Junior Designer

San Francisco, CA
GAST Architects

GAST ARCHITECTS is an established, well-respected, twelve-person firm in San Francisco’s SOMA district that focuses on both new construction and renovations of custom, high-end residential projects in the Bay Area and beyond.  Our office has a relaxed, professional, and friendly atmosphere.  We support our staff by encouraging continuing education, assisting in the pursuit of licensure, and providing mentoring opportunities by senior staff. 

Our growing office is looking for a person with design talent and technical savvy to work with our principals and project architects to develop innovative designs in a collaborative project team work environment.    Applicants should be able to show skill and experience, or the willingness to learn the following:

Experience and deep interest in single family residential design, Type V wood-frame construction, residential products, and detailing.  Actual construction experience is a plus.

Demonstrate creative critical thinking and presentation skills
BIM proficiency in 2-D drafting and 3-D modeling (we are an ArchiCAD office and provide training for those with a BIM background)
Experience in developing well-detailed Construction Documents as part of a team
Knowledge of codes and regulations.  Local experience in San Francisco is highly valued.
Strong communication skills, oral and written
Personable, a team player with high integrity and a sense of humor
We offer competitive pay; a superior benefits package; indoor bike storage and shower; and a casual, supportive, non-smoking environment.  Our spacious design studio is located in a recently renovated, mixed-use development.  Our LEED Gold-certified historic warehouse includes a roof deck and garden.

This position is full time.  You must be a U.S. citizen or have a work permit.

Please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio (10MB MAX) by e-mail – no calls or drop-ins please – to Eric Hartz: ehartz@gastarchitects.com