Project Architect

Shah Kawasaki Architects Shah Kawasaki Architects Diversity Badge Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Dec 23 '21Posted on:

Are you interested in joining a collaborative, community-based architectural practice that uses imagination and creativity on challenging projects?

Do you want to work in a firm small enough to participate in all aspects of design and management, large enough to take on significant civic and institutional work, and committed to the professional growth of each employee?  Are you seeking to grow professionally while being recognized for your contributions?

Embedded in Oakland since 1999, SKA has achieved healthy and steady growth as a result of the talent, commitment, intelligence, integrity, and solid professional skills of its staff. Today, with a staff of 14, SKA is one of the Bay Area’s leading design firms with an excellent reputation for the projects that are sustainable and integral to our communities — from visitor centers, community centers, and fire stations; to educational, workplace and other civic buildings.

Ideal Qualifications                                                                                                                                        

  • 5-15 years of professional experience.
  • Professional Degree or Major in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Solid design-oriented perspective, skills and goals. 
  • Proficient in digital technology (Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch up, 3D visualization, MS Office, Google Apps)
  • Cooperative and collaborative attitude.
  • Fully COVID vaccinated.



  • Works with Principals to ensure the quality of design and technical documents.
  • Leads and mentors team of 1-2 job captains and/or recent graduates.
  • Represents the firm to clients.

Our employees thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy working together.  We are located in Oakland’s old-town adjacent to the 12th Street BART station.    We offer health and dental insurance, 401(K), profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and financial/time assistance for successful licensing/LEED accreditation.  All employees are fully vaccinated.  We are currently working from home. In 2022 we anticipate transitioning to work from both the office and home. 


To apply, please email your resume, portfolio examples, and a cover letter with “Project Architect” in the subject line, to  US citizens or green card holders only please.  Qualified applicants will receive notification of receipt.

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