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VIA Architecture is a multi-disciplinary firm of urban strategists creating connected communities. With offices in Vancouver, Seattle and Oakland we are a highly interactive studio-based practice concentrating in planning, architecture and design for urban mixed-use development and infrastructure. Our systems-level sustainable design strategies and community-based design studio set us apart from traditional architectural practice.

We are currently seeking candidates for a Senior Technical Architect for our Vancouver office.

We are interested in exceptional people with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all scales.

Experience Requirements – Senior Technical Architects

  • Registered architect with 10+ years of architectural experience
  • Passive House Certified preferred

Key Skills

  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD & Sketchup
  • Deep knowledge of architectural technical detailing, envelope design, and specifications writing
  • Skill in the coordination and production of project documentation packages
  • Strong experience in the technical coordination of collaborative design disciplines, including integrated project delivery experience and 3-dimensional resolution of technical issues
  • Ability and experience with organizing, tracking and implementing project data, directives and design, tender and construction document production, consultant coordination
  • Experience with various construction and building types
  • In depth knowledge of the BCBC
  • Ability to delegate supervise and mentor junior staff members
  • Passion for green building; experience with sustainable building rating systems an asset



This person will supplement and work within our multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive technical architectural services for high-rise, wood frame, public transit and other commercial projects. This person will also oversee QA/QC processes and training for the Vancouver office.

How to Apply

Please email resume in PDF with cover letter/email, and “YourName_Senior Technical Architect” …

We are currently seeking candidates for our internship program in our Seattle office. There are two positions available: one for summer 2018 (July – September) and one for winter 2018-2019 (October 2018 – June 2019). These individuals will supplement and work within our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive architectural and/or planning services for various projects. We are interested in exceptional candidates with strong analytical, communication and technical skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all scales. Applicants with either an architectural, planning, or combined background will be considered. Prior office experience is not required.

Experience Requirements

  • Junior Intern with 0 – 3 years of experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe, Rhino & Sketchup highly desired.
  • Fluency with digital model rendering, Revit, Autocad and other graphic programs a plus
  • Be skilled in the preparation of graphic presentation material

Key Skills

  • Dedicated team player, excellent communicator, a self-starter possessing analytic and problem solving capabilities
  • Creative thinker with confidence to contribute new ideas and research to the firm
  • Interest in developing new skills and diving deeper into the profession


How to Apply

Please email resume in PDF with cover letter/email, and “YourName_Intern Program” in subject‐line, attention Jenny Burdzinski, jburdzinski@via‐

  • Please note which position interests you (summer 2018 or winter 2018-2019)
  • Please include samples of your work, keeping total email size below 2 MB.
  • No phone calls or office visits please.
  • Applicants must meet minimum experience qualifications to be considered for these positions.
  • Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.
  • Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

VIA is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the …

Two VIA projects were honored at the American Council of Consulting Engineers (ACEC) Washington awards early in 2018.  Tacoma Amtrak Cascades Station and South 200th Link Extension (Angle Lake Station) both took home Silver awards in the Complexity and Transportation categories, respectively. These awards are presented annually to teams demonstrating engineering excellence in a variety of categories.

The recently-opened Tacoma Amtrak Cascades Station relocated the existing Amtrak station in Tacoma to the Freighthouse Square Building, melding a new 9,875-square-foot station into a portion of the historic landmark built in 1909. The project team navigated a complex array of challenges to deliver this project under a demanding schedule. The teams’ work reconciled and balanced the requirements of the large multi-agency stakeholder group, seamlessly merging the new station systems into a century’s worth of existing infrastructure and systems, and worked within extremely confined physical space without interrupting busy daily rail operations.

The South 200th Link Extension project consists of a 1.6 mile extension to the light rail guideway, to the south of Sea-Tac Airport, and is anchored by Angle Lake Station as an interim terminus. VIA was the architectural lead on the design-build team comprised of partners PCL as lead contractor and HDR as lead engineering consultant. VIA’s role was to analyze the prescriptive elements of the station design, finding efficiencies, streamlining circulation, and providing a design concept that represented best value in the bid process.

For the subsequent design phase, VIA incorporated an ambitious sustainability program, including a rooftop photovoltaic …

Residents hang out in a ‘parklet’ created over street parking, on Main Street/21st Avenue, Vancouver BC. Image: City of Vancouver

Should the public sector continue to invest in parking?

That’s the fundamental question that VIA Senior Architect Dylan Glosecki will be discussing as part of “The Parking Revolution: build it and they won’t come” panel at 2018’s Urbanism Next Conference in Portland, Oregon, 5-7 March 2018.

The Parking Revolution will examine how the future – with shared mobility, technology and pricing—will change how we think about building more parking. See more about the 2018 Urbanism Next Conference on their website.

From automated vehicles to new forms of e-commerce, emerging technologies continue to shape and reshape urban environments. The Urbanism Next Conference will join private and public sector experts to share their knowledge on the impacts of technology on cities, over three session-packed days.

VIA Architecture is a proud supporter of Urbanism Next 2018.

Urbanism Next: The Parking Revolution: Tue 6th March, 1:30pm – 4:30pm (Venue TBA)

Full list of panelists:

Matt Shelden, AICP, Director, Planning & Innovation Planning, Environment & Project Development Department, Sound Transit Jemae Hoffman, ENV SP, EastLink Light Rail Development Manager (2018) Director for Sustainable Cities (through Dec 2017) and formerly from VIA Architecture (2017) Sound Transit (2018) Mark Hallenbeck, Director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), University of Washington Dylan Glosecki, Co Chair AIA Seattle, Urban Design Forum, Senior Architect, VIA Architecture and Planning Frank Ching, MBA, CPP, Board of Director & Executive Officer– National Parking Association Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning Parking Management & …

Sound Transit and the Office of Housing have approved the joint proposal submitted by Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing NW for the 6600 Roosevelt area. This new, mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) will be a large step forward in achieving Seattle’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) goals for more family–sized apartment units with the need to maximize the number of affordable units in the City.

VIA is leading the master planning and entitlement process for the development. The Bellwether-Mercy Housing team’s design focuses on creating dense, efficient housing for families, resulting in a greater number of expected residents than typical urban developments. By providing more apartment units with two and three bedrooms, families are more likely to find their future homes in this dense, transit-oriented development.

“This project is a perfect example of Sound Transit’s commitment to affordable housing. I’m grateful to the project team for their excellent proposal, the neighborhood for its tireless advocacy, and the City and Sound Transit for making this exciting project come to fruition.”

– Rob Johnson, Sound Transit Boardmember and Seattle City Councilmember.

The new Roosevelt Station, a key part of this development, is one of the two underground stations in the North Link extension. Roosevelt Station will open in fall 2021, providing light rail access to the University District and Northgate neighborhoods, as well as the broader Link Light Rail network. The site will also incorporate a range of active social service and retail/commercial uses which will be revealed by Sound Transit.

Matt Roewe, VIA Director, speaking on …