Architect/Designer for Custom Homes

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 2 months ago

Studio Zerbey Architects

Are you interested in working for a small architecture and interior design firm focused on thoughtfully detailed custom homes and remodels throughout the west coast US?

Studio Zerbey is a design-oriented architecture firm located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. We’re growing our team of four by adding another architect or designer. We’re flexible on your experience level and mostly interested in hiring good people with a desire to excel and grow as a part of our team. Our current work includes highly detailed custom homes starting construction this summer and fall and new design starts for custom homes on Bainbridge Island, Phinney Ridge, Carmel, and Lake Washington. We are a full-service architecture and interior design firm involved in projects from the pre-design phase throughout completion of construction, including contract negotiations and construction administration. Each of our projects start with a response to the site, the client’s budget and program, and end with a comprehensive construction drawing set which includes thoughtfully coordinated consultant drawings, full interior design, lighting and electrical design, a thorough collection of enlarged details and specifications.

Ideal candidates should have all or most of the following:

  • Integrity, dependability, efficient communication, and a decent sense of humor
  • A professional degree in architecture
  • Technical experience in developing permit submittals and detailing custom homes
  • A good eye for design composition and working knowledge of residential construction methods

Bonus points for candidates who have:

  • Working knowledge of ArchiCAD or the ability to learn ArchiCAD from our team
  • Experience with VR and rendering programs such as Lumion or Enscape

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work closely with two design principals/mentors on all aspects of our workflow
  • The best hardware and software available to do our work
  • Flexible hours for those who prefer to work from home or work part-time and will consider mostly remote work for candidates with more experience
  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, PTO, and holidays
  • A well-balanced office culture who values our employees lives outside of the office

COVID-19 Information:

All Studio Zerbey team members are fully vaccinated and boosted. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations. Before the pandemic, we built a detached office and conference room with workshop in our backyard. At the beginning of the pandemic, we upgraded our HVAC system to have UV-C lights, MERV 16 filters, and an Air Scrubber. Each workstation has a desktop HEPA filter and we have a large HEPA filter in the conference room. Check out our website for the project titled “Backyard Home Office + Workshop” to see the space.

Please email your resume/portfolio to, including work samples and all relevant software experience. We look forward to meeting you and will respond to all applicants who are a good fit.