Ambitious and Purpose-driven Architectural Designers

TOPA Architecture TOPA Architecture Employer:
San Jose, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 17 '21Posted on:

Are you looking to avoid the CAD monkey rat race? Do you sometimes feel like you are just expected to pick up redlines instead of thinking independently?  

Or perhaps you have been in the same position for a while and feel stagnant or stuck. This isn’t unusual in architecture but here at TOPA, that is not the way we do it.    

At TOPA Architecture, we are looking for high reaching individuals; meaning you love to learn and want to be exposed to all parts of an architectural process instead of being pigeonholed only doing reflected ceiling plans or bathroom cores. Some might consider you driven and ambitious and you are looking to grow with a great team.   

TOPA Architecture is seeking a talented Architectural Designer with 2-5 years of experience in the related field. The individual will be part of a design team and operate under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Job Captain. Tasks will be assigned through the respective supervisors and will require a knowledge of construction and permit documents, architectural planning, and drafting, detailing, and building materials. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture, or equivalent is required. NCARB certification or Architectural licensing is not required.

General Responsibilities

With direction from the Project Manger the Architectural Designer shall:

  • Provide solid written, oral and graphic communication.
  • Have the ability to work independently.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Foster relationships with outside vendors, consultants and clients.
  • Survey existing buildings and draw existing conditions.
  • Produce work drawings and details.
  • Develop a general knowledge of construction techniques and methods.
  • Develop written and oral communications with the project team.
  • Develop knowledge of and support for the project managers with construction administration.
  • Develop and understanding of structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • General knowledge of building and accessibility codes.              

This is a Full Time Position


  • Proficient in Revit and AutoCAD
  • MS Office
  • Adobe creative cloud   
  • Organizational skills that promote efficiency and time management
  • Communication Skills that allow for clarification and the presentation of new ideas
  • Willingness to learn and grow with a good attitude


  • Competitive Salaries
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Vacation Time / Sick Leave
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