Architectural - Designer II San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jun 20 '19Posted on:

Populous is a very unique practice with a focus on design experiences.

We design the places where people love to be together. This is our singular purpose.

We use the power of design to transform neighborhoods, revitalize cities, build relationships and connect people to being part of something bigger.

Populous is where architects and designers of all kinds create moments bigger than ourselves. We’re a global specialized design firm with local roots in 9 cities across Americas.

Populous offers the best of both worlds: the resources and impact of the design giants and the tightly-knit atmosphere and growth opportunities of smaller firms.

WHY we design

To amplify the joy in shared moments.

HOW we do it

+ Architecture + Interior Design + Event Design + Landscape Design + Master Planning + Urban Design + Graphic Design + Product Design

WHAT we look for

+ Entrepreneurial spirit + Down to-earth nature + Trendsetting ideas + Unyielding passion + Adaptability + Curiosity + Vision + Energy + Culture enabling

Do you have the following traits?

Goal Oriented: Driven, persistent, tenacious

Optimistic, proactive, confident

Observant & Analytical

Self-starter who thrives in competitive situations

Adept at managing multiple, changing, quick-paced, time-sensitive projects

The preferred candidate will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities.

We are seeking a passionate, creative, engaged, and technically proficient Architecture – Designer II to join us in a dynamic and collaborative design atmosphere. Applicants must possess exceptional design and technical abilities.


  • Conceptualization and development of design ideas, generate diagrams, digital models, presentation materials and provide production work for numerous project types.
  • Collaboratively reviewing and critiquing early phase design concepts.
  • Preparation of design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies.
  • Production of design development and construction documents models and construction details and drawings.
  • Coordination of technical drawings with consultants.
  • Development, modification and review of drawings for sports facilities and other structures according to established standards and technical expertise.
  • Research and development projects as may be required by the office.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Proficiency and working knowledge of the following design software and applications: Rhino, Revit, and AutoCAD; and expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey information and ideas in a presentation format.
  • Ability to express information verbally and in writing in a clear and accurate manner.
  • Basic hand drawing and illustration skills.
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic; with demonstrated efficiency, flexibility and desire to grow and work within a dynamic team environment while being able to self-manage and work independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in Architecture from an NAAB accredited program, Masters Degree in Architecture (preferred).
  • 4-7 years of professional architectural experience.


  • Travel will be required.
  • Overtime will be required.

Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits.  Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

4 time-Fast Company Most Innovative Company

#21 - Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 List

250 International, national and local design awards

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