Careers

Are you looking for a place where you can help to change the world?

McLennan Design is always interested in adding quality individuals to our team who are committed to transformation through deep green, living building design, and are passionate about making a difference in the lives of people throughout the world, including those in underserved communities. Our projects take us on a worldwide quest to challenge traditional practices, expanding the boundaries of planning and design to create restorative architecture and places that are healthy, beautiful and socially just.

Based on beautiful Bainbridge Island, Washington, our team is highly collaborative, energetic, and extremely dedicated. We work together in an adaptive culture, immersed in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. How can it get any better than that?

Sound exciting? You may be a perfect fit. Please take a look at our current career opportunities:

We are looking for world-class talent to work on some of the world’s greenest projects!

McLennan Design is a highly collaborative and dynamic team of professionals focused on merging design, building performance, and research in pursuit of a healthier planet. Our work consists of architecture, urban design and interiors, sustainability consulting, and industrial design projects domestic and abroad and focuses on ‘deep green’ regenerative design projects that make a difference in the world. The firm is anchored by Jason F. McLennan, founder of the International Living Future Institute, and Partners Christine Lintott and Dale Duncan, with a combined vision to integrate environmental and social regeneration through net zero, living building and socially just works. The ideal candidate should have passion, commitment and enthusiasm for these broad concerns and be equally capable to explore them.

The offices of McLennan Design, Inc are located in the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Kansas City, Missouri, and in the City of Victoria, British Columbia.  Prospective employees ideally would be located in the Seattle area, although remote locations are possible.

Position Summary

The Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architect provides a mid-level of project leadership for projects, working under the direction of the firm’s partners and senior staff, and in support of the lead architect for the project.  This person is accountable to uphold the firm’s performance standards, process and vision, committed to developing the highest level of regenerative and living building, transformative design work. They are responsible at the project level for the consistent delivery of the highest quality of design documents and professional services to support this level of work.

Qualities

The Mid-Level / Designer 1 must have proven project architecture skills and experience working with sustainable design projects.  They must be detail-oriented and have the ability to think strategically and must have demonstrated strong process skills as it applies to the consistent delivery of thorough and quality design documents as well as administering all aspects of projects during each phase of the work.  The Mid-Level Designer 1 must be skilled in developing conceptual computer models and renderings for presentations to the clients and other stakeholders.

The ability to lead project team members on their projects, motivating them to do their best work without doing it for them is essential. Mid-Level Designer 1 Architects must be collaborators, clear communicators, team builders and leaders.  They are responsible for their independent actions and decisions and must have the ability to coordinate and mentor less experienced staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects must encourage and participate in firm wide collaboration about issues related to design document production as well as partner with leadership on initiatives to enhance the quality and efficiency of design document production.
  • Monitor Quality: Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects are responsible to ensure that the quality of design document production on their projects meet the firm’s standards as defined by the leadership.
  • Document Storage: A Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architect is responsible to maintain, organize and archive all project related design documents during and after the project.
  • Project Coordination: Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects must be well-rounded architects with an understanding of all aspects of project design, documentation and construction. They must have the ability to coordinate the work of the project’s production team, including the project’s consultants, as well as the construction services team.
  • Timely Work: Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects must have the ability to plan the effective use of their time and coordinate the schedules of others to set and consistently meet project deadlines.
  • Client Interaction: Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects must have the ability to interact comfortably and confidentially with clients, consultants and other project members.  They must have demonstrated the ability to understand and respect the values and objectives of clients, as well as their goals and constraints.
  • Office Culture: Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects must work together with leadership to foster innovation, creativity and collaboration in ways that create the best possible environment for effective and creative project design and delivery.  They must work to build trust and team cooperation among office staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Education

 The Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architect role requires a professional degree with experience in all phases and aspects of projects.  Advanced knowledge of project design, construction documentation/delivery methods and construction materials is required.  Strong spreadsheet and work process skills are also required. Previous supervisory experience is required. Professional registration and NCARB certification is desired but not mandatory.

Experience in the sustainable design industry and developing a full understanding of the Living Building Challenge is a requirement for this project role.

Experience with multiple design tools and the development of computer models and renderings to convey conceptual design ideas is a requirement for this project leadership role.   Computer skills should include knowledge and experience working with AutoCad and Revit, Lumion, 3D Max, Rhino Drawing, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, and InDesign.

Mid-Level / Designer 1 Architects shall have a minimum of 6-8 years of experience in the profession, post graduation.  They shall have demonstrated experience in large projects.  The ability to participate in multiple projects at once is desired.

If this sounds like you, it could be fate, we should talk! For more details and to apply, contact us at contact@mclennan-design.com

McLennan Design Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are looking for world-class talent to work on some of the world’s greenest projects!

McLennan Design is a highly collaborative and dynamic team of professionals focused on merging design, building performance, and research in pursuit of a healthier planet. Our domestic and international work consists of architecture, urban design and interiors, sustainability consulting, and industrial design projects with a focus on ‘deep green’ regenerative design. The firm is anchored by Jason F. McLennan, founder of the International Living Future Institute, and Partners Christine Lintott and Dale Duncan, with a combined vision to integrate environmental and social regeneration through net zero, living building and socially just work. The ideal candidate should have passion, commitment and enthusiasm for these broad concerns and be equally capable to explore them.

McLennan Design, Inc has offices in the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Kansas City, Missouri, and in the City of Victoria, British Columbia.  Prospective employees would be located ideally in the Seattle area, although remote locations are possible.

Prospective employees must be willing to work remotely with the firm partner’s and the project teams in each of these offices and work on projects in multiple locations. Post COVID-19, travel will likely be a requirement of this position.

Position Summary

The RDC / Building Science Specialist provides project-level sustainability consulting for the practice working under the direction of the firm’s partners and in collaboration with Phaedra Svec, the Director of Regenerative Design for McLennan Design and senior staff. The position entails building science consulting and research in a variety of categories including energy modeling, passive systems, low-impact materials, site and building systems integration, and the potential for productivity, health and wellness improvements. The position also requires building science modeling and analysis in the support of an integrated design process, including but not limited to energy parametric modeling, energy life cycle cost analysis (ELCCA), natural ventilation modeling, daylight modeling, embodied carbon analysis and water/waste systems modeling although we acknowledge that candidates might only be familiar with some subset of these. This building science specialist is accountable to uphold the firm’s performance standards, process, vision, and commitment to regenerative design, living buildings, and transformative design work. The RDC / Building Science Specialist is responsible for the consistent delivery of the highest quality of sustainable analysis, documentation, consulting expertise, and the professional services required to support this level of work.

Qualities

The RDC / Building Science Specialist must have proven project leadership, communication skills and experience guiding clients through the highest levels of regenerative design.  This individual will need to demonstrate an emphasis and understanding of ‘deep green’ sustainability practices.  ‘Deep green’ experience is represented by leadership with Living Building Challenge work, LEED and other green building systems. This individual must demonstrate knowledge in multiple areas of ‘deep green’ consulting, utilizing a variety of tasks ranging from materials research to energy performance consulting.  The RDC / Building Science Specialist must demonstrate an ability to guide multiple project teams at once.

The RDC / Building Science Specialist must have advanced knowledge of building performance analysis software, computer drafting, including the capability to work with 3-D computer models in Revit and parametric modeling tools such as Grasshopper and/or Dynamo. Although not specifically required graphic design to produce concept design deliverables and slide decks for presentation to clients, are all highly regarded skills for this position. The RDC / Building Science Specialist position requires collaboration, clear communicators, team building, and leadership. The RDC / Building Science Specialist will need to be able to act independently and make timely decisions.

Strong writing skills and the ability to compose compelling presentations are essential. The RDC / Building Science Specialist must have the ability to think strategically and have demonstrated strong process skills for consistent delivery of thorough and high-quality sustainable design documentation, as well as familiarity with all project phases. The RDC / Building Science Specialist will be responsible for organizing and assisting to lead sustainable design eco-charettes and workshops.

RDC / Building Science Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Must encourage and participate in firm wide collaboration about issues related to regenerative design analysis and documentation, as well as partner with leadership on initiatives to enhance the quality of the firm regenerative design process.
  • Client Interaction: Must have the ability to interact comfortably and confidentially with clients, consultants, and other project members.  Must have demonstrated the ability to understand and respect the values and objectives of clients, as well as their goals and constraints.
  • Office Culture: Must work together with leadership to foster innovation, creativity, and collaboration in ways that create the best possible environment for effective and creative project design and delivery and must work to build trust and team cooperation among office staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Education

The RDC / Building Science Specialist role requires a professional degree with experience in all phases and aspects of projects. Advanced knowledge of ‘deep green’ sustainability and regenerative design is required. Strong parametric analysis, spreadsheet and word process skills and a current knowledge of Revit, InDesign, Adobe, and Power Point are also required. Professional registration is desired, but not mandatory.

Experience in the sustainable design industry and an understanding of the Living Building Challenge, LEED, GreenStar, Nabers, WELL Building Standard and other green building systems is a requirement for this role.

Industry level knowledge in a sub-set of areas is desired, but not mandatory, including: Climate Positive Planning, Biophilia, Biomimicry, Green Materials Selection and Specification, Embodied Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Water and Waste Systems, Permaculture, Passive Heating and Cooling and more.

Credited Publications and Thought Leadership is desired.

The RDC / Building Scientist shall have a minimum of 6-8 years of experience in the profession, post-graduation from an accredited institution with technical training in engineering and/or building science.

If this sounds like you, it could be fate, we should talk! For more details and to apply, contact us at contact@mclennan-design.com

McLennan Design Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are looking for world-class talent to work on some of the world’s greenest projects!

McLennan Design is a highly collaborative and dynamic team of professionals focused on merging design, building performance, and research. Our domestic and international work consists of architecture, urban design and interiors, sustainability consulting, and industrial design projects. The firm is anchored by Jason F. McLennan, founder of the International Living Future Institute, and Partners Christine Lintott and Dale Duncan, with a combined vision to integrate environmental and social regeneration through net-zero and socially just works. The ideal candidate should have passion, commitment, and enthusiasm for these broad concerns and be equally capable to explore them.

McLennan Design, Inc has offices in the City of Bainbridge Island, Washington, Kansas City, Missouri, and in the City of Victoria, British Columbia.  Ideally, the individual would be located in one of our office locations, but fully remote working may be possible. Regardless of location, prospective employees must be willing to work remotely with the firm partners and the project teams in each of these offices and work on projects in multiple locations. Post COVID-19, travel is likely part of the job.

 Position Summary

The Regenerative Design Consultant (RDC) provides leadership level sustainability consulting for the practice and project level working under the direction of the firm’s partners and in collaboration with Phaedra Svec, the Director of Regenerative Design for McLennan Design.  This person is accountable to uphold the firm’s performance standards, process and vision, committed to developing the highest level of regenerative and living building, transformative design work. The RDC is responsible for the consistent delivery of the highest quality of sustainable documentation, consulting expertise, and the professional services required to support this level of work.

Qualities

An RDC must have proven project leadership, communication skills and experience guiding clients through the highest levels of regenerative design.  This individual will need to demonstrate an emphasis and understanding of ‘deep green’ sustainability practices, including experience as a ‘deep green’ consulting leader in other firms.  ‘Deep green’ experience is represented by leadership with Living Building Challenge work, LEED and other green building systems. This individual must demonstrate an expert level of knowledge in multiple areas of ‘deep green’ consulting, utilizing a variety of tasks ranging from materials research to energy performance consulting.  The RDC must demonstrate an ability to guide multiple project teams at once.

Although not specifically required, advanced building performance analysis software, graphic design and computer drafting, including the capability to work with 3-D computer models in Revit, and to produce concept design deliverables and slide decks for presentation to clients, are all highly regarded skills for this position. The RDC will manage and guide additional team members in the research and development of detailed reports and presentations. It is essential that this individual be able to lead project team members and provide the motivation necessary for staff to do their best work without doing it for them. The RDC position requires collaboration, clear communicators, team building, and leadership. The RDC will need to be able to act independently, make timely decisions and exhibit the ability to coordinate and mentor less experienced staff.

Strong writing skills and the ability to compose compelling presentations are essential. The RDC must have the ability to think strategically and have demonstrated strong process skills for consistent delivery of thorough and high-quality sustainable design documentation, as well as administering all aspects of projects during each phase of the work. The RDC will be responsible for organizing and leading sustainable design eco-charettes and workshops. It is very important that this individual is comfortable and effective at leading client presentations and managing the client and consulting teams through all project milestones.

RDC Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Must encourage and participate in firm-wide collaboration about issues related to regenerative design documentation, as well as partner with leadership on initiatives to enhance the quality of the firm regenerative design process.
  • Client Interaction: Must have the ability to interact comfortably and confidentially with clients, consultants, and other project members.  Must have demonstrated the ability to understand and respect the values and objectives of clients, as well as their goals and constraints. Must demonstrate the ability to make presentations to different client and stakeholder groups, and lead workshops.
  • Project Management: Must participate in and support the Firm Partners’ preparation, negotiation, administration, and execution of project agreements. Must have project management abilities to help support the project cost control and profitability and assist in monitoring the quality of the design documentation.
  • Office Culture: Must work together with leadership to foster innovation, creativity, and collaboration in ways that create the best possible environment for effective and creative project design and delivery and must work to build trust and team cooperation among office staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Education

The RDC role requires a professional degree with experience in all phases and aspects of projects.  Advanced knowledge of ‘deep green’ sustainability and regenerative design is required. Strong spreadsheet and work process skills and a current knowledge of Revit, InDesign, Adobe, and PowerPoint are also required. Previous supervisory experience is required. Professional registration is desired, but not mandatory.

Experience in the sustainable design industry and an understanding of the Living Building Challenge, LEED, GreenStar, Nabers, WELL Building, and other green building systems is a requirement for this project leadership role.

Industry leadership level knowledge in a sub-set of areas is required, including: Climate Positive Planning, Biophilia, Biomimicry, Green Materials Selection and specification, Embodied Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Water and Waste Systems, Permaculture, Passive heating and cooling, Daylight Modeling, Natural Ventilation Modeling, Energy Modeling and more.

Credited Publications and Thought Leadership is desired.

Senior level RDC shall have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the profession, post-graduation from an accredited institution.

If this sounds like you, it could be fate, we should talk! For more details and to apply, contact us at contact@mclennan-design.com

McLennan Design Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We look forward to hearing from you.