review by client stakeholder and consulting agencies.
  • Contribute to all stages of project development, performing analysis, design, specification, and CD development tasks with some independence.
  • Assist in observation of production and construction activities, and the development of related RFI responses, submittal reviews, and ASIs to reflect the design intent.
  • Contribute to collaborative and effective working relationships with clients, the project team, and associated stakeholders.

Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, architecture, or industrial design, plus 3-5 years of experience and a passion for cultural and educational environments. Exceptional design portfolio with proactive communication, collaborative problem solving, time management, and attention to detail. Understanding of how spatial hierarchies influence perceptions and wayfinding. Strong background in typography a must, with knowledge of sign industry substrates, media, and products a plus. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Word, and Exel, required, with graphic visualization in Sketchup, Revit, 3dMax, and illustrative hand rendering a plus. Experience working in support of public exhibition, education, and collections-related organizations. 

Senior Project Architect / Project Manager

Ann Arbor, MI

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Detroit, MI

QEA seeks a team player with leadership and design skills, who is passionate about rebuilding cities, preserving cultural sites, and supporting lifelong learning at schools, museums, and libraries. Work will focus on the adaptive use of historic buildings, additions to those buildings and new buildings in Michigan and the Midwest. Our clients include private developers, community development organizations, and public institutions. The projects range in size from small to large offering a diversity of opportunities and challenges.  
 

Responsibilities:
Working in all phases of design, documentation, and construction administration; managing staff, managing consultants, and managing client relationships. 
 
Requirements:
Architectural license, 15 years experience that includes taking projects from conception through construction, experience managing staff, contracts, and client relationships. Experience using Revit, AutoCAD, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint., Newforma and Deltek Vision are a plus. 

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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.