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Architectural Staff

HKP Architects

HKP Architects

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
53,000 – 58,000 USD per year
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

We are looking for a motivated and talented individual to join our team and become part of a special group of community-minded, engaged designers. You will have the opportunity to work directly with Partners on projects, in larger teams, and on all aspects of project design, development, and construction administration.

Typical Architectural Staff employee has 2-4 years of experience with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture, with an interest in pursuing licensing.

Typical starting annual salary ranges from $53,000 - $58,000 + additional benefits, depending on experience, skill level, and ability to self-direct. Additional benefits include:

· Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance coverage

· 3 weeks paid PTO; which increases with tenure

· Matching 401-K Plan up to 3% of salary

· Annual Continuing Education Stipend

· Annual Paid Volunteer Hours

· Annual Technology Training


Architectural Staff work directly with the Partners, Project Architects, and Project Managers to initiate, develop, and execute a wide variety of project types and scales, support marketing efforts, support office-wide initiatives, develop office procedure improvements, and help grow all aspects of HKP services. Other opportunities and responsibilities include:

· Work with project teams to produce necessary documents at all phases of design and construction administration.

· Conduct field surveys to confirm as-built conditions; convert into 3-D models.

· Attend client meetings for programming, design, and construction administration.

· Support projects with meeting minutes and follow-up assignments/tasks.

· Maintain project files, both electronically and physically.

· Support project teams during construction administration by attending site visits,

· producing minutes, reviewing submittals.

· Archive project files.

· Support development of proposals, award applications, and various other submittals.

· Required Professional Skills

· Experience with Design Phase and Contract Document sets, including


· Experience with Construction Administration processes

· Experience with Code and Zoning requirements, and how to research them

· Experience with sustainable and universal design principles

· Comfort with presenting ideas to internal teams, clients, and contractors

· Able to quickly learn and utilize multiple technologies related to project documentation and marketing (renderings)

· Self-motivated and able to work independently with clear direction

· Able to work with other project staff in a positive, collaborative manner

· Open and honest communications

· Able to consistently meet deadlines and manage multiple, diverse, and complex tasks

· Ability to pitch in and assist on any level of task when the work calls for it

Required Technical Skills

· Revit (including ACC/BIM360)

· Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator specifically)

· Word

· Excel

· Beneficial Technical Skills

· Enscape, Rhino, Sketchup, and other modeling tools

· Bluebeam

· Smartsheet, Microsoft Project, and/or other Project Scheduling programs

· ProCore, E-Builder, and other Project Management platforms

· Adobe Acrobat

· Teams and Zoom

· Energy Modeling software

· Passive House training or certification

Why Should You Apply?

· You care about sustainability and community-oriented projects

· You want an opportunity to grow and develop a broad base of skills quickly

· You are interested in being an integral part of a growing and expanding practice

· You want to join a great group of designers and community-oriented individuals

· You have a desire to add your specific and unique skills to our team


Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and link to your portfolio to info@hkpa.com.

HKP Architects is an equal opportunity employer.

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