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October 24, 2018
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ANDA FRENCH | French 2D, Boston
Just Around the Corner

BEN WAECHTER | Waechter Architecture, Portland

LENE TRANBERG | Lungaard & Tranberg Architects, Copenhagen
ScanDesign Lecture

All lectures will be held in Architecture Hall 147 at 6:00 pm. They are free and open to the public.

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

The college offers a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate which is open to all graduate students who are not currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Real Estate program. If you are interested in learning about real estate, I encourage you to consider the program. Applications for admission are due on December 1st.

You can submit the required information and begin your coursework by taking the Introduction to Real Estate course and RE Finance & Investment this winter quarter.

The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (GCRE) offers non-real estate UW graduate students an opportunity to learn the fundamental concepts and tools critical in the workings of real estate markets while helping them understand how their own fields of study can be useful in real estate.

Minimum duration: 2 quarters (winter and spring)

Number of courses: 4 (Introduction to Real Estate (offered autumn & winter quarters), RE Finance & Investment, Introduction to RE Economics & Market Analysis, and Real Estate Development

Eligibility: all UW graduate students enrolled in degree programs, GNM and graduate visiting exchange students are eligible to pursue the certificate.

Cost: graduate students (none – if taken through the student’s normal program of study), GNM: $12,000 and visiting exchange students: $20,400

Application deadlines: December 1st  

Additional information on the certificate and application can be obtained at:
For additional questions you can contact:
LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: November 1st 2018 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  UW Seattle - Loew Hall - Room 112
Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.
To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!
This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!
Early-Bird Cost$300 ($200 for full time students)
To register for the class please visit:
Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at

Architectural Intern

Board & Vellum is looking for an awesome person to work with us in a part time, temporary capacity within our paid internship program. You will work on a variety of residential, retail, commercial, and multi-family projects, and gain hands on experience and valuable exposure to a professional design office.  The program will range from 3 months to 6 months in duration, depending on the candidate and the needs of the office.

Your personality and attitude will be more important than your skill set, however, you should be enrolled in a degree program with a focus on architecture, interior architecture or interior design, be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and have the following skills/qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled as a junior/senior in an undergraduate program or enrolled in a masters program
  • Desire to work on all project types and learn about the process
  • Ability and confidence interacting with staff, clients & vendors in a professional manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to be involved in every phase of office projects
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Outlook, Word & Excel.
  • Be a self-starter and able to handle multiple projects and tasks
We value flexible working hours, treating each other with respect, having fun, maintaining a work/life balance, bad jokes, and speaking in a language our clients can understand. Board & Vellum is a non-smoking environment. Our office is on Capitol Hill, within walking distance to all the fun stuff you want to do. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Compensation will be commensurate with professional work experience.
To be considered for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter (we really read them), along with samples of your work to
Please, no phone calls regarding this position.

Syndicate Smith LLC is a full spectrum architectural design studio, located in Leavenworth, Washington. We specialize in full architectural planning and design services of a wide range of project types including commercial, residential, multi family, mixed use, remodels, light industrial, wineries and breweries. Check out our portfolio at 

Syndicate Smith, LLC is located in Leavenworth, Washington. We live, work and play in the unique town of Leavenworth, WA. We choose to live here because the mountains, climate and seasons calibrate who we are, both as individuals and community members. This love for where we live informs who we are, what we do, and how we do it. 

Syndicate Smith is seeking architectural team members with the following qualifications: 

- Minimum 2 years industry experience or construction document production experience 

- B. Arch or M. Arch degree from accredited university architecture program 

- Strong technical knowledge in conceptual design, building planning and detailing, construction documentation, and construction administration 

- Proven ability to produce quality construction documents 

- Proficiency in AutoCAD, preferably Revit, Sketch Up, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite 

- Excellent Communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively 

- Proven self-motivation with ability to multitask, take direction and initiative. 

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits and the opportunity to work with a firm that has a reputation for excellence and innovation in design in one of the most desirable places in the Northwest. 

To apply, submit your resume and digital portfolio to

We’re looking for an architect/designer to join our design team and grow into a leadership position.  We seek a designer who wants to take responsibility for their projects from inception through completion.  We mostly work on new houses, remodels and additions but we are expanding. 
We don’t have any one design style – we design in a multitude of styles, to fit the location, to fit the needs and wants of our client, to fit the neighborhood, fit the site, and if it’s a remodel, to fit the house. This doesn’t mean that modern can’t be next to old, because it can. It just has to be done right. We design with a love and respect for place.
It’s important to us that our projects improve the lives of our clients.  We strive to make our spaces both functional and beautiful.. A house should be a joy to live in.  We like our spaces to connect to the outside and bring it in. We like light. We work to provide spaces in an architecture that supports the way we live, from intimate to social, public to private, and serene to active. We build green. 
We have been a successful design build firm but we are now all design.  Our projects have been published nationally and have received local recognition from both the community and our peers.  We are a small 6 person firm, which means everyone does a bit of everything, making it a great learning environment. We encourage education & personal development – take a welding or painting class!  We support engagement in the community: we are active Architects Without Borders, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, and the policy board of the AIA.  And, we are family friendly – we know there are those times when a child must have their parent around!  
An ideal candidate will have:
·         A professional degree in Architecture or Interior Design
·         Experience in taking residential projects from pre-design through schematics, permitting  construction documents, interior finishes, specifications and construction contract administration.
·         A working knowledge of wood frame construction, local codes and permitting processes.
·         ArchiCAD experience
·         Confidence and interest to work independently on your projects; 2+ years in an office environment preferred.
·         Ease in interpersonal relationships with staff, clients and contractors. 
·         Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
·         Sense of humor & friendliness.
·         A level of personal motivation to take on tasks without being asked, and to never stop learning, to never stop growing!   
We are located in a great spot in Fremont – in a funky older building with a deck & big views of the city, right on Lake Union and adjacent to the Burke Gilman trail.  Easily accessible by car, bike, walking, or bus.  
Benefits include:
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid time off (PTO); paid sick/personal leave; paid holidays.
  • Health, dental & vision insurance.
  • Employer-matching retirement plan.
  • Reimbursement for classes and hands-on workshops.
Please show your interest by responding with a cover letter, resume, references, and sampling of your work to:  No phone calls or unannounced visits, please.

Intern Architect

Candidate Solicitation

Richaven Architecture & Preservation offers over 25 years’ experience in architecture, historic preservation, and construction management, specializing in technical issues and focused on future-proofing the built environment. Our experience is rooted in the synergistic combination of professional practice with historic buildings on both the owner and design team sides of projects, on-site experience in construction management, volunteer service, and mentoring the next generation of architects.  Richaven Architecture & Preservation was created to focus on future-proofing existing and historic buildings with experience and passion growing out of the detailed understanding how buildings are constructed, technical preservation knowledge and construction experience.

General Position Description

Richaven is interested in Intern Architect candidates who are willing and interested in taking key roles on drawing production for historic and existing building projects.

Minimum Qualifications

1.       Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Architecture from accredited university or college

2.       1 to 3 years work experience with 1 year minimum relevant US work experience

3.       Demonstrated proficiency with Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and Windows OS at a minimum

4.       Revit expertise

5.       Authorization to work in the United States

6.       <Capability to work as an independent contractor>

Successful candidates have:

1.       A passion for working with existing and historic buildings

2.       Ability to think in 3D and understand and solve complex design issues

3.       Demonstrated ability to produce quality work

4.       Capability to work independently

5.       High degree of reliability, integrity, and ability to meet deadlines

6.       Responsible for supervision and quality-control review

7.       A ‘can do’ work attitude on all tasks from the mundane to the extraordinary

8.       Self-motivated and pro-active

9.       Good communication skills: Verbal & Written

10.   Interested in all different aspects of the profession

11.   A friendly, light hearted team player

If you are ready for hands-on experience please respond with your cover letter, resume, portfolio, and salary requirements (electronic PDF files only) by e-mail  Please use the subject line ‘Intern Architect’ in your email.

My name is Kristine Adamich and I work at Ecotope, located in downtown Seattle. We’re looking to hire a part-time, temporary employee for help on a specific research study. The study is looking at the energy characteristics (HVAC, windows, lighting, building envelope) of a subset of recently constructed apartment buildings in Washington and Oregon.
We are looking to hire someone (20-25 hours/week, 3-5 months) to make the initial phone calls to building owners, property managers, developers, architects, etc. We would love to have a student from the College of Built Environments in this position because it would align with their area of study and would give them practical knowledge of the current construction industry. We will provide training for the student on how a new building gets permitted in a variety of jurisdictions in both states. They will learn who the major local firms are (and make contacts with them) out in the architecture, construction, and real estate industries. We will include the student in our company events so they can learn more about sustainable building design, energy policy initiatives, and the current and future building code revisions.
Ecotope has been providing energy conservation consulting and engineering services for residential and commercial projects for over 40 years. We have expertise on all aspects of energy efficiency in buildings including: building envelope performance, heating systems, ventilation systems, water conservation, building controls, alternative energy systems, and system interactions. Ecotope’s mission is to encourage sensible and cost-effective integration of energy efficiency into all aspects of building design, resulting in the development of more comfortable, energy efficient, and sustainable buildings.  
Please contact me for more information.  

Kristine Adamich  | Project Manager
Ecotope, Inc. | 1917 1st Ave Suite 300 | Seattle, WA 98101 
206-322-3753 | Direct 206-596-4721


2018 Sweets College Scholarship

Available for students in architecture, design and engineering. This $2,5000 scholarship is intended to help undergraduates and graduates offset the increasing cost of tuition, helping pursue their dream of a career in one of these areas.

To apply, students are asked to produce a short video, describing their favorite building on campus from a design perspective and, for bonus points, to name building products that stand out in the design. Here is the 2017 winning submission by Virginia Tech student Lais Weba.

More information can be found here:

The deadline to enter is December 31, 2018

We will be judging based on three areas:

  1. Quality: Your answer is profound and there is clear logic in your response
  2. Uniqueness: Your answer is distinct and original.
  3. Creativity: You convey and exemplify your outside of the box thinking in a captivating way.
  4. Bonus points for including Sweets in your submission.

The winners will be selected the first week of January 2019 and will be featured on our website and on Sweets and Dodge Data & Analytics social networks.

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