Project Architect

Full Time

MIG | Portico is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic professional Project Architect who is interested in contributing to a boutique architecture practice that's situated within a 275-person, award-winning national planning and design firm. Our two Seattle offices include architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, exhibit design and interpretive planning. Working collaboratively, often in dynamic cross-disciplinary teams, we bring an integrated approach to the practical implementation of our core values and ideals – connecting people to nature and culture through our designs. 

We are excited to be expanding our architecture studio and are seeking a creative and experienced Project Architect to support our mission-based visitor experience design projects. This integral position will expand our architectural design practice, working side-by-side with planners, landscape architects, graphic designers, and exhibit designers. Opportunities in this position include working on community-based and visitor-centered architectural projects, professional growth, travel and a collaborative design environment. The ideal candidate reflects the values above and will bring enthusiasm and energy, an interest in complex projects at all scales, a knack for business development and marketing, a good understanding of how buildings go together, a willingness to get good ideas from anywhere and thoughts about how good work gets done in a sustainable way. 


Project Architect Responsibilities
This position requires an interest in and understanding of place-based visitor facilities that are mission driven and an ability to easily integrate other disciplines into our work. You will:

  • Lead and assist project teams in all phases of architectural design
  • Serve as Project Manager for projects with a wide range of construction values, which might be across the country or around the world
  • Manage the architectural detailing and documentation process for diverse project types
  • Manage internal MIG | Portico team, including architecture and landscape architecture
  • Manage local and national consultant teams
  • Manage a project from Pre Design through Construction Contract Administration
  • Travel as required, including internationally
  • Maintain a solid list of contacts in the field, including discovery center/visitor center and museum professionals and consultants



The Project Architect will have 7-12 years of experience in a professional architecture firm and either be licensed or be directly on the way to licensure. The ideal candidate will have had experience with effective and accurate completion of all phases of the design process and be self-directed. You will bring experience with projects that include visitor facilities, live and static collections, interpretive exhibits, community buildings and/or projects with extensive engagement of site design and landscape architecture. 

Additionally, you will have: 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience 
  • A proven interest in complex visitor and community-based design projects at all scales, with energy and enthusiasm for conservation driven projects
  • A growing interest in actively participating in marketing and business development via pursuits, presentations, strategy sessions and conferences
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Familiarity with Autodesk products, including AutoCAD and Revit 
  • Experience using Deltek Vision CRM and Opportunities modules is a plus