Senior Designer / Architect (10+ years experience)

Rae & Heath Architects
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Added on: 29 Aug 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Nov 2023

Rae & Heath Architects is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Designer or Architect with 10+ years of expertise seeking a unique opportunity to help us shape the future of our growing architectural practice.

We believe in a truly collaborative approach to design, which for us means that all team members should have a voice and a sense of ownership in the process.  We are dedicated to fostering the professional growth of each of our team members through direct mentorship and by providing opportunities to take an active role in the firm’s day-to-day operations.

The firm finds the synergistic experience of in-person working fundamental to the studio process.  We operate on a hybrid work schedule of in-office and at-home work days.


·       Collaborate closely with our team of talented designers to provide expert guidance and develop innovative architectural concepts that meet the unique needs and aspirations of our clients.

·       Utilize your extensive experience and expertise to lead the creation of meticulous architectural drawings, 3D models, and renderings that effectively communicate design intent and inspire our clients.

·       Conduct comprehensive research and analysis of site conditions, building codes, and regulations to ensure adherence to all necessary standards.

·       Engage with clients during meetings, presentations, and project reviews, effectively communicating design concepts and addressing client feedback with confidence and professionalism.

·       Foster strong collaboration with consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless project execution while upholding the highest standards of quality.

·       Take a leadership role in the development and documentation of architectural specifications and construction documents, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail throughout the process.

·       Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and sustainable design practices, incorporating them into project designs to create environmentally conscious and future-forward spaces.

·       Maintain consistency with existing protocols and standard operation procedures while thinking critically and contributing productively to a culture of constant improvement.

·       Provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members, sharing your expertise and contributing to their professional growth.

Minimum Requirements

·       Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited institution.

·       10+ years of professional experience as a designer or architect, with a focus on commercial and / or residential projects.

·       Architectural licensure is a plus but not required.

·       Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite are required.

·       Exceptional design sensibility and the ability to translate abstract ideas into practical and visually captivating design solutions.

·       Extensive technical knowledge with a deep understanding of architectural principles, construction techniques, and building codes.

·       Proven experience managing complex projects, meeting deadlines, and delivering exceptional results while maintaining strong client relationships.

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey design concepts and collaborate seamlessly with clients and team members.

·       Strong problem-solving abilities and a proactive mindset, continuously pushing the boundaries of conventional architecture to deliver innovative design solutions.

·       We have a strong preference for local candidates familiar with local codes and permitting processes.

·       Familiarity with sustainable design principles and LEED certification is highly valued, as we strive to integrate sustainable practices into our projects.

This is a full time position with a compensation package commensurate with experience and skills.

To apply, please submit your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and design philosophy to Please use the subject line: “Senior Designer/Architect (10+ years) Application – [Your Name]”.

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