Architectural Design Lead

Ferguson Architecture Ferguson Architecture Employer:
Tacoma, WA, USLocation:
Mon, Aug 22 '22Posted on:

FERGUSON ARCHITECTURE of Tacoma is seeking a full-time DESIGN LEAD with a minimum of 7 years of experience in a professional setting to join our easygoing and hardworking group. We are looking for someone with ambition who wants to take their responsibilities and design impact to the next level. The ideal candidate is an exceptional creative with a strong philosophy who is ready for significant leadership or is already an established design leader.

 Day One Skills and Attributes We Expect:

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Architecture
  • Capable with 3D modeling software with strong visual, written, and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience producing design and construction documents for high-quality projects in Revit
  • Documented experience generating elegant details that reinforce conceptual vision
  • Philosophy and strategy to shape and direct our design processes in partnership with our technical and project management leaders
  • Eagerness to mentor less experienced designers to realize their potential
  • Ability to envision and execute award worthy work and willingness to coach others to do the same
  • Confidence and spark when presenting to and brainstorming with clients, staff, and partners
  • Curiosity and self-directed problem-solving and research skills

 Additional Technical Skills We Love:

  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Bluebeam
  • Experience with rendering software such as Vray or Enscape
  • Experience in Business Development tasks, including writing fee proposals and conducting feasibility studies
  • Professional licensure or desire to become licensed
  • Sustainability focus and experience with various certification systems

Bonus Skills and Interests We Encourage:

  • Desire to be a community thought leader and engage with local professional and neighborhood groups
  • Superpower not mentioned above that makes this position uniquely suited to you!

 Ferguson Architecture is a full-service Architecture and Interiors studio specializing in private and public work throughout the Puget Sound region, with a growing reputation for innovative design and a tight-knit work culture. We are pumped about our city, our neighborhood, our people, and our personal passions, and we celebrate that our collective drive for design excellence is only one part of what allows us to thrive in life. We specialize in multifamily, missing middle, and custom residential, commercial, restaurant/breweries, K-12 and civic typologies.

We offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401k match, gym membership, the potential for schedule flexibility, and a rotating office DJ. Ferguson Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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