Architect + Project Lead

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

DeForest Architects

DeForest Architects is inventive, thoughtful, collaborative, and in need of an Architect + Project Lead in our Seattle studio.

Clients have described our process as “inclusive, hands-on, fun, and addictive.” That hits the mark because it reflects our desire to be innovative not only in what  we design, but in how  we listen, learn, and work together. Learn more about our work and unique client process at

We need strong design, team leadership, self-sufficiency, project management, and production skills gained from a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on challenging projects in all phases, including complex custom single-family residential projects. Technical knowledge and thoughtful detailing are a must and communication and organizational skills should be second nature. Familiarity with ArchiCAD is a plus and a good sense of humor is a prerequisite.

We seek

  • idea people who are also capable of contributing to projects from start to finish,
  • collaborators who share their initiative, inspiration, and enthusiasm,
  • professionals who combine wide expertise with a spirit of discovery, and
  • talented designers who are devoted to serving clients.

There will be opportunities to practice leadership skills in design, client relations, team management and project management if you and the firm grow as we expect.

We have a sunny courtyard studio in Ballard in Seattle, WA and another in Lake Tahoe, CA, as well as a slate of exciting projects on the boards.

DeForest Architects brings people, buildings, and ideas together. If the work we do sounds interesting to you, and you have the experience we’ve described, please email your resume and work samples to We look forward to talking to you.