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October 31, 2021

We Are Hiring: Project Architect or Architectural Designer


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Whitten Architects in beautiful Portland, Maine, has a rare opening for an independently motivated Project Architect or Architectural Designer interested in joining our award-winning,  client-focused, and design-driven residential practice. Design homes for extraordinary sites in Northern New England and be an integral member of a forward-thinking firm with a diverse portfolio, 30-plus-year history, and vision for the future. Come see for yourself why Portland  keeps getting voted one of the best places to live, and learn why we  continue to be recognized by AIA New England as an Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. The ideal candidate should have a specific  passion for residential architecture, client contact, teamwork, and an  eagerness to both learn from and contribute to our collaborative studio  environment.

We firmly believe that the most successful architecture  comes from a thorough understanding of each individual client's needs,  interests, and property. As such we design homes that are a reflection  of the humans and sites they were designed for.


  • Develop and foster working relationships with clients
  • Partner with internal team members in an iterative design process
  • Coordinate with external consultants including structural engineer, landscape architect, and interior designers
  • Lead or assist in the assembly of design presentations and Architectural Documents
  • Participate in sourcing and specification of materials and systems
  • Support our Construction Administration to ensure implementation of design intent
  • Project participation from concept to completion
  • On-site job visits with active collaboration between contractors, landscape architects, and interior designers


  • Ability to multi-task and a desire to positively contribute to design
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Strong graphic communication capabilities - hand drawing is celebrated
  • Proficiency in ArchiCAD (or similar), Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Positive and productive collaboration both in the office and on the job site
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently and within a group


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture
  • Pursuing continued education and working towards full licensure
  • Knowledge/experience with construction is a plus  


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Combination of remote and in-office work
  • Full health insurance coverage for employee + 60% of family coverage
  • Health savings account
  • 401K retirement plan with 3% employer contribution
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation + 5 sick or personal days
  • 10 paid holidays + summer flex-time
  • Old Port parking (or public transportation reimbursement)

Please respond with cover letter, resume, and work samples to We look forward to hearing from you.


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