Craft Architects is an established, industry leading, award winning architecture firm providing exceptional client service and proven expertise in master planning, speculative new construction, tenant improvements, and build-to-suit projects. Our clients are recognized regional, national, and international companies in the industrial, financial, commercial, and retail arenas. We provide very specialized expertise in the Puget Sound area and believe in doing a few things very well.
As a 14-person diverse and dynamic office in Belltown, what is it about us that has such well-respected companies continue to rely on us? Quality and reliability. We enjoy a 90%+ repeat client record as proof that we build long-lasting relationships with our clients. We provide innovative, affordable design solutions and process management. The team brings immediate client-responsiveness, coordinated teamwork and a sense of ‘ownership’ for their work to produce success after success. Rock stars work here.
As a Project Architect / Project Manager, you will make an immediate positive impact by designing and managing new and on-going projects start to finish, interfacing with clients and working with small project teams. You’ll get to work on virtually all aspects of projects (no pigeon-holing here!) and have plenty of autonomy.
A typical project may be an industrial shell—or a Corporate Headquarter building with office, manufacturing, and distribution—or a bank, retail store or aerospace facility. You will interface with clients and consultants on day-to-day matters, set up or review production drawings (hand sketching, AutoCAD and/or Revit) and manage project budgets and schedules. In short, you’ll contribute from the start, work on all aspects of a project from beginning to end, expand your skills and grow your career in an informal yet highly focused environment.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Think ‘big picture’, clearly see and design the process from idea through construction and clearly articulate that process through words and pictures to clients.
Keep projects moving forward with quality, complete communication and attention to budgets and schedules. This may include site planning, due diligence, SEPA and other documentation, permitting.
Bring design ideas to constructible reality - detailing then sometimes drawing project solutions.
Assist general contractor with construction administration.
Strategize, organize, review and coordinate AutoCAD or Revit project documents.
Juggle multiple projects and deadlines; achieve all deadlines on or ahead of schedule and stay within established budgets.
Work collaboratively with project team in a transparent, focused and comfortable environment.
YOUR EXPERIENCE AND QUALITIES
Bachelor of Architecture minimum.
Likely 6-10 years architectural work experience, at least some in industrial and/or retail projects.
Demonstrated experience producing as well as managing multiple projects at various stages – the ability to ‘do’ the work as well as delegate it.
A forward-thinking, big-picture, and ‘let’s get it done’ attitude; identify problems and bring forward solution options.
Strong technical knowledge/experience in a broad range of construction types.
Proven ability to hand sketch rough designs; create or edit design documents using AutoCAD or Revit.
Clear, timely and articulate communications including spoken, formal and informal (email) written communication with clients and consultants, and transparent and collegial communication with other employees and project team members.
Demonstrated experience in client management—manage expectations, plan the work, document meetings and project progress, and solve problems, thus gaining client trust and building rapport.
Be a team player who can take direction when needed and be proactive as the situation requires.
A curiosity and enjoyment of life and your work!
Technical Skills Required:
Revit: successful completion of at least 5 projects
AutoCAD 2012 or more recent
Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Project
InDesign a plus
Compensation is negotiable based on level of experience. Health, dental, and vision insurance are included. Retirement program with matching is included with immediate vesting.
Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples electronically, with your name listed in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!