Sr. Designer / Project Manager

Woodblock Architecture
Location: Portland, USA
Added on: 13 Mar 2019, Job offer expires on: 9 Sep 2019

Would you rather know the history of every object you touched or be able to talk to animals? Now let’s non sequitur that into…We are looking for someone awesome to join our team, work hard, and engage in thoughtful design and clearly…conversation.  As a member of the Woodblock Architecture team, you’ll work side by side along partners and staff to help us craft our client’s visions into a reality.  You’ll have the opportunity to both lead and support on various projects and continue to learn along the way.  You’re likely a brilliant designer with an exceptional eye for detail, and will most definitely enjoy a beer or two along the way.  You’re basically perfect, and so are we!  Well, almost.

Still interested? Cool! Here’s what you would do:

  • Collaboration and leadership with project team, including outside consultants, in all aspects of the design process
  • Develop project documents in all phases of design, both independently and in assistance as part of a larger team
  • Lead projects, or efforts within larger, more complex projects
  • Attends on-site visits and client meetings to verify design requirements and delivers design progress reviews
  • Performs architectural and building systems analysis
  • Independent and creative problem solving
  • Business development and project pursuit
  • Management of clients
  • Continuous learning while also helping to guide less experienced staff towards becoming kickass like you likely are!
  • You tell us! What are you passionate about that you would like to explore in your next opportunity?

And you? You have 8+ years of experience and all the fun stuff below:

  • Capable of managing multiple projects in separate phases at any time
  • Possesses technical competency with all aspects of architectural drawings and has proven experience in schematic design through construction administration.
  • Proficient with technical detailing, exterior building envelope systems and coordination with structural systems.
  • Detail oriented, motivated and highly organized
  • Working knowledge of engineering systems; the ability to understand and communicate with professionals of other disciplines
  • Knowledgeable of the design and construction process, applicable building codes, detailing methods, and product specification methods
  • Capable of producing and coordinating a complete set of construction documents for bidding and construction of medium to large sized building projects
  • Management of multiple clients and proven ability to problem solve under pressure
  • Has a demonstrated ability to communicate with team members and clients, and build client relationships/trust
  • Leadership of internal team(s)
  • Business development and pursuit of clients a plus
  • Is proficient with REVIT. AutoCAD experience a plus
  • Preferred experience with commercial, hospitality, and retail projects but not required
  • Desire and ability to continue learning
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Can enjoy the benefits of a loosely structured office setting a smaller architecture firm can offer
  • Bachelor or Masters of Architecture from an accredited college
  • Licensure a plus

And now you probably want to know who are… right?

Woodblock Architecture is a full-service architecture firm based in downtown Portland.  We’re a pretty stellar team of individuals that pride ourselves on building thoughtful relationships both with one another, our professional partners and our clients.  We create smart and purposeful design to bring the best vision to life for our clients.  We do a little bit of everything, purposefully, because why not do it all if you can? From hospitality, to office, to breweries, we invest time and dedication into each project and in getting to know our clients and the people involved to provide the best experience possible, start to finish.  We believe that each new project is more than a building, its an opportunity to create something awesome, build new relationships and come together for a local brew. We’re also big on keeping our culture a fun one. So if you like fun, you’re in the right place.

So what can we do for you in return for your magical work ethic?

We can offer you a salary (you’re welcome!), generous PTO and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, vision and dental, as well as 401(k) matching.  But most importantly, the gift that is our friendship.

You’ve made it to the end! SWEET.  If you’re interested, and why wouldn’t you be… please shoot us an email at with your resume, cover letter and any other fun stuff you want to include or questions you have for us!

After that? Beers.

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