Project Architect

Communitecture, Inc. Communitecture, Inc. Employer:
Portland, OR, USLocation:
Thu, Oct 31 '19Posted on:

communitecture ARCHITECTURE | PLANNING | DESIGN creates beautiful and sustainable places that bring people together in community.  We are a small firm that is looking for a new member who will help us grow. This is a unique opportunity to work with an acclaimed sustainable firm which attracts like-minded clients focused on low carbon, highly sustainable buildings, structures, master plans, and place making processes. This position offers exposure to all aspects of project design and management and provides the opportunity to work closely with the principal architect on a wide range of projects. 
We are looking for a highly qualified Project Architect/Project Manager (6 - 8 years experience preferred, with at least 3 of those years in Portland). Candidate should be creative, organized, self-motivated, possess excellent design and technical skills, and be community focused. Individual must be able to multi-task, collaborate with and manage team members, communicate effectively, possess excellent client skills, and work well in a laid back environment. Our office culture includes highly motivated community builders and activists and we are looking for candidates who are fiercely green, passionate about issues of our time, and have a very strong impulse to do something about it through design.
Qualifications required:
- Bachelors or Masters Degree of Architecture
- Architectural license in Oregon (Washington and California a plus)
- At least 6 - 8 years experience (3+ yrs in Portland) as a project architect/project manager
- Professional experience on single family, multi-family, and small commercial
- Can juggle multiple small projects
- Strong leadership skills
- A knack for building relationships with clients, consultants, and contractors
- Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Suites, MS Office, etc.
- Ability to hand draw schematic design ideas
- Ability to solve complex technical issues and manage construction documentation
Additional qualifications preferred:
- CPHC – Certified Passive House
- LEED accreditation
- Active in community outside the office
- Experience with small firm management
- Strong sense of business strategies
- Hands on construction experience
- Experience writing specifications
- Experience designing and detailing strawbale and/or strawclay construction
-Design and manage projects ranging from small residential & small commercial projects to large multi-family housing projects.
-Manage a staff of 2 designers.
-Help manage firm operations and staffing.
-Review drawings for constructability, code, and completeness.
Applicants seeking independent working arrangements and flexible schedules are encouraged to apply. We are a non-traditional architecture office with growth potential for the right candidate.
Please email cover letter, resume, and graphic work samples to


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