Featured Job Urban Housing Leader

Featured Job: Urban Housing Leader

Job Description:

A national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949 is hiring an Urban Housing Leader to join the firm’s Seattle office. The firm’s work is defined by its innovative blend of design, technology and nature to create places; the outcome is one that excels in beauty, spirit and performance. The right candidate will be motivated by these core values, joining the firm’s integrated design teams with an understanding of global issues and with a tenacious drive to achieve the highest quality of design effort — economically, socially, environmentally and artistically.

This candidate will be a senior-level architect with 20+ years of experience. They will bring a deep experience in designing mid-rise, metal or wood frame housing developments, prevalent in Seattle. The candidate will be well connected with the development community. This role is a rain maker as well as a designer. The right candidate will balance business development, operations, and design.


•Change the story of Urban Housing from one of a commodity into one of unique, design minded, environmentally thoughtful project while establishing the firm as THE housing leader in Seattle, working to make the city better
•Be established as or have the desire to grow into a Thought Leader, someone respected, and established, in the community
•Leverage, daily, a mix of entrepreneurial drive and project process acumen
•Blend business development and “principal in charge” operational knowledge
•Willing to develop as a long term leader, someone who is prepared to see the long game within the firm
•Ability to balance the “thought leadership” aspects of the role with the billable reality of business


•20+ year of demonstrated growth and leadership in Urban Housing projects
•A history of being a strong leader without a big ego, sharing the firm’s priority around team work, ethics, and great design
•Flexibility to roll up sleeves and do what is needed to get the work done
•Comfortable with ambiguity

To learn more about this position and apply, please submit your resume / CV to Zach Brown by email at: zach [at] dbifrim [dot] com