Intermediate Architect

San Francisco, CA


PROTOinc is a San Francisco-based design practice working at the intersection of art and industry, producing architecture that works and works beautifully. We are looking for an exceptional Project Architect to join our office, to assist us with both new and ongoing commercial, institutional, residential, and public art/infrastructure projects.

Our studio in the Mission is young, inquiry-based, and collaborative with plenty of room for professional growth.  The position includes full benefits, a 401K plan, and reimbursement for licensure/professional development.


Work with partners and 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, scheduling, budget planning & code research

Collaborate with partners on design direction of projects and the firm in general

Project management of small projects, from conception through construction administration

Interface with and manage consultant teams, including coordinating their work and drawing sets


5-7 years of experience

Experience with and aptitude in managing Junior staff

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Flexible and amiable demeanor, with strong client “bedside manner”

Strong technical understanding of different construction types and building systems as well as experience in producing a complete construction document set

Completed some of all of the ARE sequence. California licensure a plus.

Our office software platforms are AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Rhinoceros, and proficiency in these programs is desired. Experience with Grasshopper, Revit and Rhino-compatible rendering platforms is a plus.

How to Apply / Contact
 Please email your application to and include the following

Cover letter articulating what about our firm appeals to you and how you see yourself as compatible

Resume & Work samples (PDF) (no more than 6mB)

Please no unsolicited phone calls or office visits