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San Francisco, CA
Herman Coliver Locus Architecture
Herman Coliver Locus Architecture is known as a practice that consistently solves complex design problems in imaginative and delightful ways. The practice focuses on an unusual combination of building types, namely: very low-income housing on the one hand, and sacred spaces (with their attendant social, educational and administrative uses) on the other. it works with a variety of public and private, primarily non-profit clients, oftentimes on challenging sites with unconventional programs. Its many awards and community commendations reflect the quality of design that consistently defines the character of the studio.

Now, we hope to find a very talented person who can bring her/his 3-5 years of experience to bear on a number of exciting new projects. Presently, the 14-person firm is working on 5 large, low-income, supportive housing developments, several sanctuaries in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles, a mixed-use, retail/educational/residential community center in Chinatown and assorted other civic spaces.

Someone with professional practice experience in Type I and/or Type V construction of mid-sized projects is needed to join us. This will be a permanent, full-time position. We expect you to have touched upon all phases of the design process, and to be familiar with the various components of a construction documents set. The position will offer opportunities for design input, as well as for engagement with clients, consultants, contractors and more senior design and management staff. We offer a competitive salary based on level of experience, as well as full benefits.

Our practice, in the South of Market area, operates as a studio, where everyone’s input into the design process is encouraged. We are casual, but deeply committed to our work. If you are passionate about architecture, have:

·         a professional degree in architecture
·         3-5 years of prior experience including prep of CDs and detailing
·         a dedication to issues of environmental sustainability & energy efficiency,
·         strong, recently honed Revit, AutoCad, Sketch Up skills,
·         a thorough written and spoken command of the English language,
·         a familiarity with adhering to building codes and ADA requirements
·         as well as a sense of humor and a collaborative nature,
please let us know of your interest. 

If your experience has been exclusively in commercial interiors/private residential projects, it will not be considered a sufficiently strong background for this position.

Candidates being seriously considered will be contacted promptly.

How to Apply / Contact
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