Project Architect / Designer 7-10 Year

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San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 14 '21Posted on:

FIVE Design is a San Francisco architecture firm focused on high-quality modern residential work. We have an immediate opening for a talented, resourceful and motivated Architect/Designer with 7 to 10 years of design, production and client-facing experience to join our team.  Located in the bustling Inner Sunset in the historic Doelger Building, we design diverse projects and are proud of having served the needs of clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. 

 We value great design and smooth project delivery. We place high value on cultivating and maintaining long-term client relationships. Qualified candidates seeking an opportunity for professional development will be given great exposure to all phases of project development and delivery – and to the growth of our medium-sized office.

 We seek designers and architects who enjoy working with clients as well as with their colleagues; who are interested in making everyday studio life enjoyable, clear, accessible, and who consider their workplace to be a platform for personal and professional growth. Additional skill with fee and staffing forecasting is a plus.

 We offer a full-time position offering a competitive compensation package: salary, PTO, paid holidays, a salaried healthcare stipend and an employer-matched retirement savings program.  We believe in fostering personal growth and seek to provide a balanced work/life environment.  Our office is steps away from the N-Judah Muni line and is close to many restaurants, shops, and Golden Gate Park.

 During COVID-19, we support working remotely and are open to discussing how to augment the infrastructure needed to foster easy and efficient communication and focused work output.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with clients and Principal to establish project design direction.
  • Lead the development of the design and detailing, working in collaboration with the Principal, consultants, and contractor.
  • Oversee and direct junior staff members in the production, organization and coordination of the schematic design, pricing and construction drawings, models, and specifications.
  • Facilitate permit review.
  • Develop and manage project schedules, anticipate required staff resources for projects, and deftly organize workflow between projects and phases.
  • Attend jobsite meetings, oversee submittal and shop drawing review, RFI responses, etc. during Construction Administration.


  • Licensed Architect preferred, but not required.
  • 7 to 10 years of professional experience, with a focus on Type V residential projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical issues, design and techniques in Type V construction (construction documents).
  • Experience communicating with the San Francisco Planning Department and Department of Building Inspection.
  • Experience with other reviewing agencies is a plus but not required.
  • Demonstrated AutoCAD proficiency, Revit experience a plus.
  • Sketch-up, Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray experience a plus, but not required.
  • Exceptional communication skills.

Interested persons should forward a resume and a small PDF portfolio selection to

No phone calls and no recruiters please.

FIVE Design
320 Judah Street
Suite 4
San Francisco, CA 94117

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