Staff Architect – Multifamily

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

Christopher Jones Architects

Christopher Jones Architects is a Seattle-based design firm founded on the belief that all buildings should be thoughtfully designed, well crafted, sustainable, and bring satisfaction to their owners.  To help us achieve our mission and handle our growing portfolio of work, we are looking for an enthusiastic and talented person to join our team working on all areas of design and documentation for our large multifamily housing projects.  Most of our projects are in Seattle and Tacoma, however experience in surrounding jurisdictions will be valuable.

As a small office, each person plays an important part in the culture of the firm, bringing their own humor, passions, and backgrounds. Given this, finding a personality that is a good fit into our “work family” will be as important as your experience and skills.  For those skills, while we understand that everyone brings a wide range of talents to the table, we’re currently looking for the following:

·         Bachelor or Master of Architecture, working towards licensure.

·         1-3 years of experience with mixed-use apartments and/or townhouses.

·         Ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously while delivering consistent results.

·         Understanding of typical Type V construction, and the ability to prepare construction documents with minimal rework.  Experience with Type I construction helpful.

·         Familiarity with the Seattle/International Building and Residential Codes, as well as the WA State Energy Code.

·         Knowledge of Seattle and/or Tacoma permitting processes is required, with Design Review experience preferred.

·         Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite.


The successful candidate should demonstrate their ability to:


·         Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly present ideas to the project team as well as clients, both in-person and electronically. (We cannot stress this enough).

·         Be a dependable self-starter, with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and move between them quickly and easily.


We value hard work, but realize it is best achieved through flexible scheduling and the ability to work remotely as needed.  Our staff are currently working a mix of in-person and remote schedules, and the option to do so will continue beyond the pandemic.  The office is located downtown on the 14th floor of the Medical Dental Building, which affords us nice views, a lot of sunshine, secure bike parking, easy access to transit, an on-site gym, showers, locker room, and an indoor garden space for a quiet getaway or lunches.

Salaries are competitive and based on experience, with benefits that include: fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; profit sharing; three weeks of paid time off and nine paid holidays; twenty hours of paid professional development time; reimbursed exam fees & professional memberships; as well as a flexible transportation subsidy. Hiring at CJA is equal opportunity, and not based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

To be considered for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter along with examples of your work to