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Project Architect

Tacoma, WA

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Helix Design Group, a division of Shive-Hattery has an immediate opening in our Tacoma, WA office for a Project Architect with 4 to 5 years of professional experience. 

Under the direction of the Studio Leader this position performs a variety of duties associated with design expertise primarily on commercial building projects and related services, to assist in achieving desired client satisfaction, and business results. 

Required Experience:

  • Completion of accredited professional degree program with a Bachelors degree, or equivalent in appropriate education and experience
  • Basic knowledge of design of architectural systems, construction documentation and associated technology
  • Demonstrate a high degree of aptitude in critical, creative thinking associated with design and the design process
  • Basic understanding of architectural specifications, international building codes, life safety code and current ADA requirements
  • Knowledge of programming, planning, and building performance is beneficial
  • Qualifications/Proficiencies-motivated and creative professional; able to design with inherent understanding of building systems; capable of designing projects in Multi-family, private developer clients, retail, restaurants with some Educational and Healthcare Sector work
  • Self-motivated and able to problem-solve independently. Strong working knowledge of Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Google SketchUp is required. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills


*Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and portfolio for consideration. If unable to submit your portfolio due to size constrains, please include a link to your portfolio in your cover letter.

  • Participate and contribute to design discussions, idea generation, collaboration, and design work in drawing, model and 3D image formats
  • Production and coordination of design process and technical documents under the direction of a licensed design professional.
  • Creation of graphical images
  • Design and detailing in Revit
  • Attend project and client meetings with design professionals
  • Interact with and be a representative of the company with clients and contractors as it relates to on-going projects

Why Helix Design Group, a division of Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

Helix Design Group, a division of Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package.  Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years and depth of experience, and certifications. 

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.