Environmental Works Community Design Center is seeking a Project Architect/Project Manager with 5+ years’ experience to be a member of our team with opportunities for growth within our non-profit organization.
Responsibilities include: Development of project designs, construction documents production and construction administration; Communications with client and ensuring clients’ needs are met; Coordinating and overseeing the work of subconsultants; Project management including project budget and schedule oversight; Managing and guiding the work of project staff, such as interns; Code analyses.
Qualifications and skills:
5+ years of experience
Ability to consistently work on and manage several projects simultaneously in a mostly selfdirected manner
Strong architectural design skills and the ability to present ideas in 2 and 3 dimensional form
Working knowledge of building codes- IBC, IRC, IEBC, and ANSI
Ability to work independently and with small groups
Understanding of a variety construction types, foundation through finish
Ability to develop permit and construction drawings both independently and/or working with emerging professionals
Construction administration in both formal and informal settings
Attention to detail, especially envelope
Specification writing skills
Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree
Strong interest in and commitment to the mission of Environmental Works
Flexibility to work on a variety of projects as needed
Desirable qualities include: Self-motivation with a desire to learn more and share learning experiences in a collaborative atmosphere. Ability to speak multiple languages is a plus.
Salary range for this position: $60,000 - $80,000
Medical, Vision, Dental, FSA, Disability and life insurance
PTO time – all time is lumped into one (including sick vacation and holiday) and can be used at employee’s discretion. 5 weeks per year (17.33 hours per month). Can carry over 80 hours at the end of the year
403b Retirement with 3% match after one year of employment
Continuing Education support
Professional memberships paid at 75%.
Flextime available with approval
Orca pass paid in full
JUST organization per the Living Future Institute.
Please email the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter-PDF- Cover letter should answer the following questions:
Our projects benefit from diverse professional and personal experiences of our staff. What is unique about your approach to architecture?
We are continually working to further equity and inclusion in our office and larger community through our work. How would you support this effort?
What about our work and organization intrigues you?
Describe your personal goals and interest in Architecture
Resume- PDF format - Portfolio- PDF or Weblink- Minimum of 3 projects. Please provide examples of drafting and detailing experience in addition to rendering and presentation drawings.
Environmental Works Community Design Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based architectural firm founded to provide professional architectural, landscape architecture, and planning services to nonprofit organizations, municipal agencies, and under-represented communities throughout Washington State. Since our founding in 1970, we have provided feasibility/pre-development studies and complete architectural services for human services agencies, community facilities, affordable housing providers, and public art projects.
With experience in both the public and private sectors, the staff of Environmental Works prioritize community involvement and optimizing limited resources. We create quality architecture and landscape architecture that sustain communities. Our proven strategies guide our design of facilities that are socially and environmentally sustainable. These strategies serve the core goals of conserving resources; promoting local economies (human, material, and natural); and careful adaptation of a building to honor a site’s natural and cultural conditions.
Environmental Works was founded as a community design center, and 50 years later we retain a deep commitmen...t to community design. Community design is a collaborative design process that engages the community in critical planning and design decisions about their project’s layout, materials, and appearance. Community design empowers end users, and creates culturally responsive spaces. It builds community among neighbors and peers, strengthening relationships and building bridges between us all – especially valuable during these divisive times.
We proactively and intentionally maintain an open and mutually supportive office culture. Information, expertise, lessons learned, and constructive criticism are shared throughout all of our work together. In this way, each project benefits from our combined knowledge base, each staff person grows in their capacity to serve our clients well, and the benefits of deep collaboration spread to the entire development team.
Our office is organized into four studios: housing, community facilities, landscape, and special projects. Each studio is headed by an experienced architect with more than twenty years of experience.
We work in teams within the office, with more experienced staff heading up the teams and working closely with support staff and consultants. We provide consistent project representation and staffing during the entire project, with backup from within the organization when needed.