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Bender & Associates Architects is an award winning, design oriented architectural firm with broad experience in multiple project types, including historic preservation and restoration, residential, commercial, office, retail, and hospitality. The firm has a long history of historic preservation work, but our unique location in Key West, Florida allows us to take on work of all types.

We are seeking a driven and skilled individual eager to participate in every stage of a project, from conceptual design to construction administration. Prospective applicants should enjoy collaborating on a wide variety of projects with a close-knit team of talented designers.


Required Skills/Education:

  • Bachelors or Masters of Architecture degree.

  • Five - seven years of relevant experience preferred.

  • Active board licensure desired.

  • The candidate must be self-motivated, enjoy working with others and have a sense of humor.

  • Ability to translate client ideas into visual and/or tangible references such as drawings or models.

  • Strong design and graphic skills.

  • Extremely proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Adobe products, SketchUp and other 3D rendering programs. We currently work in AutoCAD 2022.

  • Excellent problem-solving, negotiation and consultation skills.

  • An interest in historic preservation desired, but not required.


  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience based on the candidate’s ability and experience.

  • Paid Vacation/Holidays

  • Paid Health Insurance

  • Company-matched 401(k) plan.


Our company has an excellent culture, featuring a collaborative and inclusive workspace that is both eclectic and friendly. Additionally, we take pride in our engaging and diverse project portfolio.

Please email the following items to or submit in person at 410 Angela Street, Key West. Please limit portfolio submissions to 20mb.

  • Resume - PDF

  • Portfolio samples - PDF

  • Work samples - PDF

  • Letters of recommendation

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