Ankrom Moisan Architects is a dynamic design firm providing architecture, interiors, urban design, branding and identity strategy services to our clients. We make it our mission to create places where people and communities thrive. We express that not only in the work we produce, but by the way we work with one another. Our 300 team members in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco offices work collaboratively to inspire future growth both as an individual and as a firm.
Ankrom Moisan Architects is seeking a Spec Writer with 10 years of experience to join our Portland, Oregon office. This position will focus on large scale, technically complex projects.
Interprets architectural plans and prepares specifications to be used as construction documents
Writes technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties
Utilizes knowledge of material standards, industrial processes, and manufacturing procedures
Find innovative ways to meet client needs through the construction specification delivery process
Assist project team members in resolving problems related to the use and installation of building materials and products that arise during the design and construction phases
Comment on the proposed use of building products and materials, their suitability for the intended application, and alternative products when appropriate
Self-starter in terms of industry research and follow-through
Responsible for preparing project specifications, enhancing and maintaining master specifications
Extensive knowledge of building codes, structural systems, and materials standards
Develop specification requirements and solutions using master specifications
Work with project teams to develop deliverables throughout project phases
A technical resource assisting and mentoring staff on technical issues for both project and specification related issues
Stay current on product development, new materials, code changes and industry trends
Ten years of recent design and construction specification experience required
Previous experience with large-scale, technically complex projects and multiple clients preferred
Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field required
Familiarity MS Office and Excel required
Proficient with BSD SpecLink and BlueBeam software required
Knowledge of CSI principles and construction materials required
Professional Registration preferred
The ability to work independently on multiple projects at a time
Complete applications include a cover letter and resume.
Candidates only. No phone calls or recruiters please.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
About Ankrom Moisan
Architects Stewart Ankrom and Tom Moisan formed Ankrom Moisan in 1983 to provide integrated architectural, interior design, and urban design services to our clients. The mission of Ankrom Moisan is simple: Create Places Where People and Communities Thrive. We believe that when we achieve this, we help our clients achieve success.
We attribute much of our success to the work we’ve completed in Portland’s renowned Pearl District. Located just north of downtown Portland, we completed the first conversion of a warehouse to housing and played a dominant role in the development of this vibrant neighborhood. Ankrom Moisan has designed more than 2,132 housing units and 22 projects, including restaurants, offices, retail, and housing in this district alone.
We are now a national firm of more than 350 staff members and offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. Our portfolio includes award-winning mixed-use housing, condominiums, apartments, affordable housing, senior housing, student housing, healthcare, offices, hospitality, and retail. Much of our work is in urban environments and many of our projects include a mix of uses