Are you ready to take the next step, and have 5-7 years of experience? If you have strong design skills, experience managing and mentoring junior staff, and are licensed, we’d love to meet you!
About us: William Duff Architects is a dynamic, growing architecture firm, comprised of bright, creative, motivated people. Founded in 1998, WDA has built a national, award-winning reputation in residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial projects. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, a transit-friendly workplace, and opportunities for professional growth.
Position: Project Architect
Practice Areas: Residential, Retail & Commercial
Reports to: Project Manager, Practice Manager and Principal
Manages: Job Captain, Designer
WDA Benefits Package:
Health, dental, vision & life insurance
401K retirement plan
Paid vacations and sick time
Professional development support
Quarterly office outings
Weekly happy hours
In-house bicycle parking
Retail discount program
Work closely with Project Manager or Practice Manager to coordinate multiple active projects with internal team members and consultants, source material samples and assess staffing needs.
Manage document production by developing design and technical drawings, and researching relevant information. Conduct code and product research.
Identifies, researches, coordinates and resolves design and technical detailing in consultation with senior staff and team.
Prepare design illustrations or rough sketches, and create digital models with team.
Manage permitting and agency approvals process.
Lead bidding and negotiation activities, and obtain cost estimates.
Lead Construction Observation activities, including site visits, RFI responses, submittal review, field reports, etc.
Delegate project work and mentor junior team members.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited college, university or equivalent in education or experience.
Minimum 5 full years of relevant experience and demonstrated abilities working in an architecture office.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Licensure required, preferably in California. LEED AP and additional certifications encouraged.
Other Job Requirements:
Commitment to design excellence, sustainability and strong interest in working in all phases of architectural projects.
Strong leadership and team building skills.
Ability to work well in a team environment with experience managing and mentoring junior staff.
Critical and creative thinker with strong design ability and attention to detail.
Communicates with clients and manages expectations effectively.
Highly proficient in Revit, with experience in producing visualizations.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Bluebeam.
Strong writing, editing, organizational and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of green building technologies, products and net-zero design strategies.
Please submit the following in PDF form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (not to exceed 4MB), and include the job title in the subject line:
A cover letter articulating why you could be a good fit at WDA, and a bit about your personal design inspirations and aspirations
Relevant work samples
How you heard about WDA
No drop-in visits or phone calls, please. WDA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE). Candidates must be eligible to work full time in the United States. Immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided.