Emerging Professionals

We believe successful community-focused design is characterized by our ability to engage diverse voices and reflect them in our work. BRIC is seeking Emerging Professionals to work with us as we partner with our clients and communities.

We seek candidates that represent diverse perspectives, demonstrate an ability to reflect on their own experiences, and contribute to our engagement of voices that have been traditionally underrepresented and/or historically marginalized. Emerging Professionals will contribute to our practice through design, graphic support, and engagement with both project teams and practice-building initiatives. Regular responsibilities include project-based work, including participating in team and client meetings, site visits, community engagement activities, design, communication, and documentation.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate a willingness and aptitude to work through foundational questions and tackle open-ended problems. Candidates will be able to complete assignments independently, collaboratively, or under the direction of experienced staff. Candidates will have an ability to collaborate with diverse teams and demonstrate a capacity to develop approaches which address complex design problems.

Applicants will communicate evidence of a well-developed way of working, including graphic and verbal communication, diagramming, analysis, and idea development. Further, candidates will have a familiarity with design fundamentals and software, including Adobe Suite, Sketchup or other 3D modeling software. Revit skills are preferred.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume/CV, and representative samples of work communicating design, technical and/or documentation skills. Materials may be sent via PDF attachment, not-to exceed 15 MB in size. Website links are acceptable in addition to PDF attachment. Materials should be emailed to:

BRIC is a community-focused architecture firm that works alongside students, educators, and local stakeholders to engage in authentic, value-driven conversations. Building Relationships and Inspiring Communities are more than the words of our firm name, they are central to how we approach every project. Our work is inherently collaborative; we champion processes that encourage diverse voices – especially those of the historically underserved – to come to the table, share their thoughts, and co-create comprehensive design solutions. This approach to educational planning, design, and community engagement reflects our commitment to dismantling biases that pervade the architecture industry. We partner with our clients to examine long-standing assumptions, reimagine existing buildings, and plan for innovative new facilities that inspire a more humane and just world. Together, we’re designing safe, equitable, and sustainable environments that empower learners to change the world.

BRIC Architecture, Inc. is one of Oregon’s largest majority-woman owned architecture firms.

BRIC is proud to embrace a holistic approach to staff wellness. We ensure our team has the resources they need to strive professionally and personally. Our collection of benefits include - but are not limited to - the following:

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision Insurance
Life insurance, long term and short term disability insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Traditional and Roth 401(k) with Matching and Profit Sharing Contribution
Paid Parental Leave Policy
Licensing Support
Continuing Education Opportunities
Gym Membership or Similar Reimbursement Program
Bike and Shower Rooms

People here love the work they do, care deeply about each other and have the opportunity to contribute greatly to the world through their work.

How to Apply

Please refer to the description above for specific application instructions. Application material should be emailed to:

BRIC office in Portland, OR

Listening is one of the most important elements of our process – we can’t wait to hear from you!