Architectural Designer

Gelfand Partners Architects Gelfand Partners Architects Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 16 '19Posted on:

Gelfand Partners Architects is an award-winning firm that brings innovative, sustainable design and transformative solutions to schools, colleges, housing, community/civic facilities and social enterprises.

A mid-sized, woman-led firm, we hold a diverse perspective and social-minded approach to architecture. As a full-service outfit that includes architecture, landscape architecture and interiors, our experienced and talented designers have spent decades bringing sustainable, affordable and practical solutions to new and existing buildings. Our belief is simple: Make healthy, green buildings that bring in fresh air and daylight where people live, work, and learn.

Gelfand Partners is one of just eleven architecture firms in the country to become a Certified B Corporation, and one of just four in California. B Corps are for-profit companies that believe businesses can be a force for good while also doing well. We are also a San Francisco Green Business. Our in-office practices include recycling, composting, energy-efficient lighting and water-saving appliances. Our daylit office is close to public transit.

We’re a studio based office that places high value on strong project teams. As a team member, you will support firm principals in designing and managing public interest projects. We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.

Sustaining our close-knit team spirit and culture is important to us. We do cool volunteer projects together and have fun often with regular happy hours, our annual canoe trip and picnic, and a yearly ski weekend. We’re also committed to your professional growth and development. We have an annual budget, available to all employees, dedicated to covering the cost of relevant professional development activities, courses and exams.


We are seeking members for our team who are especially interested in carrying projects through the construction administration phase. We have a wide range of projects currently in construction, from new senior multi-family housing, to family housing rehabs, public schools – new buildings and rehabs, and historic rehabilitation projects. The ideal candidate has design and project administration experience, with detailing expertise. The focus will be on working closely with project principals to implement the design intent while keeping the contractors working smoothly through the process.

Professional degree in Architecture is required.

  • 1-5 years’ experience
  • Technical skill in Revit
  • Ability to efficiently communicate ideas through a combination of hand sketching, drafting, and digital rendering
  • Experience with Construction Administration a plus
  • California license, LEED AP or GA are a plus


  • Work well with teams
  • Pro-active
  • Effective collaborator and communicator
  • Good management skills
  • Self-starter
  • Seeks to improve and contribute
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time


We are committed to the well-being of our employees.

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • 401(k) Commuter Checks for transit reimbursement
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