Project Architect

Workbench Workbench Employer:
Santa Cruz, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 25 '20Posted on:

Workbench is a Concept to Completion, design build studio in Santa Cruz, California. We are seeking a talented, dynamic, intelligent, hard working Architects to join our awesome team. Our projects range from small infill accessory dwelling units to commercial tenant improvements to multi-family residential work and everything in between. We are a great team of Architects, Designers, Builders, and Developers that strive to create beautiful projects for our Clients and ourselves. Workbench is unique in that we own and develop our own projects, as well as projects for others.

We are looking for an Architect that has a strong Multi-family background, as these are a bulk of our workload. Large commercial projects are also a plus.

As the Lead Architect for Workbench, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Creative design of residential, commercial spaces, and Multi-family subject to the overall Workbench vision
  • Help maintain and create design templates and standards for architectural drawings and digital schematics
  • Maintain working knowledge of California building codes, as well as all State, County, and City ordinances relating to the construction of residential and commercial buildings
  • Maintain working knowledge of all zoning, fire, plumbing, electrical, structural, etc. codes and requirements relating to architectural design
  • Prepare weekly summaries of building projects statuses and present to the team
  • Work with the Workbench executive team in creating architectural plans that are both appealing, and within the budgeted amount for specified projects
  • Communicate with City and County planning and building departments to ensure work meets their building requirements
  • Communicate effectively with Clients and potential Clients, to determine the scope of work requested, and meet regularly to discuss modification of designs
  • Utilize Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel) for effective communication and presentation.
  • Manage time effectively to complete required projects by pre-determined deadlines
  • Represent Workbench in a positive light at all times

Skills Required - Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office - Excellent Written and Verbal Communication - Professionalism - Ability to be a team player - Previous multi-family work experience is a requirement of this position.

-Candidates should have 7-10 minimum years experience in Architecture

Benefits and Compensation - Salary to be commensurate with experience - Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K and cell phone reimbursement

To Apply - Please send a resume, cover letter and small sample of work over. You can also apply on our website at

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!!!

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