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We are always looking for the right people to add to our team!


We pride ourselves on the quality and accuracy of our professional services. If you are a detail-oriented person who knows the importance of getting things right while meeting project deadlines this might be the place for you.  CKJT is an experience-based firm that requires all our staff to contribute to our team in a way that supports our collective knowledge and maintains our reputation for quality. 
We offer competitive benefits, including health insurance, 401k contributions, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and educational opportunities.  Advancement is likely with proven abilities. 

Please send a Portfolio and Resume including the following to

  • What kind of position you are seeking,

  • Why you think you would be a good addition to our team,

  • Education & Certifications, States Licensed in. 

  • Architectural Experience (years / type of projects / responsibilities),

  • Drafting, Rendering, and other programs you are proficient in,

  • Your Hobbies, Organizations you belong to,

  • What you hope to gain by working here.

Staff / Project Architect Opportunity:


Are you looking for an expertise-based collaborative work environment producing projects with a reputation for quality throughout the region? CKJT Architects, PLLC is an experience-based firm supporting work with public and private sector clients in commercial, light-industrial, municipal, educational, and federal project types for over 65 years.  

We are looking for a detail-oriented, experienced Project Architect with effective communication skills and document production expertise. This position involves supporting projects throughout architectural design development, details, contract document preparation, construction administration, and project closeout. 



  • Plan and develop architectural projects, supporting the resolution of design challenges during schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases.

  • Collaborate with the Principal Architects: recognize issues; communicate impact; seek clarity as needed to complete work. 

  • Make design and documentation decisions using discretion and good judgment.

  • Collaborate with project A&E team to ensure design intent and conformance to quality assurance, quality control, and best practices.

  • Direct and coordinate consultants as needed.

  • Participate in project reviews regarding project costs, budgets, and adherence to schedules.

  • Meet with Client and Contractor(s) to develop and clarify contract documents.

  • Guide and mentor junior staff assigned to the project. As a member of this firm, you will be expected to support junior team members by providing the guidance needed to maintain our high project standards and increase their knowledge/skills.

  • You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge working directly with the firm partners and through additional training opportunities that will increase the firm’s collective skills. 

  • Contribute as required to the overall quality and success of the project and firm.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of professional experience in the full practice of Architecture.

  • Licensed in Washington as Registered Architect in good standing with the State or ability to apply for reciprocity.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD drafting software. 

  • Proficient knowledge of construction terminology and methods. 

  • Intermediate knowledge of zoning codes and building codes and their implications for design.

  • Ensure accuracy and completion of all project document-related tasks while maintaining firm-wide documentation procedures and standards. 

  • Ability to self-motivate and be organized with a willingness to ask questions for clarification, propose solutions and make decisions.

  • Effectively manage your time and time of junior staff assigned to your projects. 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Ten (10) plus years of professional experience in the full practice of architecture.

  • Expert knowledge in AutoCAD drafting software. 

  • Expert knowledge of construction terminology and methods. 

  • Expert knowledge of zoning codes and building codes and their implications for design.

  • Ability to lead project meetings with owners and maintain client relationships.

  • Strong knowledge of building codes and industry standards.

  • Ensure accuracy and completion of all project-related tasks.

  • Experience with Remodels, Renovations, Additions, & Modernizations.

  • Experience in Photoshop & SketchUp.

  • NCARB Certificate Holder.

  • Knowledge of sustainability, integrated design. LEED Certified is a plus.

  • Additional industry certifications. Roofing Certifications & OSPI are a plus. 

  • Business abilities and sense of accountability without constant oversight.


We believe in promoting a healthy work/life balance by offering a competitive compensation package including hourly wage compensation with 40-hour workweeks, employee health insurance with premiums paid by the firm, paid vacation, paid sick time, and guaranteed employer 401(k) contributions without the matching requirement.

How to Apply: 

CKJT Architects, PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are accepting applications and resumes from candidates who are currently authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship. For more information, please email 

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