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Van Metre Companies
Architectural Designer I
Posted: March 21

At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre is seeking an Architectural Designer I in our New Homes Division!

As Architectural Designer I, you will take pride in your work, recognizing the value of teamwork and ownership of your responsibilities and impact. Architectural Designers I are key contributors to the company’s success and we’re here to support you in your journey with professional development, career mentorship, growth opportunities, and great benefits and perks. Designers will learn Van Metre’s mission, vision and values and use them to guide their performance and decision making in support of the company's long term goals. 

As Architectural Designer I, you will report to the Senior Architectural Project Manager. You will be responsible for helping the Architectural Designer II & Lead Architectural Designer in developing and maintaining projects and coordinating with consultants.  

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Van Metre Companies has been named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post for seven consecutive years! We have received the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award for the last six years, and have received their Corporate Philanthropy Award for the last nine years in a row!!!

We offer excellent benefits, and a work environment that fosters and rewards excellence. We also promote work/life balance, including a robust Employee Wellness Program.  We encourage employees to make full use of vacation and company paid volunteer time to refresh their bodies and minds.

Van Metre Mission Statement

The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Company’s founding in 1955, of providing top quality homes, investment properties and services to our customers and clients. The Company’s emphasis on integrity, professionalism and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and in the management of apartment, retail and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the “Van Metre” signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office developments.