Architect/Senior Designer

Woods Bagot Woods Bagot Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 16 '14Posted on:

About us:

   Woods Bagot is a global design and consulting firm, with resources working across studios in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Specializing in five key sectors – Aviation and Transport; Education, Science and Health; Lifestyle; Sport; and Workplace – Woods Bagot’s diverse portfolio spans more than 140 years, a legacy of design excellence. Our Next Generation Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world. Working across architecture, consulting, interior design, master planning and urban design, our focus is to understand our clients’ functional, operational and cultural needs, drawing on our research and experience to create solutions that work.

In search of:

     Woods Bagot is expanding its San Francisco practice and seeking to identify a “best athlete” candidate that possesses exceptional architectural design skills, proven leadership, experience on large scale mixed use tall tower projects, ability to solve technical issues, work collaboratively with others through the conceptualization of ideas in a highly connected environment.Innovative, creative and well-rounded professional that design, coordinate and help lead a team in the production of high quality projects


  • Researches, designs, and manages building projects for clients by performing the following duties.
  • Conducts original research into architectural methodologies and materials, engineering and environmental systems, and cultural and natural precedents as well as sector specific investigations of workplace and/or lifestyle environments.

  • Designs innovative architectural concepts in direct response to unique user, programmatic, environmental and cultural contexts through the integration of leading-edge planning, engineering, interiors, and other required systems. Defines and develops functional and spatial requirements of new structures or renovations, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.

  • Responsible for the coordination of the project design and project team.

  • Prepares and reviews design documents, construction documents, shop drawings, and materials for compliance with design intent and program requirements

  • Develops design drawings, such as plans, sections, elevations andmodels using hand drawings as well as advanced CAD and 3D software

  • Solves complex problems in connection with the architectural design of projects through the integration of building simulation and research to optimize building performance.

  • Assists in development of local office standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Confers with clients, consultants, contractors, and others during various stages of project development.

  • Guides and encourages the development of other staff

  • Participates in marketing and business development.

  • Completion of a professional architectural degree program.Advanced study in Digital Design.

  • Seven or more years of experience and progressive responsibilities in all phases of architecture and substantial experience in the innovative design of complex, large-scale, multi-use urban projects in the US and abroad including experience designing and developing super-tall high-rise towers.

  • Specific experience and expertise in global benchmark projects in the commercial, hospitality, transportation, and/or cultural sectors.

  • High level skills and experience in conceptual design phases and instigation of projects including high quality design research, sketching, illustration and rendering abilities.

  • Expertise in advanced 3D software and programming including Revit, 3DS Max, Rhino 3D, Vray Mental Ray, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and After Effects to visualize, manipulate and compile complex geometries.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of architectural design, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques, and costs.

  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of general architectural practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering

  • Complete and thorough knowledge of Woods Bagot and the New York studio’s standards, policies and procedures.

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit with exceptional communication and collaboration skills.

  • All applications must be submitted via email. Please send resume, cover letter and work samples to with email title “Senior Designer_YourName” (ie. Senior Designer_JohnSmith). Work samples should be one PDF attachment, 5-8 pages or a maximum of 5 MB.

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