1. Attention job hunters!

    3north is currently searching for an Executive Assistant

    The Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator will support three senior design firm executives, including the Managing Principal. This position will support the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of the firm, specifically in the areas of Marketing, Business Development, Resource Management, and Organizational Development.  The candidate will also support leadership in daily tasks such as, booking travel, functioning as the firm’s gatekeeper, assist in prioritizing upcoming meetings and follow-up actions, and other office administrative duties.

    Additionally, this candidate may also provide support to other staff members as directed. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to interact with staff at all levels, in a fast-paced environment, while remaining proactive, resourceful, efficient, and with a high degree of professionalism. This position offers a unique opportunity to the right candidate to support the firm’s executive leaders’ in envisioning, strategizing, and identifying opportunities and challenges related to the operational excellence of this high-caliber design firm.


    ·       Bachelor’s degree preferred

    ·       3-5 years administrative work experience preferred

    ·       Outstanding problem solving skills

    ·       Advanced Outlook calendar skills

    ·       Strong Microsoft office skills (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

    ·       Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

    ·       Strong team player

    ·       Ability to manage confidential information with utmost discretion

    ·       Self-motivated and the ability to work independently

    Other: Must be available to work late and weekends as needed

    Interested candidates should send their resumes to Andrea Richardson, arichardson@3north.com.

    About 3north: 

    3north provides a broad range of design services within the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, and research. Distinguished by projects for institutions, organizations, and individuals, the firm’s award-winning portfolio includes buildings, landscapes, and interiors for residential, hospitality, cultural, civic, and educational clients.


  2. Calling all designers!

    3north, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm, has immediate opportunities in our Richmond-based location for talented architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and drafting professionals. We offer design driven environment that gives staff the opportunity to be exposed to exciting and diverse projects. Current and recent projects of note include The Bryan Innovation Lab at the Steward School, The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, The Science Museum of Virginia Site Master Plan, The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Expansion Plan, The Homestead Resort, and The Grove Park Inn.

    Successful candidates will be extremely organized, excellent communicators, and intelligent, self-directed problem solvers. The ability to work with others, a positive attitude, a passion for design, and a strong work ethic are a must.

    Interested candidates should submit resume and portfolio to Andrea Richardson, arichardson@3north.com.

  3. 3north participates in 2014 Big Idea Challenge →

    The Big Idea Challenge is a Solve-a-thon Fundraiser for PBS Kids, the children’s programming arm of Public Broadcast Stations. PBS Kids is the inventor in edu-tainment (educational entertainment), with shows like Sesame Street, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, The Electric Company, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

    In this Solve-a-thon, teams race all over the Science Museum of Virginia, solving clues and puzzles for points. The teams solving the most clues correctly, and in the fastest time, win wonderfully tacky prizes (and moderate fame and fortune).

    For 3north’s first time participating, our team fared very well, solving all 13 clues correctly, and placing 5th (among 20 teams). From friends, family, and colleagues, we raised over $1000 (in just 2 days) to help introduce PBS Kids introduce a whole new generation to fun learning. It was frantic, fun, and we are ready to compete again.

    3north Big Idea Challenge Team

  4. 3N seeks Architect with 5-8 years of experience

    3north is seeking an architect with 5-8 years of technical and drawing production experience to serve a range of design commissions. Strong AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Suite experience is preferred. Candidates should also demonstrate a disciplined approach to drawing standards, a strong process orientation, and an affinity for teamwork. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
    3north is an award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm with offices in Richmond, Irvington, and San Francisco. With architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and graphic designers, the firm serves clients in the cultural, hospitality, educational, commercial and residential markets.

    Recent projects of note include The Bryan Innovation Lab at the Steward School, The Greater Richmond ARCenter, The Homestead Resort, The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, and The Grove Park Inn. 

    Interested candidates should submit resume and portfolio to Andrea Richardson at arichardson@3north.com.

  5. The Loss of a Corrugated Box Neighbor →

    Our thoughts go out to our Corrugated Box Building neighbors circle S studio, who lost Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder Mark Smith last week. He brought creativity and vitality to circle S and the building overall.

    SMITH, Mark Kelly, 61, of Richmond, died May 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, John Francis Smith Jr. Survivors include his loving wife, Julie Townsend Smith; son, Ian Mark Smith and his fiancee, Jessica Watahovich, of Denver, Colo.; mother, Erma Lester Smith of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Patti Smith Harrington and her husband, Bob, of Greensboro; nieces, Kathleen Francis Harrington of Greensboro and Jessica Harrington Manning, her husband Zach and their children, Ella, Lilly and Zoey Manning, all of Lewisville, N.C. Mark was the first baby born in Cone Hospital in Greensboro on April 1, 1953. He graduated from Grimsley High School, attended Lees McRae College and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. After several years in the graphic design business, he started Mark Smith Design. Mark then partnered with Michelle Davis and Susan Quinn to create Circle S Studio. Mark was a gifted artist, fierce competitor and enjoyed many outdoor sports. In recent years, Mark focused his passion on high performance driving of his Porsche. He was a true gentleman with honor and integrity. His competitive spirit drove him to beat us all to Heaven. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Richmond S.P.C.A., Maymont Foundation to support their Nature Center or ChildFund International. Online condolences to www.woodyfuneralhome.com.

  6. Patriots to join Redskins in RVA for Summer Training

  7. Need Supply Co. interviews Ryan McGinness for Human Being Journal #4

    Film Friday: Interview with visual artist Ryan McGuiness share his views on imagery, artwork, and design, as captured by Human Being Journal #4 from Need Supply Co.

  8. Stay awhile: A winery finds a way to say 'welcome' - C-Ville Weekly →

    In the News: Acknowledging the history but embracing a sense of airiness, the tasting room at Early Mountain Vineyards is warm and inviting (renovations by #3north). -via C’ville Weekly’s Abode

  9. On newsstands: 3north makes the Top 3 Residential Architects in Virginia Living’s 2014 Reader’s Poll.

    On newsstands: 3north makes the Top 3 Residential Architects in Virginia Living’s 2014 Reader’s Poll.

  10. Heavy hearts in RVA  →

    Champion Lost: 3north was saddened to learn of Tyler Potterfield’s passing. RVA has lost a compassionate ally for history and culture. Our thoughts are with his wife and family; he will be greatly missed.