Intermediate Designer / Job Captain

Studio KDA Studio KDA Diversity Badge Employer:
Berkeley, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 4 '21Posted on:

Studio KDA is an award-winning, 23-person design firm specializing in multi-family housing, retail and restaurant design.  We are known for engaging, thoughtful design, high level of service to our clients and a highly enjoyable and supportive work environment including flexible work schedules and ability to work from any location.

We have an immediate need for a self-motivated, intermediate-level architect / job captain to assist in all phases of production from feasibility studies to construction administration.

Ideal candidates should:

  • Produce designs, illustrative plans, diagrams, graphics and working drawings using CAD and BIM software (Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe CS6)
  • Be able to put together well-coordinated drawing sets
  • Assist the Project Architect & Project Manager with coordinating consultant designs and specs, participating in client meetings, managing work schedules and adhering to budgetary constraints. 
  • Analyze building codes, space and site requirements, and other technical documents to determine their effect on architectural designs and implement accessibility requirements
  • Have experience in construction detailing
  • Have experience in Construction Administration
  • Oversee the work of drafters, reporting progress and issues to the project lead as needed.
  • Independently solve problems encountered


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture
  • 5+ years of experience with similar project types
  • Strong Revit skills preferred. Working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, Excel, Word, and Adobe CS.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks to be completed
  • Excellent organizational and written communication skills
  • LEED accreditation and/or track toward licensure are a plus

We are committed to professional development through mentoring and continuing education. Our staff have ample opportunity to grow and advance quickly through demonstrated effort and success. Studio KDA provides competitive salaries and full benefits package including vacation, medical coverage, dental plan, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, disability insurance and commuter benefits program. As a collaborative and community-focused firm we provide the framework for social gathering through Friday celebrations, an annual River Trip, as well as field trips and seminars.

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