Project Architect / Project Designer

envelope A+D envelope A+D Employer:
Berkeley, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Oct 29 '18Posted on:

envelope Architecture+Design is seeking 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.

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