This position requires an independent thinker to lead a team with the project manager. You will be able to guide projects, using your experience and professional judgement to craft the final outcome. You will have the opportunity to develop a wide array of skills. You will have the opportunity to coordinate major aspects and components of projects with teams internal and external to the firm.
About SERA SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the Silicon Valley.
The SERA Workplace team enables businesses and organizations to transform their vision, culture and objectives into purposeful built environments. Our design team employs planning frameworks and outcome-based design strategies to maximize value in real estate solutions for sustainable design, interior environmental quality and space planning principles. We create visually and spatially compelling places that engage the workforce and create a rich cultural experience.
Our Workplace team brings diverse professional skills in architecture, interior design and engineering to create solutions that enrich human health, performance and happiness for both local and global organizations. The work is high performance, high velocity, and highly collaborative. Our teams achieve their highest performance as integrated teams with owners and builders.
Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited program.
Generally have 8+ years of experience.
Proficiency in Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, and Bluebeam required.
LEED AP Preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of Sketchup, SpecLink, Smartsheet, Ajera preferred.
Possesses intermediate to advanced knowledge of the OSSC/ ADAAG and possesses the ability to achieve the intent of the code through variances and appeals.
Possesses knowledge of other codes such as OMSC, OFC, NFPA, OSHA, FHA, ANSI, City of Portland, etc. and the USGBC LEED rating system and score card.
Advanced ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats.
Advanced ability to determine the right tool for the task.
Advanced ability to prioritize and evaluate multiple important tasks.
Advanced critical thinking to identify strengths, weaknesses or alternate solutions to a problem independently.
Advanced professional judgment and decision making processes to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Established leadership skills that motivate and guide teams and projects to desired outcomes.
Established skills necessary to resolve conflicts within project teams.
Established ability to negotiate with and/ or advocate for team members, consultants, clients, jurisdictions for the benefit of SERA and the project.
SERA Architects is a progressive, 100% employee-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer, based in Portland, OR. We are also growing our presence with a new Silicon Valley office.
We work collaboratively with communities, universities, corporations, and institutions to formulate a sustainable development framework for the social, cultural, economic, and ecological infrastructure that underpins the ma...king of whole and beautiful places. We engage in a broad array of planning and urban design services, including framework and concept planning, urban revitalization and (re)development plans, streetscape design, corridor planning, facilities and campus planning, and transit-oriented design and development.
Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We provide quality service to our clients, while ensuring the growth and well-being of our team. We have an excellent and diversified benefits package.