Project Architect

East Brown Cow
Location: Portland, ME, USA
Added on: 16 Jul 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Nov 2023

East Brown Cow and its affiliates comprise a real estate investment, development, and management company established in the summer of 1989 as a first-generation family business. Since that time, the portfolio has grown significantly and now includes over 26 assets in Maine’s greater Portland urban area, including over 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use office, retail, hospitality space and structured parking.

The company seeks to create meaningful connections to the surrounding urban fabric through high-quality design and a carefully-curated use of all assets, and is dedicated to providing first-class management services to tenants. Actively acquiring and redeveloping several high-profile properties in Portland’s fast-changing downtown, East Brown Cow is grounded in a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship, quality and thoughtfulness in urban design, preservation and activation of open space, and the exploration of new technology. East Brown Cow’s aspirations are driven by a continued passion for excellence.

East Brown Cow has earned a reputation for its commitment to the community through both volunteerism and philanthropy. Staff are encouraged to donate their time to area non-profits, and the company has regular group volunteer outings. East Brown Cow also makes significant philanthropic contributions, with a particular focus on Environment, Education, and Economic Development.

Selection of current significant projects

  • Vision, planning, and design for a city block in the downtown Old Port neighborhood of Portland.
  • Design and planning for a proposed ground-up building with a world-renowned design studio that would be the tallest occupied structure in Northern New England.
  • Acquisition through construction of a significant historic tax credit rehabilitation, hospitality conversion, and retail renovation for a circa 1867 structure.

Project Architect
The Project Architect is responsible for aiding in the design and management of all development-related projects at East Brown Cow from project conceptualization and planning through design, permitting, and construction. This position reports to the Director of Development and is required to work closely with all EBC staff as well as tenants, architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, consultants, lawyers, project managers, and local/city, state, and federal government officials, among others. This is a full-time salaried/exempt position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Offer design services on a project-by-project basis, such as:
    • Conduct site surveys, field verifications, and schematic-level test-fit plans.
    • Aid in the creation of design-phase documents.
    • Ability to review all deliverables for quality, accuracy, and completeness.
    • Assist in construction permitting.
    • Sourcing, selecting, and compiling project-related specifications such as architectural and interior finishes.
  • Act as an in-house designer and architect for select renovation and improvement projects.
  • Produce architectural and interiors material for marketing and leasing purposes.


  • Participate in master planning for applicable larger development projects.
  • Assist in the process of long-term development planning for existing assets and potential acquisitions.
  • Coordinate research and documentation of historic preservation and rehabilitation planning of locally and nationally registered historic properties.
  • Aid in the creation of design and construction RFPs for future development.

Project Management

  • Administratively assist in the management of all development projects from conceptualization through completion.
  • Oversee EBC’s use of the Autodesk Construction Cloud project management platform by specifying and organizing all development processes, including locating all mid to large scale construction and development projects on the platform.
  • Coordinate and review 3D scanning surveys (point cloud and BIM modeling) of existing assets.



  • Minimum 3-5 years of full-time post-graduate work experience in an architectural practice.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Degree in Architecture from an accredited institution.
  • Registered Architect.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit/BIM, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage and coordinate with partners and clients.
  • Highly knowledgeable of design and construction processes on commercial projects.
  • Solid and creative conceptual, graphic, and design skills demonstrated in a sample of work.
  • Have an exceptional attention to detail.


  • Experience working with project management tools such as Autodesk Construction Cloud and/or Procore.
  • Strong skills in Rhino and rendering software such as V-Ray or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with green building standards such as LEED, Energy Star, and WELL.
  • Knowledge of BOMA measurement standards.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, references, and sample of work (maximum 8 pages) via email to with the subject: EBC-PA-FIRSTNAMELASTNAME. Please note that applications sent without a sample of work will not be reviewed.

Benefits Package
• Competitive Salary
• Simple IRA Retirement Plan with company match up to 3%.
• Health Insurance and Dental Insurance.
• Employee Life Insurance, AD&D Life Insurance.
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability.
• Health Savings Account.
• Health Reimbursement Arrangement.
• 2 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO).
• 7 paid holidays.
• Paid Sick Days.
• Paid Parental Leave.
• Paid Bereavement Leave.
• Paid Military Leave.
• Paid Jury Duty.
• Employee Educational Advancement, all academic and educational courses, seminars, certifications, or degrees paid for by company with prior approval.
• Company-provided parking.

Working Conditions

  • Designated office and working hours are 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday to Friday.
  • The Project Architect needs to be available to either respond to or assist/triage a development-related emergency outside of traditional business hours. This may result in more than 40 hours of work occurring during some weeks.

Nondiscrimination Policy: East Brown Cow is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetics, gender identity, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, family status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. East Brown Cow is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Covid-19 Policy: East Brown Cow requires that all staff members are fully vaccinated. Documentation of vaccination status is required.

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