LEVER Architecture is mid-sized architecture firm based in Portland, Oregon. We are seeking candidates to contribute to and grow with a young office dedicated to design, research, and impactful projects across many different scales, regions, and typologies. The firm brings international experience and design excellence to diverse range of building types including institutional, creative office, and multi-family housing, as well as being nationally recognized for technical innovation with mass timber. The best candidates will have a demonstrated enthusiasm for design, good communication skills, and experience with all design phases.
Duties may include:
Reporting directly to the Associate or Principal in charge, and potentially functioning as a project architect or project manager
Production of diagrams, models, renderings, and drawings for internal study, design presentation, consultant coordination, or client presentations
Research and preparation of presentation materials
Coordination with various engineers and consultants as required for the successful completion of various phases of design
Responsibility for the management and/or production of construction and contract documents
The ability to collaborate, work productively, and potentially lead various tasks or phases in a team-based studio environment
Experience & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture
4-8 years national and/or international professional architecture experience
Licensed Architect is a plus
Experience and familiarity with industry standard design software, including Revit required
Experience and familiarity with international and local building codes a plus
Comfortable working independently and as a productive member of a team
Experience coordinating with engineers and consultants
Experience producing detailed construction document sets and/or construction administration experience
Self-motivated, energetic, and organized, with strong graphic and verbal communication skills
Must live in or be willing to relocate to Portland, Oregon
Qualified candidates should submit by email a cover letter, resume, and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries should have “Intermediate Architect” in the subject heading. This is a full-time position with benefits. No phone calls or unannounced office visits, please.
About LEVER Architecture
LEVER Architecture is a Portland, Oregon based design firm that is dedicated to the creation of buildings that elevate human experience. The firm works closely with creative and mission-driven clients and has developed a body of built work that includes student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art, campus planning and design for major entertainment companies in California, and the L'Angolo Estate Winery. LEVER is nationally recognized for material innovation and pioneering work with mass timber construction. The firm completed the first building made from domestic Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and is poised to break ground on Framework, the first wood high-rise in the U.S.
In 2017, LEVER was named to Architectural Record's Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices. The firm's work has been published in the Atlantic, New York Times, Surface, and Dwell among others; and was recently featured in "Timber City," an exhibition at the National Building Museum on Washington DC.