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Beautiful conscious design.
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Project Architect (Full-time, available now)

CHECA Architects, an award-winning firm, has an opening for a full-time, qualified and creative, Project Architect, with a minimum of 5 years of experience. You are a talented Project Architect, with an established history of successfully managing residential projects, from Pre-Design through Construction and Completion.

We are looking for a Project Architect who is confident and passionate and able to run and manage projects with a positive and collaborative enthusiasm. You are a natural problem-solver who can see the big picture, and self-motivated to see the places where you can contribute without much oversight.

CHECA Architects is a full service firm creating exquisitely crafted, modern, ecologically sensitive, light-filled spaces and homes that lift the human spirit. CHECA Architects is a firm founded on the belief that good design speaks to your unique sensibilities and reflects who you are. We have the experience and creative mastery to communicate and design beautiful practical solutions.

You are self-aware and socially conscious. You are a creative and resourceful designer with great attention to detail. You are able to work well with a team and independently, and have strong technical and communication skills. You must have proven, ongoing success communicating with coworkers, clients, consultants and contractors.

You must have a professional architecture degree and excellent hand-sketching and CADD skills. You can easily and quickly create presentation graphics. We use Apple computers, you must be able to as well. We use Vectorworks 3D - your strong Revit or Archicad skills will translate. You are a registered architect or close to it. You have experience in green, ecological design and are preferably LEED certified. Your interest and/or experience in Real Estate Development is a plus. We offer a creative and supportive working environment and opportunity for advancement and a benefits package.

Visit our website to see and learn more: www.ChecaArchitects.com
If you believe you are a good fit, please reply to Lorena Checa at with a brief cover letter of what motivates you and why you see yourself with us, a copy of your resume, references, and examples of your work. (Graphic work and examples of CDs are just as important as images of built work). We use the Kolbe A Index in our hiring process, if you have one, please attach it.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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CHECA Architects has been selected, again, by Home & Design Magazine for the 2016 Portfolio of Top 100 Designers in the DC, MD, VA area!

"H&D Portfolio presents a highly selective group of Top Residential Designers whose work is generally regarded as among the best in their region. These award-winning architects, interior designers and landscape designers have the proven talent and experience to help you create the home style of your dreams."

Find out for yourself why we are one of the best in the Washington, DC area, call 202-299-0186 and schedule a consultation today!
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Home & Design Magazine selected CHECA Architects as one of their Top 100 Designers in the DC, MD, VA area!

"Home & Design Portfolio showcases the 100 Top Designers to help you find the right architect, interior designer or landscape designer for your next residential project.

With a regional focus in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, H&D Portfolio presents you with top professionals who can help you create the home of your dreams."

Out of the Top 100 Designers, there are 39 Architects, and we are overjoyed to be 1 of the 39 architecture firms!

In service to you and to creating a home you love,

Lorena and the CHECA Team
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More Good News from CHECA Architects!
Home & Design Portfolio selects CHECA Architects as one of the Top 100 Designers in the DC, MD, VA area!

http://eepurl.com/63XiH
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CHECA Architects has a beautiful, healthy, green renovation and addition project showcased in the upcoming Tuckahoe Home & Garden Tour!
You will be able to go inside and experience the feeling of being uplifted by your environment!
Go to their website for more details, it is in Arlington on 5/17/2014:
http://tuckahoetour.org/2014/uncategorized/the-line-up-is-complete
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CHECA Architects is participating in the 2014 Tuckahoe Elementary Home & Garden Tour! 
Our Arlington whole house renovation & addition will be open for a self-guided tour from noon to 5pm on Saturday, May 17th, 2014.
We hope to see you there!
This event is the primary annual fundraiser for Discovery Schoolyard at Tuckahoe Elementary School. 
See more details and purchase tickets at http://tuckahoetour.org/
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Our recent Arlington whole-house Renovation and addition is being featured in the Real Estate Section of the Washington Post this Saturday, 3/15. It is already live!! Take a look/ read - and Many Thanks to our Clients; Scott Sowers, who wrote the wonderful story, Ken Wyner who always amazes us with his photo images, and of course the many consultants, builders, craftsmen, suppliers, and the several architects and designers in the Checa team who made this possible! Special thanks to Marc Stauffer who was the main Project Architect. Congratulations to all of US for a job well-done!
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CHECA Architects - Arlington, VA Residence - Reduced total energy costs by 60% while increasing the total square footage by 63%. The energy cost today is about 40% of what it would be with older technology and a previously smaller home.

http://checaarchitects.com/portfolio/arlington-va-residence/
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Renovation & Addition
Palisades, Washington, DC

Unique In-Law Suite
A wide lot allows for an addition for Mom in Palisades, Washington, DC

The clients, a mother-daughter team, purchased a home on a large corner lot so that the Mother’s suite could be built of the Main level.

Taking advantage of an East and South orientation and buildable area to the side and front of the original home, CHECA Architects designed a sunny living space with a home office niche. The open floor plan allows for a cozy bedroom with a private terrace to the back which connects to the family yard and pool. A comfortable dressing area and private bath were carved out of existing spaces of the original home. To connect the Mother’s suite, access was created for convenience to the Main home foyer. The powder room that was there was relocated to a space under the Main staircase in the original house.

As the new suite was to sit forward of the main house, two screened in porches, with a new entry between them, were added to the front of the existing home, where before there was an awkward stoop. The porches are used by the whole family while also providing a protected and cool spot for the mother to enjoy the outdoors. Natural ventilation and daylighting were early goals and these porches are enjoyed year-round.


"When I moved to D.C. to live with my daughter, I told her that I refused to live in a Granny flat in a basement. We finally decided that the only way to avoid basements was to buy a good house and add rooms on the side for me. That is how I met Lorena Checa.

She was recommended and I met with her. She was receptive to what I described — I wanted a bright and airy sitting room with a small office area and a bedroom with bath, big closet, dressing area. I got what asked for in just the way I wanted it but it turned out so much better than I ever imagined. I sit at my desk now and look out the tall windows and clerestory in front and I am outside at the same time that I am inside.

It’s glorious!

As a practical matter, my rooms are wheelchair accessible if that becomes necessary; they are environmentally efficient, and the use of forms, windows, wood, and light is esthetically harmonious.

Lorena also redesigned the living room of the main house and added two screened porches which we love. The whole project came in at budget at the expected date. Lorena was on top of the construction as it progressed and she worked well with the contractor."

Jane Roth
Palisades, Washington, DC
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