Freelance Architectural Designer

Aaron Lim Design Aaron Lim Design Diversity Badge Employer:
Sun, Aug 22 '21Posted on:

Aaron Lim Design is seeking a Freelance Architectural Designer (Form 1099) to assist on a part-time / hourly basis. The position requires a flexible time commitment of up to 20 hours per week depending on your availability.

This is a remote position, but must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aaron Lim Design is a small and growing architecture practice focused on single-family residential remodels, additions, and ground up construction and the occasional light commercial. All projects are based in the Bay Area. Our goal is to provide value for our clients without sacrificing design integrity. We strive to provide transformative design no matter what budget.

Work will involve all phases of design, permitting, and construction including but not limited to the following:

  • Performing existing “as-built” measurements and drawings
  • Initial site analysis and code research
  • Conceptual design sketches & 3d renderings for client presentations
  • Consultant coordination (i.e. structural engineer, energy consultant, etc.)
  • Building Permit / Pricing / Construction Set detailing and drafting
  • Permit expediting (submitting plans in-person & coordinating w/various agencies)
  • Site visits & construction administration
  • Interior Design: finishes, fixtures, and cabinetry selection


  • 3-5 years of professional experience in an architectural practice in the United States
  • Familiarity with the California Building Code and California Residential Code.
  • Experience with local building department permit processes in particular San Francisco
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) Bonus: any other rendering programs.
  • Ability to produce construction drawings and details
  • Work is remote, but must be reside in San Francisco Bay Area
  • License and ability to drive
  • Must have own computer and software

Hourly rate is commensurate with experience. Submit a resume and brief portfolio (10 pages max.) to Please title your email “Freelance Architectural Designer.”

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