San Francisco, CA
Ian Birchall + Associates

IB+A is a diverse, 11-person award-winning design firm located in San Francisco with a satellite office in Sea Ranch.  Committed to the growth of our team, we provide rewarding opportunities for staff that encompass the many roles of the profession. As a studio-based environment, collaboration and dedication are key components to our success. Our commitment to our clients is reflected in their reciprocity – all of our work comes from repeat clients or referrals. This work is illustrated in the contextually responsive architecture and engaging spaces born of curiosity, innovation, and passion.

IB+A is actively engaged in many projects in San Francisco, Napa, Palo Alto, Santa Rosa and other bay area locales and include multifamily infill housing, senior housing, new construction single family homes, mixed-use, brewery and restaurant projects.

We currently have a position open for a Designer with 2-6 years of progressive and demonstrable experience. Candidates ideally have experience in multifamily housing design, mixed use mid-rise buildings and luxury custom residential. Additional desirable experience would include urban planning, commercial core and shell and tenant improvements.

We offer growth opportunities for motivated architects wishing to advance their careers with significant design projects within the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our office is conveniently located near public transportation and near the SOMA and Mission neighborhoods.

The firm offers competitive salaries together with benefits including:

·         Paid Vacation and Holidays

·         Medical, Dental, and Chiropractic Insurance

·         401k including employer contributions

·         Performance-based bonuses

·         Profit sharing

·         Continuing education opportunities, ARE support and reimbursements

·         Sea Ranch retreat

·         Flex schedule work week with half-day Fridays


·         Excellent design skills including conceptual design, design development and                        presentations.

·         Excellent project management skills, including meeting timeline and quality                          expectations.

·         Excellent skills in analytics, organization, record keeping and writing.

·         Strong public and personal communications skills.

·         Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit, CreativeSuite, Sketchup, and MS Office.

·         Proficiency or Experience with ArchiCAD is a plus. Training is available.

·         Demonstrable experience in construction drawings and detailing.

·         Hand drawing skills highly desirable.

·         A disposition and manner that contributes positively to the firm’s work environment.


·         Professional Architecture Degree (Bachelor or Master of Architecture from                          accredited school in the U.S.A.)

·         Active progress towards your California Architecture License.

·         General knowledge of the California Building Codes and ADA requirements.

·         General knowledge of sustainable design and building practices.

How to Apply / Contact

Please send your CV and examples of your work (8 pages or less) to Please send PDF format files only. No phone calls, please.