Jr. designer

The Overview

Do you have feathered hair, a mustache and a penchant for roller skating?  If so, good for you.  If not, we can discuss that decision later, maybe over a beer.  Now that we have that out of the way, let’s continue!  We are looking for someone awesome to join our team, work hard and engage in thoughtful design and clearly…conversation.  As a member of the Woodblock Architecture team, you’ll work side by side to help us craft our client’s visions into a reality.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of small and large-scale projects and continue to learn along the way.  You’re likely an up and coming designer with an exceptional eye for detail, and will most definitely enjoy a beer or two while you’re at it.  You’re ready to grow into a badass architect, and we want to help you get there! 

Still interested? Cool! Here’s what you would do:

  • Collaboration with project team, including outside consultants, in various aspects of the design process

  • Assist in developing project documents in all phases of design

  • May lead smaller projects, or efforts within larger, more complex projects

  • Attends on-site visits and client meetings to verify design requirements and delivers design progress reviews

  • Performs architectural and building systems analysis

  • Independent and creative problem solving

  • Participate in business development

  • You tell us! What are you passionate about that you would like to explore in your next opportunity?


And you? Hopefully you have 1-4 years of experience and all the fun stuff below:

  • Communication skills with the ability to work professionally and collaboratively

  • An ability to think creatively and solve complex problems

  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team environment

  • Revit proficiency required. AutoCAD experience preferred but not required

  • Knows how to push boundaries of comfort but understands limitations and when to ask questions

  • Interested in all aspects and phases of projects, sometimes concurrently

  • Desire and ability to learn

  • Has a good sense of humor

  • Can enjoy the benefits of a loosely structured office setting a smaller architecture firm offers

  • Bachelor or Masters of Architecture from an accredited college


And now you probably want to know who we are... right?

Woodblock Architecture is a full-service architecture firm based in SE Portland.  We’re a pretty stellar team of individuals that pride ourselves on building thoughtful relationships both with one another, our professional partners and our clients.  We create smart and thoughtful design to bring the best vision to life for our clients.  We do a little bit of everything, purposefully, which largely includes commercial, hospitality, retail and grocery.  We work hard and we have fun, both with each other and often with our clients. We believe that balance is crucial to our longevity, success and importantly our overall sanity. And if you start to lose it, we keep a keg on rotation in the office.  We also specialize in awesomeness? Too much, okay. Moving on.

So what can we do for you in return for your magical work ethic?

We can offer you a salary (you’re welcome!) and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, vision and dental, as well as 401(k) matching.  But most importantly, the gift that is our friendship.


You’ve made it to the end! SWEET.  If you’re interested, and why wouldn’t you be… please shoot us an email at hr@wblock.com with your resume, cover letter and any other fun stuff you want to include or questions you have for us!

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