Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Looking for a Project Architect

SIEGEL & STRAIN ARCHITECTS has an opening for a
Project Architect with 8-12 years of experience.

Siegel & Strain Architects is a vibrant, award-winning, women-owned, 20-person East Bay firm with a diverse range of projects. We are a design- and research-oriented practice with a national reputation for advancing sustainable design. We work with innovative sub-consultants and use forward-looking materials and systems. Our portfolio includes civic and educational projects, camps and retreat centers, schools, recreational buildings, custom homes and historic buildings. Our work can be viewed at www.siegelstrain.com/projects/. Current projects in design include:

  • A new visitor center for Save the Redwoods League and National Park Service.
  • Several National Park Service projects including visitor centers and historic renovations.
  • Lab, office and maintenance support facilities for a wastewater treatment plant.
  • A youth camp in southern California.
  • Civic, community and overnight camp facilities for the City of Berkeley.
  • Facilities in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
  • Environmental education facilities at a nature preserve in Sonoma County.
  • A 41-unit net-zero housing project.
  • A net-zero affordable housing building re-use project.
  • Several community-serving projects initiating construction including a new family camp near Yosemite, an entrance station at Pinnacles National Park, a camp community center in Sonoma County, and renovation of a Boys & Girls Club. We are wrapping-up construction of a new public library.
We typically work in collaborative teams of two or more people each with specific roles and responsibilities on individual projects. We are looking for a self-starting project architect to work on projects from pre-design through construction phase.

  • Minimum B. Arch.; Master of Architecture preferred
  • 8-12 years of experience in architecture offices 
  • Strong design skills
  • Ability to research and problem solve
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Rhino and Adobe Suite 
  • Strong organizational, writing and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience preparing construction documents and details, particularly for Type V construction
  • Experience working with California building codes
  • Experience in project management and consultant coordination is a plus
  • Experience in construction administration is a plus
  • Experience on community-serving projects is a plus
  • LEED accreditation, green design experience is a plus
  • Experience working on building re-use within historic contexts is a plus 
  • Proficiency in rendering and parametric programs is a plus
  • Proficiency in energy, daylighting or similar modeling/analysis is a plus
  • Licensure or progress toward licensure is a plus
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include nine paid holidays, paid time off, FSA, health insurance, professional development allowance, testing reimbursement, transit reimbursement, and 401(k) plan.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, references and work samples. 
Format: PDF format required. No compressed files please.
Subject line: Project Architect


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