Gelfand Partners Architects is an award-winning firm that brings innovative, sustainable design and transformative solutions to schools, colleges, housing, community/civic facilities and social enterprises.
A mid-sized, woman-led firm, we hold a diverse perspective and social-minded approach to architecture. As a full-service outfit that includes architecture, landscape architecture and interiors, our experienced and talented designers have spent decades bringing sustainable, affordable and practical solutions to new and existing buildings. Our belief is simple: Make healthy, green buildings that bring in fresh air and daylight where people live, work, and learn.
Gelfand Partners is one of just seven architecture firms in the country to become a Certified B Corporation, and one of just two in California. B Corps are for-profit companies that believe businesses can be a force for good while also doing well. In addition to the bottom line, we measure what matters by our impact on the social good.
We are a San Francisco Green Business. Our in-office practices include recycling, composting, energy-efficient lighting and water-saving appliances. Our employees take public transit, bike, or walk to work when possible, and use the hybrid electric company car when it’s necessary to drive to a meeting. Daylit office close to public transit.
We're a studio based office that places high value on strong project teams. As a team member, you will support firm principals in designing and managing public interest projects. We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.
Sustaining our close-knit team spirit and culture is important to us. We do cool volunteer projects together and have fun often with regular happy hours, our annual canoe trip and picnic, and a yearly ski weekend. We’re also committed to your professional growth and development. We have an annual budget, available to all employees, dedicated to covering the cost of relevant professional development activities, courses and exams.
We are seeking members for our team who possess design experience and technical expertise. Experience in all phases of design, from conceptual design through construction administration, is desired. The ideal candidate has design and project management experience, with detailing expertise.
Professional degree in Architecture is required.
3-5 years’ experience.
Strong technical skill in Revit and AutoCAD.
California license, LEED AP or GA are a plus.
Ability to efficiently communicate ideas through a combination of hand sketching, drafting, and digital rendering.
Work well with teams
Good management skills
Seeks to improve and contribute
Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
We are committed to the well-being of our employees.
Gelfand Partners Architects, a Certified B Corporation and a California Benefit Corporation, is a woman-owned, full service design firm. Through responsive design, social engagement and adaptive reuse of existing buildings our practice reinforces the strengths of mature communities and enables and stimulates a healthy future for new communities.
We seek to increase the relevance of architecture... beyond fads and fuss to the most important issues affecting life in the designed environment. Design can reduce human impact on global climates and habitats, encourage healthy communities and impart personal pleasure and fulfillment.
Gelfand Partners participates in the development and dissemination of cost effective, simple and reliable best practices shared across the industry. Our practice extends the benefits of sustainability for budget sensitive clients. Healthy environments, lower operating costs, and a flexible future should define the 21st century building stock. We design for tomorrow today.