Project Designer (Architect/Staff Level II comparable)

John Lum Architecture, Inc.
  • Full-Time
  • San Francisco
  • $85,000 to $100,000 (based on experience)

Website John Lum Architecture, Inc.

John Lum Architecture is an award winning, noted San Francisco firm that was established in 1994.  Consistently producing high-quality buildings, our design philosophy is client driven. By listening to their needs and thoughts, we create meaningful designs that are purposeful and pragmatic.  We create homes for our clients, not monuments, and therefore we prioritize livability and ease over style.

Our portfolio includes custom residential, multi-family, affordable housing, retail, and commercial interiors.  Our interiors practice has a focus on optometry clinics, medical suites, high-end VC interiors, and mortuaries!  We enjoy collaboration and are known for being easy to work with.

We are seeking like-minded individuals who share our values of pragmatism, optimism, and enthusiasm, while maintaining a high level of ethics and humanity.   We believe strongly in creating a supportive work environment with competitive salaries, exceptional vacation and health insurance, and generous benefits (year-end bonuses, profit-sharing and retirement)!

We thank you for considering our studio and invite you to join our dynamic team of 15.

Working at JLA:

Project Designers work under a project architect/manager on medium to large projects and are involved from the very beginning in the design of a project, from initial conceptual design through construction administration.  The ideal candidate should have a solid background in Design and Production workflow with exposure to all project phases, along with good organizational and clear communication skills.  An individual with sharp design sensibilities, working knowledge of Type V construction detailing, and eagerness to take on new challenges and learn new skills will thrive in this position.  Advancement opportunities are available.

Our studio is located in a converted laundry machine factory in the heart of the Mission District with easy access to BART and MUNI.  Due to Covid, we have adopted a hybrid work format for our employees with fully outfitted, company-supplied at-home workstations in addition to the office location. JLA Office

Our studio is equipped with a state-of-the-art coffee bar, rooftop garden, and maker studio w/ laser cutting machine.

Professional Qualifications:

  • 4-7 years of work experience (post-internship)
  • Professional Degree in Architecture
  • Active pursuit of licensure
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks desired (comparable to Revit)
  • Excellent rendering and 3D visualization skills
  • (Rhino, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Twin Motion)
  • Working knowledge in sustainable design principles
  • Familiarity in state and local codes
  • Good work ethic with a sense of humor a plus.

Qualified candidates must possess US residency status and currently reside in San Francisco/Bay Area or willing to relocate.


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