Architectural Designer with 3-5 years experience

Huang Iboshi Architecture

Website Huang Iboshi Architecture

Huang Iboshi Architecture is seeking talented design professionals with 3-5 years of experience for immediate full-time positions at our studio in San Francisco.  Our firm is growing, and we are looking for candidates who are eager to contribute to our distinguished and diverse practice.

HIA is a full-service studio that has been providing the Bay Area with elegant and thoughtful design for 23 years.  Our team thrives on collaboration and a passion for great design.

Working in a small firm will allow you to be directly involved in every phase of a project, from concept design through construction administration. You will gain valuable career lessons and make a meaningful impact on projects and within the practice.

Job Description:

This position will involve all aspects of the design practice in a support role to the project principals and, where required, to lead a team of technical staff. You will be expected to participate in the management, design, and document production on individual projects, as well as aid in the management and promotion of the architectural practice.  We are looking for open-minded designers who are capable of managing more than one project.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Project Management & Design – Assist the project principal in the design & management of individual projects. The project manager needs to have technical skills and knowledge in all phases of a design project.
  • Document Production – Production of design development drawings and construction documents for individual projects, including planning deliverables, scheduling & allotment of time requirements, development of drawing sets & specifications, arrange printing & reproduction of documents.
  • Client, consultant, and contractor communications (written and verbal)- Coordinate and communicate with all parties.  Convey design intent clearly and concisely.
  • Maintenance of In-House Standards – Aid in development of design process guidelines, maintain & organize computer document standards (templates & detail library).
  • Promotional Development – Aid in developing promotional material (portfolio, website, etc…), attend promotional events as firm representative.


  • Professional degree in Architecture or equivalent professional experience
  • 3-5 years of architectural firm work experience (residential experience preferred).
  • Technical proficiency with programs including Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape, Bluebeam, etc.
  • Familiarity with building codes, technical documents, project manual and specifications.

This position requires that you:

  • Can begin work shortly after job acceptance.
  • Are fully vaccinated.
  • Are physically present to work in our office.
  • Are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Can produce design ideas and concepts digitally, through multimedia, and hand drawings.
  • Are able to work self-directed and also on a team.
  • Have exceptional design skills that can be applied with open-mindedness and curiosity.
  • Bring a sense of rigor to every task at hand.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • We offer competitive salary commensurate with your experience and qualifications.
  • Benefits package includes: healthcare, 401k retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and several paid holidays.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please send the following to with “HIA job post 3-5 Years” in the email subject line:

  • A brief written response to the following questions:

– How do your professional and personal goals relate to your interest in joining HIA?
– How do you see yourself adding value to our practice?

  • Professional resume, or other documentation to convey your experience
  • A digital portfolio or work samples that are applicable to this position. File size may not exceed 10 MB, and accepted file types are JPG, JPEG, PDF.

We will review applicant materials and contact qualified candidates. We are unable to respond to phone inquiries.

Thank you!

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