Specifications Writer

Seattle, WA | Full-time | Partially remote


LMN Architects is currently seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Specifications Writer. The ideal candidate is passionate about architecture, has a strong design sensibility, works well with teams, and appreciates the process of articulating design through the architectural specifications. We are open to discussing hybrid or remote work options.

LMN employees collaborate in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Mondays and Fridays are flexible workdays that allow employees to work in the office, from home, or any other location they choose. Monday-Friday core work hours of 9:30-4:00 allow employees to determine what working hours best suit their personal commitments, commuting, and work preference.


  • Maintaining LMN’s master set of Project Specifications.
  • Developing strategies for integrating project specifications with BIM workflows.
  • Collaborate with quality assurance staff and participate in phase initiation meetings with project teams.
  • Coordinate with project teams to develop strategies for the development of project specific specifications. This will range from active specification writing to oversight of a team member as the primary author.
  • Prepare technical architectural specifications, primarily involving CSI Divisions 0 through 14.
  • Work constructively with project teams on the development of specifications appropriate for each project type and phase.
  • Coordinate with consultants on preparation of other CSI Divisions.
  • Research innovative products and systems and share findings with the firm.
  • Mentor staff and provide internal training as appropriate.
  • Facilitate vendor relationships.
  • Contribute to the development of technical best practices.
  • Participate as a core member of the LIQUID (Leadership In Quality & Innovative Design) group.


  • 10+ years of experience in a range of architectural skills with a minimum of 5 years of experience writing specifications.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Experienced in technical documentation.
  • Contract administration experience preferred.
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) CDT Certification preferred, CSI CCS certification is a plus.
  • LEED accreditation preferred as is a strong understanding of sustainable design and healthy materials.
  • Revit familiarity preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to organize, schedule time for and process multiple projects at once.
  • Excellent skills necessary with Microsoft Word and Excel, MasterSpec and MasterWorks, SpecLink familiarity a plus. 

Eligible salaried employees receive an annual performance bonus depending on LMN profitability and individual performance. LMN employees and their family are offered medical, dental, and vision insurance, and an employee assistance program. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a Health Savings Account (HSA) are available depending upon the employee’s choice of health insurance coverage and a Dependent Care FSA for people with eligible dependents. Employees are also covered by life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and group term life insurance. Employees may enroll in the LMN 401(k) plan with discretionary matching and profit-sharing contributions after eligibility has been met. Employees accrue a minimum of 3 weeks of PTO during their first year with LMN and observe 9 holidays, including 2 floating holidays. This position is anticipated to be filled with a Design 5 ($108,001 to $119,000) or Design 6 ($119,001 to $130,000) level employee.

LMN is an internationally recognized design practice made up of architects, interior designers and planners passionate about design and dedicated to collaboration. We are a single office of 140 people located in Seattle. Our focus is on creating buildings and places that enrich communities and the public realm across a diversity of project types—including education, convention centers, performing arts, commercial mixed-use, high-rise residential and transit facilities.  In recognition of the quality of our work and professional leadership, LMN received the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest national honor bestowed upon an architectural practice. More information on LMN is available on our website at www.lmnarchitects.com.

LMN expects all employees to support its equal employment opportunity policy and is committed to fostering a workplace where everyone can work in a productive, respectful and professional environment. LMN does not tolerate discrimination against its employees on the basis of their race, sex/gender, religion/creed, political ideology, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetics/genetic markers, military or Veterans status, sexual orientation, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.