LEVER seeks enthusiastic intermediate interior architects to join our firm in Portland, Oregon. Dedicated to design, research, and innovation, we are looking for people who are excited to contribute to a growing practice. Our firm has a collaborative culture, and is committed to providing competitive salaries, benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.
Collaborate on commercial interiors projects, including programming client needs, concept design, schematic design, design development, and manage budget/schedule reviews
Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents
Participate in selection of furniture systems and specifications
Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction
Work with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives
Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples
Manage client expectations, and coordinate team and consultant communications
5-7 years of related experience as an interior designer, with a focus on commercial interiors
Must be proficient in Revit
Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, furniture systems and specifications, color and materials
Outstanding graphic presentation skills
Willingness to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple projects in various stages of development
Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly
Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills
Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp and In Design preferred
Bachelor's degree in Architecture and/or Interior Design or related field
To apply, please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job title in the subject line. We welcome applications from candidates willing to relocate to Portland. Relocation stipends may be available for new employees moving to Oregon.
About LEVER Architecture
LEVER Architecture is a Portland, Oregon based design firm that is dedicated to the creation of buildings that elevate human experience. The firm works closely with creative and mission-driven clients and has developed a body of built work that includes student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art, campus planning and design for major entertainment companies in California, and the L'Angolo Estate Winery. LEVER is nationally recognized for material innovation and pioneering work with mass timber construction. The firm completed the first building made from domestic Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and is poised to break ground on Framework, the first wood high-rise in the U.S.
In 2017, LEVER was named to Architectural Record's Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices. The firm's work has been published in the Atlantic, New York Times, Surface, and Dwell among others; and was recently featured in "Timber City," an exhibition at the National Building Museum on Washington DC.