San Francisco, CA
MacCracken Architects

Description & Details

MacCracken Architects is a well-established architecture firm in San Francisco. We have a broad range of interesting new projects in commercial, tenant improvement and residential work on the boards in the greater Bay area. Our office is approximately 50% residential and 50% commercial so the projects are generally diverse and interesting with considerable opportunity for employees to experience varied aspects of architecture.

We are looking to expand our team with the addition of a highly motivated Designer/Job Captain with experience in contract document and client and consultant interface. 

Please visit our website ( to see our work and learn more about our firm. The position will require a solid knowledge and experience in CAD drafting, presentation 3D drawing and ability to assemble a production submittal/construction drawing set. All work will have review and supervision of a Project Manager or Principal.

Tasks will include:

•    Schematic design and design development drafting & coordination

•    Submittal and CD document production including detail drawings

•    Construction Administration, on site visits & contractor interaction

•    Material selection and schedules

•    Interaction with local jurisdictions, DBI, SF Planning and permit submittal and approval.

We offer a stimulating work environment and opportunities to expand responsibility in design, production and client interaction. We enjoy doing what we do and place high value on the quality of our office culture. We're looking for a new team member who will fit in well. Both principals have construction experience and a focus on how materials and details actually work in the field. 

As such, candidates with construction experience are highly regarded but it is not a requirement. MacCracken Architects also recognizes the importance of maintaining a challenging, educational and flexible work environment and we strive to help motivated employees increase their knowledge and breadth of skills in the profession.

We offer competitive salaries, a health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, 401k after 2 years of service and a very nice work environment. Our office is located in the South of Market area of San Francisco easily accessible by BART & MUNI, and we have inside secure bike parking. 


•    3-5 years experience

•    Architecture degree (accredited university) 

•    Strong graphics and drafting skills

•    Excellent time management skills

•    Excellent communication skills

•    LEED certification valued

•    CAD expertise (Vectorworks preferred but not required)

•    3D modeling experience (SketchUp but transitioning to BIM)

How to Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter outlining your interest in MacCracken Architects and Architecture in general. State your goals in the profession and provide a resume (PDF format) with selections of your work that best illustrate your qualification for this position. 

Include in your selection at least one example of each of the following: site plan, floor plan, elevation, wall selection, interior elevation and detail. Provide example of 3d proficiency. Send to:

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MacCracken Architects
479 9th Street, 2nd floor.
San Francisco, CA 94103