Architect (Advisory Committee Member)

  • Part Time
  • Olympia, Washington
  • Salary Range: 0.00
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

WA State Dept. of Enterprise Services

(Advisory Committee Member)

The State Department of Enterprise Services is seeking an experienced Architect to serve on the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee (CCDAC). This a volunteer position, which is appointed by the Director of the Department of Enterprise Services, for a three-year term.

Committee Description:
The CCDAC is an advisory group to the State Capitol Committee and the Director of the Department of Enterprise Services. This position fulfills an important stewardship role in contributing to the attainment of architectural, aesthetic, functional, and environmental excellence by reviewing and making recommendations on state facility programs, planning, designs, and landscaping located on the State Capitol Campus and in neighboring communities.

For more information about CCDAC, please visit:


The successful candidate will be expected to attend committee meetings, which are held quarterly for two hours in Olympia, WA. Meetings will be a combination of virtual and in-person format, typically held during normal business hours. CCDAC members may also be called upon to attend special meetings, committee workshops, and meetings held by the State Capitol Committee throughout the year.  DES does provide for customary reimbursements or an allowance for expenses for committee participation at regularly scheduled and special meetings in accordance with state law and established financial practices.


Candidates must have the following combination of experience and qualifications:

Professional Qualifications:

  • Hold a valid license to practice architecture in the state of Washington.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of architecture.

Historic Preservation Expertise: Demonstrated expertise or experience in historic preservation and conservation of architectural heritage.

Knowledge of Washington Capitol Campus: In-depth knowledge of the historical significance and architectural features of the Washington Capitol Campus.

Design Sensibility: Proven ability to analyze and evaluate architectural designs, ensuring they align with historical context and preservation principles.

Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey complex architectural concepts to diverse stakeholders.

Collaborative Approach: Experience working collaboratively in a committee or team environment, providing constructive feedback, and contributing to group decision-making.

Familiarity with Regulatory Guidelines: Understanding of local and national regulations related to historic preservation and architectural design.

Commitment to Community Engagement: Demonstrated commitment to engaging with the local community and stakeholders to gather input and ensure diverse perspectives are considered in the decision-making process.

Time Commitment: Willingness to commit to regular meetings, site visits, and other relevant activities as required by the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee.

Passion for Historic Preservation: A genuine passion for preserving historical sites and contributing to the enhancement of the cultural and architectural heritage of the Washington Capitol Campus.

**Experience with public works processes is strongly preferred.


Application Process:
To be considered for the position, please submit a letter of interest and a professional resume that describes:

The experience you will bring to the Committee that contributes to excellence in the planning, design and preservation of facilities at the State Capitol and neighboring communities.

How you meet the qualifications or desired experience for a volunteer Architect: The most successful applicants will have at least five years of design experience within a public works setting, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

OR prior experience in a major project

OR organizational leadership.
Washington Registered Architect required.

Address your letter of interest to: John Lyons, Assistant Program Manager- Planning, Facility Professional Services Division, Department of Enterprise Services, PO Box 41476, Olympia, WA 98504-1476.

Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to Chris Ferguson at If you have any questions, you can contact him directly at (360) -790-7758. DES will begin its review of applications on Monday January 8th, 2023.

If you know of anyone else who would be interested in this volunteer position on the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee, please do not hesitate to share this opportunity!