Architect Designer

San Francisco, CA
Studio Terpeluk


Studio Terpeluk is an award-winning architecture and design firm located in San Francisco. Our clients range from private home and business owners to government entities and non-profits.  We strive to bring beauty and fulfillment to our clients through a balance of design innovation and professional rigor.

While we continue to practice abroad, our projects naturally take root in the extraordinary diversity of the California landscape. We aim to express that richness architecturally, in a language that harmonizes gracefully with the environment and its resources.  

Principal Brett Terpelukā€™s decade long collaboration with Italian architect Renzo Piano has influenced the hands-on and detail-oriented working methodology of the office. Our work is finely tailored and rigorous, finding voice at the intersection of craft, technology and environmental stewardship.


Our process is exploratory and conceptual yet exacting and closed-loop. We manage the complete architectural journey from feasibility studies, design development, finishes and custom furnishings to technical documentation, permitting and entitlements, engineering coordination, prototyping and construction administration.

Integral to the success of our practice are the longstanding collaborative relationships we share with leading engineers, landscape architects, contractors and fabricators.  We excel in navigating complex building and planning codes, leveraging these regulations to inform smart development and architectural expression.

We currently have a mix of high-end restaurant and residential work as well as exhibit and landscape design projects, in all phases from concept design through construction. Our office is in the heart of vibrant SOMA, a half-block from the N Muni line and a block from the Embarcadero waterfront, South Park and Caltrain.  We offer excellent 401K plans, benefits and competitive salaries. We look forward to hearing from you!

Experience level required is flexible (minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years).  Employer preferences:

High-end restaurant and residential work experience
Familiarity with California Building Codes
Autocad, Sketchup and Vray proficiency
MARCH degree
Physical model-making skills
Construction Administration experience
Organized, good attitude and good design skills

Please email max. 10mb pdf of curriculum, portfolio of student and professional work and three references to