Bigfork, MT / Vancouver, WA

Project Architect

LSW Architects is currently seeking a Project Architect who is available to work out of either our Bigfork, Montana or Vancouver, Washington office. Candidate should have 6-10 years of mixed-use/multi-family housing experience with a portfolio of projects that showcase creativity and commitment to design excellence. This role offers the right candidate an opportunity to design bold, community-enriching projects that will have a lasting impact on the people living in and around each one. To apply, please submit your resume along with a cover letter to

What You'll Bring


  • A professional degree in architecture from an accredited university or college
  • 6 to 10 years of professional direct design experience
  • Experienced in all phases of project design, including construction documentation production and construction administration
  • Strong understanding of building and accessibility codes, specifications, materials, building and engineering systems
  • Demonstrated expertise in code research and feasibility assessments
  • Strong mixed-use/multi-family housing experience
  • Committed to design excellence
  • Passion for pursuing creative design solutions with unique budget and site constraints
  • Strong understanding of building components and detailing
  • Familiar with project management processes
  • Proficient in all aspects of Revit with advanced modeling capabilities
  • Ability to direct or coordinate work efforts of less experienced staff 
  • Able to fully coordinate with consultants and teammates
  • Strong desire to mentor and grow others, including emerging team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and confidence to manage large and small client relationships with a high level of customer service focus
  • Interest in client relationship management and business development
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic
  • Licensure preferred

About LSW Architects: Designing For People

Our firm combines a 65+ year architectural legacy with the energy of a start-up. The core of our design philosophy is “Design for People”. We deliver creative solutions that make our communities more welcoming, connected and beautiful places.

How do we do this?

We create and innovate through architecture, entrepreneurial ventures and exquisite interior environments that elevate the human experience. Our deep Pacific Northwest roots and humble, hungry and smart mindset have driven us to be flexible and future-focused.

We’re different – and That’s What You’ll Like About Us

LSW can only be as successful as the talented people who work here. To give every team member the support and resources they need to thrive and deliver excellence, we offer a unique environment that blends professional development with opportunities for growth. This includes a wide range of learning opportunities, in-house groups and events that provide fertile ground to learn, grow, and connect with peers.

Every staff member works with a coach to develop a personalized growth plan, establish and reach quarterly goals, and ultimately create a long-term vision that feels rewarding and life-giving.

To build hyper-functional teams and help everyone at LSW feel motivated and energized by projects they’re working on, we use the Kolbe™ and PRINT® systems to identify individual motivators and strengths

We encourage (and financially support) volunteer work with local nonprofits, collaborative endeavors with our creative partners at Riff_Creative Studio, and always welcome opportunities to pitch entrepreneurial ideas. Expect to be looked after and challenged in equal measure.

More In-House Ventures and Opportunities

Design CoMission: LSW’s bi-annual internship program for aspiring designers and design-minded students from high-schools around Southwest Washington.

LSW: GO: An international program that allows our architects and designers to partner with firms and NGO’s on select projects.

In-House Awards: Part ceremony, part celebration, the goal of these awards is to foster growth, show gratitude and celebrate the people and values that make LSW a firm that we’re proud to represent.

RYD: LSW’s clean, green (100% electric) transport solution offers commuters front-door service in the downtown Vancouver area.

To apply, please send us your portfolio, resume, and a letter introducing yourself to