Principal, Architectural Design Leader (Seattle)

Posted February 18, 2019

The Firm
SRG Partnership, Inc. is an award-winning West Coast architecture, interior design and planning firm with offices in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. SRG has established a national reputation for sustainability and exceptional client service. We believe that everyone deserves great design, driving our dedication to enhancing the built environment and improving our communities through thoughtful and well-crafted projects. This starts with our diverse and talented staff, SRG’s greatest asset.

At SRG, we are proud of our work culture and our light-filled open-office environment that supports communication, collaboration and shared learning. We strive to embrace new ideas and ways of doing things and believe that by working together we can make a difference.

The Opportunity
Using our deep portfolio of projects focused on design excellence as a platform, we are building the next generation design firm to address the evolving and complex challenges facing our clients. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a leadership team as we grow and build the firm of the future. We are looking for an inspired architectural designer who shares our passion for designing projects that makes a positive impact on people and the planet. This position will contribute to firm wide design leadership, with a specific focus on design of high-performance buildings in SRG’s active market sectors, including Higher Education, Science & Technology, Civic, Healthcare and Sports & Recreation facilities.

This Architectural Design Leader will be based in Seattle but will be part of a team of design leaders contributing to design excellence on projects in both offices (Seattle & Portland). SRG values a highly collaborative culture and we strive to infuse every project with the strongest expertise we have on staff, no matter their geographic location.

About the role

General Expectations

  • Provide planning and design leadership and/or support at a project level, firm wide and with clients and community groups.
  • Participate in all phases of design on a wide variety of project types. The goal is to apply expertise and experience to elevate the quality of each project and to enhance the firm’s overall design presence.
  • Work collaboratively with other design leaders to promote SRG’s design philosophy and process.
  • Work collaboratively with project teams to actively set and meet project and firm design goals.
  • Serve as an active mentor and advisor within the firm.

Firm-wide Involvement

  • Active promotion of SRG’s mission, goals, and initiatives.
  • Participation in annual retreat, monthly business meetings, and discussions involving firm direction.
  • Other, as opportunities and needs arise.

Business Development

  • Active involvement in client development and marketing, and participation in general promotion and public relations.
  • Lead role on select marketing efforts, including the preparation of content for proposals and interviews.
  • Actively recruit new talent to the firm.
  • Active involvement in professional and community organizations representing SRG.

Our Understanding of your Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Current Washington, Oregon and/or California registration (NCARB registration is desirable)
  • 15+ years of experience in architectural design and planning of facilities within our core markets
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and team building skills with colleagues, clients and consultants
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Track record of outstanding client relations and contribution to business development
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage concurrent responsibilities

SRG offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical Insurance
  • Transit pass (TriMet or ORCA)
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Paid Licensure
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Access to Voluntary Benefits - 401(k) Retirement Plan, Short-Term Disability, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance and Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account

To apply:
If you feel this may be a career opportunity for you, please contact Megan Pluister, Partner with Amplified Search at or (708) 673-1614.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired are required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification form.

SRG is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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