Architectural Project Assist

Location: Portland, OR

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

This position requires some experience within the design profession. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of project types in a variety of roles.  You will gain valuable experience working on exciting projects to develop your research and technical capabilities.  Often, you will have the opportunity to work directly with principals and project managers at the very beginning of projects or work with other capable and knowledgeable teammates.

About SERA   
SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the Silicon Valley.

The SERA Workplace team enables businesses and organizations to transform their vision, culture and objectives into purposeful built environments.  Our design team employs planning frameworks and outcome-based design strategies to maximize value in real estate solutions for sustainable design, interior environmental quality and space planning principles.  We create visually and spatially compelling places that engage the workforce and create a rich cultural experience.

Job Title: Architectural Project Assist II
Level: ARC II 
Supervisor: Studio Leader
FLSA: Non-exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Create and modify drawings as directed by others.
  2. Check own work prior to review by others.
  3. Understand and adhere to SERA’s graphic standards.
  4. Create graphic presentations such as design review, client presentations and marketing collateral.
  5. Coordinate specific details or work scope with sub consultants with supervision.
  6. Work with product vendors/ manufacturers to develop architectural details with supervision.


  1. Navigate and understand how construction documents are assembled.
  2. Be aware of trends in the A/E/C industry.
  3. Use the building code to develop architectural plans.
  4. Understand architectural specifications and the project manual.
  5. Work with other SERA resource groups to develop the project.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited program.
  • Generally have 2 - 3 years of industry experience in an architect's office.
  • Experience with Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Sketchup and Bluebeam preferred.
  • Ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats.
  • Ability to determine the right tool for the task.

SERA Architects Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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