Architectural Studio Director

TCA Architects TCA Architects Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Feb 18 '19Posted on:

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! Not only does this group regularly socialize outside of the office, they root for their Bay Area sports teams with a passion met by no one. The Oakland studio revels in the hip, up-and-coming East Bay scene and boasts views of the San Francisco skyline. The diverse culture of the Bay Area, seeps into the studio and is mirrored in the work the Oakland team produces. Their projects are transforming the Bay Area's major cities including: San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, San Jose, South City, Mountain View, and more. And the best part? The 12th St. BART station is just outside the building, which means you can access any of the Bay Areas' surrounding cities within minutes!  Welcome to TCA-Oakland!


Who we are at TCA:

Founded in 1993, TCA Architects specializes in the planning and design of next generation, high density multifamily housing, retail, mixed-use and signature hospitality developments taking pride in helping shape quality environments for everyone. The firm's collaborative approach and industry leading technological expertise have resulted in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect our communities and the environment. With studios in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland California, TCA has been recognized for their industry leading expertise in master planning and design for a variety of multifamily, hospitality and mixed-use projects.


Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a motivated, self starter, Studio Director for our growing team in the Bay area. The Studio Director will be a licensed Architect and have 15 plus years of design and development experience plus 6 years of experience with multi-family mixed-use projects. The Studio Director will report directly to the Principal in Charge and will be the primary client contact. This ideal candidate must be a team player with a positive influence and have the ability to inspire, motivate, collaborate with and develop others, as well as be an exceptional communicator both internally and externally. They will be presenting ideas to clients and ensures that the company standards are being followed. They must have strong leadership skills while managing a team of Architects. This candidate must also have experience in Business Development and Client management, including development of proposals and contracts. A solid working knowledge of current construction methods, procedures, and costs in multi-family housing is a must.



  • Minimum of 15 years of architectural experience required
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience on multi-family projects
  • Construction administration experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Revit required
  • Excellent organization skills required


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture required
  • California licensed Architect required
  • Member of AIA & other professional organizations

Position Location:

  • The Architectural Studio Director will be located in our Oakland office.


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 the opportunity to work 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. 


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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