August 30, 2018

Senior Architect, Rocky Rochon, posted 8/30/18

Project Architect / Interiors  – Senior

Seeking Senior Architect looking to work for fun and innovative design firm specializing in high-end residential projects

About the Company

Rocky Rochon is an award-winning Seattle based design firm specializing in high-end residential interiors and architectural detail.  Our goal is to create experiences out of interiors and bring elegance and beauty into everything we build. We are blessed with having a client list that allows us to push borders, innovate, and create work that we wish we could live in forever.

As evidenced by our diverse portfolio, we work with a wide range of design aesthetics, scopes of work and budgets. We take great pride and enjoyment in the different challenges that each project brings to us.

But right now, to quote the words of Joan Didion, “the center will not hold”, we are growing and continually upping our client base which means our workload has increased and we are looking for new talent to join us in the force against blasé design.


On Culture

Measure twice cut once.

Make great coffee, enjoy better Martinis.

Work smart, play hard.

We are an eclectic group of passionate “slashers” that love architecture and design.  We are composed of designers, architects, and managers that work at Rocky Rochon and / (slash) follow their other passions (photography, surfing, furniture design, landscape design, etc.) We love working with grit and then rewarding ourselves because we know satisfaction is better when you’ve gone through the grind.

We are as transparent as it comes, open armed, and not at all passive.  We’ll take witty banter over a nice suit any day.  We respect and welcome all and encourage a work culture of good vibes and respect.

About the Position – Senior Architect

You’ve done a lot. Some might say you’re a CAD wizard and others might say that you have a vision that you haven’t had a chance to actualize. Awesome. We are looking for people who would like to be part of a little firm family that continually pushes for counter-intuitive thinking and innovative design.  Our company is growing, and as such we are looking for senior architect that can lead our team of junior designers and who can partner directly with the principal to create amazing work.  We are looking for someone who can appreciate and respect Rocky’s design style while using their experience and architectural background to ensure we are building the best quality of work to the highest standards.

Essential Functions

The Senior Architect will be working directly with the Principal on the following:

  • Building and managing project schedules and budgets
  • Coordination with clients, vendors, contractors and purchasing agents throughout the design and specification process to ensure that projects are adhering to outlined project schedules
  • Development of schematic design concept through product specification. This includes development of FF&E budget and specification writing
  • Use of AutoCAD for elevation and plan drawings, furniture layouts, custom furniture, carpet, rugs, lighting and design intent drawings
  • Manage junior team of designers
  • Resolve complex technical and design issues
  • Process subnmittals, RFIs, substitution requests, etc. during construction
  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project
  • Work closely with the principal to design and conceptualize high end and custom architectural details


  • In-depth knowledge of interior finish materials and sources
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, be well organized, have strong communication skills, be attentive to detail, have strong problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • The ability to problem solve at the conceptual level and work with a variety of design concepts a must. Proven capacity to manage a project and team from project inception to completion is key


Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture
  • 5+ years of relevant experience as a project architect with a strong background in residential architecture and/or interior architecture
  • Understanding of how buildings are constructed and ability to create technical documents that succinctly, thorogouhly and accurately describe the work to be done
  • Experience with BaseCamp, Trello, or other project management systems is a plus
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD
  • InDesign, Studio Designer, SketchUp and Outlook experience a plus


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: DOE

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

9-5, 8-4, 7-3, doesn’t really matter how you chalk up your 40 or so hours as long as the work gets done

If you match the above requirements, please send your resume, cover letter, salary requirements and at least (3) examples of work or a website address featuring your on-line portfolio to Kiyomi at Please include “Senior Architect” in the subject line of your email. Please, no phone calls for this posting.