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About Us

For the last forty, over 90% of our work has been with hospitals and medical campuses. We have provided master planning and design for every aspect of healthcare delivery. Each and every person in our firm is working on some form of a hospital or medical project at all times. You could apply all of the current methodologies, processes, and buzz words in creating excellent design service but still fall short of specific goals. We do not. The number of clients that we have continued to serve over the last thirty plus years is extremely important to us. We consistently provide quality service and excellent design at a fair price. Generally our clients call us and say, “We need to get this project going, and we’d like you to get started right away.” The feedback from our clients demonstrates their appreciation of our responsiveness and accessibility. These are the principles we believe in. Medical design is not just what we do, it’s what we do best!

TEAM

“Medical design is not just what we do, it’s what we do best!”

– Steve Kolberg

AWARDS

Large Construction Project Category 2019 Kaiser Permanente Design Excellence Award
2019 Top Workplace The Oregonian
Gold Level Washington County Green Business Leaders Award (2019-2021)
Third Place Healthcare Daily Journal of Commerce Magazine Top Projects
Third Place Renovation
Daily Journal of Commerce Magazine Top Projects
First Place $15-50 Million Renovation
Daily Journal of Commerce Magazine Top Projects
Design Award
American Horticulture Therapy Association
Second Place $15-50 Million Renovation Daily Journal of Commerce Magazine Top Projects
Third Place $50-100 Million Private Buildings Daily Journal of Commerce Magazine Top Projects
National Design Award AIA American Academy of Architecture for Health
Honorable Mention Modern Healthcare/AIA Design Award
Citation of Merit Healthcare Design

CAREERS

Sr. Architect / Specification Writer

Sr. Architect / Specification Writer

(Portland, OR)  Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry. We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Architect/Specification Writer (Sr. Architect) who can provide senior level technical expertise in architecture and be a lead for our specification writing team. Expectations for the Sr. Architect would include qualifications such as:
  • A leader with the skills and experience necessary to act effectively as a Sr. Architect on complex projects.
  • Set direction for the execution of project goals and objectives with project team and client, definition of scope, selection of items for investigation, and development of novel concepts and methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural specifications and the ability to lead the PKA spec writing team setting standards, protocols, and work flow
  • Seek engagement and collaboration at all levels, including the internal and external design team, clients, and contractors.
  • Bring a track-record of success with complex, multi-phase projects in healthcare to the firm.
  • Manage teams from concept design through construction and have a deep understanding of building, zoning, energy codes, ADA, construction standards, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Mentor and manage staff.
  • Contribute to general office-wide initiatives around quality control programs
  • Demonstrate motivation in seeking new responsibilities and challenges.
  • Help build relationships with clients and consultants with team leaders.
Other minimum qualifications include:
  • Knowledge of medical planning and modern healthcare delivery.
  • Understanding of Facility Guidelines Institute rules, as well as relevant NFPA codes.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, have keen attention to detail, and be able to communicate (verbally, written, and graphically) exceptionally well.
  • LEED accreditation, AHP membership, EDAC, or other related activities are beneficial.
  • Experience in a variety of building types, building materials, technical design, and construction techniques
  • Significant knowledge, expertise, and initiative to explore and carry out new or complex assignments requiring the development of innovative techniques and procedures
  • Ability to navigate complex situations requiring diplomacy, interpersonal skills, and judgement
  • Ability to perceive the goals of others, help to set priorities on projects and initiatives, and positively motivate individuals within the context of projects and the firm
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships outside the project team and the firm to facilitate project acquisition, facilitate innovation, and then validation of project direction
  • Ability to develop and process fee proposals and contractual agreements for a project
  • Experience in Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, and other forms of project delivery
  • Proficiency in Revit, Microsoft Office, and BDS SpecLink
  • Professional Architectural degree and a minimum of 10 years of related experience
  • Licensed Architects are strongly preferred
PKA is a dynamic and collaborative work environment that encourages excellence and client service.  Our culture requires an individual in this position to take ownership of projects and set the tone for team participation and contribution.  PKA is excited about adding talented, driven, and highly productive staff to our team! PKA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

Project Designer

Project Designer

(Portland, OR)  Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry and a wide client base. We are currently seeking an experienced Project Designer to work on our healthcare projects. The position requires CAD skills (Revit proficiency required), experience working on healthcare projects, superb communication skills, the ability to take ownership and drive project process, and the ability to thrive in a team environment. The primary function of the Project Designer is to participate in the efforts of the construction document production effort and to provide technical leadership relating to the production of quality contract documents based on job specific requirements. The Project Designer may also play a role in construction administration by managing addendum's, ASI's, and coordinating shop drawing review and RFI responses. The Project Designer will be meeting PKA expectations of the position by:
  • Production and completion of contract documents on schedule and within budget.
  • Delivering high quality drawings that can be easily interpreted by AHJ's and easily utilized by construction contractors.
  • Ability to coordinate effectively with project managers, job captains, and consultants.
  • Be proactive about and assume responsibility for helping the team achieve success (on-time, on-budget, satisfied clients).
Qualifications include:
  • Experience working in an architectural firm. Prior experience working on healthcare projects a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of architectural detailing and current construction standards
  • Knowledge of building systems
  • Understanding of architectural design and related fields
  • Experience in Revit and other graphic and business software (AutoCAD) and their application in development of design through construction document packages. Sketch-Up proficiency would be valued as well.
  • Experience with construction contract administration
It is also important to note that PKA is looking for motivated individuals interested in growing and expanding their career.  Our goal would be to mentor and provide an opportunity to enhance a qualified candidate’s skill set for future job responsibilities in the firm.  The job would include process improvement work in areas such as: Design, Project Delivery, Quality, Operations, and Sustainability. PKA Architects offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

Project Manager

Project Manager

(Portland, OR)  Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry. We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager who can work with our diverse healthcare client base and lead successful design and construction projects. PKA is looking for an individual who can manage projects with clients.  Meaning someone comfortable working with healthcare leadership, leading design efforts with user groups, and participating in the construction delivery process. The primary function of the PM will be to manage medical planning, design, and construction administration for projects. The expectation is that this individual will be a primary contact for the client, will manage all aspects of the project design, medical planning, and construction administration, and will coordinate and lead the internal drafting and production teams. The PM would possess qualifications that include:
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams for relevant healthcare-focused clients and facilities.
  • Capability to be the PKA representative for certain clients. Experience sustaining and growing client business.
  • Experience in participating on interview teams, developing RFP responses, master facility planning, program development, Lean project delivery, patient-centered design, building design & detailing, and construction administration is a plus as well.
Other minimum qualifications include:
  • Knowledge of medical planning and modern healthcare delivery.
  • Understanding of Facility Guidelines Institute rules, as well as relevant NFPA codes.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, have keen attention to detail, and be able to communicate (verbally, written, and graphically) exceptionally well.
  • LEED accreditation, AHP membership, EDAC, or other related activities are beneficial.
PKA is a dynamic and collaborative work environment that encourages excellence and client service.  Our culture requires an individual in this position to take ownership of projects and set the tone for team participation and contribution.  PKA is excited about adding talented, driven, and highly productive staff to our team! PKA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

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