University of Richmond Architect Intern - 501474 in Richmond, Virginia


The Intern Architect is responsible for assisting the Architectural Services team by producing necessary drawings and graphics, assisting in management of projects, and assisting in the LEED certification of construction projects on campus.


  • Creating drawings and graphics produced by Architectural Services for the University. Tasks include:
  • Preparing construction documents as directed by the University Architect, using AutoCad and/or Revit.
  • Creating presentations by using tools such as Photoshop, SketchUp, and PowerPoint.
  • Assisting the Project Managers in management of construction projects. Tasks include:
  • Working with on campus clients to develop project scopes and budgets.
  • Developing construction scopes of work.
  • Bidding the work to the appropriate trades and creating project estimates.
  • Managing/overseeing each subcontract including scheduling work, evaluating change order requests, and requests for payment.
  • Performing constructability reviews of the plans and specifications for all projects prepared by outside consultants, at both 50% and 95% complete documentation, and facilitating the same reviews with the supervisors of the various University Facilities shops.
  • Coordinating project reviews and inspections by testing agencies.
  • Interacting with code officials to ensure a good working relationship between the City of Richmond, the University and the contractors.
  • Evaluating changes to the scopes of work and requests for payment.
  • Preparing and updating both project schedules and budgets.
  • Reviewing shop drawing and submittals of materials, as directed by the University Architect, to ensure compliance with University standards of design and construction.
  • Preparing punch lists and managing the contract closeout and commissioning of completed projects by obtaining thorough “As-built” drawings, operations manuals and appropriate warranties.
  • Coordinating with other campus entities, such as Information Systems, to ensure total completion of construction projects.
  • Coordinating construction activities to minimize disruptions to university activities and arranging for move-in activities.
  • Assisting the Project Manager, Architecture and Construction in the LEED Certification of construction projects. Tasks include:
  • Working with consultants, Facilities staff, and the Director of Sustainability to provide information required to submit for specific LEED credits on construction projects.
  • Tracking LEED credits on multiple projects.
  • Accessing LEED Online to submit information for credits.
  • Researching LEED guidelines assist the design team in pursuing innovative LEED credits.
  • Management and maintenance of Architectural Services’ physical and digital data. Tasks include:
  • Assisting in maintaining and updating the department’s website using Dreamweaver and Flash.
  • Maintaining and updating the “Black Book” set of existing campus buildings using AutoCAD.
  • Managing the collection of “As-Built” construction documents of campus projects (both hard copy and electronic).
  • Taking progress digital photographs during construction of various campus projects.
  • Providing assistance in the management of the department’s computer hardware and software, working with Information Systems to assist in upgrades and regular maintenance.
  • Assisting University Facilities shops as appropriate and participating in the following University Facilities programs: Manager on Call and Facilities Inspection Team; other duties as assigned.
  • All Facilities employees will exercise behavior in accordance with University policies as well as with the Facilities Mission and statement of Core Values.


  • Requires the employee to work both in the office and on construction job sites where the environment will be dirty, noisy and subject to extreme heat and cold. Physical effort will range from sitting at a desk typing to climbing ladders, stooping or crawling under equipment and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • All Facilities employees are designated as essential personnel and are subject to work outside the normal work schedule on an emergency basis and are also subject to planned overtime work as required by the immediate supervisor.
  • All Facilities employees will comply with safety standards and demonstrate safe work habits.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture.
  • Previous experience developing construction drawings


  • A general understanding of how buildings are built along with a solid grasp of architectural concepts and elements are required. Specific skills and abilities include:
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to draft using AutoCAD.
  • High level of motivation and ability to work independently and organize one’s daily work so that multiple projects are prioritized and effectively managed.
  • Outstanding analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Basic competency in using Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), SketchUp, and Photoshop.
  • Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and meets the standards for the University’s insurance carrier.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 6 To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE