Interested in surrounding yourself with lakes, mountains, and evergreen forests? Seattle is home to many architectural icons. Take Rainer Tower, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the Space Needle, recently updated by Olson Kundig, Safeco Plaza, the city’s oldest downtown skyscraper designed by NBBJ, and the eye-catching Museum of Pop Culture, designed by Frank Gehry.
Archinect Jobs, the industry’s leading architecture job board, features career opportunities for architects and design professionals from various backgrounds and work experience levels. For our curated jobs round-up this week, we’re highlighting 8 Seattle-based architecture firms looking to hire the right candidate to join their team.
Johnson Oaklief Architecture + Planning, LLC seeks an Architectural Designer
Details: “We seek a talented architect with at least five years of experience in the field. It would be ideal that the candidate has essential BIM (ArchiCAD a plus) experience and excellent organizational skills. Since we are a small, agile team, our best candidates are going to be those who can adapt to changing needs and enjoy wearing different hats as they experience the full range of architectural services and practice. At Johnson Oaklief, we enjoy competitive salaries, benefits, and the collaboration of a great team of experienced individuals of diverse backgrounds. Our office is centrally located in the Belltown neighborhood. We’re a bike-friendly office and enjoy a relaxed, productive work environment.” Read more here.
Studio Meng Strazzara seeks an Architectural Designer
Details: “This position will play an integral role in our ongoing and future projects. Our small team has a varied portfolio, providing ample opportunities for team members to work on differing projects, gain experience in all project phases, and explore professional interests in a supportive environment. Qualifications and traits include a professional degree in Architecture 1+ years of experience in Architecture office Revit proficiency Clear communication, both written and verbal Internal drive to do good work, in a team environment Desire to have ownership over tasks, stand out from the crowd, and unlimited career growth potential.” Read more here.
Studio Meng Strazzara seeks a Project Architect
Details: “We’re looking for: Creative drive for lasting positive impact in our communities, neighborhoods, and region. Technically sound designers who value the details that go into well-designed spaces. Organization and follow-through to carry concurrent projects from start to finish. Leaders and Collaborators, who know how to support people’s strengths to build successful teams. Good listeners who connect with clients to deliver beyond expectations. 5+ years of experience with a professional degree in Architecture, a registered architect with REVIT proficiency and working knowledge of building codes, materials & methods, jurisdictional review processes & technical specifications.” Read more here.
Studio DIAA seeks a Project Architect/Manager
Details: “Studio DIAA is seeking a project architect/manager with at least 5-7 years of professional experience, and a background in thoughtfully detailed, modern residential architecture. The ideal candidate will have both strong design and technical skills and will have experience in every phase of design, permitting documentation, and construction of high quality. A deep appreciation and understanding of modern design and detailing is essential, along with an eye for craft and attention to nuance. They will work closely alongside our principal to bring each project to life while being intimately involved in every phase of the process from beginning to end, which at times, can also include interior design. Our studio atmosphere requires a collaborative spirit, an eagerness to learn, and a willingness to engage meaningfully in the design process. Professional licensure is valued, but not required. The ability to communicate effectively both with colleagues within the studio and with clients and contractors will be greatly beneficial.” Read more here.
PRDG architecture + design seeks a Project Architect/Senior Designer
Details: “Multifaceted architecture + design studio with a diverse portfolio is currently seeking candidates with a passion for design. Opportunity for growth encouraged within a small firm and exposure to all aspects of the architectural practice. Requirements include a minimum of 5-7 years of work experience in all project phases of construction: from feasibility design through construction administration. Experience in coordinating construction document preparation, detailing, and interiors. AutoCAD drafting skills, 3D modeling – SketchUp knowledge and Mac proficiency a plus. Strong design and graphic abilities with knowledge of Building Code interpretation, permit filing process, and zoning regulations.” Read more here.
*The firm is also hiring a Junior Architect in New York.
bjarko|serra architects seeks a Project Architect
Details: “BjarkoSerra Architects is seeking a thoughtful, detail-oriented, and self-motivated architect with 3-7 years of professional experience. Our studio is currently comprised of 4 architects working on both commercial and residential work that offer a variety of design and technical challenges. We hope for candidates who can embrace these challenges with enthusiasm and focus, backed by good organizational skills and discipline. Our studio atmosphere is casual with a significant amount of flexibility and opportunity for growth offered.We seek a balance between doing the work necessary to produce well-conceived and executed projects with other aspects of life.” Read more here.
Floisand Studio Architects seeks a Project Architect
Details: “Floisand Studio Architects is looking for a full-time designer/architect with 3+ years of experience to join us. You’ll work closely with firm principals to design and, over time, manage projects from pre-design through construction. We are a close-knit firm. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, have excellent design skills, be looking to collaborate on all aspects of design, and be willing to help grow the firm. Floisand Studio is a 5-person architecture firm located in SODO Seattle. We are an office full of problem solvers and work on an even mix of commercial and residential design.” Read more here.
BuildingWork seeks a Project Architect/Project Manager
Details: “At BuildingWork we look to strategically grow our team with people who share our values of Respect, Teamwork, Curiosity, Engagement, Equity, and Excellence. The successful candidate has experience providing project architect-level work and brings aspirations to grow with the firm, make a positive contribution to the communities we serve and develop into a leader within the studio. The Project Architect/Project Manager’s responsibilities include the ability to independently advance project design, develop technical detailing, lead the preparation of project documentation and consultant coordination, manage permitting and entitlement processes, and construction administration. Project management skills such as oversight of fee allocation, project schedule, workflow, deadlines, deliverables, and effective client communication will also lead to success in the role.” Read more here.
BuildingWork seeks a Project Designer
Details: “The successful candidate has two to six years of experience in an architecture office and brings aspirations to grow with the firm, make a positive contribution to the communities we serve and develop into a project architect or project manager within the studio. Project Designers work directly with firm principals, project managers, and project architects, assisting in project design, documentation, and delivery. Responsibilities for this position include project research, 3D modeling, visualization, feasibility studies, and the development of project documentation in SD, DD, CD, and CA phases. Familiarity with building codes, building systems, construction detailing, and a willingness to learn will lead to success in this position.” Read more here.
Wittman Estes seeks a Summer Intern Designer
Details: “Wittman Estes is seeking a designer intern to work in person with our practice in Georgetown, Seattle this summer. Our work is based on the belief in our right to nature, that architecture and nature should be combined into one interconnected whole.
Seeking applicants with the following qualifications: Currently enrolled in or completed a professional degree in Architecture. Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe CS. Revit skills encouraged. Strong design skills and artful eye, and Strong physical model-making craft and skills.” Read more here.