Project Architect / Project Designer

envelope A+D envelope A+D Employer:
Berkeley, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Feb 27 '18Posted on:

envelope Architecture+Design seeks a Project Architect / Project Designer for immediate full-time employment. The Project Architect / Project Designer will be a motivated, responsible architectural designer that can not only assemble thorough, accurate project documents, but can also hear and respond to client needs and contribute to a creative design dialogue within the studio.  

Qualified candidates will have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as to work within or lead a small design team. Responsibilities will include collaborating with the firm’s principal, project managers, and designers in all aspects of project design, construction documentation, and on-site supervision of work.  Excellent communication skills are required, as this role requires managing contacts with clients, consultants, fabricators and contractors on a regular basis. 

envelope Architecture+Design is an award-winning architecture firm that works across multiple scales and typologies.  Recent and current projects include single and multi-family residences, large public spaces, commercial offices, restaurants, temporary urban interventions, and cultural curation efforts.  The successful candidate will be interested in a wide range of architectural production, and in the relationship between a built work and the generative ideas on which it is based.

Typical Duties:

  • Develop projects from concept through construction with input from a Project Manager and / or firm Principal
  • Manage design workflows and timelines under supervision of Project Manager or firm Principal
  • Lead or work within small design teams with limited supervision
  • Engage in communications with clients, consultants, fabricators and contractors
  • Participate in client presentations as well as on and off-site meetings
  • Monitor project budget and schedule and issue reports to the Project Manager or firm Principal
  • Positively contribute to  the atmosphere and cultural life of the studio 


  • Highly proficient in all phases of design, including ideation, documentation, and construction administration
  • Demonstrates ability to carry design ideas from project initiation through completion
  • A professional degree in architecture from an accredited college
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience 
  • Excellent written + verbal communication skills
  • 2D + 3D software skills including Rhinoceros, Vectorworks or AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rendering (V-Ray or Maxwell preferred)


The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and abilities; this position is 40 hours per week.  Additionally, envelope Architecture+Design provides health insurance, paid vacation + holidays, and limited matching contributions to a retirement program.

To Apply:

Candidates should send an email with a single PDF attachment containing, at a minimum: cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to with the subject line, ”eAD Project Architect / Project Designer Position”.  

Additionally, candidates are encouraged to electronically submit a portfolio of work or work sample no more than 25mb in size.

Applications that do not include the minimum components listed above will not be considered.  Before applying, please review for detailed firm information.

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