We have an immediate need for a Project Architect.

We are looking for talented, motivated and personable architects
with 5-7+ years of experience to join our
design studio.   

 

About Us

KERMAN MORRIS ARCHITECTS LLP is a small, established design-focused architectural firm in San Francisco with over two decades of experience producing Mixed-Use Infill and Custom Residential, Cultural, Historic Preservation and Community projects. With a variety of project types, we challenge our staff to work collaboratively and intelligently to make a meaningful impact on the fabric of our city. To our clients, we offer personalized attention, creative design solutions, seamless technical execution, and expertise in navigating the approvals process. Current projects include infill and mid-rise multi-family residential projects, affordable housing, custom single-family and adaptive reuse of historic structures.

About the position:
Project Architect: 5-7+ Years of Experience

We are looking for a talented, motivated and personable Project Architect with 5-7+ years of experience to join our design studio and contribute to our expanding practice. A sample of projects we are looking to staff include:

  • Hunter’s Point Block 52 & 54 – 112 units of affordable housing serving low-income families. KMA as the Associate Architect with Mithun/Solomon Architects (DD)

  • Habitat For Humanity, 36 Amber Drive – 8-unit, affordable ownership townhome project for low-income families in Diamond Heights. (DD)

  • 535 Green St. – Adaptive reuse and additions to a historic meat factory. The Art Deco style “Buon Gusto” industrial structure will be repurposed and incorporated into a mid-rise/mixed-use project in the vibrant North Beach area. (SD)

  • 807 Franklin / 635 Fulton – A complex adaptive reuse project involving moving and renovating two Victorians (one currently a mortuary), and constructing a new 8-story residential mid-rise at the original/cleared site. Project won unanimous praise at SF Planning Commission for innovation. (DD)

  • 301 Grove – Addition/alterations to San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) headquarters. Three new stories of housing over the offices, and ground floor commercial will provide a rental stream to support SFAR operations at this prominent Civic Center site adjacent to the Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall. (DD)

We offer long-term growth opportunities. The position is full-time, with a competitive salary, and vacation, medical and 401(k) benefits. We are committed to encouraging professional development and support employee participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and licensure. We firmly believe in fostering a healthy work/life balance.

About You

The ideal candidate will have a passion for and extensive experience designing and detailing housing, a commitment to urban design, and be licensed, or working towards licensure. We work fast, in a friendly collaborative environment, and we run many projects simultaneously. You will not be bored. Design excellence is paramount, so too are functionality and constructability.

Requirements

  • 5-7+ years of professional experience including multi-family and single-family residence design

  • BS/BA Degree in Architecture minimum (master’s degree preferred)

  • Excellent design, production, presentation and organizational skills

  • Knowledge and experience with the entitlement process, building codes and detailing

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and collaborate with team

  • Fluency in Revit, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite; Rhino, V-Ray or other 3D tools, a plus

  • Self-motivated, reliable and personable, with a positive attitude

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and a desire to learn and grow

Responsibilities

  • Work with Principals and senior staff to advance design projects from conceptual design through technical execution, detailing and specifications

  • Produce Permit and Construction Documents, including planning and building code research, navigating Planning and Building Department requirements, approvals, and entitlements

  • Manage multiple projects, including design team reviews, consultant coordination, project scheduling, permit submittals and revisions, and construction administration

  • Assist other project teams and staff members as needed and oversee/mentor junior staff in developing project documents

How to Apply

If you are interested in being a part of a small, dynamic and collaborative studio, partaking in all aspects of the practice of architecture, and making an impact on your built environment, then we look forward to reviewing your qualifications.

Prospective employees, please email a cover letter, resume and portfolio/work samples in PDF format (max 5MB) with applicable subject line “Project Architect” to Elizabeth Kerman-Morris. No phone calls please.