GMA Architects GMA Architects Employer:
Eugene, OR, USLocation:
Mon, Apr 5 '21Posted on:

Job Title: Designer 

Supervisor: Associate Principal

This position will allow you the opportunity to work on a wide array of project types and assume diverse responsibilities.  You will gain valuable experience working in a collaborative setting to develop your design sensibility and technical skills.  You will work with other knowledgeable teammates and have the opportunity to work directly with principals and project managers throughout the project life-cycle.


Location: Eugene or Portland

Preferred start date: May 3, 2021

Compensation: Commensurate with experience; includes benefits and personal time


Application requirements (note: please do not include a self-portrait):

  1. Cover letter (may be included in application email text)
  2. Resume (limit 3MB)
  3. Portfolio or website (limit 12MB)
  4. Three (3) references with contact information (may be included in application email text)

Send application materials and/or any questions to

About GMA

We are architects and designers focused on creating meaningful experiences and real community benefit.  We are driven by one common mission: make better.  What we accomplish, we accomplish together by putting people first.  We anticipate, prepare, and adapt for whatever is thrown our way by always staying positive.  Our teams are founded on trust, fostered through sincere communication, and emboldened to pioneer our way by daily innovation.  We embrace the awkward that often becomes unexpected beauty, and cultivate clarity, meaning, and purpose from the abyss of endless possibilities.  Always, always, we aim to be real, be reasonable, and be kind.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Modify and update construction details as directed by others
  2. Check own work prior to review by others
  3.  Understand and adhere to GMA’s graphic standards
  4. Coordinate specific details with sub consultants and subcontractors, with supervision
  5. Seek out design ideas that meet client project goals in addition to advancing the environmental, cultural, and social needs of the community
  6. Help implement the GMA construction administration process, with guidance and supervision
  7. Navigate and understand how construction documents are assembled
  8.  Be aware of trends in the A/E/C industry
  9. Understand architectural specifications and the project manual
  10. Be an active listener and work collaboratively on project teams; foster a community design culture through commitment to design inside and outside the office
  11.  Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited program
  • 1-3 years of industry experience in an architect's office preferred
  • Experience with Autodesk Revit and Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats
  • Ability to determine the right tool for the task
  • Team player with the ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure
  • Flexible; not bothered by interruptions
  • Proactive and willing to take on any job that needs to be done
  • Sense of fun

GMA Architects is an equal-opportunity employer.



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