Design Professional Architect: all levels including recent graduates
Stateline No. 7 Architects
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Type: Full Time
Salary: 41,600 - 52,000
Computer Aided Design
Salary is dependent and commensurate with position, level of skill, and experience.
4 Year Degree
About the Job: Is this job for you?
Seeking motivated, goal-oriented, self-starter design professional architect with a thirst for all types of architecture and interior design.
Chart your own course and own your projects from start to finish! Join a small design-focused firm that will give you experiences to further your career path. Learn and grow with us, explore new ways of thinking, and expand your capabilities!
You will be involved with design (from conception to completion) and graphics | renderings – 2D and 3D
You will be exposed to variety of project types
You will be involved directly with owners, engineers, contractors, and product reps.
You will be exposed to the construction process
You will be mentored (one-on-one) and learn all the facets of design:
The complete design process
Participate in building / site walk throughs
About Us (Brief):
We are an established firm centrally located in Casper, Wyoming. We are regularly recognized in the media for our work in redeveloping | developments within the urban cores across the region to promote urban revitalization, including two documentaries, over 115 articles, and several publications including our own published self-authored book (with a second book in the works). We have been recognized with design awards at both the State and Regional levels and two projects have been published in ArchDaily, a worldwide circulating digital architecture magazine!
We are composed of up to seven trained and dedicated professionals including a rescued mix dog, whose focus is office morale. We are consciously organized horizontally rather than the traditional vertical hierarchy which allows the principals to be involved in all facets from conceptual design through construction administration, ensuring that design goals remain in focus and project objectives are obtained. This horizonal hierarchy ensures that all employees are valued and welcome to provide suggestions that can better the firm. Advancement within the firm extends all the way to the principal position(s)!
We have 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, we have found a niche in re-purposing existing buildings for adaptive reuse. One of these repurposed structures includes a historic, previously run-down warehouse structure that now serves as our firm's office.
We are deeply engaged in the community and the architecture profession. Our firm culture actively encourages involvement in not only AIA, but 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. And our firm was recognized for our support of our emerging professionals recently with the AIA Wyoming EP Friendly Firm Award in 2023!
Our office culture is a tightknit office with group design discussions, weekly team meetings, family friendly, and encouragement of work | life balance.
The firm has a wide range of experience in diverse building types, and we do not specialize in a particular project type.
Sustainability, environmental accountability, and energy efficiency in a “no nonsense” fashion has always been interwoven with our design, despite practicing in a region where the economy relies on fossil fuel extraction.
Additionally, the number of structures saved and repurposed, represents an immeasurable conservation of cultural resources and the preservation of our history for future generations.
Casper is Wyoming's second-largest city with a population of approximately 60,000. Casper has big town visions with small town charm. Our vibrant community has:
No state income tax
Low sales tax (6%)
Maximum 10-15 minute commutes
Great schools (school of choice)
Low crime rates
Free parking is always available
Casper boasts a championship golf course, a mountain ski area, the National Historic Trails Center, a nationally renown art museum, and is rich with western history along with plenty of outdoor fun with free community events at our own award-winning David Street Station, rodeos, concerts, boating, skiing, world-class fly fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, and even a white-water 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, or just a stroll on a nice day. Casper is a mid-sized town; away from the dense, overpopulated, expensive city-living!
Casper is geographically situated such that the following destinations are within a four-hour drive for convenient weekend get-aways:
Yellowstone National Park
Big Horn Mountains
Black Hills of South Dakota
Grand Teton National Park
several boating | fishing reservoirs
$5,000 Signing Bonus: payable upon satisfactory completion of 90-day probation and agreement to remain at the firm for a minimum of three years OR alternatively a $2,000 moving expense bonus payable upon arrival with no commitment beyond a 90-day probationary period
Health, dental, and vision insurance are 100% paid for the employee
A simple IRA retirement plan where the employer matches your contributions (no vesting period required)
100% of AIA dues paid if employee attends 50% of yearly AIA meetings
IDP or AXP fees are 100% paid
Architectural Registration Examination and NCIDQ testing fees 100% paid
End-of-year bonuses based on individual performance and financial position of the firm
10 days of vacation per year
10 days of authorized leave per year
Paid time for lunch-n-learns, AIA Wyoming conferences, manufacturer/product tours, etc.
Firm lunches to celebrate birthdays, work anniversaries, etc.
End-of-year employee review to evaluate your progress
5-day work weeks
Minimum overtime hours except for project crunch time
Every day is jeans day
Huge work area / workstations with 3-monitor set up
New computers and triple monitors, new plotter, new copier – we are committed to keeping up with technology
Option to work from home when necessary
Option to make up time and take longer weekends when schedules allow
Rotating office music with the ability to listen to your own music via earphones
How to apply?
Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position, the firm, the firm projects, the firm culture, and your ties to Wyoming and the region
Send your resume with your qualifications
Send a link to your digital portfolio
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 information.
Preferred: Proficient at Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp.
Mandatory: Architectural degree holder and/or minimum 5 years experience within the profession.
Preferred: Construction experience, western background, and | or military background.
Mandatory: Ensure your significant other is agreeable to relocating to Casper, Wyoming prior to applying for this position.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).
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.
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. And the firm has been recognized with design excellence awards at both the state and regional level as well as two projects being published in world-wide circulating magazine where both projects were also nominated for their "building of the year" award!