Project Designer / Job captain

Herman Coliver Locus Architecture Herman Coliver Locus Architecture Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Sun, Sep 9 '18Posted on:
  • Project Designer with 4-6 years of experience

HCLA is a team of 14 architects and design professionals. We are renowned for ground-breaking work in the design of mixed-use, supportive and/or affordable housing, specifically in the service of those suffering from homelessness, families and seniors.  Beyond housing, we focus on the design of sacred spaces throughout California. We are distinguished as a civic-minded, community oriented, award-winning practice, 100% of whose clients are non-profit organizations. We work hard and both enjoy and respect one another a lot.

We’re actively working on the following projects at the moment:

  1. The first supportive, factory-built homeless housing to be built in SF–250 apts-in Schematics*
  2. 93 apts for low-income seniors in the rapidly gentrifying Mission District –in Construction
  3. 94 units of supportive housing for low-income seniors in Fremont – in Schematics*
  4. 80 apts for low-income families in Fremont – in Construction
  5. A large, new from the ground-up synagogue campus - in Schematics*
  6. The renovation of a sanctuary in Los Angeles – in Construction
  7. A mixed-use development for a Buddhist Church in Chinatown – in Design Development*

Initially, you would be working on one or two of the projects with an asterisk

What we expect of you:

  • a passion for everything architecture / design / planning / urban design
  • beautifully-honed design abilities
  • management skills
  • a commitment to mission-driven work and a collaborative nature
  • a dedication to issues of environmental sustainability & resource efficiency
  • strong, recently honed Revit, AutoCad, and Sketch Up skills (Photoshop, In Design a plus)
  • comfort with code analysis, as well as Title 24 and ADA regulations
  • knowledge of detailing and how to compose a set of CDs
  • experience with Type I and/or Type V construction
  • an architectural degree from an accredited architecture school
  • a thorough written and spoken command of the English language,
  • a place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area

What you can expect of us:

  • opportunities for design input
  • the chance to engage with clients, consultants, contractors
  • mentorship from more senior design and management staff
  • a competitive salary based on level of experience, as well as full benefits.
  • a sustainable work / life balance
  • a non-hierarchical, egalitarian work environment
  • an office in SOMA convenient to MUNI, BART and Caltrain
  • a casual, yet rigorous studio culture

Our work carries the signature of our clients' needs as tempered by the opportunities and constraints provided by the scale and character of the neighborhood within which the project is to be built. We try to give shape to the expressed dreams and aspirations of the people who will live, work, play organize and meditate within the places we design with and for them.  Our greatest and most rewarding challenge is to generate a solution that is the embodiment of a conceptual idea, specifically appropriate to the building, its site and its users. In this way, the result provides emotional and intellectual sustenance, as well as shelter.                                   


Please e-mail cover letter, resume, work samples & the best of your school work to:

Candidates being seriously considered will be contacted promptly.

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