Project Manager– Architect

Design Draw Build Inc. Design Draw Build Inc. Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 6 '22Posted on:

Project Manager– Architect


Design Draw Build, Inc. is a team of hybrid professionals converging as architects, builders, and urbanists. Design Draw Build, Inc. is a growing Oakland based design-build firm. Our well-respected boutique architectural design firm is seeking an innovative thought leader to help direct a creative team in collaboration with the firm’s Principal. We traverse multiple typologies and scales, ranging from high-end single family to multi-family, commercial, and adaptive reuse. We pride our work by continuing to push the design boundaries using forward inventive thinking and sustainability while integrating the client’s needs and navigating planning/zoning constraints.

Currently, DDB Inc is designing projects in the Bay Area, and both Northern California counties. Our team thrives on the diverse creative challenges in both our urban and rural engagements.


The Project Manager – Architect (PM–A) is a core member of the studio and design team. The PM-A is an individual who listens and contributes to a creative design dialogue, and who likes to experiment with new ideas and materials. You will participate in leading the studio, project
development, delegating tasks to team members, and client communications.

Successful candidates in this role will be able to take direction, work independently, and provide structured guidance to our intrepid and ambitious junior staff. The Project Manager is a team player and who takes responsibility for project delivery. Curiosity, resourcefulness &
self-motivation are essential. The PM–A reports directly to the Principal in the Architecture studio with support from other Job Captains, Designers, and Construction Managers.


● Management of complete architectural projects, including document control, client interaction, and construction administration.
● Ensure project deliverables are submitted on time to the client, and timeline is met
● Oversee teams of in-house staff, consultants, and vendors to complete projects.
● Skillfully design and draft architectural documents needed for every phase of a project, from Feasibility and Schematic Design through Construction Administration.
● Feasibility research and code reviews for architectural and construction projects.
● Facilitation of permits and other municipal approvals.
● Development of project presentation materials with the support of design staff, including finished project renderings and diagrams.
● Coordination with construction managers and site staff to facilitate construction processes.
● Supporting the Principal in supervision of design staff.
● Lead the design team of 8-10 designers, junior architects, and job captains
● Managing oversight of in-house standards and quality control processes to improve level
of project documentation
● Strong focus on the development of construction details


● 6- 12 years of experience in an architecture firm required
● BArch or MArch Required
● California Experience Required
● Leadership Position in CA-based firm preferred
● Proficiency in AutoCad, Revit, & Adobe Creative Suite
● California Building code knowledge preferred
● Driver’s license and clean driving record required
● Excellent administrative skills, organized, detail-oriented, file management
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
● Able to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
● Ability to collaborate with team members and be a team player
● Fun, positive attitude, and pleasant to work with
● Unlicensed candidates welcome, but progress toward License preferred

Job Type: Full-Time 40 Hours per week
Schedule: Monday to Friday, in person
Compensation: $90K to $110K, DOE
Benefits: Health insurance matching for Group Medical, 401K
Time off: Paid Holidays Paid sick days, PTO accrued at 10 days annually

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