Architect – Senior

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Added on: 16 Feb 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Mar 2024

Your Role

Gensler’s architecture practice is looking for a Senior Architect who will push the parameters of architectural design, and help guide project teams for leading academic and civic institutions. You will work closely with the Principal-In-Charge, the Design Director, and the Design Manager to inspire and build Educational projects of all scales and complexities. Building the Education practice is critical to our strategic plans, so you will be integral to moving our entire practice into the future.

Our vision for the firm is to transform cities through the power of design.  We recognize how much work we collectively have to do to evolve the region we live, work and play in into the truly inclusive place we all envision and embrace.  Together, we have the opportunity to extend Gensler’s sphere of influence well beyond the place and spaces we create to positively impact everyone for the better.

What You Will Do  

  • Be passionate about architecture!
  • Be friendly, optimistic, and a hardcore team player
  • Excel in verbal and digital communication
  • Mentor and provide direction to individual design team members
  • Participate in all project phases, with a primary focus on design development, construction documents and construction administration.
  • Collaborate with design team, clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, regulatory agencies and other vendors to meet overall project objectives.
  • Produce BIM models and construction drawings; Oversee the creation and maintenance of the project manual and specifications with our in-house spec writing team.
  • Resolve challenging technical and design issues with the team to produce innovative, technical, constructible solutions.
  • Actively lead smaller projects or co-lead a team on larger projects for successful delivery.
  • Co-manage construction meetings, team communication and consultant coordination.
  • Be facile and open to experience with diverse design elements including environmental/social project contexts and sustainability.

Your Qualifications  

  • 10+ years of experience in an architecture design firm
  • Architectural License is required
  • Advanced degree in Architecture preferred
  • Demonstrated passion for design thinking
  • Demonstrates commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required. Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, Fitwell and /or Net Zero Building certification
  • Commitment to creative user engagement, and design for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding graphic presentation skills
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 3D modelling and documentation tools including Revit and Adobe Suite
  • General knowledge of the total project process including team management, schedule and budget

*The base salary will be estimated between $118,000 – $140,000 plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience.*

To be considered,please submit aportfolio in PDF format


Life at Gensler 

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

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