opsis architecture

Senior Designer

Opsis Architecture is a leading Northwest firm combining a commitment to design excellence with a passion for innovative, sustainable solutions. Opsis is located adjacent to the vibrant Pearl District in the unique Lovejoy Building converted from a turn-of-the-century warehouse into an open, light filled, LEED Gold living laboratory for sustainable innovation. Our open and collaborative environment encourages energetic interaction, shared vision making and a strong sense of community. Our practice ranges from Higher Education and Cultural Arts to Community Centers, and Commercial Development, with projects throughout the western states.

We are searching for a senior design architect (10+ years) with exceptional design skills, a portfolio of innovative design concepts, an emphasis on built work, a strong design voice and interest in design focused leadership within the firm. Unequivocal demonstration of such design experience and related skills through the resume, portfolio, interview and references will be a focal point of our search to fill this position.


  • Involvement in all phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration.
  • Manage multiple design efforts on several projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborate with the design team to develop solutions to design problems.
  • Ability to utilize 3D visualization as part of the design process.
  • Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings.
  • Utilize hand rendering techniques to communicate design concepts.
  • Analyze sketches, notes, site survey of existing conditions for completion of drawings, space planning.
  • Incorporate integrated and sustainable design solutions into projects.
  • Foster close collaboration with design team, clients, consultants, contractors and vendors.
  • Partner with other senior staff in business development and the building of the architectural practice.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture.
  • Professional Architect License.
  • 10+ years of relevant architecture and design experience, with a strong background designing multiple building typologies of varying scale.
  • Proficiency in Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership, management and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships within the firm as well as with clients, consultants and industry partners.
  • Possession and demonstrated use of strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Opsis offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Opsis Architecture LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you feel you would be a great addition to Opsis, please submit a cover letter, resume and work samples in PDF format to Pat Sanchez, Principal, Opsis Architecture.

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