Project Designer

SGPA Architecture and Planning SGPA Architecture and Planning Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Feb 8 '17Posted on:

SGPA Architecture and Planning is a leading architectural design firm with offices in San Diego and San Francisco. Over four decades, we’ve become specialists in projects that feature or blend retail, education, multi-family residential, and wellness & senior living. As a mid-sized firm, we're small enough to offer individual guidance and access to principals' expertise, yet large enough to engage in high-profile retail and institutional projects. We believe creativity and effective management are essential to the development of a successful project. By focusing on client and community needs, we design innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions that perform well over time for owners and users alike. SGPA's projects have repeatedly received national recognition and awards for design excellence. Our greatest honors come from clients who continue to return with new assignments.

Our San Francisco office seeks a Project Designer who is seeking long-term career relationships with potential for advancement. Ideal candidates will have 7-10 years of experience and licensure in the state of California.

Responsibilities include: Preparation of conceptual design sketches and exhibits for mixed-use, retail, multi-family residential, senior living, and wellness projects. Selection of building materials and color palette.  Collaboration with the Director or Design and the Project Manager to develop design concepts that respond to Client and Firm objectives. Prepare 3-D models of proposed designs utilizing modeling and/or BIM software. Assist production staff to insure design concepts are accurately documented in the Construction Documents.

Candidates should possess the following skills and experience: Experience with mixed-use, retail, multi-family residential, senior living, or wellness projects. Proficiency with SketchUp, Photoshop, Revit and familiarity with other industry software applications. Basic understanding of materials and methods of construction. Excellent graphic and design capabilities. Familiarity with building and zoning codes is desirable. Ability to provide leadership, guidance and mentoring in the development of junior designers and architectural staff.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401k, medical, dental, paid vacation, and flexible spending options. Capable and enthusiastic job performance will be rewarded with opportunity and responsibility. Our unique office schedule of 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday allows you to enjoy longer weekends, as the office closes at 11:30am every Friday. SGPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, email your resume and portfolio to SGPA Human Resources at No phone calls, please.

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