Director of Architecture

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 1 month ago

Green Canopy NODE

Who we are:

Green Canopy NODE is a mission-driven, vertically integrated construction technology firm, residential developer, and fund manager. The company’s mission is to build homes, relationships, and businesses that help regenerate communities and environments. Our team is a group of deeply authentic, mission-aligned people working to bring all-electric, sustainable, healthy housing to all income levels.

This is an exciting time to join our growing team! The construction industry is ripe for disruption and evolution. Leveraging our construction tech expertise and deep industry experience, our team is working on scaling construction technology to lower building costs, help decarbonize the built environment, and help our clients and partners achieve their development objectives for less time and cost.


Who we’re looking for:

Green Canopy NODE is seeking a mission-aligned director of architecture who can leverage their expertise and enthusiasm to further our mission by managing internal and external design team members in the creation of excellent buildings while working to integrate new technology and processes. In this position, you will represent the design team within the company be accountable for the successful execution of the design team’s work.


In this position you will:

  • Lead and develop the architecture department to execute design and documentation of projects inline with project schedules, expectations of excellence, and efficiency.
  • Build the design team by providing mentoring and feedback of existing members and hiring new members.
  • Review and stamp drawings developed by the team
  • Collaborate with all aspects of the company in the evaluation of potential opportunities and risks in the design and execution of all new development projects
  • Collaborate with all aspects of the company in the development and integration of our proprietary technology
  • Stay abreast of market trends, regulatory changes, construction industry trends and incorporate this information into the work of the design team
  • Collaborate with company management on the continued growth and improvement of the organization


What you bring to the table:

  • License to practice architecture in Washington required; license to practice in Oregon preferred
  • 10 + years’ experience in an architectural work setting with management experience
  • Excellent organizational and graphic, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the Seattle Land Use Code and the Seattle entitlement process as it applies to single-family and multi-family residential projects, including experience with the Subdivision and LBA process, MUP and SEPA process, Design Review, Seattle Residential Code, Seattle Building Code, and ULS process; knowledge of the Portland Land Use Code and Portland entitlement process preferred
  • Experience analyzing sites for development potential, identifying design and entitlement risks related to these projects, and producing conceptual site layouts, residential and multifamily preferred
  • Experience with incorporating pre-fabrication technologies preferred
  • Working knowledge of BIM systems for drawing production, Revit preferred
  • Experience working with Microsoft Project preferred
  • An ability to delegate effectively; to empower direct reports to make decisions and take ownership of their work while also minimizing potential problems and ensuring high-quality work product.
  • Systems oriented: must be able to organize the work of the design team systematically and identify opportunities for improvement in systems and processes


Position and hours:

  • This is an exempt, full-time position, typically working Monday through Friday. Some hours outside of normal business hours will be required at times.
  • This is temporarily a remote work position until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Returning to work in an office environment will be at the Company’s discretion.
  • Occasional travel to project sites, local jurisdiction offices, and special events may be required.


Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary range $110,000 – $140,000 annually
  • Starting annual PTO of 120 hours per year
  • Monthly Technology stipend of $50
  • Monthly Wellness stipend of $25
  • 100% employer-paid health coverage for medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance for employees
  • Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program
  • Company 401(k) plan
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Company-paid parental leave for new parents
  • Leadership development and training for all employees


Next steps: 

To help us get to know you better, please apply with the following information:

  • A cover letter telling us why you would like to work with Green Canopy NODE. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • A copy of your resume
  • A copy of your portfolio

We want to connect with candidates who are excited about and want to be a part of the work we are doing at Green Canopy NODE.

Find out if YOU want to be a part of the team. Learn more at some of the links below:

  • Website:
  • Purposeful Growth Video, Mission and Values:
  • Theory of Change:
  • Regenerative Real Estate Podcast:
  • Merger Announcement:

We look forward to hearing from you!


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

To accomplish our mission, it is essential our team include diverse perspectives and lived experiences.  Green Canopy NODE believes that cultivating a culture of belonging can help all our team members grow and thrive. We nurture an equitable and inclusive work environment through our co-created and shared set of values and through ongoing learning, education and training. Green Canopy NODE is also proud to be a second-chance employer. We understand the challenges that people with conviction histories or those who are formerly incarcerated face. We are actively working to remove barriers to employment for all individuals and we do not perform background checks. We welcome you to apply and join us in our journey to become an equitable and inclusive workplace.