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We are hiring! Intern Architect & Drafter

Constructive Form Architecture and Design is looking for an Intern Architect & Drafter with interest to work in our small team environment, and seeks a candidate who values humanist approaches to creative problem solving. The candidate will be a highly organized and detail oriented individual with an experience in VectorWorks, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite. They will work closely with the partners to ensure the practice’s vision and standards are met by taking on projects with natural curiosity, a strong sense of self-direction and the ability to follow directions.

Reports to: Partners

Review: 30 day trial period then re-evaluate definitions and needs

Status: Independent Contractor or Part-time employee- to be discussed, Entry level

Job Hours: 15-20 hours per week, rate TBD; can move to full time after trial period

Primary responsibilities:

Project assistance

  • Drafting: create drawing templates, development drawings, construction documents etc.

  • As Built Drawings

  • Site visits with partner or Architect in charge of project

  • Product, materials and new technologies research and correspondence with materials representatives

  • Assistance with assembling specifications

  • Assistance in maintaining project schedules and timelines


  • Develops graphics for Portfolio Pages and Project Information

  • Supports preparation of proposals for projects (through graphics, layout, images)

  • 3-D Modeling

Skills & experience

  • CAD skills; Proficient in Vectorworks 2016 and 2018 a plus

  • SketchUp

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2011

  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Writing, email, phone and communications skills

  • ios operating system (not required, but a plus)

  • Articulate, well organized, follow-up, detail-oriented

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university architectural or design program; or has an associate’s degree in combination with experience in design; or recent graduate with a BARCH

  • Driver’s License

Submission guidelines: If interested, please forward your cover letter, resume and portfolio in a PDF format (25mb maximum) or URL to Nomin Lyons, at by May 15th. We thank all applicants for your interest; and will contact the qualified candidates to schedule interviews during the week of May 21st.

Who we are: Constructive Form is architecture and design firm located downtown Portland, Oregon. Our work draws on the elemental characteristics and experiential qualities of a place to craft livable places reflective of the region and locale. We advocate for environmentally supportive practices and work on projects in locations ranging from urban environments to rural settings. Constructive Form volunteers with a number of organizations to help sustain civic values, social justice and a healthier planet. We are an ESB certified, women owned business.

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