Interior Architecture Lead

Works Progress Architecture (W.PA) Works Progress Architecture (W.PA) Diversity Badge Employer:
Portland, OR, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 20 '22Posted on:

Works Progress Architecture has emerged as one of the few truly progressive architectural design studios with offices in Portland, OR and Los Angeles. 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 Interior Architecture Lead with at least 8 years of professional and design related industry experience. We are looking to fill the position in in our office in Los Angeles in the Arts District or in the main Portland office located in the Central Eastside. The positions will be filled as soon as possible. The position would work closely with the architectural teams on a variety of project types including residential, hospitality, commercial and event venues to guide the interior environment and materiality.

Candidates must:

  • 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.
  • Be comfortable in a fast paced environment.
  • Be resourceful and able to work under deadlines.
  • Have an ability to interpret and convey design studies and concepts.
  • Be proficient in AutoCAD, REVIT, MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and V-ray. Revit experience is a plus.  
  • Have experience working with construction documents, details and working productively with a team and/or individually.
  • Get along well with others, have a good sense of humor and have the maturity to receive constructive criticism during the creative process.
  • Experience with multifamily, adaptive reuse, TI’s or ground up commercial is preferable.

This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience and studio structure.

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