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The Studio

HEWITT’s Architecture studio is dedicated to the lived, urban experience. We view urban conditions as a series of diverse, human experiences that are not self-contained but rather part of a larger, ever changing ecosystem. Working in cities makes us responsible to our work’s influence beyond a specific project scope. We have a focus on a building’s functionality from the perspective of people. During the design process we often ask ourselves “what would this do?”  rather than “what would this look like?”

 

To Apply

We’re always looking for talented people to join our team. If you are passionate about design, we invite you to send us your qualifications and work samples for consideration to employment@hewittseattle.com with the title of your preferred position in the subject line.

 

Project Manager

We are in search of a Project Manager who thrives in a fast paced, creative environment to organize, execute, and coordinate all aspects of the project – manage the team, budget, schedule, scope, and project quality. Must be able to manage and deliver multiple projects concurrently and successfully.

The HEWITT Project Manager will:

  • plan for project success, and be responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical
  • serve as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of services to completion and to the firm’s standards and client’s satisfaction
  • actively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments
  • estimate fees, determine scope of services, and prepare proposals and agreements

The successful candidate will be an analytical and intuitive individual with refined soft skills, will take initiative and incur responsibility for the project(s), and demonstrate a passion for clear communication and organization. In this role, you will represent the studio and firm in a professional, positive, and thoughtful way.

relationships
  • Work closely with Principal(s) in charge of the project
  • Coordinates with Director of Practice about contracts, employee assignments to project team, and conformance to labor budget
  • Delegates and coordinates project responsibilities among team members efficiently and effectively
  • Mentors less experienced staff and critiques work as part of on-the-job training
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Actively participates in RFP / Interview process
  • Maintains client relationships
  • Represents the firm well with clients and consultants
  • Initiates and maintains contracts with client and consultants
  • Initiates, develops, and coordinates design concepts appropriate to the project
  • Defines roles and responsibilities for team
  • Builds consensus through an environment of teamwork
  • Establishes a project work plan: staffing, budget, schedule
  • Establishes project fees
  • Manages project progress, profitability, and project multiplier
  • Manages all communication: in-house team including Principal-in-Charge, owner, consultants
  • Determines the constructability of design alternatives and determine those alternatives most appropriate for project constraints
  • Exhibits flexibility and creativity in overcoming design obstacles and problem solving
  • Establishes project documentation plan
  • Coordinates / provides technical assistance in preparation of construction documents
  • Monitors scope and client changes to identify additional services
  • Responsible for quality of project work
  • Mitigates risk for the firm
  • Sets sustainable design vision for the project
  • Coordinates site reviews and overall construction process as needed
  • Documents and shares lessons learned
  • Actively participate in networking activities within the design industry and professional organizations
preferred qualifcations
  • B.Arch. or M.Arch. or equivalent degree
  • Registered architect preferred
  • Strong design, management, and delivery skills
  • Evident team leadership ability and demanding of themselves
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Revit, Outlook, Newforma, Deltek Vantagepoint and project planning software and rendering programs
  • Knowledge of BIM Revit that allows for efficient and effective management and staffing of project(s)
  • Must have experience in guiding projects through the local regulatory / permitting process
  • Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving architectural issues
  • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills are critical to this role
  • Excellent listener and clear communicator
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and be a reassuring influence on the team
  • The ability to multitask
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, detail-oriented and customer service skills
  • US citizen or hold a US work visa

Project Architect

Our Project Architects are hardworking and energetic professionals who keep projects on track using sound knowledge of architectural principles with a strong design sensibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Collaboratively contribute to project team, studio, and firm efforts
  • Prepare design and construction documents and generate thoughtful solutions to architectural problems
  • Resolve project-related technical challenges through sound decision-making, judgment, research, and collaboration
  • Collaborate and coordinate documentation with project team consultants
  • Work with entitlement and permitting agencies
  • Exhibit understanding of the design philosophy of projects and produce design documentation to support that philosophy
qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience in a range of architectural skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Revit
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Newforma, and Deltek Vantagepoint
  • Experienced with Seattle Municipal Code (Zoning) – permitting documentation
  • Experienced with Seattle Building Code – analysis, permitting process, and construction administration
  • Experienced guiding projects through the local regulatory / permitting process
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving architectural issues
  • Ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Professional degree (Master of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, or similar)
  • Professional Architect registration preferred, but not required
  • LEED professional credentials are a plus
  • US citizen or hold a US work visa

Marketing Specialist

We are in search of a Marketing Specialist who thrives in a fast paced, creative environment. Our Seattle-based office is a multidisciplinary practice with architects, landscape architects and transportation architects that have diverse business models and strategic visions. In this position we are looking for a Marketing Specialist who excels in working with the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Studio leadership to shape, implement and promote the studio’s business initiatives and goals.

This person will develop engaging copy for proposals and collaborate with leadership and staff to research, develop and support business development efforts for the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Studios.

responsibilities
  • Write, prepare, and produce customized proposals, qualifications packages, and rosters; coordinate with staff and subconsultants on proposal planning and preparation
  • Maintain discretion while working with firm leadership regarding high level business decisions and matters
  • Research, develop and support business development efforts for our target markets
  • Ability to distill concepts into a clear narrative within the firm’s established brand.
  • Document editing capabilities, including spelling, grammar, structure, and flow
  • Coordinate with firm leadership and other marketing and technical staff members to tell project stories in a compelling and strategic way
  • Track, write, and submit award submissions for the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Studios Coordination of in-house photo library on Open Asset
Requirements:
  • Strong writing, storytelling and editing skills with a focus on quality control
  • Excellent research, critical thinking, interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills, with ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure
  • Excellent graphic skills with expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (mainly InDesign) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using Deltek Vision or similar CRM software and Open Asset
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, or journalism
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in marketing for a consulting firm in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry