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Architectural Staff I / Recent College Graduate

Charlotte, NC, USA

Job Type


About the Role

As we are transitioning back to the office, this position can be remote to start if time is needed to relocate. Our office policy allows for flexibility to work remotely and strongly encourages employees to be in the office a minimum of 2 days per week. In the role of Architectural Staff I / Recent College Graduate we’ll count on you to:

• Work collaboratively with the design team and clients on a wide range of projects including multifamily residential, commercial office, healthcare, and civic buildings
• Produce space planning documents and construction drawings
• Complete 2d and 3d designs to support the early exploration of our design solutions
• Support our projects that include Urban Design and Public Engagement
• Present to clients the latest design trends to gain feedback to inform design decisions
• Conduct on-site field measurements and develop as-built plans to document existing conditions.
• Review job sites, submittals, and RFIs during construction
• Pay thorough attention to detail
• Work within budget constraints
• Be a creative problem-solver


  • A professional degree from a NAAB accredited institution is preferred

  • NCARB record started (or to start once hired) with a goal of working toward licensure preferred

  • LEED AP, CDT, and/or WELL AP preferred, but not required

  • Proficiency in Autodesk Revit, and working experience with SketchUp, Rhino, Lumion, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Organizational and time-management skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects

  • Experience with code research is preferred

  • Ability to handle tight deadlines and make independent decisions, (i.e. does not need to be micro-managed to complete tasks)

  • Quick self-starter

  • Previous commercial experience in an architecture firm is preferred, not required

  • Not afraid to ask questions and a good team attitude

  • Creativity and problem solving, patience and resiliency

  • Strong communication skills

About the Company

Neighboring Concepts is a unique multidisciplinary design firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina with a mission to Transform Communities through Architecture. We deliver elegant, sustainable solutions to valued clients across the southeastern United States. We are improving overall experiences and quality of life through smart design and responsible planning. We pride ourselves on our team’s ability to unify public and private stakeholders toward innovative design solutions.

Neighboring Concepts is MBE/HUB certified.


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Paid Time Off

Generous PTO and Flexible Holiday Schedule

Health Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision


Professional Organization Membership Reimbursement


Paid time off for Community Service and Professional Development


401(k) and ROTH with Company Match


Professional Certification Reimbursement

Hybrid Environment

Flexible Work Schedules

Life Insurance

Paid Life Insurance benefits

Supplemental Life Insurance

ARE Exams

First exam covered whether you pass or fail

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