Job Captain

San Francisco, CA
Studio VARA


Studio VARA is a San Francisco based design practice encompassing Architecture, Urban Design and Interior Design. We are looking for an exceptional Job Captain to assist us immediately with contemporary residences, multi-family residential, and commercial projects.

We are looking for a highly motivated and design-minded individual with 5 - 7 years of post-degree experience in residential and/or commercial projects who is willing to quickly take on responsibility and grow with our team.

Our award-winning studio is young, dynamic, creative, and collaborative with plenty of room for professional growth.  We have the feel of a startup, but with the depth of experience and professionalism of a larger office.


Work with partners and senior staff to prepare 2D and 3D design documents, including CAD, hand drawing & model making
Create, edit, and manage construction drawing sets
Assist with project correspondence, schedule, and budget
Planning & building code research
Collaborate with partners on design direction
Project management of small projects, from conception through construction administration
Research and specify materials and systems with a focus on sustainability

5-7 years of experience including the interior architecture of high-end residential, hospitality and/or commercial projects.
Technical knowledge of Type V construction, including past work in all phases of design and construction. Experience with other construction Types is a plus.
Strong verbal and communication skills. The position requires constant communication with Studio VARA principals, our clients, design consultants and contractors
Modern design skills and the sensitivity to be very design detail oriented
Proficiency in any or all of the following platforms required: Revit, VectorWorks or AutoCAD.
Experience with Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray and 3D Max are a plus.
Working knowledge of construction detailing and assemblies, construction documents and experience in producing a complete construction document set
Licensed architect in California or in the process of licensure
This position is full time, permanent position with employer-paid full medical, dental & vision insurance, and an available 401k plan. We offer competitive compensation dependent on experience & education. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to No calls please.