Senior Design Architect

Opsis Architecture, LLP 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 where we converted 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 (12+ 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 and construction documents and construction administration.

Manages multiple design efforts on several projects simultaneously.

Collaborates 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.

Incorporates integrated sustainable design solutions into projects.

Close collaboration with design team, clients, consultants, contractors and vendors.

Partners with other senior staff in business development and the building of the architecture practice.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture.

Architectural licensure preferred.

12+ 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.

Outstanding graphic presentation 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.

Outstanding graphic and “verbalization” skills.

Ability to clearly articulate design intent and project narrative.

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. Opsis Architecture EEO Policy / Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

For consideration, please submit cover letter, resume (please do not include a headshot) and portfolio in PDF format to