Job Openings

Are you looking to contribute to successful, mission driven architecture? VMA has an exciting opportunity for a talented hard-working designer who desires to make an impact in the design and construction of complex and thoughtful projects. If you are newly graduated or have 1-4 years of experience, are comfortable working in both Revit and Auto-CAD and have rendering capabilities, then this opportunity is for you. Day to day responsibilities include generating design concepts, preparing presentations of proposed design studies, developing design concepts through design development and into construction drawings, construction administration, and project closeout.

If you share our values we’d love to hear from you. Please send your résumé and portfolio to Kim Wajda at wajda@vma1.com.

Do you have a passion for traditional design and detailing on residential scale projects? VMA has recently restarted its residential studio with exciting projects of varying size and scope. Get in on the ground floor of this exciting new opportunity. If you have 8-10 years of experience in residential design and construction administration, are competent in both Auto-CAD and Revit, and have rendering capabilities, this opportunity is for you. Day to day responsibilities include site survey, generating base plans and existing conditions drawings, generating design concepts, preparing presentations of proposed design studies, developing design concepts through design development and into construction drawings, construction administration, and project closeout.

If you share our values we’d love to hear from you. Please send your résumé and portfolio to Kim Wajda at wajda@vma1.com.

Are you looking to contribute to successful, mission driven architecture? VMA has an exciting opportunity for a talented hard-working candidate at the Project Architect/Manager level. Do you desire to make an impact in the design and construction of complex and thoughtful projects? If you have a minimum of 4 years of experience, are comfortable working in a team environment leading other, are competent working in both Revit and Auto-CAD and have rendering capabilities, then this opportunity is for you. Daily responsibilities include generating design concepts, preparing presentations of proposed design studies, developing design concepts through design development and into construction drawings, site meetings with both owners and contractors, construction administration, and project closeout.

If you share our values we’d love to hear from you. Please send your résumé and portfolio to Kim Wajda at wajda@vma1.com.

Join a firm that believes in the power of architecture to move and inspire us all.

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We welcome anyone who shares our love for design and who will join us in giving back to our communities. Our staff supports our mission to create an architecture that embodies innovation in the context of tradition.

In our more than 30 years of practice, we have come to understand that a vibrant, dynamic, diverse, equitable, and well-managed studio culture is the starting point of great design work and a sustainable business.
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Work with focus.

Your professional growth matters to us. At VMA we:

  • Offer a strong mentorship program
  • Train everyone with dynamic presentation skills
  • Provide “green” reimbursements for sustainability accreditation
  • Cover AIA membership dues for registered architects
  • Support licensure study materials and support internal affinity groups
  • Have Monday morning all-staff meetings
  • Have a robust schedule of professional development seminars
  • Offer an employee-administered professional development scholarship fund

Live with enthusiasm.

We care about our team, and we:

  • Have an office softball team
  • Schedule company-wide happy hours
  • Host an employee holiday party in December
  • Throw a gala office party to celebrate our anniversary
  • Provide all-system SEPTA Key Advantage pass
  • Support gym memberships
  • High-level health and employer-matched retirement benefits
  • Provide a paid service day

VMA team members teach, volunteer, and advocate for organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Furthermore, we embrace any opportunity to welcome students and aspiring designers into our studio to share with them our experiences and knowledge.

Community Outreach

VMA and its staff currently volunteer with the following organizations:

  • AIA Philadelphia Chapter
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators Delaware Valley Chapter
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia
  • The Community Design Collaborative
  • Design Leadership Network
  • DesignPhiladelphia
  • Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Architecture Program
  • Germantown Friends School
  • The Franklin Institute Pacts Program
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
  • Julian Krinsky Camps + Programs
  • Marple Township Historical Commission
  • Philadelphia Historical Commission
  • Philadelphia Youth Basketball
  • The Shipley School Alumni Committee
  • South of South Neighborhood Association
  • New Castle County Historical Commission
  • Jefferson University for the Preservation of Modernism
  • Jefferson University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Preservation Alliance Board
  • American Society of Interior Designers — Eastern PA Chapter
  • Design Leadership Foundation
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • Association for Preservation Technology

If you are interested in a potential partnership with VMA, please contact us today with details.