Cooper Carry
  • Virginia
  • VA, USA
  • Full Time

medical, dental, life/AD&D, 401(k), short term and long term disability, paid vacation and sick time and other voluntary benefits

Cooper Carry is one of America's most dynamic, context-driven design firms focused on the creation of EXCEPTIONAL PLACES - neighborhoods, buildings, spaces and landscapes crafted to enrich the experience of life for the people who occupy them.

We bring an internationally recognized team of design professionals to the wide variety of project types we engage in, all united in the pursuit of excellence through the practice of connective design. Since our founding 1960, we have steadily built a reputation for thoughtful design applied to diverse projects throughout the United States, in the Caribbean and worldwide. Each project is a composition of imaginative connections among buildings and their components, and among buildings, their sites, and the communities of which they form a part.

Cooper Carry is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer who values workplace diversity and consider applications regardless of age, race, gender, religion, color, sex, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, individuals with disabilities or other status protected by law. Cooper Carry provides a drug free workplace.

The Designer is the entry level position for the professional architectural staff with less than 3 years of experience. The Designer's primary activity is in the implementation of project directives. Under the direction of the Project Architect/Design Architect, the Designer will concentrate on specific design or documentation tasks that contribute to the overall project.



Specific responsibilities of the Designer may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop hand drawing, rendering, and model building skills.
  • Prepare presentation drawings.
  • Produce design and construction documents, as directed.
  • Meet task and project deadlines.
  • Work to achieve Client's goals.
  • Communicate an understanding of task assignments and expectations.
  • Develop design skills.
  • Explore alternate design approaches as directed by Project Architect/Design Architect.
  • Inform Project Team Leaders of potential project opportunities.
  • Develop visual and presentation skills.
  • Undertake job related research, as directed.
  • Gain an understanding of building systems, codes, and construction methods.
  • Develop computer software skills (Revit, CADD, Photoshop, sketch-up, word, excel, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of Cooper Carry projects and resources.
  • Promote a collaborative team atmosphere.


Designers are expected to:

  • Seek architectural registration.
  • Participate in professional/community organization and activities.
  • Take advantage of continuing education and seminar opportunities.


  • 0 to 3 years professional architectural experience.
  • Graduate of accredited architectural program with Bachelor's level degree.
  • 1 year graphic and/or design experience or comparable knowledge gained in an academic environment.
  • Ability to use Revit is much preferred.
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