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Mid-Level Architect

Are you ready to think outside the box and have some fun with your design? Check out one of our latest projects in San Francisco. We are building our team and are looking for the right candidates if you think you are a good fit please apply.
    Dawson Design Associates, an award-winning and internationally recognized hotel consultancy and design firm, is seeking a senior project architect to join our Seattle office. Our firm is a close-knit team of artistically talented and diverse professionals who bring to each project the full power of our collective experience and insight. We offer competitive salaries, a collaborative team environment, and a comprehensive benefits package. Extended formalized training in our own DDA Grad School program, study abroad possibilities, a world-class studio in downtown Seattle, and extensive opportunities to collaborate with our London office are just a few of the many benefits and opportunities offered to DDA employees. Both our Seattle and London offices are growing, and we are looking for dynamic designers to build the future of DDA.

    The successful candidate must possess:
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Architecture from an accredited university
  • 2-5 years of professional work experience in interior architecture for hospitality design.
  • High level of interior finishes and preparing millwork, joinery detailing.
  • Sound site management experience.
  • Knowledge of construction terminology and fabrication needs
  • Knowledge of the design process, including FF&E, Specifications, colors, and materials
  • DD and CD Production background, with experience producing Construction Documents for permit
  • Experience tracking construction progress and working with contractors from execution of drawings through completion and punch lists
  • Experience producing Finished Elevations with millwork, outlets, cabinetry, and specialty finishes clearly noted, tagged, and indicated
  • Strong space planning and concept development skills
  • Advanced skills in AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop, including layering, FTP coordination, Rendering and 3-D Applications
  • Experience managing and tracking a project from the initial concept phase to completed construction
  • Experience managing and scheduling a small team
  • A willingness and eagerness to mentor and train junior design staff
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work on a deadline and under pressure, while still delivering outstanding results
  • Highly organized and process-oriented
  • High energy and enthusiasm - a dynamic personality
  • A desire to work in a team setting and an excitement to share knowledge and ideas with others
  • A strong work ethic, sense of professionalism, and a desire to constantly learn
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with SketchUp and the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop
  • The ability to bring great, fresh ideas to the team that are project appropriate and meet the needs of our clients
  • On-site and construction administration experience
  • The ability to occasionally travel, both internationally and domestically
  • Superior hand-drawing and sketching ability

We are looking for creative and talented architect, with experience in boutique, upper-luxury, and/or high-end commercial projects. In this position, you will be responsible for producing world-class construction documents, working within budgeted hours, and upholding the integrity of the design. Superior AutoCAD skills are essential, and a love of production, as well as concept design, is crucial to balancing the needs of the position.

To thrive here in this position:

You must be passionate about our work and projects, be curious, and love the process of discovery. We are always seeking candidates who are stimulated by challenge and have a knack for staying highly creative and focused regardless of the environment or situation. Your ability to thrive, both as a team member and independently, is essential.  Your desire to constantly produce drawings and design of the highest quality will make you a vital member of the DDA team.

To learn more about Dawson Design Associates, please visit our website at

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