Job description

Russell and Dawson Inc. is currently seeking talented and motivated Intern architects to take an active role in developing high-quality building designs as part of a growing, dynamic, and collaborative project team at our East Hartford Office.


  • Reports to Director of Design and/or Project Manager
  • Coordinates with Architects, Sub consultants, and Clients
  • Work week of 40 hours, attend staff meetings, record time daily and submit timesheet weekly, comply with published policy
  • Existing conditions survey and documentation: take photographs, take measurements, compile existing drawings, prepare base drawings
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and statements of qualification
  • Programming space and use: uses to be accommodated, space needed for each, relationships between uses, level of design, level of finishes, standards for furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Code compliance: applicable codes, construction type, occupancy, height & area, means of egress, accessibility, plumbing fixtures, building systems, fire protection, COMcheck
  • Zoning compliance: applicable regulations, occupancy, massing
  • Site planning: setbacks, parking, landscaping, lighting, accessibility
  • LEED Certification: document point system and recommend strategies to achieve the desired level
  • Criterion (Schematic) Design: floor plans, sections and elevations, interior and exterior
  • Product research and documentation for function and code compliance
  • Coordinate the work of sub-consultants and client’s other consultants
  • Detailed Design (Design Development): detail building envelope, including joints and penetrations
  • Implementation (Construction) drawings: detail all conditions, opening schedules, finish schedules;
  • complete annotation including dimensions, notes, keynotes, and indicators for openings and details
  • Technical specifications: write concise basis of design specifications for drawings
  • Permitting: Respond to plan review comments
  • Bidding: Pre-bid conference, respond to requests for information
  • Construction observation: attend job meetings, respond to requests for information, review submittals
  • Project Closeout: prepare punch list

Skills and Experience:


  • Master of Architecture from an NAAB accredited college or university
  • 0 to 1 year employment in an architectural firm
  • Proficiency in Revis


  • Project management experience
  • Enrollment in NCARB AXP Architectural Experience Program
  • Work for government and commercial clients, especially in Aviation
  • LEED AP or documentation for certification of at least one completed LEED project
  • Ability to use AutoCAD, AHCA, Sketch-Up, Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft office products

  • Salary negotiable based on qualifications
  • Ten days of vacation, seven paid holidays
  • Medical insurance, 401(k), and more as per published policy