Opportunity 166.03 – PM Steamboat – Kelly & Stone

Project Manager | Steamboat CO

Kelly & Stone Architects works with discerning clients to create distinctive residential environments in breathtaking locations. Their work embodies a timeless aesthetic within a fresh, contemporary context. Each home speaks to the enduring craft of architecture, sustainable principles, and quality workmanship, while reflecting the lives and aspirations of its owners.

If you are passionate about creating great architecture in fresh, bold ways, adept at leading teams of talented creatives, and would thrive in the midst of beautiful surroundings, read on.

In Brief

Kelly & Stone seeks an experienced project leader who knows how to work with people and projects — from contracts and kickoff to documentation and delivery.

The Project Manager (PM) role is significant within this growing practice. Based in Steamboat Springs CO*, the PM will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects to ensure project success, team engagement, and client satisfaction.

The PM will collaborate with principals, designers, and other project leaders to enhance firm processes and systems as well as introduce new ideas and methods to improve workflow, design quality, and team cohesion.

* Remote working options are available, too.

Does this sound like you?

Kelly & Stone welcomes applicants who bring their energy and inspiration to the firm. You should be highly motivated, with a background in building design and technical execution, as well as experience leading diverse project teams.

As a Project Manager, you will be able to demonstrate relevant experience as:

  • A collaborative, hands-on leader, ready to roll up your sleeves to get things done as well as lead the way.
  • An advocate for design and technical excellence, and a proponent of individual and team growth and development.
  • A champion for sustainable design, resiliency, and the craft of construction.
  • A motivated, self-directed leader of interdisciplinary teams in a fast-paced and energetic environment.

Studio culture

Kelly & Stone provides a small-firm experience with a big-firm perspective. The founders play an active role in each and every project, and the studio culture thrives on collaboration and the open exchange of ideas. 

They are fiercely committed to their work and their clients. When Kelly & Stone takes on a project, the client’s goals become their mission — whether they are creating a scenic retreat or a legacy property to be held by future generations. 

It’s no mistake that their offices are located in two of the country’s most beautiful places. When the work is done and the clients are happy, there are few better places to be than Lake Tahoe and Steamboat Springs.

For more information on Kelly & Stone Architects, please visit their website.

Why is this role important?

The Project Manager will work directly with the founders Keith Kelly and Tim Stone to enable them to continue focusing on design leadership and building client relationships.

  • You will coordinate multiple projects, including design, administrative, and technical efforts.
  • You will work with principals and project teams to ensure the quality of the work, blurring the lines between design and technical excellence. 
  • You will manage client, consultant, and K&S team communications.
  • You will be both a guide and a contributor, providing teams with insight and expertise, helping them bring ideas to life.
  • You will mentor junior staff to encourage a high level of design and work ethic.
  • You will lead the firm’s ongoing development of the latest design methods and tools, processes, and best practices.

Must haves

  • Professional degree in architecture (or equivalent).  Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in architecture, including at least 5 years of project management. 
  • Architectural registration is preferred.
  • LEED accreditation is significant.
  • Experience with the design and delivery process for high-end custom residential and other types of wood-framed single- and multi-family housing, especially in coastal and mountain settings.
  • Experience with project management and performance of internal teams and external consultants, including contracts, budgets, resource scheduling, deadlines, and profitability.
  • Experience with talent management, including development and training.
  • Broad proficiency in design and computational software, including Revit, Grasshopper, and Rhino.
  • Experience with BIM and interactive visualization (AR/VR).
  • Verbal and visual presentation prowess to articulate the process, approach, and impact of your ideas.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

This position requires current eligibility to work in the USA. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must describe their status to work in the USA, including details regarding visa type and duration.


Kelly & Stone offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as being a great place to work. Compensation is based on level of experience and professional development.


Starting at $80,000, commensurate with experience


The firm’s benefits include paid time off, health insurance, ski pass, and matching IRA contributions. They also offer support for licensure and professional accreditation.

To learn more, please contact [email protected]

How to apply

Please submit the following materials via email:

  • A dated letter of interest, briefly summarizing your background and experience, as well as your objectives in applying for this position. The cover letter or email should include your contact information, including email address.
  • A clear, concise, and current resume with education and professional experience, as well as academic, civic, and professional activities related to design, digital design, technology, and leadership.
  • Representative samples of your portfolio — no more than five projects — submitted in digital format. This should include the name of each project, your role on the project, and the firm for whom you worked.
  • Additional information such as links to your website, online portfolio, blog, and LinkedIn profile, plus Instagram, Issuu, or other curated sites if applicable.


  1. Please do not submit your full portfolio, references, or letters of recommendation until requested.
  2. Please label each document to include your name and date.
  3. Any email attachments should be submitted as PDF, JPG, or PNG documents and will not be returned.
  4. The maximum size of your attachments should be 10MB.

No phone calls, please. We review submissions on a weekly basis and will contact those individuals with whom we would like to move forward.

Office Location: Steamboat Springs CO

Steamboat Springs is home to abundant year-round recreation, a historic downtown, a vibrant business sector, active arts and culture, unique special events, celebrated geothermal hot springs, outstanding educational opportunities, and an 80-year Olympian tradition. All with the free-flowing Yampa River running right through the heart of it all.

Today, residents are creating locally inspired art, sophisticated culinary experiences, historical theatre, and community gatherings to live and be well — holistically, spiritually, physically. All are welcome to explore, create, and join — making it a base camp for a big life.

“36 Hours in Steamboat Springs” – New York Times, 29 Nov 2019

“Local’s Guide: Perfect 24 Hours In April” – Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce, 17 April 2021


Steamboat Springs is about 160 miles west of Denver International Airport (DIA), with most major airlines servicing DIA from both domestic and international locations.

Airport transfers are available to/from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Steamboat/Hayden HDN), located just 22 miles from Steamboat. Airport shuttle service, taxis and limousine service, and rental cars are available.

The Amtrak California Zephyr has two daily stops in Denver. The westbound train (to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area) arrives in the morning, and the eastbound train (to Chicago) calls in mid-afternoon.

If driving from Denver, the views are spectacular along the I-70 corridor and Rabbit Ears Pass, and it’s not uncommon for travelers to see wildlife, including elk, mountain goats, big horn sheep, eagles, and deer. From I-70, there are several picturesque routes that drivers can choose to get to the Yampa Valley.


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