"In the architecture business, I value creativity wherever it comes from," he told the Wall Street Journal.
Known for its mining industry and ski resorts, Telluride isn't particularly close to Denver, Boulder, or even Aspen for that matter. It's pretty remote. Knowing that the geography might scare off some potential applicants he decided to highlight the state's liberal marijuana laws. Here's a copy of the ad we found online:
Max Strang Architecture is seeking to fill an Intern/Junior Architect Position at our satellite office in Telluride, Colorado. Requirements include extraordinary architectural design, graphic and presentation skills. Strong academic and/or professional references required. Send resume/portfolio to [----]@strangarchitecture.com.
Please note that Telluride, Colorado is a highly unique location. Applicants should be comfortable with a location that has unparalleled alpine scenery, amazing cultural festivals, unmatched snow skiing and abundant outdoor activities. Marijuana is legal.
He got about 300 applications for the position; some from as far away as New Zealand. Though he noted he didn't want employees coming into the office high, he didn't care what they did in their off time.