Designer/ Architect

  • Part Time
  • Seattle
  • Posted 1 month ago


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.


  • 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

No phone calls please.