The award-winning team at GGLO, a collaborative design firm in Seattle and Los Angeles, seeks an Interior Project Architect for our Seattle location.
We are an innovative firm designing buildings, landscapes, and places that weave together a vibrant mix of uses to embrace the communities in which we work. Our dynamic team of interdisciplinary professionals crafts solutions for our clients by asking the right questions, diving deep into understanding their needs and the context of our projects, and by pursuing new ways of thinking about the future. We are recognized in the design community for the quality and thoughtfulness of our work, and for being focused on outcomes that build healthy communities and cities.
About The Role
The primary function of the Interior Project Architect is to facilitate and coordinate architectural services with aligned disciplines on assigned projects from project analysis through completion for interior design and interior architecture projects. This role is responsible for technical design & production, model management and coordination of the work with consultants on a variety of housing, senior living and mixed-use projects. Project work spans both new construction and interior renovations for multi-phase, multi-building projects.
8 or more years of professional experience, with 1 year minimum relevant US work experience
Architecture degree from an accredited University in the United States
Demonstrated proficiency with Revit, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite and Windows OS
Working knowledge of multi-family housing, hospitality, tenant improvement, and mixed-use project types
Extensive knowledge of interior materials and construction methods related to interior architecture
Proven knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements
Ability to provide technical guidance to project staff
Comprehension of and ability to impact technical implications of interior design decisions
Understanding of all aspects and phases of the interior design and interior architectural production process
Comprehension of building permitting process and ability to lead technical delivery of permit documentation
Demonstrated ability to produce quality work
Authorization to work in the United States
Successful GGLO Interior Project Architects Have:
LEED Green Associate or equivalent accreditation
Experience in our core markets
Displayed technical expertise in components of materials and detailing
Experience with and confidence in coordinating with external consultants, such as Structural, MEP, Code, Permit Expeditor, Accessibility, Lighting, Kitchen and Procurement consultants
Ability to coach and mentor less experienced staff
Proven history of excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication and presentation skills
Additional Salary Information: We offer paid licensure and industry memberships, professional development, mentorship programs, flexible schedules, remote work, generous time off, ORCA commuter passes, bicycle parking, office bicycles for use, casual dress code, relaxed atmosphere, pet friendly atmosphere, indoor gym, pool, sauna, summer concert series in our outdoor space, and a collaborative, stable environment. Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefit package including fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance, 401K with employer match program, annual Profit Sharing contributions, as well as an annual discretionary bonus opportunity for all employees.
Our office culture is friendly and informal. Our collaborative style is reflected in our integrated multi-disciplinary approach to design and our open office environment. Our leadership is active, involved, and approachable.Sustainability is one of our firm’s core values, and we have established an in-house Sustainable Design Group to help focus our knowledge and skills on sustainable approaches to our operations, as well as our projects. Our downtown Seattle office provides a healthy, comfortable working environment that is close to public transportation, community services, and entertainment. We value community involvement. Our principals and staff serve on boards for housing providers, community service organizations, and cultural groups. We encourage participation in neighborhood groups, volunteer organizations, and charitable events. We contribute to civic life in many diverse ways. With every project, we measure our success not simply by the function and beauty of the completed designs, but by our client’s satisfaction with each phase of the work. Because we believe a space should say something about its inhabitants, as well as the region it is a part of, we take factors like... client personality and community culture into consideration, designing for today’s needs and tomorrow’s possibilities.