Intermediate Designer/Architect

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San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, May 13 '21Posted on:


Job Description:

As an Intermediate Designer/Architect, you will be supporting the Senior Designer/Architect/Manager in the design and development of project documents and working with team members for large-scale residential & hospitality projects.  Additional tasks will have you mentoring junior staff and engage you in further knowledge transfer of design principles, processes, building codes, and methods of construction.

Potential candidates must have strong technical skills with an eye towards design, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to support projects working both individually and in teams.

What Will You Do?

  • Work independently to contribute to the full range of architectural services on small to medium sized projects or to oversee smaller portions of large projects as part of a design team.
  • Refine and further develop design concepts as directed by Senior Designer/Architect/Manager
  • Contribute to the planning and design concepts for complex projects
  • Oversee design work of junior staff to ensure integration and cohesion within the design team
  • Provide oversight and mentorship to junior staff.
  • Present design solutions to client representatives and/or design review committees
  • Art direct the development of visualizations for presentations
  • Coordinate drawings with other design disciplines
  • Find technical solutions to deliver the design through documentation and detailing while preserving design intent
  • Relate building design concepts to building codes, zoning ordinances and other external criteria
  • Prepare, develop, edit and coordinate specifications with drawings to meeting project requirements.
  • Evaluate, select and/or approve materials and products
  • Work seamlessly between 2D and 3D drawing environments to effectively communicate ideas.
  • Support senior staff members based on project needs.

Required Skills:

  • Strong 3D Modeling skills (SketchUp, Rhino, and Revit)
  • Proficiency in rendering software (Enscape, Vray, and Lumion)
  • Proficiency with CAD/BIM documentation software (AutoCAD and Revit)
  • Advanced knowledge of BIM or Parametric Design is an asset (Revit, Dynamo and Grasshopper)
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Ability to sketch and develop design ideas graphically (Diagramming by hand or digitally)
  • Ability to discuss and communicate ideas with verbal and graphic clarity
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Fast learner who can adapt to a variety of project requirements

Required Experience:

  • A professional degree in Architecture (BArch/March)
  • 5+ Years of professional experience
  • Architectural license (preferred) or is currently eligible to take the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE)
  • LEED Accredited Professional a preferred
  • Previous work experience in residential, mixed-use and hospitality projects is preferred.

Benefits & Compensation:

  • SB Architects offers full benefits for its staff, 401k matching, Bi-Annual bonuses, and competitive compensation.
  • We work on a “9/80” work schedule with every other Friday off.
  • Opportunities to join weekly Workout & Yoga classes hosted with “SB Fit”.
  • Social outings including baseball games, picnics, and other team-building events throughout the year.
  • Great Place to Work® Certification™

Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume & work samples to: , with the subject line:  INTDES / SF / YourName. 

SB Architects

At SB Architects, we like to say our success is a result of our culture. Founded in 1960, we are a people-first practice and believe in nurturing a collaborative, down-to-earth workplace where everyone is valued, and people can express themselves freely. That has been solidified with our recent Great Place to Work® Certification™.

From our offices in San Francisco, Miami and Shenzhen, we continually challenge ourselves to reach beyond our imagination to create inspiring hospitality, residential and mixed-use buildings and spaces all over the world, with a priority for projects that are right for our people, planet, client and community.

Guided by our tailored and collaborative approach, our process is a journey that focuses on teamwork, communication, and a shared vision. Every client is different, with each project expressing its own unique aspirations, so together we explore each brief to its full potential to create customized spaces that fit the culture and context of each location. Widely recognized for our highly individual approach to design, our firm has received over 200 awards for design excellence.

Our goal is to design soulful and inspiring destinations that connect people to place, elevate the human experience, strengthen the spirit of community and simply exceed expectations.

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