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VIA Architecture Is Seeking Great Team Members

Jan 13, 2012

VIA Architecture is a strategic architectural and planning firm with offices in Seattle WA and Vancouver BC. We are a studio based practice leading a variety of local projects including transit systems design, mixed-use infill architecture, community plans and urban sustainability strategies. We are currently seeking candidates to fill four positions in our Seattle office:

  1. Project Manager
  2. Technical Architect
  3. Administrative Assistant
  4. Marketing Coordinator

1. Project Manager:

This person will work within our multidisciplinary team to provide management and leadership on high-rise residential, commercial and public transit projects.

Experience Requirements

  • Registered architect with 6 to 10 years of project management experience
  • LEED AP preferred

Key Skills

  • Dedicated team player, excellent communicator, possessing demonstrated skill at management of technically complex projects.
  • Strong client relations experience and interest in business development.
  • Experience with project controls on complex building types, including scope, schedule and budget development, change management, tracking and reporting.
  • Passion for high quality design and sustainable design. Experience with sustainable building rating systems an asset.
  • Thorough familiarity with the technical considerations involved in coordinating and executing high-rise residential, commercial, and public transit building types.
  • Strong experience in the management of documentation created in Revit 3D Building Information Modeling and AutoCAD. Fluency with production in these programs and other drawing programs such as Google Sketchup an asset.
  • Skill in the management and coordination of project documentation and preparation of graphic presentation material.
  • Strong experience in the management of collaborative design disciplines, including integrated project delivery experience.

2. Technical Architect:

This person will perform a key role within complex project documentation teams to lead development of design concepts through technical execution.

Experience Requirements

  • Architect with 10 to 15 years of technical experience
  • LEED AP preferred

Key Skills

  • Dedicated team player, excellent communicator, with demonstrated skill at the detailed execution of complex projects, including high-rise residential, commercial and transit buildings.
  • Deep skills in architectural technical detailing, envelope design, and specifications writing.
  • Passion for green building; experience with sustainable building rating systems an asset.
  • Fluency in the use Revit 3D Building Information Modeling and AutoCAD, including both strong computer drafting and information management skills.
  • Skill in the coordination and production of project documentation packages and preparation of graphic presentation material.
  • Strong experience in the technical coordination of collaborative design disciplines, including integrated project delivery experience and 3-dimensional resolution of technical issues.
  • Site review and construction phase service experience an asset.

3. Administrative Assistant

Job Requirements:

  • 2-4 years reception experience in a creative office environment
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of general IT support
  • Team player that is willing to do a variety of tasks as needed
  • Experience in event planning, meeting scheduling, and client hospitality
  • General office management experience
  • Good Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite skills
  • Experience in graphic design or marketing support an asset

4. Marketing Coordinator

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite  (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • 6-8 years marketing experience, 2-3 years in the A/E/C industry preferred
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure and handle multiple assignments concurrently
  • Excellent communication skills – a “people person” with a positive outlook
  • Team player that is willing to go the extra mile
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work with strong personalities
  • Strong writing and graphic design skills
  • Willingness to travel to our Vancouver, BC office

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits, including medical/dental insurance, retirement funds contribution matching, and transit subsidy.

How to Apply

Please email resume in PDF with cover letter/email, and the title of the job you are interested in in the  subject-line, attention Catherine Calvert, AIA, ccalvert@via-architecture.com:

  • Please include samples of your work, keeping total email size below 3 MB.
  • No phone calls or office visits please.
  • Applicants must meet minimum experience qualifications to be considered for these positions.

For more information about VIA Architecture, please visit our website at http://www.via-architecture.com/