Manager of Architectural Services

  • Full Time
  • Seattle
  • Posted 2 months ago


At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a diverse and passionate group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors, and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest To Build a Thriving Planet. If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you.


Here’s where you come in:

We’re currently seeking a Manager of Architectural Services to join our team based out of our Seattle, WA headquarters. You will drive design thought leadership into our MEP consulting engineering efforts and guide McKinstry’s architectural solutions business on a national level, supporting projects that are cutting edge and meaningful to our communities.


You’re great at:

  • Being the national architect of record for all McKinstry offices.
  • Acting as an owner’s representative pursuing all project entitlements (permits) and guiding 3rd party architects.
  • Proactively consulting with the engineering and design leadership team to determine project pursuits, scopes, and execution of work.
  • Coaching, developing, and managing McKinstry’s architectural team.
  • Being passionate for creating Zero Energy/ Zero Carbon buildings utilizing high-performance envelopes, integrated shading solutions, and robust daylighting strategies.


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) or Master of Architecture (M.Arch).
  • Must be a Licensed Architect, preferably with an active NCARB certificate.
  • At least 10 years of experience leading architectural teams and previous history supporting development opportunities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building codes, contracts negotiation, and building technology.
  • Expresses strong business acumen, communication, consulting, and negotiating skills.
  • Strong belief in the value of design-build delivery model.
  • Strong interest in Zero Energy/ Zero Carbon building and High-Performance Envelope design.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required; working knowledge of BOMA, Sketch-up and Revit is a plus.


In this role, you would report to Michael Frank, Vice President of Engineering and Design.

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity. 

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.