Senior Architectural Designer

SmithGroupJJR SmithGroupJJR Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 24 '18Posted on:

SmithGroupJJR is an international idea-oriented design firm that is committed to creating inspiring places that enrich the human spirit. We believe extraordinary environments are created when the design process is based on the principles of exploration, experimentation, innovation, sustainability, research, and collaboration. Our expertise in providing thoughtful and innovative solutions keeps SmithGroupJJR at the forefront of architectural, engineering and planning firms around the world. According to the 2017 Building Design + Construction magazine “Giants” ranking, SmithGroupJJR is the 7th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S.

We have a current opportunity for a Senior Architectural Designer to join our San Francisco office as a senior team member in our Workplace Studio.  Our practices offer local, national and international projects of all sizes including opportunities with our other offices. We are seeking a talented individual with a combination of technical competence, design sensitivity, technical competence, good organization skills and the desire to contribute significantly to a team effort.

Responsibilities include:  

  • Leading programming, conceptualization, development and integration of strategic design solutions.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other designers, medical planners, project architects and engineers.

  • Prepare and lead design presentations with our clients and internal team.

  • Prepare and attend project interviews.

  • Documenting architectural drawings. 

  • Researching information and creating graphics for marketing proposals and materials.

  • Being the point person with clients.  

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • 15+ years of experience, must include experience in Office Workplace shell and core, Science & Technology, and/or Higher Education.

    • Experience Office Workplace interiors a plus.

  • Professional degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture from an accredited institution.

  • Proficiency in Revit.

  • Technical competence and proven experience in schematic design through construction documents.

  • Experience in construction administration preferred.

  • Strong leadership, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills.

  • Confident and effective interpersonal and time management skills.

  • LEED AP preferred.

  • Professional registration with NCIDQ or ARE.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Experience in MS Project, InDesign, Photoshop.

  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.

SmithGroupJJR offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

SmithGroupJJR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.


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  • Go to and go to the Careers page / San Francisco.
  • On the Senior Architectural Designer posting, please click the Apply here link. Fill in the required information, and submit your cover letter, resume and portfolio as attachments. Please include salary requirements in your cover letter.

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