Staff Designer - Education 

San Francisco, CA

“A firm grows based on its personnel. If you have good people and they work together, you’re going to have a good firm…and that’s what we have.” –George Lionakis

Lionakis is looking for more good people to join our team. Founded in 1909, Lionakis is a multi-discipline architecture and engineering firm built on the values of relationships, performance, and design. We are currently seeking a Staff Designer in our San Francisco Office.

What’s in it for you:

You’ll work alongside industry leaders who create learning environments, healing spaces, and workplaces where people flourish—providing design that matters throughout California and Hawaii.
Our San Francisco office is located in the heart of the Financial District. Our office is one block from the Montgomery Street BART Station and is accessible to several Muni bus and rail lines. We are also within walking distance to several local restaurants and retail shops as well as the Chinatown and Union Square Districts.
We offer a rich benefits package which includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care; long-term disability; long-term care insurance; life and accidental death insurance; a 401(k) matching program; and a generous paid time off policy.
Lionakis believes in giving back to the communities in which we work and live. The Lionakis Foundation is committed to improving the health, education, and sustainability of the regions we serve through an employee-driven giving program. We are on track to build a $1 million endowment by 2027, allowing us to positively impact our communities now and into the future.
You’ll have access to some of the best training in the industry. We run an enviable in-house Revit training program, offer full access to the training libraries, and encourage a collaborative environment with colleagues who are willing and eager to share their knowledge.
Let us prove it to you: 50% of employees have been with Lionakis for over 5 years. 30% of employees have been with Lionakis for over 10 years. We are proud of our firm and think that you will be, too.

What we’re looking for:

Lionakis is currently seeking a Staff Designer to join our Northern California Education team. This position will be based out of our San Francisco office. The successful candidate will work with a team and be involved in all phases of the projects from schematic design through construction documents and assist in the construction administration phase. We believe that teamwork and collaboration will enhance the success of our projects and provide candidates an opportunity to learn and grow in our profession.

The Staff Designer is a designer working towards the ultimate goal of becoming a licensed Architect. This individual must have 2-3 years of architectural design experience and proficiency with Revit is required.

Essential Functions:

Works in a team environment and collaborates with others.
Is prepared and able to participate in all phases of the design process.
Develops presentation materials to support project team’s design and marketing efforts.
Conducts project analysis and research as directed.
Provides non-BIM/CAD computer software support to project teams as requested.
Becomes familiar with terminology of building design and construction.
Demonstrates understanding of plans, sections, and elevations.
Provides BIM/CAD support to project team from sketches, verbal instructions, or notes.
Understands time management and completes tasks on schedule.
Learns and applies office standards of design, quality control, and production.
Produces accurate work as a part of a coordinated project team.
Assists project team and team leader with other duties that may be assigned such as construction administration and consultant coordination.
What you’ll need:

Bachelor's degree in Architecture.
2-3 years architectural design experience.
Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Experience with California Education projects is plus, but not required.
LEED accreditation preferred.

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