Specifications Writer

LMN Architects LMN Architects Employer:
Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 18 '18Posted on:

LMN Architects is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Specifications Writer. The ideal candidate is passionate about architecture, has a strong design sensibility, works well with teams and appreciates the process of articulating design through specifications.

Position Description

  • Work constructively with project teams on the development of specifications appropriate for each project type and phase.
  • Prepare technical architectural specifications, primarily involving CSI Divisions 0 through 14.
  • Coordinate with consultants on preparation of other CSI Divisions.
  • Collaborate with quality assurance staff and participate in phase initiation meetings with project teams.
  • Develop and maintain specification standards and references.
  • Assist in developing firm-wide reference details, drawings and standards.
  • Assist in adopting new design technologies as they may apply to specifications and technical documentation.
  • Research innovative products and systems and share findings with the firm.
  • Mentor staff and provide internal training as appropriate.
  • Facilitate vendor relationships.
  • Contribute to the development of technical best practices.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a range of architectural skills with a minimum of 5 years of experience writing specifications.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Experienced in technical documentation.
  • Construction administration experience preferred.
  • Architecture registration preferred.
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) CDT Certification preferred, CSI CCS certification is a plus.
  • LEED accreditation preferred as is a strong understanding of sustainable design and healthy materials.
  • Revit familiarity preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills.

LMN is an internationally recognized design practice made up of architects, interior designers and planners passionate about design and dedicated to collaboration. We are a single office of 150 people located in Seattle. Our focus is on creating buildings and places that enrich communities and the public realm across a diversity of project types—including education, convention centers, performing arts, commercial mixed-use, high-rise residential and transit facilities.  In recognition of the quality of our work and professional leadership, LMN received the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest national honor bestowed upon an architectural practice.  More information on LMN is available on our website at


Qualified candidates should submit a single .pdf (less than 8mb) including a cover letter, resume and sample portfolio via email to  Please include your name and “Specifications Writer” in the subject line.

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