Design Professional II - Architecture
Richmond, VA 
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Job Description


Our Richmond office is seeking an experienced Design Professional to join our Health team.

Contributes and assists in developing project and design solutions to advance respective projects while working independently with guidance. Eager to learn and innovate. Anticipates job expectations while performing design and technical tasks requiring application of standard techniques and knowledge.


  • Modifies or creates implementation documents, applying standard architectural techniques and procedures and according to written and verbal specifications with general supervision
  • Collaborates on design and technical resolution and coordination for a defined portion of a project
  • Assists in preparing client presentations and presents project design intent
  • Performs product research; assists project designers with material selection and system research
  • May support research of code and zoning requirements
  • May attend on-site visits, field reviews and client and/or project meetings and documents these visits as appropriate
  • Assists in preparing schedules and reviewing implementation documents and samples as needed
  • Communicates with other disciplines, vendors and contractors to incorporate information into design, project requirements and documents as needed
  • Provides guidance and direction to entry-level staff as appropriate
  • Participates in team meetings to discuss project issues, design and technical issues and coordination with other disciplines*
  • Recognizes the financial aspect of a project and basic accounting principles involved in the project's and firm's profitability
  • Understands the financial implications of overhead and chargeable time, including accountability to project plan and planned utilization rate*
  • Understands the importance of growing and maintaining client relationships and the basic concept of business development
  • Assists in pursuit of new job opportunities either through relationship development or identifying additional work from existing clients


  • Accredited professional degree in Architecture or related field
  • Actively pursuing Architectural Registration
  • Typically with 3-5 years of experience
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Experience in architectural software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks and 3D modeling preferred
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup and InDesign graphic software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Knowledge of QA/QC process and building codes
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing


If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

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HKS is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, advancement, compensation, and termination. HKS’ policies, including its Affirmative Action Programs, are designed to not only ensure legal compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, but to carry out the principles of equal employment opportunities in all job categories. Deliberate and conscious effort is made to make employment decisions that are consistent with these equal employment opportunity principles. HKS will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or disability; and ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements. Employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination for filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation or hearing, opposing and/or exercising any other right made unlawful by Executive Order 11246, Sections 503 and 38 USC 4212, as amended, or their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, State or local laws requiring equal opportunity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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