HARKA is a small architecture firm currently focused on single and multi family residential, small commercial, and retail projects. We are in search of a Project Architect or Job Captain with a minimum of 8 years of experience working in an architecture firm. Experience should include taking projects through all phases of design, production, and construction. We are a value-based firm and are passionate about low-carbon design, community-building, and non-toxic materials. Work environment is casual with opportunity for a flexible schedule. We are looking for a person who shares these values and wants to make a positive difference in the world.
Bachelors or Masters of Architecture degree
A minimum of 8 years of experience working in an architecture office
Proficient in Revit
Ability to develop attractive, creative solutions for projects with tight budgets
Experience working directly with clients
Can work independently and not afraid to ask questions
A strong technical background in constructability, systems, and codes
Ability to juggle multiple small projects is a must
Strong project management experience
Must be outgoing and a good communicator
A minimum of 8 years of experience in Oregon and/or Washington
Certified Passive House Consultant
Hands-on construction experience
Proficiency in graphic software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup, etc.
A passion for environmental sustainability
Strong community service
You are encouraged to apply if:
You meet the required qualifications and some or all of the preferred qualifications
The idea of working in a small, value-driven firm excites you
You love working in a collaborative work place and are interested in helping to create an equitable and nurturing work environment
You care about creating community and affecting climate change
You are an activist and you want to make the world a better place
This position will be on a contract basis with opportunity to grow into employment. Schedule is very flexible. Salary is negotiable and based on experience.
About Harka Architecture, LLC
Harka was founded with an inquisitive spirit and lofty objective: to create beautiful and inspiring spaces that possess the lowest carbon footprint possible while empowering their inhabitants to live environmentally responsible and toxin-free lifestyles. Using existing carbon data, toxicology information, and life style analyses, our team makes informed decisions when designing spaces and specifying materials. Our designs are fun, healthy, and attractive while encouraging better and smarter living.
As an added service, we are taking these ideas a step further to develop guidelines to help our clients make more informed decisions about their personal impacts on the planet. Our focus is not what is given up, but what is gained through thoughtful, responsible living and treading lightly on the earth.