Erickson McGovern Architects (EMA) is searching for an experienced Project Architect to join our team in Tacoma, WA. Are you the right fit? 

The ideal candidate for this role can lead a project through all phases including; schematic design, design development drawings, permit drawings, and construction documents. You should be knowledgeable about the construction of new buildings and the alteration of existing buildings and facilities. Additionally, you are able to coordinate and communicate consistently with managers, consultants, and other team members regarding project design and status.

With more than 40 years of experience in design, planning and construction administration, EMA provides full-service architectural services with a K-12 education focus. You’ll find a great working environment, purposeful, engaging work, and an excellent benefits package. We are looking forward to meeting with you!


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an architectural firm (public projects preferred)
  • Auto CAD, Revit and MS Office experience preferred
  • Can intelligently express your knowledge and opinions whether speaking or writing an email
  • Solid understanding of construction and AIA documents
  • Experience in construction, ADA codes, and city codes preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a project from start to finish
  • Experience with consultants, contractors, and public sector clients
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

Personal Attributes Required:

  • Positive attitude – if something doesn’t go your way, it won’t ruin your day.
  • Strong work ethic – you prefer working more than chatting or checking your Facebook.
  • Team player – you enjoy working on other people’s ideas and making contributions where helpful.
  • Strong sense of pride and care for your work – you learn from your mistakes, but you triple check your work beforehand to make sure you don’t make mistakes in the first place.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines, multi-task, prioritize requests and fulfill last minute requests – you can keep track of multiple tasks and projects without dropping the ball and feeling overwhelmed.


  • Competitive Pay, commensurate with industry experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, RX
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays


Candidates should submit a pdf or link including their resume, desired salary range, and sample work via email to [email protected]