Design Director - Architect

Design Draw Build Inc. Design Draw Build Inc. Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 15 '19Posted on:

Our growing, Bay Area firm is seeking a responsible, self-motivated experienced architect for full-time employment. We are looking for an individual who contributes to a creative design dialogue and likes to experiment with new ideas and materials. The candidate must be able to take direction and work independently as needed. Successful candidates will be team players and take responsibility for assigned projects. Curiosity, resourcefulness & self-motivation are essential.

The Design Director-Architect reports directly to the Principal in the architecture studio with support from other Project Managers and Job Captains.

About DDB

Design Draw Build, Inc. is an Oakland-based design-build firm that produces structures to meet the social and ecological needs of each of our projects, whether they are engaging public spaces or creative multi-unit housing solutions.  Our team values the embodied-knowledge of our builders and builder-architects and believes that as designers we have a significant role to play in bringing forth a more desirable and equitable world.  


  • Employment type:  Full-Time 40 Hours per week
  • Compensation: Competitive Rates DOE
  • Employee benefits program


  • Design and drafting of architectural documents, running from Schematic Design through Construction Documentation
  • Management of complete architectural projects, including document control, client interaction, and construction administration
  • Management of project delivery timelines
  • Management of diverse teams of in-house staff, consultants, and vendors to complete projects
  • Facilitation of permits and other municipal approvals
  • Development of project presentation materials with the support of design staff, including finished project renderings and diagrams
  • Coordination with construction managers and site staff to facilitate procurement and construction processes
  • Feasibility research and code reviews for architectural and construction projects
  • Working with Principal on supervision of design staff on select projects
  • Development and oversight of in-house standards and quality control processes to improve the level of project documentation


  • Prof. Master’s Degree in Architecture, licensed in CA preferred
  • Leadership Position in CA-based firm
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp & Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Detailed oriented, collaborative, and organized

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