The look of our newsletters will be changing in 2017 - THE AIA ALASKA CHAPTER NEWSLETTER has been a quarterly electronic communication that was sent via email and posted on our web page covering issues and events of interest to Alaska's architects.  Our communications committee is looking to incorporate the website and the electronic newsletter, in an effort to keep both current and easy to view!  Be watching!

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Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn (two positions)

Project Manager
Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn
Tacoma, WA, US

Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn is celebrating more than 42 years of providing Architectural and Construction Administration services in the Pacific Northwest. Our projects include a specialty in criminal justice facilities, general government, and higher education projects. We provide architectural services for new facilities with an expertise in renovations. We are seeking applicants for a Project Manager position. This staff member will have full responsibility for managing all aspects of multiple small to midsize projects including participating in pre-design, design, construction document development, and construction administration. The applicant will be involved with meeting with clients, assisting with contract development, project scheduling, knowledge of building codes, quality control and management of the design team and sub-consultants. The Project Manager will report directly to the Principals.
Skills and Qualifications (required unless otherwise noted):

· Minimum 10+ years of professional experience in Architecture with special depth and interest in project management
· NAAB degree or Bachelor of Architecture degree; Master of Architecture preferred, or equivalent experience
· Must hold a State of Washington Architectural licensure; LEED Accreditation a plus
· Experience with AutoCAD 2009 or higher, Microsoft Word, Excel and Project required; Experience with Revit and SketchUp is a plus
· Prior general government, criminal justice or higher education project experience is a plus
· Construction experience is a plus
· Building assessment experience is a plus
· Must have a proven track record as a Project Manager on projects from pre-design through construction administration, including work plan development, cost estimating, coordination of all sub-consultants and agencies, and the ability to work with a variety of project delivery methodologies
· Excellent leadership, verbal and communication skills, and effective client relationship skills and talent for leading and working with diverse teams
· Working understanding of building codes, accessibility codes and permitting/licensing processes
· Ability to lead and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
· Ability to be flexible and contribute where needed to support project team
Full benefits and competitive wage provided.

Job Captain

This staff member will be responsible for the development and creation of architectural CAD drawings through all phases of the project from pre-design through construction documents. The Job Captain will assist Project Managers with construction administration duties. The Job Captain will report directly to the Project Manager and Principals. This role requires strong organization skills and experience in construction document production.

Skills and Qualifications (required unless otherwise noted):
· Minimum 5+ years of professional experience in Architecture
· NAAB degree or Bachelor of Architecture degree, or equivalent experience
· Experience with AutoCAD 2009 or higher, Revit, SketchUp, Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Photoshop required
· Prior general government, criminal justice or higher education project experience is a plus
· Construction experience is a plus
· Extensive knowledge of design principles and standards
· Intermediate documentation and field observational skills
· Working knowledge of CDs and procedures, building systems, codes, ADA requirements and space requirements
· Advanced verbal and written communication skills
· Intermediate presentation and graphic communication skills

Full benefits and competitive wage provided.

Send resumes (no phone calls please) to:
Rhonda Gillogly, AIA, Principal
Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn, AIA/ps
9 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98402


Design Assistant, Level I/II, Full Time Position Location: Anchorage, Alaska
RIM ARCHITECTS is hiring a Design Assistant, Level I/II to join a highly collaborative project team at RIM’s Anchorage office. If you meet the qualifications below, have a passion for the profession of architecture and desire to be a contributing, creative member of a team who provide our clients a trusted partner with inspired solutions, we look forward to reviewing your resume package. RIM Architects is a well-established firm with offices in Anchorage, AK; Palmer, AK; San Francisco, CA; Tustin, CA; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Hagatna, GU. We are focused on strategic growth as a multi-location firm. Our ability to deliver excellent design starts with excellent people committed to project performance and professional growth. Our work is varied in type and scale. We foster a workplace providing opportunity, inclusion and challenge; while having fun in the process.

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NVision Architecture is seeking the employment of a Project Architect / Manager. This person should be a senior level Alaska/NCARB licensed architect who has strong design, leadership, technical abilities, and writing skills with a resume of proven experience in the Alaskan environment. Minimum of 10 years’ experience that demonstrates established relationships with private and public cliental in the state of Alaska. Specific tasks will include project management, the development of architectural projects including schematic, design development, specifications, construction documentation and construction administration phases along with strategic planning and proposal/ marketing duties.  Additionally ability to communicate effectively with the client, all members of the design team, and leading/managing firm's technical staff is required.  Work may also include planning, feasibility studies, building assessments, BIM/Revit modeling and management, and LEED/Sustainable building design.

Requirements for Applicants Include:

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Architecture
  • Min. of 10 years of production experience in commercial architecture
  • Licensed in Alaska or the ability to obtain license through NCARB
  • A strong background in the design, production and coordination of quality construction documents
  • A history of managing multi-discipline design teams
  • Solid understanding of the International Building Codes and local Zoning Codes
  • Excellent planning, decision making, organizational and time management skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Located in Anchorage, AK
Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their letter of interest, Cover Letter/Resume, and salary requirements to
Only candidates that meet our criteria may be contacted. No phone calls please.

Nvision Architecture, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability/handicap, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.


STRATEGIC MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL - Bettisworth North seeks experienced Marketing/BD/Communications Professional for long-term employment. You will work closely with firm owners, technical professionals, and marketing and administrative staff to lead all strategic marketing. You will play an active role in long-term strategic visioning, and you will direct and execute all marketing and communications planning, budgeting, and measurement. In this self-driven role, you will work alongside a creative team to produce proposals, marketing materials, communications and media, and online communications. You will also direct and participate in business and team development, external partnerships, networking, client service and community outreach. As a spokesperson actively involved in community development, this role requires a community-minded, energetic, positive communicator, who is committed to Alaska’s future and has 5+ years’ experience and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, or related field. Experience in the architecture, engineering, or construction industry preferred.

Adobe Creative Suite and social media proficiency preferred. Competitive salary, full benefits. Email cover letter, resume, references, and portfolio samples to, Attn: Mark Kimerer, HR Director.

With offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Bettisworth North is a progressive, award-winning firm of 38 team members, with a 40-year history of community building and design excellence in Alaska. We provide a positive and friendly workplace and professional growth opportunities.


ARCHITECT - Burkhart Croft Architects is seeking a licensed architect to join a small, energetic firm with a portfolio of diverse commercial and public projects. Responsibilities include working in a studio environment on all aspects of architectural practice including the design, production, and management of projects from conceptual design through construction administration. Applicants should enjoy a wide array of project types, have strong design and communication skills, and experience in design development and document production.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
Professional Architectural Registration
Minimum of 5 years’ experience
Extensive experience in Revit and knowledge of other drafting and rendering platforms
Excellent communication skills including technical writing experience
Strong project management skills
Strong organizational skills and critical thinking

Competitive salary and benefit package includes medical insurance, 401(K), and paid vacation/sick leave. E-mail letter of interest, resume, and portfolio to


Whatever the distance, wherever the destination—our designs lead you there. Our Anchorage, Wasilla, and Fairbanks offices provide comprehensive planning, design, and engineering services for all phases of projects. Join our team and help us keep our Alaskan communities connected.

Stantec is seeking an enthusiastic Senior Architect, with an excellent reputation for quality of work and service to the public, to join our group in the Fairbanks, Alaska office.

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