Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects is an award-winning, nationally-recognized firm specializing in custom residential architecture in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. Our scope ranges from tiny cabins to multimillion-dollar custom houses, but at the core of our work is an emphasis on delight and detail. You can find examples of past and ongoing projects, as well as a description of our team and design approach, at www.pbwarchitects.com.
We are looking for a full-time employee to join our dynamic, innovative architectural studio in Seattle. You should be eager to learn, flexible, and able to pick up on a variety of ongoing project tasks easily. We need someone up to the challenge of creative problem-solving in project management as well as in design.
4+ years of experience, preferably in residential design
Strong understanding of AutoCAD, SketchUp (or other modeling software), and Adobe software suite
Creative thinking tempered with strong technical knowledge
Focus on thoughtful detailing
Experience working in ArchiCAD
Architectural licensure or working toward completion
Proficiency in Chinese
The ideal candidate has four or more years of experience working on custom residential architecture in a small firm, and is looking for a full-time job in a fun, collaborative environment with the chance to use a broad array of existing skills and knowledge. We are looking for an individual who is comfortable with the residential construction process, and who is well rounded in all aspects of project delivery including design, presentation, construction documents, and construction administration.
Our tight-knit team will give you a warm welcome (pie may be included) and you’ll be working in a bright, open studio space that encourages active collaboration. Compensation and benefits are DOE but competitive.
Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects designs with the belief that nothing is impossible, and tempers it with good old-fashioned pragmatism, embracing both big ideas and intricate details. Taking into account location, context, and other inherent attributes of a specific project, we strive to create a balanced whole, integrating the structure and the environment. We consider the interplay betwe...en inside and outside, light and shadow, aesthetics and utility, carefully selecting materials that harmonize with nature, prioritizing efficiency and sustainability. Most importantly, we look for opportunities to bring joy and unanticipated delight into the spaces we create as well as into the process that gets us there. This should be fun— after all, we are building dreams.
While our epicenter remains in the Pacific Northwest, our work can be found throughout the country, identified by a pattern of practices and perspectives that represent our approach and quality.