architects getting f'd on Craigslist


has anyone else noticed that BKSK advertises for an intermediate architect exactly every three months?

Apr 14, 11 12:00 pm  · 

Oh shit that's bad.  Each of those Pilsen condos will sell for at least $200,000.  What a dick developer.  And with so many problems with shitty condo developments in this city & buyers getting screwed with the thing falls apart b/c the developer is an LLC registered only for that building & has disbanded after construction so the buyers can't find a legal entity to sue...
This is all part & parcel of how shitty the development tends to be in this city.  Ugh.  I am not surprised in the least.  I have seen some of the worst construction practices executed in condo rehabs in Chicago.  I have gone out of my way to counsel friends not to buy condos in this town. 

Apr 15, 11 8:44 am  · 
vado retro

This American Life had a story awhile back about some condos in Rogers Park where the "builder" did things like not put in subflooring or hook up the plumbing etc. They did have granite countertops, however. Of course, the story was about people who had bought one of the condos while the others just didn't get done and the owner/developer had gone back to Serbia/Croatia/ etc.

Apr 15, 11 11:55 am  · 

I remember the This American Life episode. Silly Bosnian "developer". The family that moved in essentially had a dirt floor. They could grow grass for carpeting. Incompetence, or next level of green design?

Apr 15, 11 12:06 pm  · 
vado retro

that was the one. of course, they were rather stupid for not hiring an inspector. that said i worked for a guy in chicago who had several variations of the 3+1. they were on mylar and when some developer wanted a plan he would just change the address and dimensions on the plan and tweak the site plan and charge the guy a few hundred bucks. god i hated that place.

Apr 15, 11 12:40 pm  · 

Small home building and remodeling company located in the westerns suburbs of Chicago is looking for an intern to assist and learn from the company owner in many aspects of the business. This is an unpaid part-time internship.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Construction observation and documentation
-Estimating and budgeting
-Material ordering
-Production of marketing materials and updates
-Material pick-ups and deliveries

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Great communication skills, both oral and written
-Basic math
-Basic measuring and drafting
-Computer skills that include Microsoft Office programs, email, and Facebook
-Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel and ability to create spreadsheets and enter data
-Ability to read construction drawings and specifications
-Understand basic terminology used in residential construction

Physical Demands:
-The ability to move around a construction site is required
-No knowledge or experience working with tools is required
-No heavy lifting is required

Working Conditions:
-Most work will be in an office and be computer related
-Work to be completed in our office or your remote location
-Some construction site visits will be required and exposure to weather for very short periods of time
-Some travel to and from office, jobsite, and material suppliers

Other Requirements:
-Must have reliable vehicle

Please email resume along with cover letter stating hours of availability, future educational and/or career goals, and the reason you are applying for this internship.

  • Location: Downers Grove
  • Compensation: unpaid
  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is an internship job
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Apr 17, 11 11:34 pm  · 


This one is great.  Fouind in the arch/engr job section.

May 9, 11 4:29 pm  · 

Hmmm,...... a female CAD operator with recent picture.  They forgot to say "open minded"


Auto Cad 2010 Operator -- Architect - Engineer -- Designer
( Female -- FREE LANCE )
* Home Office based in Manhattan Architects & engineers projects.
Looking For computer draft person - designer
With auto cad 2000 - 2010; Min. 2 - 3 years experience
Attached Resume with recent Picture. Required. & Send to


Aug 29, 11 3:53 am  · 

wow, creepy.

Aug 29, 11 8:24 am  · 


That would be your new boss and boyfriend! Get on it, ladies!

Aug 29, 11 5:12 pm  · 

Here is another one.  Now, I've done this some 9-10 years ago.  My firm was charging something like $50-70 per hour.  So this is where our profession is today.  Valued at near, or for NY standards, below minimum wage. 


Real estate company with property in the Tri-State Area seeks energetic self starter to assist in measuring space and drafting floor plans.

Job Requirements:
1. Measure and draft commercial and/or residential spaces and common areas, including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc
2. Produce AutoCAD drawings and PDFs of floor plans, parking lot plans, and elevations. Knowledge of EPS files even better.
3. MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO MAKE MULTIPLE VISITS TO OUR SITE (Strip Malls, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Apartment Buildings, etc)

Ideal for student seeking extra funds

Please submit:
1. Cover letter - including an explanation of why you would be interested in working in the real estate industry and if you have related experience in real estate.
2. Resume
3. Drafting Samples, preferably in AutoCAD (DWG) and/or PDF Format. Samples of floor-plan/site-plan drafting even better.
4. Your hours and availability.

$10/Hour (not including travel time)

When replying back, please confirm the RATE of $10/hour. You will be mailed back an automated confirmation link. Only those that confirm the rate (by clicking the link) will be considered.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

    Location: Tri-State Area
    Compensation: $10/Hour (not including travel time)
    Telecommuting is ok.
    This is a part-time job.
    This is a contract job.
    Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Aug 30, 11 3:14 am  · 

^^^ Wow.

You get what you pay for. I hope they get $10/hr work (aka: crayons on newsprint).

Aug 30, 11 1:29 pm  · 

bah humbug!!!!! revolt !!!! it time we (architects) inform these carpetbaggers we are mad as hell and won't take it anymore!!!! 

after reading these posts regarding payment(?) for professional services - i am sick to my stomach. we (the profession) are our own worst enemies. no matter what level of schooling you may have, no matter what level of success you may have achieved professionally, and it doesn't matter how skilled you (your firm) are - the bottom line rules. to inform the public of our relativity to the process is what needs to happen. real estate entities (to me) are the culprit !! these people think their the next best thing since sliced bread. in my neck of the woods they have the balls to advertise property for sale - "we will build to suit". either they have some young n dumb schnook selling out to them or they have a wily old coot selling out for $$$ just to stay afloat! 

my view is that we are professionals are not unlike like your:  doctor, lawyer, dentist, or even a feng shui specialist!!! we are trained to solve your program, budget, and sites situation. if you want to be "green" - why build? its an honorable battle architects must fight if the profession wants to be relevant to the publics best interest. design does matter - no matter how large or small your project may be compensation should reflect your service.

our cannon is to take care of the inhabitants, occupants, and users life, health, safety and welfare - and the sooner the public gets that - the better.


p.s outsourcing hasn't helped!!!

Aug 31, 11 9:01 am  · 

Seeking architect (MD)

Date: 2011-09-01, 8:03AM EDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Last Chance Animal Rescue Inc., which annually adopts out some 10,000 unwanted cats and dogs in the Greater Washington region, seeks to engage a creative and highly motivated architect on a pro bono basis to design and oversee development of their planned new shelter and veterinary clinic. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented young architect to expand his/her portfolio or for an experienced designer to volunteer their services to help one of the area's largest and most effective nonprofit animal welfare organizations. The architect will receive a generous taxable donation receipt. The successful candidate should be a registered architect with strong professional connections and design experience and have excellent communication, time management and strategic planning skills.


•Location: MD

Sep 1, 11 11:55 am  · 

First off, we should have a union.  The AIA is doing nothing to regulate fair pay.  Second, we should report firms that try to hire unpaid interns.  I just found out that this is not only immoral as it deteriorates the profession, but also illegal under federal labor law.  Third, we need to become more involved in politics.  Do we have a lobby?    If the law required us to be more involved in all types of development in the public realm, then just think about how much more work we would have (which would give us bargining power for more pay.)  If a panel of arcitects were required to approve the design of communities and commercial developments, the developers would need our services. We should be working with law makers to propose legislation rather than working with other architects to propose new "cool" shapes. 

Sep 1, 11 12:21 pm  · 

This Animal Rescue position is actually not that horrible.  I've seen architects do pro bono work for legitimate not-for-profit purposes and that seems like one of them.  In fact a tax deduction receipt is a decent thing to provide in situation like that.  However, in time when architects are fighting for very survival it is certainly not a best time to ask for pro bono work.


I think someone either posted here or added a link to an article that talks about how cases of fines for misuse of unpaid internships have tripled since the economy turned sour.  Department of Labor is looking out for these misuses but obviously can't catch them all.   Its up to us to point them out.


Also it is utopian to expect from AIA to crack down on misuse of architectural professionals mostly because majority of offenders are members of AIA.

Sep 3, 11 6:13 am  · 

Very busy boutique Architectural / Interior Design firm seek experienced Architectural Designer for ongoing projects. PLEASE do not respond unless you meet all of the following criteria: - MUST be fluent in AutoCAD, Revit, 3-D Max, Sketch up, Rhino - MUST have experience creating complete Construction Docs in Revit, including single family "stick" construction - MUST be able to work in a "virtual" office setting - MUST have copies of all the above design soft-ware Please sned resume and work samples in all above design programs as well as complete set of CD's Compensation: $20/hr Telecommuting is ok. This is a part-time job. Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests. So lets do some basic math here: $20 per hour = $41,500 per year since this is a part time job we are talking about probably about $20,750 per year Autocad = $4000 Revit = $6500 3d Studio Max = $3500 SketchUp = $800 Rhino = $1000 Total = $18,800 so unless they think one should obtain these probrams illegally, you are technically working for free. That is if they keep you for a year. If responding to this add don't forget to tell them to go virtually f..... themselves

Sep 13, 11 7:52 pm  · 

j.arleo - look through other threads about unions. i'll state, again, for the 10th time, unions won't solve the problems in architecture with regards to pay. either one of two things will happen - employers will start to hire 2 year juco draftsmen in their place, outsource everything to a country that doesn't have unions or fold up shop to the point where the profession really is abandoned to either pure slave drivers or to independently wealthy boutiques. and i'm not even addressing the issue of what 'fair pay' would even possibly be. 


what will work is trying to push firms to diversify the types of services they offer so that they're less susceptible to the (increasingly) wild market swings. doing 'design only' can certainly work, but i've seen one internationally famous design firm here in town wither up to almost nothing (from 60 a couple years ago). they only do 'design'. clearly, their services aren't quite as in-demand. contrast that with other firms that do lots of front end work, facilities management, etc. on top of their architectural work - they won't make the glossies but they've tended to ride this recession out better than most.


finally, as to all of these ads - why all the hate? don't you all realize just about every profession (including medicine) is being assaulted on their fees right now? These ads are bottom feeding - ignore it, quit bitching about the 'injustice' of it all and go out and find your niche where you CAN get paid well to do your work. what are you expecting? ads to shower us all with unlimited time, 100/hr drafting jobs? if an idiot takes them, so be it. it's no different than the rest of the real world...

Sep 13, 11 10:11 pm  · 

<sigh>  The AIA is not allowed to "regulate pay".  The profession of architecture and I think specifically the AIA were subject to a huge anti-trust lawsuit back in the 70s, accused of price fixing.  There is not a chance that the AIA will in any way work to regulate how much firms/employees get in fees.

And second everything Gregory just said.

Sep 13, 11 10:22 pm  · 

i third that, Gregory! i dont mean to co-sign but that's basically what i have been saying in another forum topic lately too, regarding the niche finding. thanks for a tenth-time reiteration. well lamented!

Sep 13, 11 11:05 pm  · 

"Regulating fair pay," for professionals, is two-part burden— on professionals themselves and on the Department of Labor.

Now, on the regulatory side, "fair pay" is a minimum of $452 a week. However, overtime is not necessarily something that architects are exempt from. A firm has a few options:

If you're a "cad monkey" and therefore a "computer professional," your standard minimum wage is $27.63 an hour ($1,105.20 a week or $57,470.40 a year).

"Design architects," however, who spend most of their time doing "creative work" are exempt from overtime pay unless they're required to do significant technical work. So, if you work in an office but don't spend most of your time doodling, doing graphic design or "SketchUp'ing," then you qualify for overtime. There's a stipulation here though that this kind of non-overtime job cannot involve "manual labor."

Lastly, if your annual compensation is more than $100,000, it's murky but you don't deserve overtime pay. So, if you make $80,000 a year but also receive generous benefits, bonuses and other perks... you maybe pushed into the $100,000 range which means you don't get extra pay.


As for professionals, there's little you can do other than read publications, labor statistics or websites like Archinect to establish an acceptable pay range. Anything outside of that is price fixing and is therefore illegal.

The other issue is that many architects (20-30%) are self-employed and probably around 40% of all architects are either self-employed or subcontracted employees. These individuals fees and earnings are mostly dictate by market forces, what their clients are willing to pay or whatever amount they specify. For some architects, like those who post on Archinect, have other commitments that force them to work part-time or less than full-time. They may not make huge annual salaries but their pay rate, for when they are actually working, is about or sometimes above market rate.


While I don't do architecture or urban planning,  I fall into the latter category of making a shit yearly income but I'm pretty decently paid when I do work or have work to do. My billing rate is around $60 to $90 an hour depending on the client and the scope of work. I also throw in a lot of perks since I tend to sometimes act like a personal assistant. But even at $60 an hour, my annual income is below the poverty line.

On the other hand, I'm not sure if I'm capable of working a full-time job unless it is super demanding because I dislike being "idle." I've worked at a company where I did literally nothing for 7 hours a day with 1 hour of actual work. I hated it.

Even though I don't make very much, I have enormous amounts of free time. Like, my average "work week" is 4 or 5 hours and I still don't have enough time. Then again, I have unhealthy obsessive-compulsive cleaning habits (I literally vacuum, sweep, mop, wax and dust every single day) and an unhealthy interest in tedious manual labor.

Sep 14, 11 2:51 am  · 


Isn't issuing annual Compensation Surveys, which is what AIA does, in essence regulating, or at a very least implying what a proper compensation needs to be.  I just don't buy the cop-out about the law suit, which was probably based on outright price fixing and not necessarily on providing information on compensations.  Otherwise they would be sued every year.


In addition, AIA charges for this survey something like $250 (!?!?!) .  If the information was a public domain, which it should be as the information was gathered in public domain, it would be common knowledge what architects need to be paid and not a hot-warm-cold game between employees and employers.  Not to mention that it would eliminate the carpetbaggers and bidding wars.  AIA should at least provide this information to their members free of charge.

Sep 14, 11 4:36 am  · 

All I have to say is supply and demand

Sep 14, 11 10:56 am  · 

The AIA survey info wasn't gathered in the public domain, it was gathered via a private survey.  The survey is a catalogue of results, not a suggestion for pricing or regulation by ANY means - have you ever read it?

Look: I believe in treating one another kindly.  In the case of employment, this means giving people with a full-time job a wage that will support them comfortably.  I'm all for minimum wage laws, and think the current minimum is laughably too low.  This is why I don't have employees: for the kind of work I do, I can't charge my clients enough to pay anyone in addition to myself a living wage.

But the market will bear what it will.  I know what I can realistically charge my clients, and even though I have both a BArch and a very fancy Master's degree, I'm registered, I have a ton of experience and do a damn good job in general, I don't "deserve" any more money than someone with no degree at all who is better at design, implementation, and client contact than I am.  

Yes, when I have to stamp something I charge more for the stamp.  But stamping drawings is something a registered architect can go their entire professional life without doing.

Sep 14, 11 11:51 am  · 



"If you're a "cad monkey" and therefore a "computer professional," your standard minimum wage is $27.63 an hour ($1,105.20 a week or $57,470.40 a year)."


wha? who's figure is that? is that a salary median? if so, great. i'll be sure to tell my clients that.


archibernating - couldn't agree more that the aia should make it free to their members. fortunately, i get a copy for free because we're one of the firms who participates each time. however, it's not public domain information at all - they ask firms to do a blind survey. and, quite frankly, there's two schools of thought there: i can lie and push the numbers down artificially knowing that a lower number all around helps keep the salary level low (conversely, i could stroke my own ego and inflate it but that doesn't seem to have the appeal). or i could do what i've done each time and call it honestly. it's an imperfect tool of measurement - i think the only way to get a true salary survey would be to audit participating firm's actual books - way too invasive and time consuming to produce realistically. all this to say: take the aia survey with a grain of salt. 


i've given out, in another post, the basics of this year's report though...

Sep 14, 11 12:52 pm  · 

follow up thought: "But the market will bear what it will.  I know what I can realistically charge my clients."


That's the essence of any business. There's going to be a high end (FOG and his reported 1M 'you get my personal participation' fee on top of what are already high design fees) and a lot of people in the low end. each company has to figure out where they think they can play and do your best to hit there. david chipperfield gets much more prestigious museum commissions (quality and financially) than i do. should i sulk, whine and be jealous or try to look intently at what they're doing right, figure out how it could be applied to my business and go from there?


history is littered with great designers who made squat and crappy designers who retired multi-millionaires. bitching and moralizing about one vs. the other is pointless - we'd all love to do have clients with huge budgets, get paid well and do amazing work. it's not reality....

Sep 14, 11 1:01 pm  · 

The AIA and the BAR association were part of that lawsuit in the 70's, that's true didn't know that they couldn't regulate pay.  I agree with the part about diversifying services, but like I said politics is key.  Getting more involved in the politics of the city, and fighting for sustainable building and urban design regulations would help us diversify our scope of services.  Our knowledge would be needed in urban planning for instance.  Urban planning and urban design got seperated because most urban planning decisions are made based on "status-quo economic models" like big-box retail rather than urban quality, visionary ideas, sustainabiity, etc.   I know this is probably a bit utopian to suggest, but other industries have massaged the politics to prosper in some way (like big agriculture.)  We should be more involved in shaping the "epoch" rather than just accepting the idea that "architecture is the will of the epoch."  I think that unions would create unity and power among  firms giving them a fighting chance in the politics of cities.  I'm not saying we should have unions like labor unions, we don't really need that; our work environments are not dangerous and we don't need to fight for things like more coffee, ...and we are not being oppressed, didn't mean to imply that kind of tone.  But unions could help to fight for fair pay, and I think $27 an hour is very fair, I mean like $12 an hour.  This kind of pay degrades the profession and makes it seem less important than it really is.  Law firms know this and pay well so that the title has a known value in society.  But we could all benefit from unions! Unions could fight developers by rallying to get us involved in projects so that we can make sure that the development is beneficial to the community from an architectural and urban design prospective.  

  All I am saying is that alot of the work we could be doing is being done by others because there is no one fighting them on it, or fighting to create regulations that create an environment that requires our services.  I would say that infrastructure is another area that we gave up to civil engineers over the decades.  Can you imagine how much more work we would have, and how much better our society would be if architects were involved in infrastructure projects.  Our streets would be more humane for instance if we were involved in their design and if they weren't only desined by traffic engineers.

Sep 14, 11 1:59 pm  · 

j - sadly, i don't know that our streets would be any better if architects did that. the dirty little secret is (whispering) - most architects just aren't that good.


your outlook with regards to a union are so wonderfully optimistic - here's the reality i deal with every day: if you think architects have any political power (at a state level or above), you're in denial or blissfully unaware. if we cornered developers to 'do' something, especially with regards to requiring our stamp and paying more in design fees accordingly, the first bill in the following legislative session will be stripping our stamp's worth altogether. those are probably, though, the developers who aren't going to listen to your advice anyways.


you're looking for an enforcement mechanism. i'm saying forget that whole route. go out, prove your worth to the right people and the rest will start to take care of itself.

Sep 14, 11 2:54 pm  · 

"If you're a "cad monkey" and therefore a "computer professional," your standard minimum wage is $27.63 an hour ($1,105.20 a week or $57,470.40 a year)."

wha? who's figure is that? is that a salary median? if so, great. i'll be sure to tell my clients that.

It's the minimum wage for computer professionals if you don't want to pay overtime costs.

"Employees whose work is highly dependent upon, or facilitated by, the use of computers and computer software programs (e.g., engineers, drafters and others skilled in computer-aided design software), but who are not primarily engaged in computer systems analysis and programming or other similarly skilled computer-related occupations identified in the primary duties test described above, are also not exempt under the computer employee exemption."

So, you either abide by this rule or you don't— it technically doesn't apply to drafters but then again "drafting" is considered manual labor and therefore qualifies for overtime.

Let's assume that "Junior Design Architect," also known as "bathroom schematics detailer," actually works the 65 hours a week. You know, what people on Archinect typically complain about. And let's say that "Junior Design Architect" makes $18.00 an hour with two weeks paid vacation.

Standard salary (2080 hours)— $37,440
Overtime compensation including vacation (1300 additional hours plus 80 hours vacation, 1380 hours total with time and a half at $27.00 an hour)—$37,260

Total pay if adhering to the FLSA... $74,700! We can safely assume that $74,700 > $57,470.

Principals and firm owners are lucky that architects don't like sifting through regulation otherwise they'd realize that anyone except for designers, receptionists, office managers, accounts and graphic designers are expected to be paid over-time. However, I think most employees would be willing to over look overtime labor laws if their salaries would get a moderate increase.

Remember firm owners, the statue of limitations for back pay is significant! And if you think losing $100,000 in revenue is a lot, think about being court ordered to pay years and years of back pay all at once!

Or, you could do the simple thing... tell people to go home once they hit 40 hours and hire new staff.

Sep 14, 11 3:42 pm  · 

Gregory, I think we both agree on the outcome, but disagree on the methods.  All I am saying is that we need a voice in politics.  Yes we should defidently prove our worth and show how we can add value, but we also need to become a voice for the people so that the developers will face resistance and seek our solutions.  I think people would be interested in what we have to say because we have creative solutions to urban problems and we are students of history and cities.  Look at all the programs on TV about sustainable urban design, future cities, etc..It's not just architects watching or it wouldn't be on.  I may be optimistic, but not unaware.  I know it is really hard to change policy, but the only chance of doing so is some form of unity between all of us.  Maybe a union is not the best way to do it, maybe some kind of lobby would be better.... I think that this is a really good time in history to get architects into this arena.  There is public interest in what we could do, the question is wheter we could get this to really begin to create change in society.  I live in sprawl city.  There is 20 miles of developer crap between every moment of architecture.  This is all work we could have been doing.  In Amsterdam where the public is aware of urban issues, every inch of the city is designed, not because the architects there are any better, but because the people will not stand for anything less, and because they probably have certain policies that ensure a standard for their cities.

Sep 14, 11 3:46 pm  · 

jjr - you're not reading that right - what it says is that you can be exempted from the minimum wage requirements if you do x,y,z (listed below). not that the 27.63 IS the minimum wage for computer professionals. it says IF you pay them that (or a minimum of 455/wk if salaried), you don't have to follow the other requirements of the minimum wage act.


overtime's a whole other issue.

Sep 14, 11 5:29 pm  · 

Just to be clear, i quite understand that AIA Compensation Report is not regulating the pay.  But it is an information which is related to the regulation of pay in a very loose way.

I think the idea is that if AIA decided to make this information available, as much as it could be flawed, to the public or at least to its members, the market would self regulate the compensation that is more fair than it is now.  It falls in the realm of politics and how AIA policy change could help steer the market.

Sep 14, 11 6:35 pm  · 

Architect (Brooklyn)

Date: 2011-09-22, 9:38AM EDT
Reply to: 

I'M seeking to an RA to review/sign plans to be filed with the DOB.  please do not reply if you don't currently live in the city, or looking for a permanent job, this is a freelance advisory job only paid on job basis 500-1200 per job, greater pay will be adjusted if possible to assist with CAD drawings

Sep 22, 11 10:20 am  · 

I'm hiring Scott Boras as my agent.

Sep 22, 11 11:52 am  · 

Apply Now
Architectural Project Captain job #2676 -- Akron/Canton, Ohio
Reference:  01442838
Location:  Canton
Salary:  Negotiable
Job Type:  Contract
Job Sector:  Other
Date Posted:  28/09/2011
Recruiter:  Integrity Technical Services, Inc.
Benefits:  Benefits:

Architectural Project Captain job #2676 -- Akron/Canton, Ohio Local Northeast Ohio Architectural Firm is seeking an experienced Architectural Project Captain to fill a Contract position. Position Requirements: • Must have 3-5 years experience doing architectural Design/Drafting of a variety of facilities
• Posses leadership qualities in order to work as a Project Captain
• Strong Design/Detailing skills
• Able to delegate work to associate Team Members and track progress
• Prioritize projects as required.
• MUST HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION & CLIENT INTERACTION skills in order to Captain a team on projects as well as interact with clients (client meetings, conference calls, Site Meetings etc. . .)
• Person must have experience working with and putting together sets of construction documents
• Must be proficient with AutoCAD 20011
• Must be proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Able to work in a variety of roles in regards to what jobs have to be completed with in deadlines


? Architectural Degree
? L.E.E.D.

Must reference Architectural Project Captain job #2676 when applying to this position and email your resume to: .

Integrity Technical Services, Inc. does not charge a fee for finding anyone a job.

Compensation: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour.


the saddest part is that I would apply for this if it was in my area

Sep 30, 11 11:29 am  · 

This winner is posted in L.A. Don't hurt yourself trying to apply to this job. 

Architect or Engineer with valid licenses to review & seal house plans in many states

Compensation: $250 per project


Oct 4, 11 8:27 pm  · 

Architect wanted to design dog house for a mentally retarded pomeranian.  Need a full set of construction drawings, 3-D model, and full scale model.

compensation - 30$ - 40$  (D.O.E)

must be licenced and LEED certified with 10-12 years experiance as a project manager.

Revit is a plus!


Oct 5, 11 1:55 am  · 

"Award Winning Interior Design and Architecture Firm Garret Cord Werner seeks a full time architecture Intern. We are a high-end residential design firm located near downtown Seattle.


-Complete red line drawings from other project team members
-Design and development of construction drawings including schematic drawings and construction details
-Create project renderings for clients and company marketing

Required Skills:

-Hand sketching
-Computer Rendering
-Presentation skills

Must be extremely organized and motivated. Being able to work independently and as a team is essential. Interior Design or Architecture Degree required. Previous experience in the Design/Architecture industry is a plus.

Please respond if you match the above requirements with Architecture Intern in the subject line along with a Resume and Work Samples. You will not be considered without work samples. Please no phone calls about this post.


Location: Seattle, WA
Compensation: Unpaid Internship
This is an internship job
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests."



Oct 25, 11 12:50 am  · 

perkins & will is looking for another receptionist that knows REVIT:*544C412163C9FF00

Oct 25, 11 3:53 pm  · 
vado retro

kitchen management AND revit. 



Oct 25, 11 9:50 pm  · 

But what's the alternative?


Oct 25, 11 9:56 pm  · 

these terrible "opportunities" will result in a severe lack of talent soon.

Oct 26, 11 10:29 am  · 

I was really looking for something along the lines  Craigs List Casual Encounters....

You know "Architects Do It All Night Long"....

Oct 26, 11 10:35 am  · 

and their home page says perkins & will were voted #1 firm by Architect magazine!

they should be ashamed of themselves...i'm going to spread that ad around the social networking sites and try to embarrass them as much as possible.

Oct 26, 11 10:53 am  · 

what's probably going on at P&W in Houston is that they have a partial need for receptionist support and a partial need for some design support. presumably, this is a paid position, since the ad doesn't say otherwise.

I don't see why that particular ad has pissed everybody off so much. P&W could have just advertised separately for two part-time jobs -- instead, they've chosen an approach that will give one entry-level architectural graduate full-time employment, with the probable opportunity for that situtation to evolve into a full-time architectural gig as the office grows.

P&W also wants the successful candidate to achieve LEED AP status within  6-months - and I know for a fact (from friends) that P&W helps their people prepare for and pass the LEED exam. How can that be a bad thing?

lighten up, folks.

Oct 26, 11 11:05 am  · 

right.  because you're really going to earn their respect while you are mopping up their coffee spills and delivering their mail??

sure, that person may eventually move up.  but all that will do is create another opening for a receptionist/revit monkey.  or by that time, a receptionist/revit monkey/toilet scrubber/floor sweeper.

they should totally hire two part-time people.  it's just degrading otherwise.

Oct 26, 11 11:09 am  · 

and what does the LEED exam cost anyway--$500??  big f-ing deal compared to a living wage and a little self-respect.


Oct 26, 11 11:17 am  · 

elinor, you're certainly entitled to your opinion. however, nowhere does the P&W ad suggest they would not pay a living wage. moreover, it seems to me that having a full time job that contains an element of 'clerical' work is significantly less degrading than having no job at all, or even a 1/2 time job. maybe I'm just not elitist enough ... hell, when the toilets clog here in our office, I'm generally the one who clears the clog -- and I'm a principal of the firm.

and, for the record, our firm's receptionist is extremely well regarded and held in high esteem, both within and without the firm -- and, she doesn't even draw. plus, she makes more money than several of our entry-level interns, mainly because she's more valuable to the way we do busliness.

Oct 26, 11 1:53 pm  · 

IMO - if this is a small satellite office without an office manager you'd want to spread as much administrative tasks around as possible, with, of course, the person with the least seniority doing slightly more overhead work since they cost less.  I don't really see as much a problem with this position - unless there is also an office manager.  you don't want architectural staff also working directly under office support staff - it sets up a bad power dynamic.

Oct 26, 11 1:58 pm  · 

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