Project Manager– Architect

Design Draw Build Inc. Design Draw Build Inc. Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Fri, May 14 '21Posted on:

Project Manager– Architect


Design Draw Build is a team of hybrid professionals converging as architects, builders, artists, producers and urbanists. 

Currently, DDB Inc is designing projects in the Bay Area, and both Northern California counties. On a typical day, DDB’s team will be working with a developer to create a sustainable multi-building master plan in a rural county, and then pivot to fit a complex ADU into a dense San Francisco block. Our team thrives on the diverse creative challenges in both our urban and rural engagements.

As a design-build team, we emphasize constructability and an understanding of the entirety of the built work. The in-house integration of construction and architecture generates a productive dialog about means, methods, and culture.  

DDB Inc is seeking a curious, resourceful, responsible and experienced architect to join our team. 

We are currently working masks-on and in-person. 


The Project Manager – Architect (PM–A) is an individual who listens and contributes to a creative design dialogue, and who likes to experiment with new ideas and materials. 

Successful candidates in this role will be able to take direction, work independently, and provide structured guidance to our intrepid and ambitious junior staff.  In short, the Project Manager is a team player and who takes responsibility for project delivery. 

Curiosity, resourcefulness & self-motivation are essential. The PM–A  reports directly to the Principal in the architecture studio with support from other Job Captains, Designers, and Construction Managers. 


  • 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;

  • Skillfully designing and drafting architectural documents needed for every phase of a project; from Feasibility and Schematic Design through Construction Administration;

  • Feasibility research and code reviews for architectural and construction 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 construction processes;

  • Supporting the Principal in supervision of design staff.

  • Managing oversight of in-house standards and quality control processes to improve level of project documentation

  • Strong focus on the development of construction details


  • 6+ years of experience in an architecture firm required

  • BArch or MArch Required

  • California Experience Required

  • Leadership Position in CA-based firm preferred

  • Proficiency in AutoCad, SketchUp,  & Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Detailed oriented, collaborative, and organized

  • Unlicensed candidates welcome, but progress toward License preferred


  • Employment type:  Full-Time 40 Hours per week

  • Compensation: Competitive Rates DOE; $75-110K/year

  • Matching for Group Medical and Dental 

  • 9 Paid Holidays, PTO accrued at 10 days annually

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