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Environmental Works is a nonprofit Community Design Center that provides architectural services to low-income and nonprofit clients throughout Washington State. We design affordable housing, community facilities, youth and child care centers, shelters, accessible renovations, public landscapes, and similar projects in which social, economic and environmental design are a primary focus. Our culture values office-wide collaboration and support; equity and diversity; open communications and sharing of resources; and high quality design. Environmental Works cultivates well-rounded professionals and strives to affect positive change in the world. We are committed to mentoring individuals from marginalized communities.

We are currently accepting applications for the following position. Click on the positions to jump to their descriptions. 

Project Architect/Project Manager (8+ Years)


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Project Architect / Project Manager

Environmental Works Community Design Center is seeking a Project Architect/Project Manager with 8+ years’ experience to be a member of our team with opportunities for growth within the organization.

Responsibilities include: Overseeing development of project design, construction documents production and construction administration; Communications with client and ensuring clients’ needs are met; Coordinating and overseeing the work of subconsultants; Project management including project budget and schedule oversight; Managing and guiding the work of project staff, such as interns; Code analyses.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • 8+ years of experience working on multi-family residential projects and/or commercial projects

  • Strong architectural design and technical skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; good people/team building skills

  • Attention to detail, especially envelope

  • Construction administration skills

  • Specification writing skills

  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree

Software program knowledge/capacity required:

  • Microsoft Office suite

  • CAD drafting proficiency – Vector Works and Revit knowledge a plus, but not required.

  • SketchUp

  • SpecLink proficiency a plus, but not required

Desirable qualities include: strong interest in and commitment to the mission of Environmental Works; flexibility to work on a variety of projects as needed; self-motivation with a desire to learn more and share learning experiences in a collaborative atmosphere. Experience with multi-family housing projects and ability to speak multiple languages is a plus.

Benefits Summary:

We offer competitive salary and benefits (see benefits summary below). Consideration for employment will not be based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation,) and pregnancy, national origin, age, disability.

  • Medical, Vision, Disability and life insurance

  • PTO time – all time is lumped into one (including sick vacation and holiday) and can be used at employee’s discretion. 5 weeks (17.33 hours per month). Can carry over 80 hours at the end of the year

  • 403b Retirement with 3% match after one year of employment

  • Continuing Education support

  • Professional memberships paid at 75%.

  • Flextime available with approval

  • Orca pass paid in full

  • Currently working to become a JUST organization per the Living Future Institute.