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William Merriman Architects is Hiring!

Full-time Architecture position in Anchorage, Alaska. Four-day workweek!

William Merriman Architects, LLC located in Anchorage, Alaska specializes in finely crafted timeless and traditionally crafted architecture; a focus on Architecture that is representative of place and vernacular context, with an appreciation for the challenging environment of Alaska. Our practice is predominantly residential, with selective small commercial and restaurant projects.

Aspiring architect will work on a daily basis directly with partner to develop custom architecture within the State of Alaska and beyond. We envision increasing levels of responsibility and opportunity as skillset and experience develop. Intern will be exposed to a broad range of Architecture responsibilities including:

Code review, site analysis, surveys, schematic design presentations, construction documentation, hand sketching, 3d renderings and model building, specification writing, contract administration and marketing. Intern will work with consultants including structural engineers, mechanical and electrical, and contractors. Marketing and business development tasking as necessary. Direct client contact and interaction expected as career progresses.

Firm uses a variety of mediums to convey design intent for construction, including a heavy emphasis on hand sketching for conceptual and detail development. We utilize Sketchup and physical models along with detail mockups as tools to aid the process of Architecture. We also utilize a 3d printer as an integral part of our design studio. Final documentation is typically Autocad or Revit based.

We are looking for person who has the ability to grow along with our company, and progress from an Intern level to a Licensed Architect supervising staff. Drafting ability and traditionally based architecture education is less important than a well-rounded candidate with the ability to learn and problem solve.

Qualifications:

-Recent Architecture program graduate on path to Licensure; NAAB accredited program graduates preferred or candidate with equivalent experience. Current student interested in deferring school and practicing for a year may apply. 

-Hand drawing skills, artistic ability

-Strong coordination and clarity of communication skills

-Proficient with Sketchup, Autocad, Revit and Adobe programs.

-Integrity, sense of responsibility and respect for team members

Salary and compensation commensurate with experience and ability. Relocation assistance possible for right candidate.

For candidates with the above qualifications, please contact us with your resume, cover letter and a sample of your work. We are always interested in new graduates; for those still in school we will keep in touch with outstanding candidates for future opportunities. Four day workweek and flexible hours allow for time-off to experience all that Alaska has to offer.  We offer paid vacation and employer funded retirement plan.

Contact: Will Merriman            email: office@merrimanarchitects.com