Project Architect

  • Full Time
  • Seattle
  • Posted 2 months ago

Carrier Johnson

Project Architect – Seattle

Carrier Johnson + Culture is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural design firm with locations in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles. Our work is complex, impactful, fast-paced and exciting thriving on collaboration and discussion. This approach blends the talents and skill-sets from architecture, landscape architecture and interior design to create unique and functional environments appropriate to the ecological, cultural and social aspects of all the communities we work for and in. The diversity of our work includes urban design, campus master-plans, hospitality, mixed-use developments, urban residential, retail, river parks and master-planned communities.


Firm Culture:

Support the firm’s design ethos – seek high design solutions inspired by authentic design influences…seek design concepts informed by real conditions

Small to Large projects will be documented.  Have at least 5-8 years of experience doing technical documentation of Residential, Commercial, or Institutional
Show strong evidence of the technical documents being completed from concept design to permitting
Good level of code conformance skill is needed:  Proficiency in understanding code intent as well as specific language is required so that code conformance can be achieved. Staying up to date with all types of code updates, and recent interpretations by governing agencies
Understanding of how long production tasks should take to be completed is important as this person has to make sure that team staff gets their work done efficiently
Be able to cartoon out the technical document deliverables and calculate cost effective fees with assistance
Should have a varied portfolio of past project types that can be drawn on while documenting the current project.  Previous experience with similar project types is preferred but not required
Be someone that naturally follows through on commitments.  They have to learn to build the client’s trust while developing design ideas into constructible documents.  Ability to solve difficult coordination issues as they arise (code misinterpretations, system design busts, material substitutions) with professionalism
Active mentoring of design team members
Good knowledge of what each design consultant can offer the team in terms of specific system options
Be committed to improving the CJ+C design process by pursuing continuing education opportunities that are technical in nature.  Getting involved with outside organizations that are research oriented would be a good ability to develop
Be very technically oriented and have the ability to get each teammate to develop/exhibit this skill
Having a strong technical background in terms of materials knowledge, detailing, and systems coordination
Licensed Architect
Local Seattle Metro area project experience preferred

Auto-Cad experience – ability to interface with consultant disciplines limited to this software
REVIT experience required – have a medium to high level of skill
MS Word document creation and writing skills.  Effective specification editing is key skill, needs to be mentored by CJ Specs/QA leader
MS Excel spreadsheet document creation and editing skills are valuable to have.  Code analysis, simple scheduling and data calculations can all be done more efficiently with spreadsheet knowledge
Specifications – have the ability to edit master sections.  Develop their knowledge of products to understand specification quality liability risks.  Need to know how to write specs on a non-proprietary basis with assistance from CJ Specs/QA leader
System coordination and detailing experience – learn to gauge how complete the technical documents are at any point in the project.  Be able to identify the impact of one material or system on the others that it needs to be integrated with
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive compensation package including medical, dental insurance, a 401(k) and ESOP program, along other excellent benefits. To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and work samples to