About Us

For the last thirty-seven years, 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

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

Interior Designer

Interior Designer

(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 interior designer to join the PKA Interiors Studio. We are looking for a creative and energetic individual who has a passion for architecture and design and who desires to be a part of a collaborative and integrated team. The primary function of the Interior Designer will be to join the Interior Design Studio and support the design and production requirements set by group. The Interior Designer will be meeting PKA expectations of the position by:
  • Work with the team to develop ideas and finish concepts
  • Design and documentation of graphic project elements such as digital modeling using Revit, Photoshop, Sketchup, etc. to produce graphic design concepts and presentation documents
  • Preliminary space plan and furniture plan development
  • Adapt to a range of various tasks including entry level interior design assignments to collaboration with project design and development of construction documents
  • Participate in researching finish materials and maintaining the finish library
  • Preparation of finish specifications
  • Flexible, Proactive, Ambitious drive
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in dynamic environments. Collaborative and adaptive with team members and tasks.  Creative problem solver.  Detail-oriented
Minimum qualifications include:
  • Bachelor degree in Interior Design
  • Strong graphic design skills and artistic abilities including proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Sketchup, AutoCAD, and other modeling programs is a plus
  • 2-4 yrs experience in Commercial Interior Design firm preferred
  • Experience with the design of healthcare environments is a plus
  • Basic understanding of architectural design, interior design, and construction principles
  • Experience with the production of design and construction documentation including specifications, Revit proficiency preferred but not required
  • Experience with the research of materials and applications for both interior and exterior of buildings is desirable
  • Some experience in the selection and specification of FF&E required
  • General knowledge of relevant building construction codes & standards [FGI, OAR, ADA, etc] and other regulatory requirements
  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
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. This is a full-time position with firm hours of 8:00-5:00, Monday through Friday.  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).

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

(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 Receptionist/Administrative Assistant who will manage all front office and reception duties as well as provide administrative support to the firm’s management team. The position requires a friendly, professional, and energetic individual who will act as the initial point of contact for clients and consultants. The primary tasks for this position include reception and clerical duties such as:
  • Maintains and monitors the telephone and answering system
  • Welcomes guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries
  • Maintain conference room scheduling calendar
  • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics
  • Assist with travel plans
  • Assist with scheduling meetings
  • Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail and coordinate shipping and courier services as needed, including creating labels and acting as the liaison for UPS, USPS etc.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates, activities concerned with the operation, repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities, equipment, buildings, and grounds
  • Coordinates and schedules employee activities and functions
  • Perform other clerical duties such as shipping, filing, photocopying, collating, faxing, etc.
  • Manage office cultural activities and events, parties, and lunches
  • Maintain the 1:1 program
  • Maintain the length of service program
  • Manage monthly birthday celebrations
  • Schedule and coordinate employee lunch and learns
  • Assist with new hire orientation, provide essentials for new hires
  • Managing of job postings
  • Coordinate client relations gifts
  • Update LinkedIn, Instagram, Company website
Secondary tasks will include providing administrative support for the firm’s management team.  These duties include:
  • Conserves management's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence, written and digital; drafting letters and documents; collecting and analyzing information; initiating telecommunications
  • Document project meeting notes with audio or written transcription
  • Maintains management's appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel
  • Maintains continuing education and licensing requirements for management.
Minimum qualifications include:
  • Significant experience working as a receptionist, administration assistant, or similar functions.
  • Superlative note-taking and transcription capabilities
  • Organization skills, time management, presentation skills, verbal communication and problem solving ability. Ability to maintaining a pleasant, professional demeanor under pressure and positively represent the company
  • Dependability and accuracy
  • Fast learner and self-starter with strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage interruptions and priorities.
  • The ability to proactively solve problems, follow directions, and work efficiently while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
This is a full-time position with firm hours of 8:00-5:00, Monday through Friday. 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 Management Assistant

Project Management Assistant

(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 Management Assistant (PMA) to work on our healthcare projects. The position requires accounting/bookkeeping experience on billable 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 PMA is to work hand-in-hand with our project management staff to assist with owner and consultant contracts (experience with AIA contracts a plus), fee proposals (both to owners and from consultants), change orders and add fee proposals, and forecasting staff hours to support projects. The PMA will be meeting PKA expectations of the position by: Supporting PKA project management staff with fee proposals, contracts and agreements, and planning of staff hours and resource allocation.
  • Managing all AIA, Owner to Architect, and Consultant contracts for each project
  • Assist in writing fee proposals and add service letters to the client, using a consistent method
  • Managing approvals of fee proposals and add service letters
  • Assisting project management staff in reliable and up-to-date forecasting of staff hours assigned to each project.
  • Managing standards for PKA, including but not limited to drawing standards, project review standards and keeping staff in line with said standards
Minimum qualifications include:
  • Experience working in an architectural firm, or other service firm that contract and bills on an hourly basis, and collaborating with senior architects, project managers and production staff. Prior experience working on healthcare projects a plus.
  • Knowledge of hourly billing, fee proposals, and service contracts.
  • Understanding of architectural design and related fields
  • Fast learner and self-starter with strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to work independently in a fast- paced environment
  • The ability to proactively solve problems, follow directions and work efficiently while maintaining a positive attitude
  • The ability to prioritize, track and complete multiple projects simultaneously with exceptional attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Ajera project management software would be a bonus
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. This is a full-time position with firm hours of 8:00-5:00, Monday through Friday.  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).

Job Captain

Job Captain

(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 Job Captain 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 Job Captain is to plan, organize, and manage 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 Job Captain will also play a role in construction administration by managing addendum's, ASI's, and coordinating shop drawing review and RFI responses. The Job Captain will be meeting PKA expectations of the position by: Supervising and managing the 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 consultants.
  • Be proactive about and assume responsibility for helping the team achieve success (on-time, on-budget, satisfied client).
Minimum qualifications include:
  • 7-10 years minimum 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
  • 5-7 years 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.
  • Able to successfully manage the permitting process with aid and supervision of the Project Manager
  • Experience with construction contract administration, issuance of addenda and ASI's, coordinating shop drawing reviews, responding to RFI's, and construction change directive procedures
  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 on one of six firm focus groups: Client Relations, 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).

Senior Project Manager/Project Architect

Senior Project Manager/Project Architect

(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 Project Manager/Project Architect (PM/PA) who can work with our diverse healthcare client base and lead successful design and construction projects. PKA is looking for an individual who can “Own The Room”.  Meaning someone comfortable working with healthcare executives, leading design efforts with user groups, participating in the construction delivery process, as well as leadership in one of the six PKA internal Focus Groups: Design & Sustainability, Medical Planning, Project Delivery, Quality, Client Relations, and Operations. The primary function of the Senior PM/PA will be to lead work.  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 Senior PM/PA would possess qualifications that include:
  • 14 years minimum 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.
  • Lead firm wide Focus Group efforts to improve internal processes and efficiencies.
  • Ability to mentor junior level staff.
  • 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.
Other minimum qualifications include:
  • Extensive knowledge of medical planning and modern healthcare delivery.
  • Deep understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules for Healthcare, Facility Guidelines Institute for work in the State of Washington, 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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