Project Architect (5+ yrs exp)

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Salary Range:
  • Posted 2 months ago

Studio Meng Strazzara

Studio Meng Strazzara has been creating modern, functional, and beautiful spaces since 1976. We provide architectural services across a broad range of markets, approaching every project with a thorough and thoughtful understanding of each client’s needs. We are always seeking creative personalities eager to deliver excellent designs and unmatched service.

Position Overview

Our ideal Project Architect has a passion for architecture and an unwavering commitment to quality. As a technically sound designer, you value the details required of thoughtful spaces. In this role, you will apply your architectural and interpersonal skills to create lasting, positive impacts in our communities, neighborhoods, and region. We are looking for growing leaders who know how to build successful teams by highlighting strengths and bolstering deficiencies. This is an immediate, full-time position based in our Seattle office for mid-level leaders.


  • Collaborate with Principals, Project Managers, and other team members to deliver practical, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing solutions
  • Direct all phases of project development, from project initiation through project close-out
  • Directly communicate with clients to meet their needs and deliver beyond their expectations
  • Participate in business development activities such as networking, client development, and proposal creation
  • Create and maintain documents such as drawings, models, and construction documents
  • Prepare design packets, master use permit (MUP) applications, and presentations
  • Research products, vendors, and means and methods
  • Contribute to client and design team meetings
  • Coordinate with authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs)
  • Interface with contractors by participating in construction administration
  • Solve problems, meet deadlines, and have fun

Minimum Qualifications

  • Architecture degree from an NAAB-accredited program
  • 5+ years of professional experience working for an architecture firm
  • Licensed architect in the U.S.
  • Experienced in all phases of project development, from project initiation through project close-out
  • Working knowledge of building codes, materials, methods, jurisdictional review processes, and technical specifications
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Autodesk Revit proficiency
  • Active listening and clear communication skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Collaborative mindset willing to champion the design process
  • Strong work ethic and ability to take ownership over the design process

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education and/or public facilities experience
  • Skills in mentorship and guidance
  • Experience with alternative delivery methods such as Progressive Design-Build (PDB), Design-Build (DB), and/or General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM)
  • Additional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and/or Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED)
  • Participation in professional organizations such as American Institute of Architects (AIA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and/or Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)
  • An active industry network of clients and colleagues
  • Additional software experience such as, Autodesk AutoCAD, Trimble Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite, Lumion, Enscape


  • Salary $85,000 – $115,000
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) plus eight paid holidays
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Profit sharing and merit-based spot bonuses
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and/or dependent care assistance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Personal fitness discount at the Seattle Athletic Club
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Discounted / subsidized public transportation
  • Inspiring office views of Elliott Bay, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle skyline

Interested? We’d love to hear from you! To apply please submit a cover letter, current resume, and portfolio to (Limit 5mb)

Studio Meng Strazzara is an equal opportunity employer, and participates in the E-Verify program for employment eligibility verification.