San Francisco, CA
Hamilton + Aitken Architects

Description & Details
Hamilton+Aitken Architects specializes in designing educational and institutional projects, but our work includes a variety of project types.  Recent projects include the renovation of Dolores Park; design of the new humanities building at Burlingame Intermediate School; and serving as associate architect for SFO Terminals 1, 2, and 3.  

We are located in San Francisco’s SOMA area near AT&T Park and the Caltrain station.  In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, we offer the opportunity for professional learning and growth in a collegial atmosphere.

We have an immediate opening for an intermediate designer.  The position will involve project design under the supervision of the project architect and principals, developing details consistent with the overall building design intent, and meeting with clients, contractors and regulating agencies.  

Strong design skills and ability to design based on verbal direction are very important.  The intermediate designer will be expected to develop projects from design through construction documents phases.

We will expect the individual to be strongly motivated and self-directed, with a high level of design and problem solving skills.  The ability to research codes, building products and systems, and solve design problems is essential.

Required Experience:

·       BArch or BS in Architecture degree

·       Effective communication, both verbal and written

·       Strong design ability

·       Excellent graphic skills

·       Strong manual sketching ability

·       Excellent Photoshop skills

·       Good organizational skills, and work well with others

·       Competence with Vectorworks, Revit or AutoCAD, and MS Word and Excel

·       Valid California driver’s license

Preferred Experience:

·       Experience in educational project types

·       DSA project experience

·       Knowledge of California Building Code

This position offers excellent opportunity for working and learning in a mid-sized office, where members of the design team have the opportunity to work on many phases of a project.  We expect the successful applicant to become an integral part of our office, with opportunities for growth.  Job benefits include health coverage, paid holidays and vacation. 

How to Apply / Contact
Email resume, cover letter and samples of work in PDF format to with subject line “Intermediate Designer”. Please keep PDF attachments under 8 Mb.  No phone calls or faxes please.

Hamilton+Aitken Architects
525 Brannan Street Suite 400
San Francisco, CA  94107