• Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Mar 7, 2021

SHED Architecture & Design

SHED is looking for a talented and motivated designer/architect. This person will work closely with principals and teams to design and manage projects from Pre-Design through Contract Administration. This person will have proven their ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and is responsible for:

>Design and production drawings

>Presentation drawings

>Project Management (communication with clients and contractors)

>Overseeing small teams

>Permit and construction documents


>Have 3 – 6 years’ experience in the field of architecture, specifically in residential

>Have a portfolio that demonstrates outstanding design skills and dedication to design process

>Be proficient in SketchUp, which is our primary design tool.

>Be proficient in BIM software, ArchiCad a plus

>Have knowledge of sustainable design principles and practices including Passive House, Built Green and LEED; LEED and/or PHIUS Certification a plus

>Have a big picture understanding of the permitting process including communicating with local departments and overseeing the preparation of accurate permit and construction sets

>Have a solid understanding of construction assemblies, material properties, etc.

>Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and listening skills

>Communicate effectively verbally, graphically and in writing; present design ideas clearly and with confidence;

>Excel at researching and resolving technical issues.

SHED is an established Seattle architecture firm that takes design seriously. We value substance over style and work toward design solutions that are direct, innovative and project specific. SHED takes on three primary types of work:

1.    High-performance residential construction (LEED, Passive House, Net-Zero)

2.    Modern Residential remodels, renovations, and additions

3.    Adaptive re-use of existing (mostly historic) commercial buildings

Having origins as a design-build firm, we are inspired and informed by evolving methods, materials, and design concepts. We promote a collaborative culture that balances personal responsibility with mentorship and team support, and we provide an environment geared towards professional growth and development.

Competitive pay and benefits based on experience. Please send a resume and portfolio to Please understand that we can only respond to qualified candidates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SHED is a work-from-home studio for the time being. We do plan to return to our office in the Summer of 2021, pending local guidelines. We are committed to providing our staff with the necessary tools to make WFH manageable and efficient.

SHED is committed to providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.