Senior Designer

JRDV Architects JRDV Architects Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 24 '14Posted on:

JRDV Urban International is seeking Senior Designers with 5+ years of experience with focus on large-scale urban mixed-use commercial projects.  JRDV is a dynamic, collaborative design focused studio environment that is working on a variety of international and domestic projects.  The firm was started in 2004 by architects with a passion for urban architecture. We are an international practice that is evolving to create a new model of design based on partnering, strategic vision and high levels of service.  We integrate urban design, architecture and development strategy into a comprehensive design offering that is unique in our profession. We believe that there is a better way to engage our private, institutional and public clients. In our 10 years of practice, we have worked a wide range of projects in more than 15 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Our offices are located in Oakland, CA and Shanghai. Please visit our web page for more information.

Candidates for the Senior Designer position must exhibit strong creativity and a skillful design vocabulary, as well as an ability to lead an energetic, fast-paced creative process to develop innovative design solutions.  All candidates must have well-rounded experience in architecture, with particular focus on design from programming to material selection and detailing.   Strong graphic and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work in a team environment, are also critical.

Specific qualifications involve:

  • Accredited Professional or Graduate degree in Architecture with at least 5 years professional experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of 3D modeling, presentation and design software; Sketchup, Autocad, InDesign and Photoshop are key. Revit is optional.
  • Expert Design skills and ability to come up with innovative solutions to complex design problems.
  • Experience leading the efforts on complex projects with multiple variables in a variety of environments.
  • Skilled at multitasking and working toward multiple deadlines.
  • Competence in leading a fast-paced, collaborative design environment.
  • Strong graphic and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate design solutions to, and interact directly with clients.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to lead design team.
  • Expect some international travelling

All candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 examples of design work that best illustrates the candidates design ability via email to Please send all items as attachments to the email in .PDF format. Only fully qualified candidates should apply.

Salary commensurate with the education level completed, professional experience, and demonstrated knowledge.  Full benefit package included.  Equal-opportunity employer.

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