Lead Architect / Designer

Mork Ulnes Architects Mork Ulnes Architects Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Jan 8 '21Posted on:

Mork-Ulnes Architects, with offices in Oslo, Norway and San Francisco, seeks a full-time and highly-motivated Lead Architect / Designer to join our San Francisco office.

The Position The candidate will be involved in design, research, driving client and consultant interactions, design presentations, preparation of reports, project management / fee tracking, construction observation, marketing / business development.

Qualifications & requirements include: 

  • An accredited professional architecture degree: B.Arch, M.Arch. preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience in an architecture firm
  • CA Licensure or enrollment with NCARB, or active pursuit of licensure.
  • Motivation to continually strive for design excellence 
  • Positive attitude  
  • Great collaborator 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good project management skills 
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to manage one’s own time 
  • Experience working on all phases of an architectural project 
  • Comprehensive understanding of building codes and entitlements process 
  • Passion for details 
  • Strength in graphic/visual representation 
  • Strong drafting, 3D modeling, and presentation skills.  Vectorworks and Rhino helpful but not required. 
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and learn, and work independently
  • Candidate should be comfortable managing people and enjoy mentoring younger designers and interns. 

Office Culture & Values 

  • Creating high-quality design  
  • Maintaining great work-life balance while providing a competitive salary and benefits 
  • Providing opportunities for growth
  • Mentoring, discussion, and collaboration 
  • Involvement with all daily activities of the office, from initial client meetings to site visits

Office Biography 

Mork-Ulnes Architects is an Award-Winning International Architecture Firm based in San Francisco, California, and Oslo, Norway. Over the past 15 years, the office has developed a cross-breed environment of San Francisco’s culture of innovation and the Scandinavian culture of embracing a work-life balance. With this youthful spirit and culture, the firm has been the recipient of numerous national and international honors, including Architectural League Emerging Voices 2020, Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Award, the Norwegian National Museum “Under 40. Young Norwegian Architecture,” and has been twice nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Prize for Contemporary Architecture.  MUA has been widely featured around the globe in publications such as Detail Magazine, Wallpaper*, the New York Times, Architectural Record, Dwell, and many others.

To Apply Please respond by email, sending resumes and work examples to with Subject Heading: “Employment Inquiry – Architect”

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