Project Architect

Studio O+A Studio O+A Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 1 '21Posted on:

Studio O+A designs work environments, which means our own is an ever-changing lab. We're serious about the future of work, how design can be a tool for good, who should get to sit by the window. (Answer: everybody). Serious, yeah, but not too serious. It turns out workplace design is hilarious. In addition to some of the most innovative offices you've ever seen, O+A does pop-ups, furniture, graphic art, books, movies, lectures. We've been at it for 30 years. Right now we're intensely focused on having a positive impact on the climate crisis. Our people are inventive, playful and energetic. If you think you might like to sit by our windows, please get in touch.


This is an intermediate to senior technical position, requiring 5-8 years of experience in an interior design, architecture or related design firm with at least three years of professional experience in developing technical design aspects related to project delivery.

Project Architects have a detailed knowledge of building materials, detailing, construction techniques, building systems selection, related engineering principles and building codes. This position collaborates with the project team, providing technical design input and support for the development of the entire design concept. Project Architects must be licensed, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an expert knowledge of construction documentation.


-Demonstrate knowledge of building codes, standards and the ability to resolve complex technical and design issues.

-Actively collaborate with building and permitting officials during permitting and construction phases of project. Submit projects for permit approval.

-Oversee construction administration, including the review of submittals/substitution requests and RFIs during construction.

-Oversee project close-out efforts.

-Lead the process of complex interior and architectural detailing.

-Review drawings and designs to ensure accuracy of technical information and adherence to established codes, specifications, and standards.

-Seek creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develop appropriate research and documentation to support these solutions.

-Contribute to preparation of design documents and lead the detailed development of the construction documents with the senior designer/senior project manager.

-Demonstrate detailed knowledge of code compliance, building standards, policies and procedures and direct others in the use of those resources.

-Coordinate with Principals and Directors to implement standard procedures and protocols to assure continuity and consistency of project documentation across the firm.

-Directly assist and mentor team members as appropriate.

-Pro-actively keep Principals and Directors informed of work status and seek clarification where appropriate.

-Identify issues, risks and conflicts and ask for assistance and/or delegates in a timely and constructive manner when required.

Skills and requirements:

-5-8 years experience within an interior design, architecture or related firm with at least three years of professional experience in developing technical design aspects related to project delivery.

-Bachelor's degree in interior design, architecture, or related field. California licensure preferred.

-Proficient in the use of Revit, Google Suite, Adobe Suite, BIM 360, Bluebeam and 3d rendering is a plus.

Many of the greatest ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Studio O+A provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. Studio O+A is committed to offering reasonable accommodations, upon request, to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please contact our HR Team.


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