Architect or Architectural Designer: 5-10 years experience

David Baker Architects

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NOTE: This position is open to candidates for both the Bay Area and Birmingham, Alabama offices.

We are seeking a talented, collaborative licensed architect or architectural designer to join us in Birmingham or San Francisco. Experience in multifamily housing design and sustainable design is not required but is a plus.

We are looking for someone with:

5-10 years professional experience
Proven track record of fully managing at least one project, ideally from start to completion, including managing stafArchitect or Architectural Designer: 5-10 years experiencef, consultant teams and client relationships
A strong technical command of how buildings come together and successful experience with the building permitting process
Experience or interest in multifamily housing design
Experience or interest in public interest design
Strong design skills
Strong graphics skill, including hand sketching
A working knowledge of Revit

This is a full-time position. We are interested in candidates for both our San Francisco, California office and our Birmingham, Alabama office. Our offices are extremely collaborative – project teams may include individuals from any office. At the moment, the majority of our employees are still working remotely. We are transitioning into a hybrid in-person / remote work model, as public health guidelines allow.

Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 10 paid holidays as well as 15 days of paid leave; a 401(k) program; a profit-sharing plan; transit incentives; and 100%-paid individual medical coverage.

David Baker Architects is a socially progressive architecture firm that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. We design thoughtful places that allow communities to thrive and that serve as a multiplier of good—that enable or support further engagement, connection, and community benefit.  The office is a JUST-label organization and signatory of the AIA 2030 commitment, with strong values in advancing social equity and sustainability in architecture.

You can learn more about us and our work at


No phone calls. Please send us an email following these instructions:


Subject Line: “DBA Architect 2021”


Attention: Paola Lari

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF with a maximum size of 10 MB (one file), formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait)
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1. Cover letter. Please include your interest in working at DBA, your motivation for pursuing a career in architecture, and the answer to this question: Do you now, or will you in the future, need employer sponsorship in order to have work authorization?

2. Resume

3. Select work samples (including drawings that you’ve personally produced)

Please, no recruiters. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our firm.

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