Retail Architect, 12+ Years’ Experience

ELS Architecture and Urban Design

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ELS Architecture + Urban Design is looking for a creative, collaborative, and motivated retail-centric architect to join our team for a permanent, full-time assignment.


Our East Bay office in downtown Berkeley is looking for a talented Senior Project Architect to join our Retail practice. As a seasoned architect with technical expertise in commercial retail projects, you have experience with leading teams to deliver tenant improvements for retailers as well as core + shell architecture for landlords and developers.

One of the largest architectural and planning firms in the East Bay, we are dedicated to design excellence utilizing sustainable technologies and practices. Our award-winning portfolio includes sports & recreation, retail & mixed-use, historical, civic, and theatres. We are very proud of our work and value our staff.

We value a work-life balance and offer a flexible work environment, currently offering in person and hybrid work options for our offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.


·         Manage internal and external teams to deliver project documentation and construction administration.

·         Communication between project teams, clients, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officials

·         Oversee creation of project manual and specifications

·         Ability to manage multiple small projects and teams



·         Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture

·         12+ years of project experience in an architectural practice

·         Licensed or registered architect in the state of California

·         Expert knowledge and experience with Revit, Bluebeam Revu, and MS Office

·         Deep knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and green building strategies.

·         LEED accreditation a plus

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with teams as well as construction contractors and subcontractors.

Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format) to: or mail to:

ELS Architecture and Urban Design
Attn: Human Resources
2040 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

No Phone Calls Please.



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