SAMAHA is a recognized leader in the region for architecture, planning and interior design services. We are located in Fairfax, Virginia, and specialize in the design of educational, public safety, local and federal government facilities. Please review our website portfolio page for greater insight into our areas of expertise. www.samaha-arch.com/portfolio


We are seeking to hire a talented, licensed architect with 5-10 years of professional non-residential experience. We are seeking a full time employee with the ability to contribute in a team atmosphere and the initiative to advance. We offer diversified experience on multiple project types in various stages of design. An ideal candidate would possess the technical expertise necessary to manage a complex project and the presentation skills to participate in interviews for new commissions and business development opportunities.

We offer a collaborative and supportive environment for individual advancement. Samaha provides a professional development allowance for every employee, in house educational seminars, additional certification study materials and reimbursement for the cost of exams. 

A successful candidate will be immersed in all levels of project design from programming and schematic design through construction administration and occupancy. Some roles and responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of  design documents through all phases of development from programming, planning, conceptual design, schematic and design development through construction documentation and construction administration

  • Proficiency in REVIT and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Participation in client contact, marketing and business development opportunities


Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • A NAAB accredited bachelor's or master's degree of architecture

  • Current architectural license

  • Exceptional graphic and oral presentation skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to work independently and with a team

  • LEED AP or an interest in sustainable design

  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant non-residential architecture experience

  • Computer skills must include Revit and Microsoft Office Suite



We offer a competitive salary with opportunities for professional growth and career advancement along with a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Health Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation and Sick leave

  • 401K Employer Contribution

  • Merit based bonuses

  • We will support your professional growth. In addition to career development at our firm, we provide support for select professional licenses and association memberships.


We work in a team atmosphere and offer continuing education seminars, BIM and other software support/training, as well as project site tours, holiday and various events, and we support training for LEED and WELL certification.

If you are interested in joining our team, please provide your cover letter, resume and examples of your work to employment@samaha-arch.com for consideration. Please be clear as to your specific role and contribution as it relates to the submitted examples. Salary offered will be commensurate with expertise and talent demonstrated.