Entry Level

Emerging Professional / Project Designer

Rust | Orling Architecture

Posted May 13, 2024

About the Company:

RUST | ORLING Architecture (ROA) designs attractive and functional developments, buildings, and interior spaces for public and private clients in the Washington, D.C., Metro region (and beyond). Our focus on design and process enables us to work on a wide variety of project types and scales. It all starts with listening to our clients. We value their experience, their unique program requirements, and the trust they place in us to design a project that exceeds their expectations.


Office Location:
1215 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Emerging Professional / Project Designer

Job Description

We expect this team member will:

  • Contribute to our clients’ project development under appropriate supervision by project leaders.
  • Demonstrate understanding of building materials, systems, specifications, codes, details, and construction techniques.
  • Perform site visits to capture initial data for understanding accurate existing conditions.
  • Produce and coordinate contract deliverables such as conceptual illustrations, 3D models, renderings, construction drawings, and specifications.
  • Use appropriate tools to design and document at all project phases.
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally through timely and appropriately written, oral, and visual means.
  • Integrate interdisciplinary criteria into deliverables.
  • Collaborate with project team by critically and constructively evaluating ideas.
  • Exhibit initiative, problem solving, and decision quality with a high attention to detail at a task-specific level.
  • Manage time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments with appropriate interaction and direction from project leaders.

Success at ROA Means:

  • Ideas: We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
  • Knowledge: We cannot know everything, and therefore must passionately pursue answers, develop new skills, and deepen our knowledge.
  • Product: We strive for excellence in the content, quality, and delivery of our work.
  • People: We value people who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity to the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
  • Team: We value the power of interoffice and interdisciplinary teamwork. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
  • Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the built environment and bringing new approaches, solutions, and processes to our work.


    • 0-3 years of professional experience; some work or internship experience preferred.
    • Completion of a professional degree in Architecture.
    • Proficiency in industry software such as: Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and Windows OS. Revit experience is highly desirable.

    How To Apply: Submit resumé/CV, cover letter, and portfolio by email to [email protected]. Portfolios/work samples must be submitted for all design positions. Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Position open immediately.

    ROA offers opportunities to work on varied project types and scales, competitive salaries, generous bonus potential, health/dental/vision/life/voluntary insurance, 401(k) retirement, free parking, office close to Metro, transportation, and other benefits. Relocation expenses are not available.

    At ROA, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    For more about ROA visit: www.rustorling.com