Senior Designer/Project Manager

Koch Architects Koch Architects Employer:
Berkeley, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 13 '21Posted on:

KA|Koch Architects is seeking a Senior Designer/Project Manager with a minimum of five years in an architectural firm and two to three years of custom single-family residential experience. With a number of new compelling projects underway, we have an opportunity for candidates to further develop their skill sets and gain rich experience leading a small team through all stages of the design and delivery process. We are seeking candidates who possess exceptional communication and technical skills necessary to render full construction document packages and perform construction administration services.

Our team consists of a passionate group of visual thinkers who care deeply about creating well-crafted, authentic modern projects.  Each project is thoughtfully guided from an initial concept through all stages of design, development of documents, and construction. Our 5-person office is located in West Berkeley, the office culture is casual, friendly, and collaborative while the work is rigorous in quality and detail.


The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Project management from schematics through construction administration
  • Project correspondence, schedule, and budget
  • Working with the Principal and team members to prepare 2D and 3D design documents (CAD, hand drawing, SketchUp modeling)
  • Creating, editing, and managing construction drawing sets
  • Code research (planning and building)
  • Research and specify materials and systems with a focus on aesthetics and budget
  • Candidate possesses advanced communication skills for client interaction and team leadership – ability to lead client presentations with ease.
  • Candidate is self-motivated - able to work independently, with a team and the Principal
  • Past experience coordinating work with consultants & contractors, including references who will speak to this ability


  • Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited architecture school
  • Construction Administration experience on job sites
  • Working knowledge of CBC (California Building Code)
  • Excellent graphic, rendering, and verbal communication skills are a must

Benefits Package

  • Competitive Compensation based on experience
  • PTO – Paid time off – vacation & sick
  • Health care plan
  • 401K retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Architecture licensure support - ARE
  • Bonuses 

How to apply

Please email a single .pdf file with a cover letter, resume, and portfolio demonstrating design skills and construction drawings to with "Senior Designer " in the subject

heading. Max. size of 7 Mb. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. We will respond to qualified candidates via e-mail.

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