450 Architects, inc.

9 Pier, Suite 105
The Embarcadero
San Francisco
California 94111
[email protected]



POSITION OFFERED: Architectural Designer (unlicensed)

LOCATION: San Francisco, California 

JOB DUTIES: Designer (license not required) to support the firm’s Principal and selected Project Managers in architectural design of new buildings, remodels, and special consulting and design assignments. Prepare designs for building exteriors and interiors. Apply knowledge of various architectural practices, interior design skills, site planning and landscape architectural principles, urban design principles, mathematics, knowledge of building materials, and other physical sciences to complete scale drawings, physical models, 3D computer models, 3D renderings, and 2D plans. Prepare project designs and plans using AutoCAD and REVIT, Rhino 3D modeling and rendering software, Sketchup, and Photoshop. Prepare physical models using balsa wood, cardboard, chipboard, and stereolithography. Prepare contract documents for building contractors. Ensure compliance with California Building Code. Conduct field investigations and measurements. Prepare project schedules, cost estimates, and bills of materials using MS Project and Excel. Limited travel to conduct on-site observation of construction work and communicate with contractors and vendors to monitor compliance with design intent and approved plans.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent, including academic studies in sustainable development and ecological design, and 1 year of experience as an architectural designer or intern. Background (experience, training or college studies) must include proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Autodesk AutoCAD and REVIT, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Rhinoceros 3D. 

Mail resume to: 450 architects, Inc., attn: D. Bushnell (Job RM), 9 pier, suite 105, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111