Job Captain/Architect

FGY Architects (Fergus Garber Young) FGY Architects (Fergus Garber Young) Employer:
Palo Alto, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 7 '19Posted on:

FGY ARCHITECTS is a small firm of 25 located in Palo Alto, California.  Our portfolio includes custom high end residential, commercial, mixed-use and sustainable projects.  Please visit our website at

JOB TITLE: Residential Studio: Senior Job Captain 


  • Able to independently identify design issues and offer original design solutions
  • Assist project team in developing documentation through all phases of project
  • Coordinate with consultants, contractor, and owner
  • Able to respond to RFIs, submittals, and shop drawings


  • 6+ years of experience in custom single family residential
  • B Arch or M Arch degree from a NAAB accredited architecture program 
  • Strong design and project management skills
  • Fluent in several software programs, ArchiCAD (preferred) 
  • Good communicator and team player 
  • Strong graphically with an ability to express ideas through hand sketching  

If you meet these qualifications, we encourage you to apply with your resume, cover letter, and portfolio of work to:


ABOUT FGY: Fergus Garber Young Architects ( is growing and looking for new collaborators to join our design-oriented and quick paced Palo Alto office.  FGY understands the importance of working on projects from inception to completion and strives to build successful design teams that foster an atmosphere of creative thought and professional development.  Our award-winning work spans many project types, styles and scales, and we’re looking for talented and well-rounded staff to join our team full time. 


  • Great people and great projects!
  • AIA Silicon Valley 2018 Firm Award 
  • Competitive salary and bonuses 
  • Health, dental, vision, & life insurance 
  • Company contributions (match) to Simple IRA retirement savings accounts 
  • Generous paid vacation and holiday benefits
  • Allowance for Professional Development and Reimbursement for passed ARE tests
  • Bonus after completing exams for architect license 
  • Annual membership to professional organizations such as AIA and NCARB
  • Office supports employees to attend National AIA convention and Monterey Design Conference
  • The entire firm visits all office project job sites together, typically once during construction and at project completion
  • Happy hours and Flexible work schedule
  • Pre-tax dollars for public transit cost, bicycle commute allowance and in-house bicycle parking
  • Walking distance to Caltrain station 
  • Cereal station and endless snacks (seriously!) 
  • Office eats lunch together every Tuesday 
  • Convenient places to eat lunch at Town and Country shopping center and downtown Palo Alto 

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