Senior Designer (7-9 yrs)

San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Sat, May 22 '21Posted on:

David Armour Architecture seeks candidates for Senior Designer to manage design and delivery of high-end residential projects under the direction of the Principal, with support of junior staff.   Located on-site in Lower Haight at our inspiring new light-filled studio with 18-foot ceilings.

SENIOR DESIGNER ROLE: Key design and delivery in residential projects. May include directing/mentoring junior staff. The qualified candidate will amplify the Principal’s design vision; possess a zeal and acumen for the language of high-end residential architecture; and adhere to a work ethic based on commitment, organizational rigor, clear communication and an acute attention to detail.  


  • 7-9 years architecture experience
  • Fluency in the language of high-end residential architecture
  • Demonstrated success prioritizing large and multi-faceted projects
  • Excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills
  • Mastery of commonly-used 2D architectural software programs and office programs
  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • US-based (only)


  • Navigates with dexterity between the granular and big picture - the scale shift required for design refinement as well as efficient project management
  • Has a proactive, shared-ownership approach to representing and developing the company
  • Has experience managing junior staff, including delegation and positive motivational skills
  • Presents and communicates confidently and with polish, both inside and outside the company
  • Takes and gives direction gracefully, with a focus on needs and interests
  • Has worked within the San Francisco Bay Area (or other US metro area that typifies our work)
  • Has familiarity with 3D modeling
  • Has a healthy sense of humor and diversity of interests to add to our friendly, dynamic atmosphere

SCHEDULE: Full-time

COMPENSATION: competitive salary, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: competitive, including health and 401K with matching         

LOCATION: The Lower Haight, San Francisco – centrally located and steps from multiple transit options



OUR FIRM: DAA is known across the Bay Area for custom residential design rooted in traditional architecture, with functional spaces that support 21st century living. Our work spans historic renovations, aesthetically sensitive transformations and new construction. Our ethos of thoroughness and quality has made us a highly sought-after collaborator of top builders, interior designers and repeat clients. We truly love what we do and have a shared sense of pride in the homes we create.

We’ve kept our studio intimate, working on select projects with clients whose vision matches ours. We consider ourselves client partners, challenging our team to think beyond beauty and grace to create designs that truly support our clients’ lives. DAA’s portfolio has expanded consistently within San Francisco, Marin, Wine Country, and the South Bay, including a number of historically significant homes and an exciting slate of new projects. Each team member has the potential to participate in remarkable work and to drive DAA’s reputation and growth.

Find us in San Francisco’s Lower Haight, at our inspiring new light-filled studio with 18-foot ceilings.


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES: Please email cover letter, resume and current work samples—including notes indicating your roles on the projects—to US-based candidates only.

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