SGPA Architecture and Planning SGPA Architecture and Planning Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Feb 24 '22Posted on:

SGPA Architecture and Planning is a leading architectural design firm with offices in San Diego and San Francisco. Over five decades, we’ve become specialists in projects that feature or blend retail, education, multi-family residential, and wellness and senior living. As a mid-sized firm, we're small enough to offer individual guidance and access to principals' expertise, yet large enough to engage in high-profile retail and institutional projects. SGPA's projects have repeatedly received national recognition and awards for design excellence. Our greatest honors come from clients who continue to return with new assignments.

We are currently seeking motivated Designers with 3-5 years of experience and excellent computer and graphic design skills to join our architecture design team in San Francisco.

Candidates should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Architecture or equivalent design degree
  • SketchUp experience is a must
  • Interest in sustainability, planning, and the built environment
  • Excellent organizational capabilities
  • Professional communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work well in a deadline intensive environment
  • Excellent design and graphic skills
  • Ability to take direction and learn quickly
  • Experience in Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop and InDesign), and / or MS Office is a plus


  • Primary client liaison from start to finish.
  • Responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating assignments from beginning to end, including prepare contracts, strategic plan, develop project objectives, program, scope, budget, schedule, staffing, and management plan.
  • Plans and develops architectural solutions concerning unique complexities
  • Selection of items for investigation and development of new concepts and methods
  • Assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.
  • Use advanced techniques and modification/extension of theories, and practices.
  • Develops consultant team scope of services, approves consultant team selection and fee with Project Principal.
  • Coordinate all project efforts; administrative, design, and technical.
  • Establish and maintain program, project communications, and documentation.
  • Supervision includes overall project objectives, critical issues, and firm’s policy matters.
  • Overview staff, consultants and quality assurance assignments and performance.
  • Monitor scope and schedule revisions with timely adjustments thereto.
  • Actively manage the schedule, budgets and scope to satisfactory completion.
  • Provide oversight and monitor of work of less experienced project managers and architects.
  • Develops staffing requirements for staff selection and approves team assignments by Operations.
  • Conducts project meetings and reviews with Project Team as required.  Prepare for and reviews project regularly with Project Principal and Director of Operations.
  • Reviews project status with Project Principal.
  • Provides motivation for each member of the project team.
  • Manages project team and monitors performance in order to assure compliance with all project objectives and requirements, including budget and schedule performance (both client and firm’s).
  • Manages time effectively and meets established utilization goals.
  • Conducts and documents lessons learned.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401k, medical, dental, paid vacation, and flexible spending options. Capable and enthusiastic job performance will be rewarded with opportunity and responsibility. Our unique office schedule of 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday allows you to enjoy longer weekends, as the office closes at 11:30am every Friday. SGPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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