Careers

Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects is a passionate team of architects and interior designers dedicated to the creation of inspirational learning environments. We are a relationship-based architectural firm focused on realizing our clients’ visions through a collaborative process. We believe the interactive development of design is as important as the end product. Truly sustainable and innovative design solutions are the culmination of this integrated approach.

Based in Portland and Seattle, our Pacific Northwest Studio offers global education practice leadership to the IBI Group of firms, with multi-disciplinary services in nearly 70 offices around the world. This unique position creates opportunities to be a part of international thought leadership and signature K-12 and higher education projects, here and beyond. Our Portland office is searching for an experienced Project Architect to join its growing team.

IBI Group of firms provide multi-disciplinary services from nearly 70 offices around the world.

  • We are a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.
  • From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play.
  • Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.
  • At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Current Openings:

Architect - Seattle

Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects
801 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Full-time

 

Job Description & Responsibilities
  • Develop designs from concept through design development to contract documents
  • Incorporates applicable codes, construction techniques, and sequences in various projects
  • Functions in the role of assistant to project leader with a focus on architectural design and technical aspects
  • Produces design work according to established standards, methods, and quality procedures
  • Coordinates the layout, design, drafting, and specifications produced by other staff members who are part of the project team
  • Assists in developing project staff-hours and planning schedule for phases of the project
  • Supervises and performs site observations
  • Manages and develops assigned team members
  • May participate in marketing and business development efforts
  • Ideal candidates must be a team player who is well organized, detail oriented, focused, design driven, accurate and able to meet deadlines under pressure
Qualifications
  • University Degree – Bachelor/Masters of Architecture
  • 2 years’ experience in an Architectural Design firm
  • Strong technical knowledge of building construction and thorough understanding of construction documents
  • Proven ability to collaborate in visioning, design, synthesis, and delivery roles
  • Ability to understand and develop architectural ideas, independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable communicating with clients/consultants
  • Strong technical competency, proficient in Revit and SketchUp
  • Must have strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Educational Architecture, specifically K-12, preferred
Additional information
  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. DOWA-IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • DOWA-IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Architect - Portland

Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects
907 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Full-time

 

Job Description & Responsibilities
  • Develop designs from concept through design development to contract documents
  • Incorporates applicable codes, construction techniques, and sequences in various projects
  • Functions in the role of assistant to project leader with a focus on architectural design and technical aspects
  • Produces design work according to established standards, methods, and quality procedures
  • Coordinates the layout, design, drafting, and specifications produced by other staff members who are part of the project team
  • Assists in developing project staff-hours and planning schedule for phases of the project
  • Supervises and performs site observations
  • Manages and develops assigned team members
  • May participate in marketing and business development efforts
  • Ideal candidates must be a team player who is well organized, detail oriented, focused, design driven, accurate and able to meet deadlines under pressure
Qualifications
  • University Degree – Bachelor/Masters of Architecture
  • 2 years’ experience in an Architectural Design firm
  • Strong technical knowledge of building construction and thorough understanding of construction documents
  • Proven ability to collaborate in visioning, design, synthesis, and delivery roles
  • Ability to understand and develop architectural ideas, independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable communicating with clients/consultants
  • Strong technical competency, proficient in Revit and SketchUp
  • Must have strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Educational Architecture, specifically K-12, preferred
Additional information
  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. DOWA-IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • DOWA-IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Intermediate Interior Designer - Seattle

Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects
801 Second Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Full-time

 

Job Description & Responsibilities
  • Completes technical drawings
  • Works with design team to develop design ideas
  • Provide preliminary review of engineering drawings to ensure they comply with design solution
  • Assists in selecting fixtures and finishes
  • Develops preliminary space plans at a high level
  • Provide suggested details for interior design projects
  • Researches and collects details for furniture and finish cost estimates
  • Assists senior staff with verification of site details to support design
  • Assists in field surveying of client spaces
  • Compiles pricing from manufactures and representatives
  • Supports the team in collecting information for client assessment; may attend interviews, provide documentation support; developing skills working with Affinity program tool
Qualifications
  • Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted
  • 4+ years’ experience in interior design projects
  • Knowledge of Educational Architecture, specifically K-12, preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge of the range of design principles and aesthetics
  • Familiarity with space planning methodology
  • Familiarity with furnishings and finishes
  • Intermediate sketching and rendering skills
  • Intermediate interior architecture detailing skills
  • Working knowledge of CDs and procedures
  • Familiarity with building systems, codes and ADA requirements
  • Familiarity with requirements for the path of travel
  • Familiarity with contract administration
  • Commitment to support projects through peaks and valleys
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
  • Advanced Revit and AutoCAD skills
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Sketch-up proficiency
  • Basic Affinity Program skills
  • Intermediate verbal and written communication skills

Additional information

  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. DOWA-IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • DOWA-IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Intern Architect - Portland

Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects
907 SW Harvey Milk St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Full-time

 

Job Description & Responsibilities
  • Assists in the preparation of Architectural designs and drawings including preliminary concepts and sketches
  • Assists with preliminary analysis of codes and other regulatory requirements
  • Assists in the preparation of permit submission packages
  • Assists with basic coordination of consultant activity
  • Assists with preparation and revision of construction drawings
  • Researches building products for value and efficiency
  • Assists with the review of working drawings prepared by in-house staff or outside consultants
    Prepares revisions to existing working drawings and other documents prepared by staff and/or outside consultants
  • Administers and maintains all project files and drawings
  • Assists with the preparation of presentations, graphics
  • Participates in client presentations
  • May participate in marketing and business development efforts
  • Ideal candidates must be a team player who is well organized, detail oriented, focused, design driven, accurate and able to meet deadlines under pressure
Qualifications
  • University Degree – Bachelor/Masters of Architecture
  • Recent graduate, or up to 3 years’ experience in an Architectural Design firm
  • Strong technical competency, proficient in Revit and SketchUp
  • Must have strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Educational Architecture, specifically K-12, preferred
Additional information
  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. DOWA-IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • DOWA-IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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