Craft Architects is an established, industry leading, award winning architecture firm providing exceptional client service and proven expertise in master planning, speculative new construction, tenant improvements, and build-to-suit projects. Our clients are recognized regional, national, and international companies in the industrial, financial, commercial, and retail arenas. We provide very specialized expertise in the Puget Sound area and believe in doing a few things very well.
As a 14-person office, what is it about us that has such well-respected companies continue to rely on us? Quality and reliability. We enjoy a 90%+ repeat client record as proof that we build long-lasting relationships with our clients. We provide innovative, affordable design solutions and process management. The team brings immediate client-responsiveness, coordinated teamwork and a sense of ‘ownership’ for their work to produce success after success. Rock stars work here.
As a Job Captain / Project Architect, you will make an immediate positive impact by producing new and on-going projects start to finish in small project teams. You’ll get to work on virtually all aspects of projects (no pigeon-holing here!) and have plenty of autonomy.
A typical project may be an industrial shell—or a Corporate Headquarter building with office, manufacturing, and distribution—or a bank, retail store or aerospace facility. You will interface with team and consultants on day-to-day matters, set up production drawings (hand sketching, AutoCAD and/or Revit) and solve for site, client and jurisdictional specific situations. In short, you’ll contribute from the start, work on all aspects of a project from beginning to end, expand your skills and grow your career in an informal yet highly focused environment.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist project architect/project manager in the creation of designs from concept through design development to developing project documents for bidding and construction.
Provide input to the design and construction schedule - communicate the technical implications of design decisions.
Develop and coordinate drawings and specifications including: program compliance; code and agency compliance; schedule commitments; product research.
Organize and direct the architectural and/or engineering team to execute the work in an orderly, timely, and coordinated manner.
Participate in construction administration and construction observation process.
Work together with a team to perform a wide range of architectural design tasks
Prepare technical details in coordination with other disciplines
Juggle multiple projects and deadlines; achieve all deadlines on or ahead of schedule and stay within established budgets.
Work collaboratively with project team in a transparent, focused and comfortable environment.
YOUR EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES
Bachelor of Architecture minimum
Likely 3-6 years architectural work experience, at least some in industrial and/or retail projects
Skill in understanding ‘how’ a building is put together, as well as a keen understanding of the process required to document the building for jurisdictional review
Demonstrated experience producing multiple projects at various stages
A forward-thinking, big-picture, and ‘let’s get it done’ attitude; identify problems and bring forward solution options
Proven ability to create or edit design documents using AutoCAD or Revit
Clear, timely and articulate communications including spoken, formal and informal (email) written communication with clients and consultants
Transparent and collegial communication with other employees and project team members
Be a team player who can take direction when needed and be proactive as the situation requires
Ability to work with minimal supervision
A curiosity and enjoyment of life and your work!
Technical Skills Required:
Revit: successful completion of at least 5 projects
AutoCAD 2012 or more recent
Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point, Microsoft Project a plus
InDesign a plus
Compensation is negotiable based on level of experience. Health and dental insurance are included. Simple IRA with matching is included.
Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples electronically, with your name listed in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!