Project Architect

oWOW Design oWOW Design Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Mar 9 '22Posted on:

Here at oWOW, we are a driven group feeding off one another’s passion for developing, designing and building housing for ALL. Using a systems-based approach in tandem with new mass timber construction technology, oWOW aims to create more affordable, equitable and sustainable housing solutions. You will be part of a vertically integrated development team consisting of Architecture, Development, Construction & Property Management, and you will work closely with all teams to deliver quality projects on time and under budget.  This position is a unique opportunity for those wishing to break out of the traditional architect role and help develop not only amazing designs but grow a company.


  • Produce documents from conceptual design through construction for multiple simultaneous mid-rise and high-rise residential and mixed-use projects while collaborating with internal teams and external consultants.

  • Determine and organize functional requirements, and articulate through programming, space planning, and code analysis.

  • Manage teams to consistently meet schedules and budgets.

  • Proactively and continuously flag and resolve project issues with your team.

  • Coordinate with other development disciplines to produce a comprehensive and coordinated construction document set, satisfying building code, ADA, zoning, and other applicable standards.

  • Offer input for ways to creatively value engineer systems on all projects.

  • Act as a main point of contact for external consultants.

  • Report to the Architectural Director regarding staffing needs on a daily or weekly basis.


  • Professional degree in Architecture (B. Arch or M. Arch)

  • Professional license preferred but not required. Licensure in California preferred.

  • 7-10 years of professional design experience in high quality residential and commercial projects.

  • Experience in high-rise multi-family construction.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of building materials and construction detailing.

  • Knowledge and experience working with local building code, accessibility requirements, zoning, and other applicable laws.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in Schematic Design, Design Development, permitting and Construction Documentation.

  • Ability to confidently review and markup the above documents, as required.

  • Understanding of project budgeting and scheduling and the ability to communicate and work closely with consultants, construction division, and development division to ensure that project milestones are being met and deliverables are on time and complete.

  • Excellent decision-making skills and a highly resourceful and creative problem solver.

  • Experience working with the city staff to effectively get permits approved.

  • Self-driven with a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude, but open to feedback and a strong desire to learn.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills and experience working on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Familiarity with the following programs: BIM (Revit), Adobe Creative Suite, Google Workspace, Rhino, Sketchup, Bluebeam; project management platforms (Procore.)


  • Medical, dental & vision coverage

  • Paid time off & sick leave

  • Free lunch at the office

  • 401k

  • Build a company!


Please apply using our online application, available at the following link:

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