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A Different Kind Of Place

A lot has evolved since our founding, but the best of our culture has remained. Grimm + Parker is a firm where people learn, grow, and choose to stay; developing their skills, taking on new responsibilities, and sharing their talents with our clients and communities. 



Who We Are

We've Been Named One Of The Best Places To Work In Greater Washington

We put effort into making Grimm + Parker a special place to work and in 2020 we were recognized for our perks, office space, leadership, and culture. 


Benefits and Career Growth

We are a diverse group of creative architects, designers, and other professionals who aspire to make our communities wonderful places to live, learn, and play!

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EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled

We value our employees’ health and well-being above all else. We offer an outstanding benefits and employee perks package that includes:

  • Flexible work schedules + work from home
  • Competitive health plan and dental coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Health + Childcare
  • Competitive vacation, holiday, and leave policies
  • Company-wide bonus pool
  • 401k with company contribution and profit sharing
  • Free or subsidized parking
  • Pre-taxed commuter benefits
  • Monthly phone stipend
  • All major US holidays
  • Paid bereavement + jury duty leave + floating personal holiday

Wellness Initiatives:

  • Wellness Coaching/Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Daily planks
  • Virtual mindful meditation
  • Group outings: Bike Rides, Social Clubs, Tours
  • Fitness facility onsite (Calverton/Tysons)
  • Company sponsored events
  • Dog friendly office (Calverton)
  • Regular company-wide funsies and merriment
  • Snacks and much more!

We're devoted to finding the best ideas together, and teaching one another:

  • Formalized annual career goal setting and mentorship program
  • Annual continuing education stipend, conferences, seminars, tours, etc.
  • Marketplace research opportunities
  • Lead tours of completed projects
  • Design critiques and charrettes during happy hours (Pins + Pints)
  • Weekly Lunch + Learn programs
  • Reimbursement for professional exam fees
  • Informal study groups
  • Involvement with peer and client-facing professional associations such as AIA, A4LE, ASID, ULI, SCUP, ALA, NCIDQ, USGBC, PHIUS, HAND, WELL,  ASBO, VSBA, SMPS, IIDA and more! 


Build Your Career At Grimm + Parker Architects

We are dedicated to making a difference in our communities, starting with our own supportive work environment. At Grimm + Parker Architects we’re a different kind of architecture firm. It's a place where you can begin, grow, and build the career of your dreams. Over 30 years ago, Melanie Hennigan joined Grimm + Parker Architects as a newly-registered Architect. Today, she serves as President. 

We are always looking for talented people to join our team.