Designer/ Architect

  • Part Time
  • Seattle
  • Posted 1 month ago

live-work-play

Live-work-play architecture and interior design, located in Greenwood in North Seattle is a small full service residential architecture firm.  We collaborate closely in a detailed manner with our clients and with contractors during all phases of design and construction.

We are looking for a fun, conscientious and creative person to join our team on a part-time basis.  This person will work on urban residential projects with the principal that include accessory dwelling units, additions and remodels and new homes.  This will be a part-time position to start and can have flexible work hours and has the opportunity for growth.  It will be work from home to start and so clear communication is a must-have skill.  Candidates will be ones who enjoy taking a project through to completion.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Master degree in architecture (or Barch) and minimum of five years of experience in residential architecture in a seismic zone area.
  • Excellent and fluent written and spoken English communication skills and the ability to work within a team.
  • Strong technical ability and experience in all phases of residential design and construction
  • Working knowledge of local, Seattle-area building, zoning and energy codes.
  • Working knowledge of Seattle-area permit processes, forms and calculations.
  • Five years of experience in wood-frame construction and detailing with the ability to research, evaluate and recommend detail design solutions.
  • Ability to understand architectural and structural redlines and both draft and coordinate them accurately.
  • Strong ability to be pro-active, self-sufficient, multi-task and prioritize.
    Desire to work on many small and medium sized projects.
  • Computer skills:  Complete proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp,  Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge of keyboard shortcuts and two-handed drawing while using AutoCAD and SketchUp.

Preferred qualifications and skills:

  • Computer skills:  Proficiency in  Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Architecture License or Goal to achieve architectural registration.
  • Knowledge of sustainable architectural design practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop architectural projects during design development, permitting, construction document, specification phases in collaboration with principal.
  • Develop permit documents and forms.
  • Coordinate engineering information into architectural documents in a thorough and accurate manner.
  • Collaborate and communicate successfully and clearly with principal, engineers and other consultants and with the construction team.
  • Accurately prepare 2D production drawings and 3D presentation drawings in a timely manner.
  • Prepare feasibility study research.

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunity for part-time employment with a flexible work schedule

To be considered for this position please send a cover letter and resume along with samples of your work that include sketchup drawing files that you drew and pdfs of construction documents you were responsible for to sheri@live-work-play.net

No phone calls please.

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