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056 (640x427)Living Shelter Design established itself more than 25 years ago as a leader in the field of sustainable design.  We are a firm of skilled talent, a commitment to healthy design, and a culture of fun, collaboration and support. Living Shelter is a place where you want to work!  Our work includes exciting projects in net positive custom homes, cottage developments, historic adaptive reuse, and sanctuary centers.

The current position offering is for a Mid-to-Senior Level Architect with more than 15 years of experience. Qualified candidates should present at least five years’ experience each in both custom homes and a variety of non-residential projects, as well as a passion for sustainability. Mastery of AutoCAD 2014 or higher is required, proficiency in Sketchup and the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. Also of interest is knowledge of alternative construction methods; Passive House, Living Building, or LEED BD+C accreditation; and construction experience.

An ideal candidate will be an organized, self-proficient strategic thinker that is able to manage multiple projects and tasks. The position will contribute to all phases of design and project management, including program development, planning, design and documentation, team coordination, assembling construction documents, and construction phase services. Responsibilities will include establishing and managing project budgets, fostering vibrant client and contractor relationships, mentoring junior staff, and providing solid quality control on all projects.

Living Shelter’s home office is located on the bus line in Old Town Issaquah, nestled into the forested hills along the I-90 corridor and an easy 15 miles east of Seattle. We offer a casual atmosphere with flexible hours (less than full time is an option), a competitive compensation and benefits package, and an inclusive and collaborative team environment.

We have established a business partnership with Charrette Venture Group ( to ensure the business functions of the firm are adequately managed. If you are interested in this position and feel you could be the right fit, please contact