Architectural Elements is a team of artisans that design, fabricate, and install specialized architectural & landscape related projects. Working with all metals, wood, glass, & plastics, we can custom-fabricate any manner of decorative elements and architectural details– from intricate light fixtures to multi-story staircases.

We are now hiring a full-time, DESIGNER

We offer a highly competitive wage (DOE) with 6 paid holidays paid time offMedicaldental, and vision insurance is also available.

Job Summary:

Designers/Drafters are responsible for the design of the products that Architectural Elements produces as well as preparing accurate & to-scale layouts, paper/shop/assembly drawings, schematics, details, and designs according to applicable client specifications utilizing primarily SolidWorks drafting software.

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 2 years professional experience in drafting/design for metal fabrication. We’re looking for an experiencedturn-key Designer that can jump directly into our project flow.

Key Position Roles:
  • Utilize SolidWorks software daily, AutoCAD occasionally, & Inventor very rarely to draft projects
  • Research and design new products related to architecture, art, and landscaping
  • Create detailed & accurate drawings & models that can withstand future modification, all the way down to individual parts for production
  • Evaluate the function, safety, & appearance of products to ensure they have a practical design that can be produced profitably
  • Collaborate with project management, fabrication, & install teams to review engineering & production drawings prior to submittal to verify adherence to standard practices, ensure quality control, & production/install feasibility
  • Collaborate & take direction from engineers & executives to research drawings, catalogs, & sketches to develop detailed, dimensioned drawings
  • Identify & clarify any inconsistencies in specifications
  • Update & submit designs multiple times to meet all necessary requirements
  • Be precise, organized, creative, mostly autonomous, and able to meet deadlines
  • Exhibit excellent document control & organization, digitally & physically
  • BA/BS or equivalent combination of education & work experience
  • 2+ years of related professional experience in drafting/design for metal fabrication
  • Fluid in SolidWorks CADD software; Familiarity with Bluebeam & AutoCAD software
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication processes/drawing & welding symbols is a must
  • Excellent time management, organization, & independent judgement skills
  • Strong analytical & math skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to read, understand, & interpret construction documents & plans/drawings
  • Ability to prioritize & multitask
  • Outgoing, personable, team-player
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal & written English
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Operating Systems & MS Office applications
  • Ability to work in our offices in Bellingham, Washington; there is no option to telecommute at this time


Architectural Elements is a rapidly growing, medium-sized metal fabrication shop. We are a subcontractor or material supplier for commercial & high-end residential construction projects. Our expansion is strong and there are many opportunities for advancement. This is a non-conflict shop where folks enjoy a wide range of unique projects. Our employees exude ethics, integrity, & teamwork. We have fun and support each other, treating our coworkers & customers with courtesy & respect.

We love what we do and our passion shines through the quality & craftsmanship of our work. We have an impeccable reputation. Our high-caliber clients include Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Oculus VR, Facebook, & Vulcan. We have worked with dozens of architectural firms including Studios, NBBJ, ZGF, Gensler, GGLO, Olson Kundig, & Graham Baba. We contract regularly with Dovetail, Krekow Jennings, Schuchart/Dow, Skanska, Sellen, Turner, GLY, and many other general contractors. We work with many different materials including all metalswoodglass, & plastics. We build feature staircases, art installations, outdoor & home furnishings, kinetic pieces & gizmos, electrical signage, steel windows & doors, and much more. Get to know us: check out our Instagram, and Vimeo channels.


Shoot us your resume, including your mobile number and email, a project portfolio, and tell us what you do best.

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Architectural Elements is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.