Project Architect (10+ yrs)

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

David Armour Architecture is seeking multiple Project Architects to lead the 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.

PROJECT ARCHITECT ROLE: Lead the design and delivery of projects, including directing junior staff. The qualified candidate will amplify the Principal’s design vision; possess a zeal and solid acumen for the language of high-end architecture; communicate with clients with polish and confidence; delegate and instruct succinctly and positively; and have a solid work ethic based on commitment, organization, clear communication and an acute attention to detail. The ideal candidate will show evidence that they can produce consistent work of very high quality.


  • 10+ years architecture experience (license a plus, not required)
  • Complete fluency in the language and execution of high-end residential architecture
  • Demonstrated success managing and prioritizing large, multi-faceted projects
  • Superb communication skills - verbal, written and graphic
  • Mastery of commonly-used 2D architectural software programs and office programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • US-based (only)


  • Navigates with dexterity between “granular” and “big picture”, the scale shift required for design refinement and efficient project management
  • Has experience managing teams, including delegation, instruction and positive motivation
  • Has a proactive, shared-ownership approach to representing and developing the company
  • 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 familiarity with 3D modeling
  • Has worked within the San Francisco Bay Area (or other US metro area that typifies our work)
  • 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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