About SABA

SABArchitects was formed in 2003 by Steve Erickson, Arthur Furukawa, and Bob Vizenor. Having worked together at several different architectural firms for the previous 10 years, Steve, Arthur, and Bob recognized their compatible and complementary skill sets and decided to create their own firm. Over the past 14 years SABA has grown from the three founders into a mid-sized firm of 30 highly skilled professional staff.  

At SABA we are passionate about creating architectural design solutions that meet our clients’ complex functional needs while also providing them with comfortable and inspiring work environments. SABA specializes in the design of research and technology laboratories, commercial office space, childcare centers, and healthcare facilities. Despite the differences in these project types, our fundamental approach to design is the same: we listen to our clients, understand their needs, and marshal our skills to craft design solutions that exceed their expectations. Realizing the important role that physical surroundings play in an individual’s health and happiness, we also strive to provide the best possible working environment for our own employees.

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Our Team

SABArchitects

Steve Erickson

Principal

Arthur Furukawa

Principal

Bob Vizenor

Principal

Aaron Ladd

Blair Sorlie

Chris Goad

Danica Macy

David Helton

Emily Lucey

Guy Maluda

Herbert Baker

Ian Stevens

Igor Gorolyuk

Jenny Prieto

Joyce Hsu

Kaia Thoreson

Kat Tugadi

Kate Vincent

Katie Wirth

Kimberly Petty

Laura Taylor

Michael Beck

Mike Ruark

Myles Pena

Nell Sanger

Nell Studio

Peggy Dermody

Rachel Dyer

Robin Dalton

Robin Dalton Design

Shaun Danielson

Sherif Sugiyama

Stephen Wood

Tara Torabi

Paddy

Jimmy

Job Openings

Senior Healthcare Architect - Project Manager

Full Time
7-18 years experience

The Position:  Senior Healthcare Architect - Project Manager

  • To lead significant firm projects as the prime client contact and internal team leader
  • Opportunity to work on a wide variety of healthcare project types and sizes
  • In charge of steering and delegating tasks to SABA’s internal project team
  • In charge of drafting and assembling consultant contracts
  • In charge of financial performance of project
  • Actively participate in mentoring younger staff
  • Participate in marketing efforts to pursue healthcare projects
  • Potential for some west coast travel

Qualification and Experience:

  • MArch or BArch degree
  • 7 – 18 years of professional experience in architecture
  • 5 years minimum experience in healthcare projects
  • Must be licensed Architect in Washington, other western states a plus
  • Working knowledge of Design Guidelines and Joint Commission Standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to plan work and monitor project performance
  • A collaborative nature and a desire to see all team members succeed
  • Ability to manage one larger project or several small to medium sized ones
  • Shell & core experience a plus

Project Architect

Full Time
3 - 6 years experience

The Position:  Project Architect

  • Ideal position to learn the full range of professional skills required for licensure
  • Opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types or focus on a specific one
  • Work directly with firm principals
  • Attend design and construction meetings
  • Assist with conceptualizing and developing project designs
  • Work as part of a team to produce documents for permit and construction
  • Actively participate in construction administration
  • Potential to participate in marketing efforts
  • Potential for some west coast travel

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MArch or BArch degree
  • 3-6 years professional experience in architecture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using AutoCAD & Revit in a professional setting for drawing production
  • A collaborative nature and a desire to see all team members succeed
  • Motivated self-starter with good organizational skills

BIM Manager

Full Time
4+ years experience

The Position: BIM Manager

  • Prepare BIM Execution plans
  • Assist with BIM project kick-off meetings, support project team members setting up BIM projects
  • Develop comprehensive SABA Revit project standards from existing successful BIM projects
  • Lead the SABA BIM User Group meetings
  • Support overall health and efficiency of BIM projects
  • Assess BIM skillset of new existing employees and develop plan of action for additional training
  • Establish a plan of action for continuing BIM training for staff
  • Assist in coordinating BIM360 project tasks between SABA and third-party BIM providers
  • Develop, maintain and provide updates to Revit templates, processes, procedures, and workflows.
  • Provide Revit content as needed
  • Collaborate with marketing team and update BIM marketing material as needed

Qualifications and Experience: Required

  • MArch or BArch degree
  • 4 years minimum professional experience in architecture using Revit for drawing production
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A collaborative nature and a desire to see all team members succeed
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to plan work and monitor project performance
  • Professional experience in architecture using AutoCAD for drawing production

Qualifications and Experience: Desired

  • Knowledge and experience creating Dynamo scripts
  • Professional experience using other graphic, modeling, rendering, and visualization software
  • Experience utilizing VR devices to view BIM environments