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KMB architects has been recognized for several years by the South Sound Business Examiner  “Best Places to Work” Award.

Our firm was named Overall Mid-sized Employer, an award given to employers who exhibit the highest ranking in all five judging categories. 

 

Here's what our staff have to say about working at KMB architects:
 

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"As an Architect, I find myself extremely fortunate in that I get to come to work every day and do what I love. I am further rewarded because the people around me also love what they do and challenge me to do better."

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"There is a genuine camaraderie at KMB architects. People truly care about each other, and want one another to succeed. We are a family and we celebrate each individuals success and support one another when we have difficulties."

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"As a recent college grad navigating my first professional job, KMB architects has surrounded me with an opportunity to not only expand my knowledge of the A/E industry and our clients, but has worked diligently with me to define and structure a career path that utilizes my passions."

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Specification Writer

By joining the KMB team, you will be a part of a collaborative and inclusive work place that values connection. We organize annual staff parties, birthday celebrations, group coffee runs, and happy hours to foster greater connection within our team. 

In addition to our outstanding office culture, KMB offers:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Great benefits package (Including medical and 401K Plan)

  • Internal Career Path Planning

  • Opportunities for continued education

KMB is an equal opportunity employer. 

We celebrate diversity and the outstanding creative thinking and deeper human connection which results from the unique background of every person on our team. We do not discriminate based on age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation etc. and encourage all to apply.

 

KMB architects is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspires to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Specifications Writer for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years progressively responsible experience in all phases of architecture and substantial experience in the preparation of specification construction documents, with an emphasis on the preparation of construction specifications on small and large scale projects.

  • Experience working in SpecLink

  • Produce project specific Project Manuals utilizing the KMB design standards.

  • Thorough knowledge of architectural design, documentation, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques and costs, as well as building material compatibility and characteristics.

  • Practical knowledge of general architectural practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering.

  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards, current product development, and architectural practices.

  • Extensive knowledge and prior experience with contract language, liability, indemnifications, and definitions.

  • Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills with the ability to build quick rapport with all levels of employees, clients, consultants and vendors.

  • Proven ability in problem identification, problem solving and conflict resolution.

  • Must be organized and a team player.

Communications and Marketing
Professional

KMB architects is seeking a talented individual to join our team as a communications and marketing professional. This position will be filled by a skilled communicator who is detail-orientated, creatively engaging, and adept at managing multiple priorities at any given time.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of relevant marketing experience

  • Degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related major

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

  • Strong written and verbal communication, organization, and detail-oriented skills

  • Website content generation experience preferred

  • Experience marketing in the A/E industry preferred


KMB offers this Associate Architect position and the opportunity to work interactively with other design professionals, clients, and the public in a supportive team environment on a broad range of projects. Our work requires high-performing designers who possess strong communication skills and graphic abilities, as well as a good understanding of the technical aspect of architecture.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; B Arch or M Arch desired

  • 0-3 years of experience

  • Registered for AXP and on the path to Architectural licensure

  • LEED Accreditation or within 18 months of hire

  • Passion for design

  • Strong verbal and graphic presentation skills

  • Proficient in Revit with 3D modeling skills (i.e. Sketchup, Grasshopper, and Rhino)

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Associate Architect


Project Architect

KMB offers this Project Architect position and the opportunity to work interactively with other design professionals, clients, and the public in a supportive team environment on a broad range of projects. This position will be filled by an individual who is a skilled communicator, great designer, capable technician, proven leader and problem solver.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Architect with three (3) or more years of experience in the profession

  • Experience leading projects in association with a team of individuals

  • Passion for design

  • Strong verbal and graphic presentation skills

  • LEED Accreditation Preferred

  • Proficient in Sketch-up, Revit AutoCAD and other modeling software


Senior Project Architect

This position will be filled by an individual who is a skilled communicator, great designer, capable technician, proven leader and problem solver. Responsible to ensure the financial health of the project(s), the quality of project documents, claim prevention, team collaboration and communication.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Architect with ten (10) or more years of experience in the profession

  • Professional degree in Architecture or equivalent.

  • Advanced experience leading projects in association with a team of individuals

  • Passion for design

  • Strong verbal and graphic presentation skills

  • LEED and/or WELL Accreditation Preferred

  • Proficient in Sketch-up, Revit, AutoCAD and other modeling software


KMB offers this Interior Design Leader you will be responsible for leading and growing our Interior Design practice.  This person is responsible for managing all aspects of our Interiors practice within our firm. In addition to being able to run and manage interior focused projects, this person will support the design culture of the interiors group through communication of updates of processes, roll outs of interior initiatives, and initiates the celebration of success.  They are responsible for mentoring staff and identifying their strengths, areas of improvement and aligning their career paths with opportunities. This position will be filled by an individual who is a skilled communicator, great designer, capable technician, proven leader and problem solver.

Qualification:

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in the profession with some leadership responsibility

  • Professional degree in Interior Design or equivalent

  • NCDIQ Certification

  • Ability to work both independently and effectively in association with a team of individuals

  • Passion for design

  • Strong verbal, writing and graphic presentation skills

  • LEED and/or WELL Accreditation Preferred

  • Proficient in Sketch-up, Revit, AutoCAD and other modeling software

Interior Design Leader