Snøhetta Snøhetta Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Dec 1 '21Posted on:

About Snøhetta:

Snøhetta is an integrated architecture, landscape, interior, product design and graphic design firm based in Oslo, New York, Innsbruck, Paris, Adelaide, Hong Kong and San Francisco.  The US offices are working on architectural, interior, and landscape architecture projects associated with libraries, performance spaces, master plans, academia, waterfronts, park planning, urban redevelopments, and public plazas throughout the Americas.

The San Francisco studio is seeking a Designer to join the Architecture discipline.  

About the job:

The Designer supports the successful completion of projects and tasks by providing research, conceptual ideas, design drawings, as well as contributing to design documentation for any or all phases of design. Tasks are determined by a Project Leader and may encompass Project Design, Graphics & Documentation, Research & Analysis, & Execution.  

The Designer will be exposed to various work methods which are focused on the following core actions:

  • Thinking:  content generation of design through various mediums
  • Doing:  production of drawings, presentations, and general design production tasks
  • Interacting:  participation in meetings, project discussions and studio life


The Designer is and entry-level, unlicensed position which allows a person to develop a strong foundation on which to build their career. Over time, Designers work autonomously and develop intermediate design skills. Depending upon a candidate’s experience and background, they will be recognized as Designer I or Designer II.  Architect is used for anyone who is licensed.

How you will do the job:

Below are just some of the ways you’ll do your work. 



  • Work with colleagues, across multiple disciplines, to engage in a collaborative design process. Apply critical and strategic thinking to develop strong concepts
  • Communicate ideas effectively and listen with intent and respect to the ideas of others.
  • Develop proficiency with hand drawing, physical modelbuilding, mixed media, Grasshopper, & other similar platforms


  • Gain exposure to the project delivery process which includes budget awareness, exposure to drawing sets and specifications.  Develop a basic understanding and working knowledge the fundamentals of Snøhetta’s core disciplines.
  • Develop proficiency with documentation, visual communication [Adobe Suite and rendering software] and project communication [Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, Zoom]
  • We are currently looking for someone with strong mastery of both Rhino and Revit.


  • Establish leadership skills to build upon throughout your career including trustworthiness, forthrightness, and humility
  • Hone your communication style and continuously work to refine and improve it.  Build up your emotional intelligence to best collaborate and connect with others


  • Maintain professional curiosity and proactively learn about your role and industry
  • Prioritize work according to project needs or Snøhetta initiatives

Snøhetta Culture

All positions at Snøhetta, regardless of level or discipline, hold the expectation that a person be a good citizen of the firm who contributes to a positive, inclusive organizational culture. 

We build trust and prioritize team success over an individual agenda.  We accountable to our work and actions, respectful of others and engage in healthy debate.  We are committed to doing good work and pay attention to results. We recognize that we work in an evolving industry and adapt to change and participate in a meaningful way. We accept mentorship from others, informally or formally, and use it as an opportunity for growth.

About your experience:

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • A range of 3-5 years of professional, post-grad architecture experience
  • Strong design sensibility, talent and rigor
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Word and Excel and mastery of Revit and Rhino
  • A high degree of self-motivation, flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Strong communication, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Campus or design-build project experience a plus


About our process:

All applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary team to see if your work, background and materials are in line with our current needs.  Human Resources will be in touch if there is an interest in your application. Due to the number of applications we receive, we're not able to respond to candidates individually.  

To apply, please submit an application through the applicant portal on our website.

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