Architectural Intermediate Designer

TCA Architects TCA Architects Employer:
Oakland, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Mar 8 '22Posted on:


Help solve the housing crisis! TCA Architects specializes in the design of high density multi-family housing, mixed-use and hospitality developments taking pride in shaping quality environments for people and neighborhoods. The firm's collaborative approach results in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect communities and the environment. Founded in 1993, with studios in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, TCA has been recognized for industry leading expertise in master planning and design.

TCA is looking for an Intermediate Designer who is passionate about design and takes pride in finding unique solutions to sometimes difficult urban sites. This individual is part of a team and able to use his or her design skills to turn ideas into reality. The ideal candidate has the high level skills with SketchUp, Revit, and Adobe Suite to quickly generate concept sketches for multi-family, hospitality, and mixed-use design in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate is also able to express design thinking clearly and concisely to firm leaders, colleagues, and clients.



  • Strong design and form-giving skills required
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in architecture, ideally with 2-3 years in multi-family design
  • Proficient in Sketch-Up, Revit and Adobe Suite
  • Ability to create architectural designs and concepts through hand sketching and drafting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work in the USA without sponsorship


  • Bachelors in Architecture required
  • Ideally started on the path to licensure

Position Location:

  • The Intermediate Designer will be located in our downtown Oakland office. We offer a hybrid schedule of up to 2 days working from home and 3 days in the office.

About TCA Oakland:

The Oakland studio is the newest addition to the TCA family. Opened in 2013, the Oakland team is led by TCA's Founder Thom Cox and Radziah Loh, our Principal In Charge. This dynamic group is tight-knit, efficient, and effective! Not only does this group regularly socialize outside of the office, they root for their Bay Area sports teams with a passion met by no one. The Oakland studio revels in the hip, up-and-coming East Bay scene and boasts views of the San Francisco skyline. The diverse culture of the Bay Area, seeps into the studio and is mirrored in the work the Oakland team produces. Their projects are transforming the Bay Area's major cities including: San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, San Jose, South City, Mountain View, and more. And the best part? The 12th St. BART station is just outside the building, which means you can access any of the Bay Areas' surrounding cities within minutes! Welcome to TCA-Oakland!


TCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and paid time off. We also offer bonus opportunities and the opportunity to work a flexible schedule with half days on Friday.

As part of our commitment to our staff's professional development, TCA provides a full library of IDP materials to train and expose young professionals to various areas of architecture and become more well-rounded Architects as they prepare for licensure. TCA also reimburses for successfully completed IDP tests, as well as CA licensing fees.

TCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or genetics. TCA is following all Cal/OSHA regulations regarding COVID-19 policies.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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