Join Our Team

Architectural Associate / Design Professional

We are looking for a new addition to the WPA team! You will be working with a fun and interdisciplinary group of architects, interior designers, urban designers, graphic designers, and industrial designers in an open and collaborative environment. Your role is going to be an exciting one, as WPA has an incredible portfolio of adaptive reuse projects, higher education, and commercial projects, ready to get started as soon as you are ready!

2020 has been a very different year, and we have been working remotely for almost 11 months. Yes, you will be meeting with us virtually in the beginning…However, 2021 and our brand new studio at Assembly is just around the corner and we will be moving in when the weather gets warm and we can enjoy the rooftop penthouse!

Our buildings are integrated into the urban landscape. As an Architectural Associate, in addition to working on building design, you will be working with our in-house urban design team and our amazing team of consultants who are experts in coastal resilience. You will be able to see your region change around you in just a few years as we design projects that positively affect our families and our neighbors. We expect you to come to the table with a love of actively participating in an urban environment, walking and biking, and designing and detailing to improve the lives of all citizens in our community. You should be comfortable with and enjoy listening, presenting, and sketching out ideas in front of a crowd.

Preferred Qualifications

  • NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture
  • 2-4 years of professional experience and on the path to licensure
  • Experience or interest in civic engagement
  • Self-Starter who has a desire to grow at WPA
  • Great research process for problem-solving
  • Rendering abilities and an eye for excellent composition and graphic design


  • Revit – must be proficient
  • Enscape (we can teach you this one quickly if you already have rendering knowledge)
  • SketchUp Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite


  • WPA is a financially open-books, open-salary company. Our interview process includes time for you to get to know us, for us to get to know you, and for you to make us an offer on the appropriate salary that meets your qualifications.

Relocation Fees

  • Yes! If you fall in love with Norfolk like we have, we will pay to bring you here!

Please send resumes and portfolio samples to Beth White at