Senior Designer

John Clarke Architects

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John Clarke Architects has an immediate opening for a Senior Designer.

We are looking for an ambitious and motivated person to join our firm, working directly with the Principal. In this position, you will be an integral part of our team. This role provides an excellent opportunity to wear many hats and be involved in all phases of design and construction. With a wide range of responsibilities, your professional growth will be accelerated.

About Us:

John Clarke Architects, based in Sausalito since 2003, is a full-service architecture and design firm with custom residential and commercial retail clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Utilizing our strong design expertise and comprehensive understanding of construction, we are able to transform our clients’ wish lists into programs, and eventually, into beautifully constructed buildings and spaces. Throughout that process, we work closely with our clients, so that we are sure to consider all options and possibilities prior to breaking ground. It is that close attention to detail (and ability to listen and hear) that allows us to effectively serve our clients from the first design meeting through the final punch list item. We’re fortunate to be in-demand and growing fast. And we are seeking talented and creative individuals to join our team.

Job Responsibilities:

·       Collaborate on project design documents

·       Develop permit/construction drawings

·       Work with local building and planning departments

·       Communicate and coordinate with design team consultants

·       Conduct code and product research

·       Perform Construction Administration


·       Professional Degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch)

·       5-8 years of professional experience with a solid understanding of Type V construction and familiarity with building codes

·       Proficiency with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Microsoft Office

·       Knowledge of California Building codes, CAL Green codes, and the Bay Area permitting process are a plus

·       Prior experience managing projects and coordinating related tasks

·       Critical/creative thinker with strong graphic, design and presentation skills

·       Detail-oriented, organized and able to manage responsibilities on multiple projects

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills

·       Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment


·       Competitive salary

·       Employer-sponsored healthcare

·       Generous PTO

·       Licensing test fees covered


Please email the following to

·       Resume

·       Samples of work (not to exceed 5mb)

·       Cover letter that outlines your relevant experience and interest in working for John Clarke Architects

·       Subject of email should be: “Senior Designer”

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