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Harbor Architects LLC has an opening for an Architect or Architectural Associate to join our firm.  We are looking for a self-motivated team player to support our current architectural staff in a collaborative environment.  We are a small firm with a variety of projects from residential to commercial and municipal.  If you are passionate about design and would like to work in a supportive and challenging environment, we would like to hear from you.  Please email your resume to


Required Qualifications:

  • Professional Degree (B.Arch or M.Arch) from an accredited University

  • 0-2 years experience

  • A healthy respect for the construction trades

  • Collaborative mindset

  • Self-motivated

  • Dedicated to lifelong learning

  • Passion for design

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office, 3D modeling software (Sketchup, Revit), CADD

  • Willingness to learn different drafting software platforms (VisualCadd)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Awareness of codes (ICodes, Washington State Energy Codes)

  • On a path to licensing, or willingness to pursue licensing


Job Description:

As our new Associate, you will be working interactively with other design professionals, clients, consultants, contractors, and the public.  Projects will cover a broad design range, including residential, commercial, municipal, and educational.  You will begin with assisting current staff on their projects, with the intention that after some time and training, you will begin taking control of smaller projects with the objective to continually grow and take on more challenges.


Typical Tasks:

Assist project manager and project architects with assignment

Support the design process through drafting concepts and correcting redlines

Work independently on small projects

Manage complex, small to medium projects under supervision

Interact and collaborate with co-workers, consultants, contractors and clients


About Harbor Architects LLC:

Harbor Architects LLC is a small architectural firm which has consistently and successfully demonstrated that it can deliver a wide variety of high quality projects.  Our size coupled with our location necessitates that we take on a greatly varied mix of projects.  Thus our experience spans residential remodels to new office buildings, from programming existing spaces to assisting in grant proposals.  Each team member can become involved with a wide range of project aspects.


Harbor Architects LLC provides full planning services, covering master planning, feasibility studies and programming, as well as full architectural services including schematic design and design development, construction document preparation, bidding and negotiating services and construction administration.


We offer a supportive and nurturing environment that is fast-paced with multiple projects and deadlines.


Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range:  $55,000 to $60,000 annually (paid at an hourly rate), depending on experience.

  • Retirement:  IRA with employer match.

  • Health insurance:  HSA – premium paid

  • Paid vacation and sick leave

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Support through NCARB hours

  • Financial support for ARE testing

  • Annual wage review


Our Community:

Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County, Washington, in the southwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula along the Pacific Ocean.  Two popular beaches are located within a 30 minute drive, and the rainforest is 45 minutes away.  There are many opportunities for outdoor activities, with 7 nearby major bodies of water (harbors, lakes, rivers, and ocean) and many state and national parks and forests to explore.


While Grays Harbor County is comprised of small towns like Aberdeen and Hoquiam, it also boasts many conveniences of larger cities.  There are two hospital systems within 30 minutes, a local community college which offers associates and bachelors degrees, movie and stage theaters, breweries, restaurants, and community events.  Housing in the Grays Harbor area is also more affordable than most other areas in the state.


Please email your resume to

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