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Glavé & Holmes Summer Classical Academy

Understanding that classical training has historically played a foundational role in architectural pedagogy, Glavé & Holmes Architecture established the Classical Academy.  Its goals are to raise conversations and awareness around classical and traditional design in relation to contemporary architecture and interior design. The Academy offers courses to anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of architecture’s traditional underpinnings.

Past courses have included the basics of classical design to a more advanced study taught by  luminaries in the world of architectural history and design, such as Calder Loth, Bill Westfall, and Peter Hodson. Participants in a previous year’s Classical Academy were asked by Peter Hodson, a Glavé & Holmes Honorary Associate and Virginia Commonwealth University Visiting Professor, to take a simple Garden Temple design from 18th-century English architect James Gibbs and design an alternative elevation of their own devising, without changing the plan in any way, and using Gibbs’s vocabulary of classical elements.

The intention was to give students the opportunity to make a literate and harmonious composition of elements of the Classical Language, the fundamentals of which they had learned earlier in their Beginners’ Classes. The results show conclusively that individual designs of originality and distinction can be had from enthusiastic classical novices, even within the restrictions of the brief and a single master’s classical manner.

Submissions above by: Stephen Hershey, Kevin Svensen, and Connie Owens

— Openings —

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is always seeking to grow our team with the best talent we can find. Our firm seeks individuals who are interested and skilled in working on context-specific design that fits seamlessly into the surrounding community while addressing the needs of the people interacting with the spaces. Individuals should be committed to producing high-quality design and documentation as well as working collaboratively. Must Haves: Passion for design excellence, a collaborative spirit, and willingness to learn and grow. 

Established in 1965, Glavé & Holmes Architecture is a nationally recognized architecture, interior design and planning firm located in Richmond, Virginia. The firm’s design practice has cultivated expertise in six specialty areas – Cultural, Higher Education, Hospitality & Residential, Interior Design, Urban Architecture and Historic Preservation.  Each area is supported by a studio structure, allowing the team to provide the expertise necessary for a diverse portfolio. The firm strives to create a context-specific design that fits seamlessly into the cultural and historical milieu of a given community, while addressing the functional needs of the people who will interact with each space.  Glavé & Holmes Architecture believes that great design is contextual, timeless, and has the capacity to engage the intellect and elevate the human spirit.


Interior Designer – Higher Education & Commercial

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking a dedicated, passionate Interior Designer who has integrity, intelligence, great energy and is self-motivated. This individual should have a minimum of 8-years of experience in the Higher Education & Commercial sectors. 

Responsibilities include working as part of a team in all phases of a project from Marketing through Installation.  Our Interior Design studio works collaboratively on teams with our architects to create a seamless integration.  The ability to contribute and learn as a part of the team, production of work in a timely manner, assisting with marketing efforts as well as creating and being in charge of project deliverables, coordinating vendors and managing areas of project delivery.  

The ideal candidate has the following credentials and abilities:

  1. A minimum of 8-years of experience with a professional certification in the U.S. or pursuing that goal.
  2. Experience with prior project and team management, experience with complex project programs and project sizes above $10M construction cost, experience with public and private sector projects.
  3. Experience in Higher Education and Commercial are desired in particular.
  4. Demonstrated ability to significantly contribute a set of construction documents, and knowledge of materials, details and construction.
  5. Expertise with Revit, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite platforms as well as with financial software, Newforma and MS office suite.
  6. Passion for design excellence, collaborative spirit, willingness to learn/mentor and sense of humor.
  7. Interest in contextual design and architecture.
  8. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, sketching, and verbal and written communications.
  9. Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast-paced environment

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholmes.com.


Interior Designer – Hospitality

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking a dedicated, passionate Interior Designer who has integrity, intelligence, great energy and is self-motivated. This individual should have a minimum of 4-years to a maximum of 10-years of experience and ideally have experience in the Hospitality sector. 

Responsibilities include working as part of a team in all phases of a project from Marketing through Installation.  Our Interior Design studio works collaboratively on teams with our architects to create a seamless integration.  The ability to contribute and learn as a part of the team, production of work in a timely manner, assisting with marketing efforts as well as creating and being in charge of project deliverables, coordinating vendors and managing areas of project delivery.  The position offers great learning potential and growth.

The ideal candidate has the following credentials and abilities:

  1. Between 4 to 10-years of experience with or working toward a professional certification in the U.S. or pursuing that goal.
  2. Experience with teamwork, complex project programs and project sizes above $10M construction cost.
  3. Demonstrated ability to contribute a set of construction documents, and knowledge of materials, details and construction.
  4. Experience in Hospitality is desired in particular.
  5. Expertise with Revit, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite platforms, Newforma and MS office suite.
  6. Passion for design excellence, collaborative spirit, willingness to learn/mentor and sense of humor.
  7. Interest in contextual design and architecture.
  8. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, sketching, and verbal and written communications.
  9. Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast-paced environment.

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholmes.com.


Historic Preservation – Project Manager/Project Architect

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking to fill a position in our Historic Preservation Studio for a Project Manager/Project Architect with between 8 and 10-years of experience with historic rehabilitation. 

The Project Manager/Project Architect role and responsibilities include the ability to be the primary client contact for a variety of historic project types and sizes, directing the project team’s work, creating and managing project budgets/schedules, assisting with marketing as well as controlling project deliverables, coordinating consultants and managing all areas of project delivery.   Projects include historic restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and compatible new design in historic contexts, as well as, historic rehabilitation tax credits, condition assessments, and Historic Structure Reports.

The ideal candidate has the following credentials and abilities:

  1. Between 8 and 10-years of experience, specifically in Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation.
  2. Professional License in the U.S. or working toward licensure.
  3. Additional coursework or Degree in Architectural History or Historic Preservation.
  4. Experience with prior project and team management, experience with complex project programs and a variety of project sizes, and experience with both public and private sector projects. 
  5. Demonstrated ability to manage projects well: targeted profit, client relationships, quality performance and team mentorship.
  6. Demonstrated ability to create a set of construction documents, and knowledge of contemporary and historic materials, details and construction.
  7. Expertise with Revit, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite platforms as well as with financial software, and project management software such as Newforma, and MS office suite.
  8. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, sketching, and verbal and written communications.
  9. Ability to focus on multiple scales, multiple projects at once and work in a fast-paced environment.  Adaptability and flexibility are essential.
  10. Passion for historic buildings, design excellence, collaborative spirit, willingness to learn/mentor and sense of humor.

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholmes.com.


Higher Education & Urban Architecture – Project Manager

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking to fill a position in our Higher Education & Urban Architecture Studios. The Project Manager’s role and responsibilities include the ability to be the primary client contact for a given project, creating and managing project budgets and assisting with business development. Close collaboration with the Project Architect (PA) throughout but particularly in setting up and rebalancing the projects.

The ideal candidate has the following credentials and abilities:

  1. A minimum of 10-years of experience with a professional license in the U.S.
  2. Experience with prior project and team management, experience with complex project programs and project sizes above $10M construction cost, experience with public and private sector projects.
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage projects well: targeted profit, client relationships, quality performance and collaboration with PA.
  4. Demonstrated ability to create a set of construction documents, and knowledge of materials, details and construction.
  5. Knowledge of Revit, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite platforms.
  6. Expertise with financial software, specifically Ajera, Newforma and MS office suite.
  7. Passion for design excellence, collaborative spirit, willingness to learn/mentor and has sense of humor
  8. Interest in contextual architecture
  9. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, sketching, and verbal and written communications.
  10. Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast-paced environment

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholmes.com.


Summer Interns

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking Summer Interns. We are looking for individuals with abilities in graphics and drafting, particularly with some knowledge in Revit and/or AutoCAD. 

The roles and responsibilities of an Intern/Entry level position includes broad exposure to many aspects of project design and delivery, including participation in a team, creating presentation materials, working on construction documents and getting to a construction site for observation.

The ideal candidate has the following credentials and abilities:

  1. Enrolled in an Architectural degree from an accredited school
  2. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, AutoCAD and/or Revit
  3. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, and sketching
  4. Passion for design excellence, collaboration and willingness to learn
  5. Interest in contextual architecture
  6. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  7. A sense of humor and willingness to pitch in where needed

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholmes.com.


Intern Architects

Glavé & Holmes Architecture is seeking Intern/Entry level positions in a variety of studios. We are looking for individuals with exceptional graphic and drafting abilities, particularly with knowledge in Revit and AutoCAD. 

The roles and responsibilities of an Intern/Entry level position includes broad exposure to many aspects of project design and delivery, including participation in developing design concepts, creating presentation materials, working on construction documents and assisting in construction administration.

The ideal candidate has the following credentials and abilities:

  1. Zero to 3 years of experience
  2. Architectural degree from an accredited school
  3. Proficient experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, AutoCAD and/or Revit
  4. Abilities with graphic design, hand drawing, and sketching
  5. Passion for design excellence, collaboration and willingness to learn
  6. Interest in contextual architecture
  7. Ability to focus on multiple scales and work in a fast-paced environment
  8. A sense of humor and willingness to pitch in where needed

Those with interest and meet these qualifications should send a digital cover letter, resume and portfolio for our review to Jeanne LeFever, Director of HR at jlefever@glaveandholm

— Featured Articles —

While members of Glavé & Holmes often convey their expertise skillfully through design, they also express their passion for the industry, specific market sectors, and unique services through writing. Read some of the articles our team has written or contributed to below:


Bring Renewed Purpose and Civic Pride to Traditional Municipal Centers, American City & County

Colleges and Universities Should Invest in Outdoor Spaces, Facilities Manager

Robinson House Rehabilitation, Traditional Building

How to bring historic buildings new life and purpose, University Business

Rehabbing the Future, AIA ARCHITECT Magazine

Local & Eclectic: Trends in new-build design, Hotel Business

Special Section: U.S. Southeast, Urban Land Magazine

Is LEED Still Leading the Way?Green Operations Magazine

On the Rise: There’s been an influx of mixed-use developments, Hotel Business

Designing Functional Space to Create Emotional Connections, Octane by enrollmentFUEL

Welcoming Higher Ed Admissions Offices Wow Students, University Business

4 Tips to Transform Your Admissions Building, Facilities Manager

Admissions Facilities Help Drive Financial Success, College Planning & Management

Best Practices for Design of Admission Offices and Welcome CentersThe SACRAO Journal