Senior Architect

Obata Noblin Office
Location: San Francisco, USA
Added on: 4 Jun 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 July 2024

Obata Noblin Office is a small, residential and commercial firm based in a lovely, light and plant-filled studio in San Francisco. We’re seeking a Senior Architect to join our office. Through collaboration we create beautiful, surprising and site-specific spaces. The ideal candidate will have a passion for architecture, detailing, a strong design sense, and an ability to work collaboratively and manage design teams. We strive to create a fun studio atmosphere and work a 9am – 6pm schedule. Come join us!


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited program.
  • Registered Architect. California Architect License is a plus but not required.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in architecture, with a focus on residential or small-commercial, design-intensive projects.
  • Strong proficiency with Construction Documents and detailing.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • In-depth understanding of building codes, construction techniques, and sustainable practices.


  • Lead the technical development of architectural projects, including detailed drawings, plans, sections, and elevations using CAD software and BIM tools.
  • Collaborate with project architects, designers, and clients to refine architectural designs and ensure technical feasibility.
  • Coordinate with engineering consultants and contractors to integrate structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems into architectural designs.
  • Conduct site visits and assessments to ensure compliance with construction documents and design specifications..
  • Develop and implement technical standards, protocols, and best practices to enhance efficiency and quality of design and construction documentation.
  • Creative problem-solving aptitude, with a keen eye for design and detail.

Compensation and Benefits

  • We provide competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401k, discretionary profit sharing and professional licensure support.
  • Summer Fridays
  • One month paid sabbatical after 5-years of tenure
  • Compensation is in line with Bay Area industry standard.

Join our young, growing office and play a pivotal role in helping us push design forward in the Bay Area.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your resume, portfolio (PDF or link), and a cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to The subject line should read “Senior Architect”
  • Application Deadline: August 1st, 2024

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