ENTRY LEVEL DESIGN ASSOCIATE

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Jul 5, 2022

CAST architecture

CAST Architecture is a Seattle-based firm with extensive experience designing contemporary spaces throughout the Northwest. Specializing in modern and sustainable projects, the firm is committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community through vibrant and thoughtful design. We are inspired by collaboration, intend on crafting timeless, high performance buildings, and committed to positive social outcomes.

Our studio environment is friendly and low-key. We enjoy working collaboratively and actively foster a team approach in all of our endeavors. We pride ourselves in promoting a healthy work/life balance and passions and interests outside the office. While we wish we were always able to be together for collaboration and mentorship, we have a flexible schedule that includes working from home.

Job Description

The candidate will work under the direct support of a principal and will assist with all aspects of the design and production of residential, commercial and public architectural works. Our projects are staffed with small fluid teams, usually with a principal, project architect and design associate.  We pride ourselves in mentorship and support for professional development.

Qualifications:

First and foremost you are an exceptional designer who excels working in a collaborative and creative environment
A ‘can do’ work attitude on all tasks from the mundane to the extraordinary
Solid verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
A well rounded understanding of the technical aspects of architectural design including materials use, construction techniques and construction details
1-3 years experience
A Bachelors or Master’s degree in architecture from an accredited university is required
Licensure is not required.
Certification in Passive House or LEED, energy modeling experience with sustainable construction systems and methods would be valuable

Technical skills:

Proficient with architectural drafting software, preferably ArchiCAD (Note – we do not use AutoCAD).  We will train if you don’t have ArchiCAD experience but are ready to learn.
Familiar with Affinity, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office suite.
Capable of producing high quality renderings with Lumion would be very useful given the amount of schematic and design development work we’d expect from the candidate.

Submit cover letter, resume and samples of design work digitally to employment@castarchitecture.com. We will review and contact applicants on a rolling basis.

No phone calls or hand-delivered applications please.

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