Project Architect

Hulburd Design Hulburd Design Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Sat, Aug 31 '19Posted on:

Overview The Intermediate Architect/Designer develops leadership and design management skills by working with and learning from senior staff on larger projects and ultimately applying what is learned as Project Manager on small to medium projects. Taking direction from senior staff and Principal while directing and training those more junior, the Architect/Designer strengthens management skills and understanding of the firm’s design and business standards through their project work.



Professional degree in Architecture, 5-10 years’ experience, and proficiency in AutoCAD.  Active pursuit of an architectural license, licensure in the State of California, and maintenance of those licenses are required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates should be able to demonstrate ability in the following areas of professional practice:


·        Design: Communicate ideas with freehand sketches; exhibit a strong understanding of the relationship between plans, sections and elevations; develop design concepts; understand and integrate the effects of other disciplines on design; lead design or support the lead designer at all scales (i.e. site planning, aesthetics and detailing).

·        Technical/Production: Develop simple to moderately complex details; understand specifications and their role in construction documents; direct and/or participate actively in project teams; organize construction documents; demonstrate/develop CAD/BIM fluency and manage related production; coordinate consultant work, support and follow direction of Project Manager and/or Principal in related areas; expected utilization rate of 75-80%.

·        Proficiency in Rhino, VRay, Adobe Create Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.

·        Codes/Approvals (Entitlements): Develop/acquire knowledge of the relationship between planning codes and site and building design.

·        Code/Approvals (Building Code): Develop/acquire knowledge and understanding of codes as applied to production; support Project Manager or Principal in code research and negotiation.

·        Contract Administration and Construction Phase Services: Thoroughly understand the architect/owner/contractor roles and responsibilities in CA, including General Conditions of the Contract for Construction; perform CA tasks on smaller projects with oversight from Project Manager or senior staff when in the role of Project Manager.

·        Management (Internal): Track fees and organize work plan or assist PM in doing so; understand contract requirements in relation to budget, schedule and scope of work; appropriately document project progression as outlined in the PM and Operations Manuals.

·        Management (External): Assist in coordination and preparation of consultant, client, and community meetings.

·        Negotiation: Develop fee estimates and work plans with guidance of senior staff or assist Project Manager in doing so when not in that role.

·        Promotional: Support existing relationships with clients, consultants etc. through design, documentation and construction phases.

·        Communication: Communicate constructively and effectively with peers; demonstrate professional writing skills; organize information with graphic clarity; fine tune skills in giving presentations and drafting letters and proposals to clients.

·        Professional Characteristics: Demonstrate sound ethics and good judgment; inspire trust; exhibit values compatible with those of firm; contribute to profession and community.


Additional duties

·        This position requires the flexibility to accept additional responsibilities and duties at the discretion of the Principal.


For consideration, please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio to

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