Our people share a common vision—they are committed to excellence in the practice of architecture. To achieve this goal, we provide challenging opportunities as well as a creative, fulfilling and supportive work environment. Our talented staff enjoys a relaxed atmosphere in an open studio setting overlooking the Potomac River in historic Georgetown.

Bowie Gridley Architects is a terrific place for those with initiative and creativity who work well in teams. The architectural studio is organized into project teams with the goal of assigning staff members to long-term projects. A Project Manager heads each team and provides leadership, focus and extensive technical expertise. Depending on the project size and schedule, project teams vary from three to eight individuals, occasionally more. Smaller projects often give young architects an opportunity to work directly with clients in concert with one of our Principals.

Staff members at Bowie Gridley Architects are graduates of colleges and universities across the nation and around the world, including Auburn University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Catholic University, Chicago State University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Eastern Michigan University, Florida A&M University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Haverford College, Indiana University, Jadavpur University, Miami University, Odessa Civil Engineering Institute, Philadelphia University, Polytechnic University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute of Design, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, Syracuse University, University at Buffalo, University of California, University of Illinois, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Florida, University of Texas, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Washington University of St. Louis and Yale University.

Bowie Gridley Architects encourages the professional development of individuals by providing in-house continuing education seminars, mentoring and goal-oriented reviews. Many of our in-house seminars qualify for AIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for AIA members. Mentorship ensures that intern architects are exposed to all design phases in their work and assists in achieving IDP requirements. We also have a library of current preparation materials for the Architectural Registration Exam for use by our staff. The firm encourages architectural registration as well as in professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects. The study of issues of sustainability is also important. Informal study groups form from time to time to study for the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accreditation Exam. If you are interested in becoming part of BGA, we are in a continuous search for talented people who appreciate a challenging career and the rewards it can bring.

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is seeking a Project Architect to serve as project team leader. This position will provide an opportunity to work with design teams on educational and other institutional projects of various sizes and complexity. Candidates must possess the ability to react positively to a variety of design priorities, styles and project delivery methods. Our work is client-focused, and we seek candidates who thrive in a collaborative, responsive environment. We offer a work environment where personal growth is nurtured, creativity and excellence are encouraged, and where initiative and performance are rewarded.

Required + Preferred Experience

  • Professional Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture from an accredited school.
  • Minimum of 6 + years’ experience and 3 years’ minimum with K-12, Collegiate/University, or other institutional building types.
  • Able to encourage a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong organization, communication, technical and graphic skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up, InDesign and other related design software.
  • Strong experience in Construction Administration.
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • Has an Architectural License.
  • Has LEED accreditation or is willing to pursue it in the next 6 months.
  • US Citizen or permanent resident.


  • Develop, check, and coordinate technical aspects of the design of a project.
  • Review proposed designs for compliance with applicable codes.
  • Assist in the production effort, preparing the project code review.
  • Follow established standards for project production and review.
  • Coordinate the work of Consultants.
  • Supervise assigned staff.
  • Mentor junior staff.
  • Keep Project Manager and Principal in Charge informed of progress or need for assistance.

BGA is committed to generous benefits and professional development as well as a reasonable work/life balance throughout the office. Applicants should submit their resume with work samples to careers@bowiegridley.com.

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is seeking Architect / Designers with strong design and visualization skills on the path to licensure for immediate opportunities as an Architectural / Designer I. This position requires supporting project team leaders, production of presentations for projects, development and production of construction documents, and support of construction administration activities on various educational and other institutional projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture from an accredited school.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience; preferably in educational or other institutional projects.
  • Digital architectural visualization and animation experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop, communicate, and present design concepts internally and externally.
  • Experience with site planning, zoning, and real estate analysis.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage project priorities.
  • Proficient with design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design, Sketch-up and 3D Max.
  • Proficient in REVIT for building information modeling, 3D visualization, and document production.
  • Strong communication skills and excellent graphic presentation skills.
  • LEED Accreditation preferred.
  • US citizen or permanent resident.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Project Manager / Project Architect responsible for the individual project. Architectural/Designer I will be responsible for assisting in planning and building design utilizing 3D Modeling and Digital Presentation Packaging.
  • Assists the design team on projects from the Pre-Schematic Phase through Construction Documents.
  • Prepares program and schematic proposal, project layouts and develop designs in 3D using Revit and other 3D modeling software for client review/approval.
  • Performs design computations, specification research, compile data, and other supporting technical project information.
  • Assists with preparation of construction drawings and construction detailing.
  • Reviews building codes to assure the design complies with minimum legal standards.
  • Assists in the constructions administration phase by reviewing shop drawings and other submittals.
  • Prepares finish material sample boards, physical models, and graphic presentations for client approval.

BGA is committed to generous benefits and professional development as well as a reasonable work/life balance throughout the office.  Applicants should submit their resume with work samples to careers@bowiegridley.com.

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is currently seeking a Construction Administrator with 8+ years’ experience to work on a variety of institutional projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • A professional degree in Architecture or equivalent from an accredited institution,
  • 8+ years of experience.
  • Be able to travel to construction/project sites as required.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction contract administration policies, procedures and concepts.
  • Advanced knowledge of project design and construction documentation and construction materials.
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes, specifications, building systems and engineering systems.
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, visualization, and graphic software; Revit strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills, attention to detail.
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic.
  • LEED AP or within 6 months of hire.
  • Architecture license.
  • US Citizen or permanent resident.

Job Description:

  • Manage and direct construction administration services on public and private institutional projects;
  • Identify what resources are necessary to be applied to address questions during the construction phase of a project and respond as necessary in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Understand and sensitivity to the impact of construction decisions on design concepts associated with the project.
  • Have strong technical knowledge of construction materials, building trades, means and methods, and the relationships among subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Be the primary point of contact for the Contractor and Owner’s site representatives and other agents employed by the Owner (Construction Manager, etc.,) with being involved in submittal reviews, documents interpretations (RFI’s / questions), and construction observations to verify that the requirements of the construction contract are being maintained.
  • Have strong working knowledge of BIM systems and other software employed in the documentation.
  • Review and know the contents of the Architect/Owner agreement and all deliverables within.
  • Review, know and understand the contents of Owner-Contractor agreements along with a knowledge and understanding of the master specifications
  • Rigorously enforce the design intent implicit in the Architect’s prepared Contract Documents (Drawings and Specifications), as well as have a working knowledge of the engineering design intent through documents prepared by consulting disciplines.
  • Be able to effectively represent the interests of the Owner, the Architectural Firm, and the supporting Engineering Consultants during the construction phase.
  • Participate in Owner/Architect/Contractor (OAC) Progress Meetings.
  • Support Project Architect(s)

BGA offers a work environment that nurtures personal growth, encourages creativity and excellence, and rewards initiative and performance. Applicants should submit their resume, as well as examples of work, to careers@bowiegridley.com.