Seattle, Washington 98101
Working at HARRISON architects affords an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of the local leaders in the field of residential green architecture. Our office is in the Joseph Vance Building, a LEED-Gold-certified building in the heart of downtown Seattle several blocks from Seattle's vibrant Pike Place Market, with easy access to Link Light Rail and many bus lines. The office atmosphere is consistent with the values expressed in our manifesto and in our projects, that is: thoughtful, fairly relaxed, and cognizant of the importance of family and friends. Hours are flexible, and time off can usually be arranged for travel or attending to family needs.
We are a Mac-based office. Skill with and deep knowledge of the Mac OS and ArchiCAD are minimum requirements. We use hand-drafting and ArchiCAD mostly, along with some PowerCADD and SketchUp, for our design and documentation needs, and Microsoft Office, Prezi, FileMaker Pro, Aperture and Adobe Creative Suite for communication and organization. As Passive House Consultants, we use the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to model energy use in buildings, and we are starting to use Graphisoft's Eco-Designer as well. We do run Quickbooks, THERM and WUFI in emulation using VMware Fusion, so knowlege of the PC world is helpful too.
I expect a lot of the people who work here: excellence, intelligence, and a serious commitment to continued learning and doing good work. We've set ourselves a lofty and challenging goal--getting gorgeous green architecture built for our clients for a reasonable construction cost and an appropriate design fee. We need supremely dedicated, talented people to make that happen. I look most favorably on applicants with Passive House Consultant or Sustainable Building Advisor certifications, 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degrees, and experience in residential wood-frame architecture. I am of course prepared to be wowed by different backgrounds and skills, presented with skill and passion.
If it sounds like I've been describing you here and a career with HARRISON architects interests you, please send me a resume and cover letter. I may not have an opening at the moment, but it'll be nice to get in touch. I post active job listings on this page when I have them.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Rob Harrison AIA
I am not currently hiring.