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Ankrom Moisan Architects Overview

Portland, OR
201 to 500 employees
1983
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
We offer Architecture, Interiors, Urban Design, and Branding services, and we believe that an integrated approach to design produces the best ideas. By collaborating across all the firm’s disciplines—architecture, interiors, urban design, and ... Read more

Mission: Create Places Where People & Communities Thrive

Company Updates

  • It's official! Our San Francisco office is now open! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIhAI

    Ankrom Moisan Expands to San Francisco

    Ankrom Moisan Architects (AMA), the architecture firm behind the renaissance of Portland's Pearl District and active in the transformation of Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood, has acquired San Francisco-based architecture firm Forum Design.

  • Not only are we fun to work with but we're healthy, too! The Portland Business Journal has recognized us one of the Healthiest Employers of Oregon 2015! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIpjY

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Ankrom Moisan Architects – Why Work For Us?


Our History

Architects Stewart Ankrom and Tom Moisan formed Ankrom Moisan in 1983 to provide integrated architectural, interior design, and urban design services to our clients. The mission of Ankrom Moisan is simple: Create Places Where People and Communities Thrive. We believe that when we achieve this, we help our clients achieve success.

We are now a national firm of nearly 400 staff members and offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. Our portfolio includes award-winning mixed-use housing, condominiums, apartments, affordable housing, senior housing, student housing, healthcare, offices, hospitality, and retail. Much of our work is in urban environments and many of our projects include a mix of uses.

When you are part of our team you are part of something big, and we are growing every day. From high-rise housing to the newest boutique hotel, we are positively changing our surroundings through thoughtful design. AMA is all about people; we are a full-service design firm with an entrepreneurial spirit, grounded in building strong relationships with coworkers and clients.

Ankrom Moisan is always looking for talent to join our growing team. We recognize innovation and appreciate individuality. We are creative, driven, and team oriented.  We celebrate our successes and learn from our misses. We are inspired and dedicated. We are Ankrom Moisan. 

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LISTENING
WE ARE ACTIVE, ENGAGED LISTENERS

We value the words of others, and pay attention when they speak. We encourage everyone to communicate with intention and purpose.

LEARNING
CURIOUSITY DRIVES OUR PURSUIT FOR UNDERSTANDING AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT

We challenge each other, and our clients, with new ideas and solutions. We promote an environment of mutual learning through a community of openness and understanding. An inquisitive outlook encourages a creative environment.

HEALTH
OUR CULTURE SUPPORTS A POSITIVE WORK-LIFE BALANCE

The health of our people and business is fundamental to support our values and achieve our goals.

EMPOWERMENT
WE VALUE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND THE POWER OF INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE A DIFFERNCE

We encourage people to pursue their passions and to stand up for their beliefs. We respect and value the different disciplines in the firm. Belief in the individual nurtures an energetic, passionate culture.

DESIGN
WE BELIEVE DESIGN CAN CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES - NOW AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

We're committed to turning our ideas and passions into reality. With innovative design and leadership, we commit to making every project have a positive influence on our communities.

COLLABORATION
WE COLLABORATE WITH EACH OTHER, OUR CLIENTS AND COMMUNITIES

We are passionate people, with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. When we collaborate, we spark our best ideas and do our best work. Our future is in our collective hands.


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As an employee of Ankrom Moisan Architects, your ability to adapt to an ever changing climate is valued. Our firm stays busy but fosters an environment of mentorship, fun, and internal camaraderie within the office.

Non-traditional office perks include design shares and pinups, bike storage, transit pass, unlimited coffee, the occasional treats, volunteer opportunities, monthly events, and so much more.

Our turnover is low and morale high. We have “Design Crawls” and other gatherings to showcase project we are working on and provide opportunities for suggestions. These events allow for the firm to interact across disciplines and build firm friendships. Interested? Come find out why Ankrom Moisan is an award winning firm!


Benefits


  • 100% company paid employee Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 100% company paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Pre-tax plans for healthcare and dependent care savings
  • Wellness programs for contributing to your own wellness and the health of the planet
  • Employee assistance program and health advocate services
  • 401(k) employee savings plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Transit program
  • In-house educational opportunities with Ankrom Moisan University
  • Paid time and funds for continuing education 

Compensation


Ankrom Moisan offers a compensation package that includes an annual review of salary and annual bonus opportunity to reward those who demonstrate exceptional results.

We have a company 401(k) and Roth IRA plans in addition to company paid ESOP.

 

Career Growth

We offer benefits and career opportunities that many other firms do not. We spend a great deal of time and effort teaching, guiding, and educating our staff and future leaders about the various aspects of architecture, interior design, and planning within the design and construction industry.

For those employees who want to become Oregon or Washington Registered Architects, we strongly support NCARB's Intern Development Program (IDP), and work support the prerequisite hours and training necessary for Architectural Registration Examination eligibility. There are study groups and other support for those on a path to being an architect.

If you're looking for long term career growth, professional responsibility, and meaningful employment within a fun, energetic, and diverse organization that values its people tremendously, we hope you will consider joining our team.  

Ankrom Moisan Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

 

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    Pros

    The culture of this office is very fun, open and full of energy. The president sets the tone with a great sense of humor! I know, right? Love working at a place where you can laugh and have fun while doing a great job.

    Cons

    The huge glass windows in the office lets in too much light for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the caring culture.

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Ankrom Moisan Architects Photos

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Ankrom Moisan Architects photo of: 2016 Trivia Night "Throw a pie in a Managing Principal's Face!"
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Ankrom Moisan Architects photo of: Ankrom Moisan recently participated in Canstruction®, a charity which showcases structures made out of cans of food. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.
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Ankrom Moisan Architects Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ankrom Moisan Architects in May 2016.

    Interview

    Great experience! Very helpful staff. Interesting questions about the field. I passed to a third round interview with the Vice President of the company, very respectful people. They tried to understand your abilities and your interest about their firm. The first interview was an hour interview via Skype, the second one was one and half hour and the third one was 45 minutes.

    They send me a email about the decision and the possibilities in the future or in the other offices around the North West.

    For me was a very good experience, that help me with future interviews.

    Interview Questions

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Ankrom Moisan Architects Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, The Oregonian, 2015
  • Portland Business Journal Better Bricks Award, Portland Business Journal, 2015
  • Seattle Design Center Northwest Design Awards, Seattle Design Center Northwest, 2015
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