Project Architect & Studio Lead

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 1 month ago

Plum Projects LLC

Plum Projects LLC was founded in 2010 with origins derived from backgrounds in arts, fabrication and building in the field of construction. This diverse assortment of backgrounds has developed and shaped the company into who we are today and allows each one of our employees to be a contributing and essential team member to our company’s structure. We promote and practice a highly collaborative culture in which the build, design and fabrication teams collaborate to elevate the design of every project we work on. Through this collaborative culture we provide opportunities for mentorship, team support, professional development opportunities and encourage connections to our greater communities.

Job Description

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented Project Architect & Studio Lead who will work closely with the Director of Design to manage the studio and lead complex projects through all phases of work (As Built/Pre-Design through Construction Observation). Ideal candidates will have a strong technical background in constructing drawings sets, ability to learn and teach new tools and methods to the team. This position needs to work well with a team as well as independently. The Project Architect & Studio Lead will be responsible for:

  • Pre-Design and Feasibility studies, code research and design presentations
  • Create, develop, and maintain BIM models through all phases of design and construction
  • Develop a well-documented drawing set through all phases of a project
  • Project Management and serving as a point of contact for clients
  • Track project financials
  • Communicating and working closely with the build, design, and fabrication teams
  • Day to day team management and mentoring

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Approximately 10+ years of experience with a focus on single family residential
  • Familiarity with single family residential projects, development projects, and Commercial/TI all are beneficial
  • Professional license preferred
  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture degree
  • Ability to manage others, mentor staff, coordinate on workflow, and implement processes
  • Actively involved in business development working closely with the Director of Design vetting and securing new work
  • Capability to lead and design on multiple projects of various sizes, scales, complexities, and budgets
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite. Comfort with technology and ability to explore/learn new technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively through graphic and visual representation
  • Certification or interest in Passive House building technology is a plus as well as other experiences in green and sustainable practices
  • Desire to keep learning and developing skills

What you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary and commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation, Discretionary and 7 paid holidays
  • Health insurance, dental insurance is optional and paid by employee
  • 401k
  • Ability to actively work with a woodshop and construction team not just for projects but also research & development
  • Flexible and creative working environment

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio to: