2017 AIA Wyoming Architectural Firm of the Year is seeking highly motivated, talented, loyal intern with a thirst for learning all types of architecture. A preference for candidates with regional ties to Wyoming and/or the neighboring states and an understanding of the geography, climate, politics and culture of the area. We are seeking an intern architect/graduate and/or drafter to fill a position available but will consider all levels of ability. We are offering a $5,000 signing bonus payable upon completion of a 90 day probationary period and guarantee of 3 years work or alternatively a $1,500 moving expense bonus payable upon arrival with no commitment beyond a 90 day probationary period.
Stateline No. 7 Architects is composed of up to 7 trained and dedicated professionals including a rescued lab-ridgeback mix, whose focus is office morale. The firm is consciously organized horizontally rather than the traditional vertical hierarchy which allows the principals to be involved in all facets from schematic design through construction administration. This horizontal stratification along with informal atmosphere ensures that design goals remain in focus and project objectives are obtained. The firm has a wide range of experience in diverse building types ranging from the complexities of medical facilities and large commercial developments in environmentally sensitive areas to the intimacies of private residential design
The firm has gained respect and recognition for architecture that is sensitive to its environment and creatively integrated into its surroundings. And despite working in a region lacking historic tax credit incentives, the firm has found a niche in repurposing existing buildings and leading by example. A great respect is placed upon existing structures that are repurposed whether historic or not. The existing building design is honored while adding the conveniences of modern technologies and re-integrating the structures into their contemporary context. One of these repurposed structures, T Square, includes an historic run-down structure on a prominent corner of downtown Casper that now serves as the firm’s offices, a loft space for the founding firm principal and an ongoing project to renovate additional space for a co-work office space in the difficult-to-rent basement.
The firm utilizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and uses Autodesk’s Revit. This BIM software is used from schematic mass modeling all the way through construction documents and coordination with consultant firms. 3D images and renderings combined with Photoshop, Google Earth, Sketch Up, and other interactive software programs have become the typical method that the firm uses to convey its design concepts to its clients. However, the firm still provides physical models, hand sketches and renderings when necessary to solidify the clients understanding of a project.
The firm tailors and produces its own yearly holiday greeting card as well as innovative project “e-nnouncements”, replica vintage “blueprint” gifts for clients, and this year held a birthday party/open house for their building which turned 100 years old - all of which are designed to celebrate and highlight the architecture profession.
Casper is Wyomings' second-largest city with a population of approximately 60,000. Casper has big town visions with small town charm. Casper is geographically situated such that all of the following destinations are within a four hour drive or less for convenient weekend get-aways: Yellowstone National Park, the Big Horn Mountains, the Black Hills of South Dakota, downtown Denver, Deadwood, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, the Rocky Mountains, several boating/fishing reservoirs, and more. Casper boasts a championship golf course, a mountain ski area, an indoor football team, the National Historic Trails Center, a nationally renown art museum, and is rich with western history along with plenty of outdoor fun with boating, skiing, world-class fly fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, and even a kayak course on the Platte River right in town! There are miles and miles of pathways winding thru town with plenty of opportunity for jogging, biking, blading, or just a stroll on a nice day. Our firm was also the lead designers for an outdoor events-driven plaza in the downtown, which was recently completed.
Health, dental and vision insurance is 100% paid, a simple IRA retirement plan, 100% of AIA dues paid if employee attends 50% of AIA meetings, IDP fees 100% paid, and Architectural Registration Examination fees 100% paid. Don't miss out on your opportunity to be a part of an innovative and progressive firm! Visit our website at www.stateline7.com for additional firm information.
Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp are preferred.
Preferred: Proficient at Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp.
Preferred: Construction experience, rural/western background, and/or military background.
Preferred: Wyoming and/or surrounding states and/or regional candidates.
Preferred: Ensure your significant other is agreeable to relocating to Casper, Wyoming prior to applying for this position.
Additional Salary Information: Pay is dependant and commensurate with level of skill and experience.
About Stateline No. 7 Architects
Stateline Architects core values include a belief that architecture should respond to its particular place and be a natural partner with the environment. Emphasis is placed on extending the design beyond the structure to carefully consider each project’s place, not only the immediate site context, but the greater urban fabric and connectivity. When designing within the urban landscape, the firm brings a level of commitment and accountability to their work, providing more than a glossy design. Integrating locally-sourced materials, vernacular design, and time-tested construction appropriate to the region, Stateline No 7 Architects extends the traditional boundaries of ethicality and provides contextual structures that endure, service their function admirably, and bolster the community’s investment.
The firm’s designs evolve from an appreciation for pragmatic solutions within the honesty of modernism and remain reflective of the grittiness that persists on the high plains of Wyoming. An easy coexistence of industrial, raw, free-spirited, utilitarian and Western traditions are expressed with authentic material cladding combined with unwavering emphasis on form and function in simpl...e rendition.
The signature of our work – in contrast to the age of prefabrication and automation - invokes the craftsmanship of the everyday tradesman; sustainability and energy conservation is achieved no-nonsensically; and client involvement for the duration of the project is essential. An unwavering emphasis on quality is mediated with a high degree of technical competence while immense pride in our work, professionalism, surprising uses of reclaimed materials, and an easy going manner guides our approach.
The firm is deeply engaged in the community and the architecture profession. Firm culture actively encourages involvement of the staff in community architectural review committees, local boards, AIA Wyoming boards and committees, architectural speaking engagements, collaboration in architectural documentaries, hosting high school and other public tour groups, lectures, pro bono services, collaborating with higher educational entities for architectural research, participation in local community development forums and leading community charrettes. The firm has sponsored three participants who have graduated from Leadership Casper program. In addition, the firm principals and staff embrace continuing education and repeatedly attend numerous professional development programs to stay highly informed about recent developments within the architecture profession, ensuring well-rounded architects who are also effectual global citizens.
The firm is regularly recognized in the media for their work in redeveloping structures and designing developments within the urban core of cities and towns across the region, including two documentaries that air on the public learning channel, over 40 articles featuring their projects, and several publications including their own recently published book. Stateline No. 7 Architects was awarded the Norman E. Nelson Preservation Achievement Award by the City of Rapid City, South Dakota, for historic preservation excellence in the rehabilitation of the 1886 Windsor Block Loft project, which marked the firm’s first historic rehabilitation project. The firm is also just one of seven recognized by the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office as qualified for historic preservation consultation and collaborates continually with the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the Wyoming Business Council’s Main Street Program to promote urban core rehabilitation and preservation efforts around the state.