Intern Architect

FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc. FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc. Employer:
Portland, OR, USLocation:
Tue, Sep 4 '18Posted on:

FFA is seeking a talented, highly motivated full-time Intern Architect with 1-3 years’ experience in this capacity to join our 33-person architecture and interior design firm.  Candidates to have experience in programming, conceptual design, design development, construction documents, and construction administration support for both private commercial and public work.

Candidates must understand how architectural components are constructed and how materials come together in a space.  The ability to critically think through design opportunities at this level as well as detail those connections in a drawing set is essential, as is a background and enthusiasm for working in an open, collaborative, and creative environment.

Compensation is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Must Have:

  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of commercial architectural design including planning , programming, design studies, systems coordination, documentation permitting, and construction administration support;
  • Ability to work closely with multiple client types and personalities to cultivated client relationships by providing consistently excellent service;
  • Outstanding communication and time management skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of large and small scale with multiple and overlapping deadlines;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as an active team member
  • Proficiency in creating presentation materials within the Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Ability  to take ownership of projects and tasks and consistently deliver design excellence;
  • A high level of integrity, work ethic, professionalism, and the desire to invest in a career at FFA.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Architecture professional degree from an accredited institution or equivalent architectural-based design degree or work experience;
  • REVIT and CAD expertise for commercial projects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Project management support for various sizes and scopes of commercial projects;
  • Production of construction drawings and coordination with project specifications;
  • Collaboration with architectural teams to develop the design and documentation of various projects;

Also desired:

  • Proficiency in Sketchup modelling
  • Enscape modeling/rendering
  • LEED Accreditation

Competitive salary and benefits program include:

Medical insurance

Voluntary Vision and Dental

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Subsidized TriMet Passes

Flexible Spending Account

Paid Time Off

Paid Holidays

Office activities include:  Design charrettes, CEU lunch & learns, community service events, staff adventures and celebrations.

FFA is an equal opportunity employer providing a professional, creative, and collaborative team work environment in Downtown Portland. 

To learn more about FFA and the work we do, please visit our website at


We invite qualified candidates to email resume and references to (Max file size 5MB.  No phone calls, please.)

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