San Francisco, CA
William Duff Architects
Are you thorough, detail-oriented with excellent follow through, and have at least 1+ year experience in an architecture office? If you also have strong presentation, research and communication skills, you have what it takes to successfully support our project teams.
About us: William Duff Architects is a dynamic, growing architecture firm, comprised of bright, creative, motivated people. Founded in 1998, WDA has built a national, award-winning reputation in residential, retail, restaurant, and commercial projects. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, a transit-friendly workplace, and opportunities for professional growth.
Practice Areas: Residential, Retail & Commercial
Reports to: Job Captain, Project Architect and Project Manager
WDA Benefits Package:
Health, dental, vision & life insurance
401K retirement plan
Paid vacations and sick time
Professional development support
Quarterly office outings
Weekly happy hours
In-house bicycle parking
Retail discount program
Perform document production by developing design and technical drawings, and researching relevant information. Conduct code and product research.
Prepare design illustrations or rough sketches and presentation graphics, and create digital models.
Assist in maintaining well-organized project digital and physical files.
Work with senior staff to evaluate individual project needs and coordinate with consultants.
Source material/project samples, obtain cost estimates from outside vendors and develop strong vendor relationships.
Take notes and prepare meeting minutes.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Architecture from a four-year college, university or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 1 full year of relevant experience and demonstrated abilities working in an architecture office preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Documenting experience under the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and actively pursuing licensure required. LEED AP and additional certifications encouraged.
Other Job Requirements:
Commitment to design excellence, sustainability and strong interest in working in all phases of architectural projects.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Critical and creative thinker with strong design ability and attention to detail.
Highly proficient in Revit, with experience in producing visualizations preferred.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Bluebeam.
Strong writing, editing, organizational and verbal communication skills.
Experience in the architectural/engineering industry.
Receptive to coaching, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback and apply it to future work.
How to Apply / Contact
Please submit the following in PDF form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (not to exceed 4MB), and include the job title in the subject line:
A cover letter articulating why you could be a good fit at WDA, and a bit about your personal design inspirations and aspirations
Relevant work samples
How you heard about WDA
No drop-in visits or phone calls, please. WDA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).