Project Architect - Mid-Rise
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GGLO is a design practice for architecture, urban design, landscape, and interiors, founded in 1986 and practicing across North America. The practice has built a reputation on designing transformative and contextually sensitive design. With offices in Boise, Seattle, and Los Angeles we work as a single, collaborative practice focused on connecting people through beauty and innovation.

We believe the future of our profession is dependent on the quality of our design thinking and expression of our design value. That value lies in our creativity, in bringing advanced knowledge to our work, and in the quality of the dialog and discourse that flows out of these ideas. These principles spark creativity and propel inventiveness toward our common goals, through a common language and expression. We have a moral obligation and a shared desire to change our world in a positive and meaningful way, pulling forward in the same direction, and a responsibility to bring our best to our communities.

About the Role

The Project Architect (PA) is integral to the success of projects at GGLO. They are responsible for translating design concepts into tangible reality, overseeing aspects of the project from schematic design to construction documents. Balancing a big-picture perspective with attention to detail, the PA ensures the technical clarity, completeness, and accuracy of project documents, crucial for project success. Their coordination of various project aspects ensures the delivery of exceptional design accompanied by impeccable documentation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for specific areas of the project design and development as assigned by project leaders
  • Responsible for developing project drawings, models, images, and documents as directed by project leaders
  • Understand design decisions and formulate these into presentations for discussion 
  • Maintain meticulous documentation of design decisions and communications
  • Evaluate, record, and advise the project team on jurisdictional building codes and regulations
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of and compliance with GGLO procedures, technology, and standards 
  • Assist where required in the coordination of the internal design team  
  • Responsible for coordination and communication with members of the external design team and other associated organizations or companies to ensure project objectives are met within budget and schedule constraints
  • Remain current on evolving and innovative building technologies relative to mid-rise podium buildings 
  • Mentor junior staff members and provide support and guidance as needed

About You

  • Proficiency across technology platforms and architectural software, including Revit and Rhino
  • Proficiency with a variety of media for the development and documentation of a design project 
  • Technical ability and experience to deliver high-quality architectural projects on time and within budget
  • Strong understanding of building codes, zoning regulations, and mid-rise construction practices
  • Proactive approach to daily tasks in response to direction or instruction 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others as part of an effective team 
  • Effective communication skills to keep tasks and teams on track
  • Meticulous documentation and recordkeeping
  • Understanding of financial aspects of running a design project on time and on budget
  • Ability to recognize and protect sensitive and confidential information 
  • Resiliency to work effectively under pressure, managing and resolving conflicting demands 
  • Ability to maintain a professional and calm demeanor under pressure 
  • Effective communication and patience to manage and mentor more junior staff members


  • We offer a generous benefits package including:
  • Paid time off including vacation, discretionary, bereavement, and nine holiday days of your choice
  • Robust health benefit options including fully paid employee medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability insurance
  • Generous paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • 401K with an employer match program
  • Transit subsidy program
  • Employee Assistance Program

This is a full-time exempt position with salary based upon factors including but not limited to candidate experience, knowledge, and skillset.

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  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture, or a closely related field
  • Current Registered Architect license (WA, CA, ID, OR states preferred)
  • Minimum 8-12 years of experience in architectural design, managing coordination and documentation of mid-rise multi-family Type III and/or Type V podium design projects 
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality architectural projects on time and within budget
  • Demonstrated understanding of the architect’s role in the coordination and integration of project information and management  
  • Experience documenting and presenting graphic and written presentations