Senior Architectural Designer

TCA Architects TCA Architects Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Thu, May 10 '18Posted on:


TCA Architects specializes in the design of high density multi-family housing, mixed-use and hospitality developments taking pride in shaping quality environments for people and neighborhoods. The firm's collaborative approach results in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect communities and the environment. Founded in 1993, with studios in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, TCA has been recognized for industry leading expertise in master planning and design.

TCA is looking for a Senior Designer who is passionate about design and takes leadership in finding unique solutions to sometimes difficult urban sites. This individual is the "go to" person to use his or her design skills to turn ideas into reality. The ideal candidate has the ability to use high level skills in SketchUp, Revit, and Adobe Suite to quickly generate concept sketches for multi-family, hospitality, and mixed-use design in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate is also able to express design thinking clearly and concisely to firm leaders, colleagues, clients, and planning boards.

An exceptional portfolio of recent work is required for consideration.


  • 6 - 10 years of experience in architecture, with 3-5 years in multi-family design
  • Proficient in Sketch-Up, Revit and Adobe Suite
  • Ability to create architectural designs and concepts through hand sketching and drafting       
  • Experience with several housing types, building typologies and vocabularies
  • Knowledge of major code issues and construction types
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Bachelors in Architecture required, Masters preferred
  • California licensed Architect preferred 

Position Location:

  • The Senior Designer will be located in our downtown Oakland office, adjacent to 12th Street BART.

About TCA Oakland:

The Oakland studio is the newest addition to the TCA family. Opened in 2013, the Oakland team is led by TCA's Founder and CEO Thom Cox. This dynamic group is tight-knit, efficient, and effective! The Oakland studio is part of the hip, up-and-coming East Bay scene. Our very cool office is surrounded by views of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay, and the East Bay hills. The diversity of the Bay Area is proudly part of the studio culture and is reflected in the work the Oakland team produces. Our projects are transforming Bay Area cities including San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, San Jose, South City, many more. Welcome to TCA-Oakland!


TCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and paid time off.  We also offer bonus opportunities and a flexible schedule with half days on Friday.

As part of our commitment to our staff's professional development, TCA provides a full library of IDP materials to train and expose young professionals to various areas of architecture and become more well-rounded Architects as they prepare for licensure.  TCA also reimburses for successfully completed ARE tests, as well as CA licensing fees. 

TCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or genetics. 


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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