Architect 1 / Architect 2

Works Progress Architecture (W.PA) Works Progress Architecture (W.PA) Diversity Badge Employer:
Portland, OR, USLocation:
Tue, Sep 15 '20Posted on:

Works Progress Architecture has emerged as one of the few truly progressive architectural design studios with offices in Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. Founded in early 2005 by principal Carrie Strickland in Portland, W.PA has established a design approach rooted in clear conceptual diagrams applied across a wide spectrum of project scales. W.PA strives to bring thoughtful engagement to each project and maintains a staff that contributes in this way. The studio is fast paced and collaborative with tight timelines and tight budgets and holds a high standard for design quality. 

W.PA is seeking candidates for the positions of Architect 1 and Architect 2 with 4-8 years of professional and design related industry experience. We are looking to fill multiple positions in our Portland, Oregon office and the positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Candidates should possess the following:

  • Have the ability to interpret and convey design studies and concepts.    
  • Be proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, Rhino, Lumion, Maxwell, and V-ray. 
  • The ability to quickly and efficiently create presentation level renderings is highly desired. 
  • Required experience working with construction documents/strong understanding of construction practices, interior and exterior detailing, and working productively with a team and/or individually. 
  • Architect 2: Proficient at running projects from conception to completion. Required experience in the area of construction administration, replying to RFI's and Submittal responses, issuing ASI's, and reviewing pay-applications. 
  • Architect 2: Experience with entitlements and approvals is preferred. 
  • Architect 2: Possess a professional interest and understanding of ADA, FHADM, ANSI, and municipal code compliance.
  • Essential experience with multifamily, adaptive reuse, TI’s, and ground-up commercial office. Experience with senior hosing is preferred. 
  • Possess a personal interest and understanding of the design process / have a belief that the entire project timeline, from conception to delivery, is the design process.
  • Be a self-motivated individual that has the ability to prioritize and be detail-oriented.
  • Be able to multi-task, establish priorities and communicate clearly, and work independently.
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, be resourceful, and able to work under deadlines.
  • Get along well with others, have a good sense of humor and have the maturity to receive constructive criticism during the creative process.
  • Candidates should possess permanent US residency or US citizenship, or demonstrate that they are on the path to permanent US residency or US citizenship.


This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience and studio structure. Please email CV's and portfolios in PDF form only (no larger than 6MB) to

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