Design Coordinator 2 (Architectural) - (168115)

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San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 31 '22Posted on:

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR’s San Francisco Architecture studio is in search of a Design Coordinator 2 to join our growing practice and word-class health expertise.

For nearly 60 years, HDR has delivered award-winning integrated healthcare planning and design for some of the world’s foremost medical centers and health systems. Ranking as the #1 Healthcare Design firm 23 times by Modern Healthcare, our clients know we understand their mission and business. Using evidence-based design methodologies, we fully integrate clinical, operational, and facility planning that supports an organization's strategic objectives by design. 

Our global healthcare practice provides our clients and communities with creative design solutions that improve the health and human condition of those they serve. Join HDR and help make great things possible.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Design Coordinator 2, we'll count on you to:

  • Work independently and with architectural design teams contributing to the development of design documents for every phase of project delivery
  • Independently evaluate, select and apply architectural techniques, procedures and modifications to architectural construction documents
  • Independently perform architectural assignments with only general instruction from the Project Architect or Project Manager regarding the expected results
  • Assist Project Architects, other Architectural Project Coordinators or Technicians as needed, and take responsibility for work in all phases of the architectural process
  • Assist in writing specifications covering architectural matters and perform code reviews with assistance from Project Architects.
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture.
  • 2 years of professional experience preparing design, design development, and planning details, specifications or construction documents
  • Must possess credentials to obtain future registration
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Desire to pursue growth opportunities and eventually obtain registration
  • Strong leadership, communication and relationship management skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in use of Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process
  • Demonstrated graphic presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Architecture
  • Experience with Healthcare projects and OSHPD/HCAI delivery and approval process.
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED 
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp and 3-D Studio Max 
  • Rhino and Grasshopper experience


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  


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