• Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

CTA Design Builders - Architecture & Interiors


We’re looking for both mid-career and staff level architects with a professional degree and a minimum of 5+ years of residential experience to join our design team.  Opportunities grow into a leadership and/or ownership position in our established custom residential firm.

We have a small architectural office on Lake Union in Fremont specializing in a range of custom residential work: new homes, major remodels, additions and D/ADU’s.  We have built our successful firm on a foundation of healthy work ethics and family-friendly employment policies. Our 25+ years of design, building and hands-on construction experience is evident in our work. We play an active role during the building process with our contractor partners which enables us to consistently maintain a high level of building quality in our projects, occasionally including fun and unique fabrication details.

We seek team members who are eager for growth opportunities and who is excited to take on their own projects. We are comfortable with flexible hours, foster staff camaraderie in a studio environment, and encourage personal engagement in educational and community interests outside the office.

A strong candidate can demonstrate:

  • Experience and skill in taking on a high-end residential project from the beginning, including client management, design, production & construction detailing, interior finishes, and specifications.
  • Experience in guiding projects through the construction process, including working with clients, staff, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, & inspectors.
  • Ease with interpersonal relationships with clients, peers, consultants, staff & plans examiners.
  • A working knowledge of local codes and permitting processes around the Greater Seattle metro area.
  • Confidence & skill to manage and guide the project and the players through to completion, including budget management.
  • A fundamental but strong understanding of structures and construction processes.
    ArchiCAD experience preferred or Revit competency.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Interest and drive to always continue learning and explore ideas
  • Motivation to contribute to other efforts, such as marketing and staff growth.
  • Sense of humor & camaraderie

Our benefits include:

  • High level of personal & professional growth potential
  • Competitive pay with established raises
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Employer-matching retirement plan
  • Paid time off plus paid sick/personal leave and paid holidays
  • Compensation for educational workshops and classes
  • flexible office/home work hours
  • Easy commute – adjacent to Burke Gilman Trail (we are working remotely for now)
  • Group office learning lunches and celebrations
    Office outings to job sites, industry events, lectures, Architects Without Borders presentations, and  more


We (typially) close down the office for a week during the winter holidays.

Check out our website to see the type of projects you might work on and our blog for the latest and greatest work on the boards, plus the topics and values we’re interested in:

Please reply with a cover letter, resume and sample of your work to:  No phone calls please

Thank you!