Job Posting: Arch Associate/ Summer Intern

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The recently completed Ballard Passive House won PHIUS’s (Passive House Institute US) 2020 design competition.

We are an industry-leading custom residential design studio seeking an Architectural Designer to join our team. We design very energy efficient homes that preserve the thoughtful, academic principles of meaningful architecture.


You will gain experience in all phases of design and have responsibility for carrying out the technical and conceptual aspects of design on the projects you manage.


You will expand your knowledge of architectural detailing and construction practices via one-on-one time with the principles of the firm and other project managers during impromptu desk discussions and group charrettes. This is balanced with the high level of professional autonomy inherent in a small firm.


In order to be considered for this position, your resume should include the following:


Personal Skills:

Strong sense of Graphic Communication for both Process and Presentation Drawings

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strength in Hand Drawing and/or Watercolor is a strong plus but not required


Your responsibilities will include:

Participating in All Phases of Design work from Pre-Design Through Documentation

Construction Document Drawing

Coordination and Review with Consultants

Drawing of Custom Technical Details

Construction Administration + Observation

Coordination with Fabricators on Production Methods and Materials


Benefits will Include:

Competitive Salary

9 Annual Paid Holidays and 3 Weeks Personal Time Off

Retirement Plan with Company Matching

Company Paid Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan

Company Sponsorship of Continuing Education Efforts


This position is available immediately but we will extend consideration to qualified applicants with a range of availability timelines.


Please send resumes and samples of your work to with “Architectural Designer” in the subject line. After a short time of collecting resumes we will respond with interview appointment times to choose from.


First Lamp is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.