Senior Technical Architect

Walker Warner Architects Walker Warner Architects Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jan 5 '22Posted on:


Walker Warner Architects is an award-winning San Francisco firm with a staff of 60+ that has completed many residential, winery and hospitality projects in California, Hawaii and other Western states. Our work is tailored to the uniqueness and diversity of each client and place, maintaining a consistent focus on design excellence, thorough project management and superior service. We believe in collaboration, continuous learning and sharing, and actively support candidates on the path to become licensed architects. Our office is friendly and spirited, with regular happy hours, field trips and design-focused presentations. We are conveniently located in SoMa within walking distance of all major transit systems.

For more information about our projects and firm, please visit us on Instagram or our website.


  • Accredited degree in architecture
  • 10+ years of experience managing, designing, and detailing high-end, single-family, custom residential projects
  • Technical knowledge of Type V construction
  • Basic understanding or demonstrated ability to learn ARCHICAD BIM
  • Excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills


The Senior Technical Architect’s (STA) primary role is to provide direct technical support and oversight to the project teams. The STA will also coordinate with other STAs within the firm on standardized processes and systems to ensure consistent firm-wide technical quality control across the project teams and to elevate the technical knowledge of our staff. The position requires a deep knowledge of the design and documentation of highly detailed, single-family custom residential projects as well as the ability to develop and apply a thorough understanding of the firm’s design approach and project history.

  • Conduct quality control review of drawing sets and specifications at major project milestones
  • Serve as a technical resource across assigned project teams and provide guidance and mentoring to the staff
  • Assist assigned project teams to research and specify materials, products and systems
  • Assist in the continued development of office standards, best practices guidelines and other learning resources
  • Lead training/discussions to increase staff technical knowledge
  • Facilitate the sharing of experiences and lessons learned to increase the firm’s common knowledge
  • Collaborate with the firm's waterproofing and building enclosure consultant on the development of project details
  • Assist assigned project teams with the review of technical submittals, RFIs and field questions during Construction Administration
  • Coordinate with other STAs to lead efforts to collect and analyze project performance data in order to inform firm’s evolving best practices
  • Attend related professional events and report back to the broader architectural staff


We offer a competitive compensation package including profit sharing, 401(k), health, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, commuter check and flexible spending accounts.



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Thomas Hendricks
Walker Warner Architects

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