Architectural Designer – San Francisco, CA, USA | Works

450 Architects Inc.


San Francisco, California, United StatesLocation:

Fri 11 March ’22Posted on:

Full timeType:

Architectural Designer – 450 Architects, San Francisco, CA


We are a hands-on architecture studio that works with forward-thinking clients to design schools, homes, and healthy living environments. We are known for our attention to detail and focus on high performance design. Our current work includes private and public schools, single and multi-family residences, public works and open space projects.


We are looking to employ a talented and experienced designer with excellent verbal and graphic communication skills, an ability to work collaboratively with clients and team members, a good understanding of building codes, knowledge of architectural details and an enthusiasm for learning.


We are an employee-owned company that offers ownership and profit sharing to all employees. Our waterfront office offers a dynamic and relaxed place to work, fun and talented team members, an opportunity to work on exciting projects and potential for advancement. Based on experience, we offer competitive compensation including 401(k), health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, commuter benefits, and reimbursement for continuing education.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture from an accredited school

  • 3-5 years of related professional experience, preferably including design, detail and permitting experience on custom residential or educational projects

  • Actively pursuing or planning to pursue an architecture license

  • Revit experience required, skill desired

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)


Perform work on defined segments of projects under the supervision of a senior manager.

  • Support project managers in the architectural design of new buildings, renovations, master plans and adaptive reuse projects.

  • Contribute to the general preparation of design and construction deliverables, from programming and design presentations to construction administration.

  • Prepare designs and project plans using REVIT and Rhino 3D modeling.

  • Prepare client presentation materials including precedent research, diagrams, renderings, drawings, etc.

  • Work with external consultants, product representatives and builders.

  • Assist in documenting client meetings and decisions.

  • Participates as a collaborative team member working with senior management.

Successful candidates will have strong portfolios, excellent verbal and graphic communication skills, an ability to work collaboratively with clients and team members, an interest in high performance building design and an enthusiasm for building. ‘learning.

Applicants should be located in the San Francisco Bay Area and be prepared to travel to the office or job sites as needed. Not exempt, full time, travel may be required, overtime may be required.

To protect our community, 450 architects require our team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are hired, immunization verification documents will be required to complete the hiring process.


If interested, please send a Zip folder (less than 10MB) with a pdf of your cover letter, CV and portfolio to [email protected] addressed to Richard Parker. The subject line should only include: Architectural Designer – YOUR NAME. No cloud links, hard copies or phone calls, please.

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