Project Manager / Architect

Studio VARA Studio VARA Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 4 '18Posted on:

Experience                             10+ years

Work status                           Full-time

Job type                                Permanent

Posted on                              November, 2017


Contact                         (email responses only please)


Studio VARA is a San Francisco based design practice encompassing Architecture, Urban Design and Interior Design. We are looking for an exceptional Project Manager / Architect to lead the design and documentation of multi-family residential, single-family and commercial projects.

We are looking for a highly motivated design and technically minded individual with a minimum of 10 years of post-degree experience leading complex, highly detailed, multi-family housing projects. Experience with custom residential and/or commercial projects highly desired.  Candidates must combine considerable design and construction detailing experience with an ability to create and manage internal production teams and external consultants.

Our award-winning studio is young, dynamic, creative, and collaborative with plenty of room for professional growth.  We have the feel of a startup, but with the depth of experience and professionalism of a larger office.


  • Work with project principals to oversee all phases of projects from schematic design through construction administration.
  • Lead the design, detailing, and full documentation of the interior & exterior architecture on selected projects, while providing expertise across multiple projects across the office.
  • Assign tasks to staff members and manage deadlines for production, renderings, presentations and research.
  • Produce and manage project schedules, work plans, client correspondence and documentation.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and fees.



  • Minimum of 10 years of experience designing, documenting, detailing and coordinating multi-family housing projects, high-end residential and/or commercial projects.
  • Proven experience leading, mentoring & training junior and intermediate staff in all phases of project detailing and documentation.
  • Modern design skills and strong abilities in technical detailing for Type III over podium and Type-V construction. Experience with other building Types is a plus.
  • Exceptional skill in construction detailing and assemblies, management of construction documents and leading the production of a complete construction document set.
  • Thorough understanding of construction administration and means and methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of AIA contracts, project specifications and material research & development.
  • Proficiency in Revit or AutoCAD expected.
  • Experience with Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray and 3D Max are a plus.
  • Licensed architect in California or in the process of licensure.

This position is full time, permanent position with employer-paid full medical, dental & vision insurance, and an available HSA & 401k plan. We offer competitive compensation dependent on experience & education. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to No calls please.

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