At Ashley McGraw, our passion lies in holistic sustainability with a concentration in building science, and exploring regenerative and resilient approaches to Architecture. We strive to infuse this into our work of creating sophisticated learning environments; revitalizing existing structures to accommodate new programs, and transforming spaces into invigorating, state of the art academic spaces.

Ashley McGraw Architects offers challenging, interesting design projects, a very pleasant, congenial work environment, beautiful office space, state of the art technology tools and software, generous compensation packages, and long term career growth potential.  

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and samples of their portfolio in .pdf format to

Project Manager

We seek to hire a Project Manager who will express their passion for educational design and is driven to create beautiful, energy efficient buildings.

Managing our K-12 projects will challenge you every day to produce elegant design solutions, serve and satisfy a diverse client base, and lead your team of talented, creative designers to reach their full potential. Working collaboratively with your team, you will lead the project from concept through construction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services with the client and consultants.

  • Preparing and delivering project presentations.

  • Communicating with client and team consultants.

  • Assisting in the negotiation and execution of client and consultant contracts.

  • Ensuring quality assurance and quality control measures are met throughout the project.

  • Mentoring and instructing team members.

  • Fostering collaborative and on-going relations with clients and consultants.

  • Finding the deeper meaning and design possibilities in your projects.

Requirements Include:

  • Experience designing in Revit.

  • Knowledge of sustainable building science principles.

  • Clear communication skills – written and oral.

  • Organization, planning, and implementation skills.

  • Friendly and kind interpersonal skills.

  • Management efficiency.

  • Eagerness to develop your professional expertise.

  • Desire to grow in your career development.

  • Professional Architectural degree.

  • Experience designing and managing K-12 projects.

  • Ability to identify and integrate sustainable design precepts into project design.



Located in downtown Syracuse for over 30 years, Ashley McGraw Architects’ work represents a wide range of building types, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and community/civic buildings. Our staff is united by a higher purpose: design that works in harmony with nature. We look to create spaces where people can thrive today, while leaving an environment that can sustain us long into the future. It’s the pursuit of this challenge that keeps each of us attuned to the great promise – and the immense responsibility – of our work.


Located in the heart of downtown Syracuse, you are a few blocks to historic Armory Square and its finest shopping, dining, and nightlife. The office features an open landscape concept with no furniture partitions between workstations, promoting a visually open and collaborative environment with the flexibility for easy change of task and project teams. A variety of workspaces are available for daily use including sit-to-stand desks at every workstation, breakout hubs, and larger gathering spaces with various technologies available. Our office is bright and open while offering sweeping panoramic views of the City of Syracuse and surrounding area.


We offer challenging, fast-paced, and interesting design projects where you will be asked to think creatively.

Each employee plays a critical role to the project team and our interactive environment encourages employees to be creative and think differently.


You are the owner of your responsibilities to yourself and your project team. Find your balance between work and life. We believe in giving our employees unlimited personal time off to recharge.


We provide the opportunities you need to build your career, achieve personal goals, and sharpen your skills. Our goal is to help you define a long and successful career path at Ashley McGraw. Ashley McGraw strongly encourages its designers to obtain their architectural license or interior design certification. To assist you with your pursuit of these professional accreditations we offer reimbursement of exam fees and an immediate increase in salary upon successfully achieving licensure. Once you are licensed, we cover the cost of the state’s annual license renewal fees.


You will be rewarded with a $2,000 bonus if you convince a friend to come and work with us. It’s just another way we bring in the best and brightest talent.


We offer complete health, vision and dental coverage for our employees and their families. You have the option of investing in a 401K plan where the firm will contribute a percentage of your gross salary into your investment account.


Students interested in internships during their college years should submit their resume and portfolio samples for consideration.  Applications for summer internships are due in March. Applications for semester part-time internships are accepted year-round. To qualify for consideration, internship applicants must be rising seniors or graduate students with knowledge of Revit. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to