Designer / Project Assistant

Klopf Architecture

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About our Design Approach

We work in the modernist idiom. Where possible, projects are designed according to sustainable principles. Our work is primarily focused on residential projects concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area but some  past projects have extended into other areas of California and out of state. Our portfolio includes new modern homes as well as modern residential remodels and additions and our clients recognize us for a variety of modernist approaches to design. Many have an affinity for the classic modernism of the 1950s and 60s, Case Study homes, and Eichlers, while others may seek a warm, modern approach or a more minimalistic design. Please note that although our work is often informed by California’s Mid-Century Modern architecture, we are not preservationists. Please visit our website at and look for us on Facebook or Instagram to find out more about us.


About Our Firm

Klopf Architecture is a client focused 17-person design firm. We have created an open, inclusive and diverse team hailing from across the U.S. and various countries around the world. Our cultural diversity includes native speakers of Mandarin, Spanish, French, Macedonian, and English with nearly a 50-50 ratio of male to female staff. We value all employees’ contributions and strengths, and reward them with opportunities for growth where possible.


We offer competitive compensation, 8 annual paid holidays, 2 weeks paid time off (increasing in later years), group medical coverage through Kaiser Permanente, group dental insurance through Blue Cross, and a 401(k) plan with company contributions. We believe strongly in our office work culture: everyone works roughly 40 hours per week – no more, no less. If required to work more hours, you’ll be paid more because we pay by the hour.


Our office is located in the Mission near Media Gulch, in a bright, high-ceilinged, upper level corner office. We work hybrid with three days per week in the office mandated, the rest can be work from home or in the office at the employees option.


About You

We seek a Designer / Project Assistant, preferably with a B. Arch or M. Arch, who has the ability to perform at a level typically associated with 1-3 years of architectural office experience, but people with more experience will be considered.


You should demonstrate design excellence, solid organizational and communication skills, teamwork, and above all a strong penchant for details and accuracy. You will be producing documentation for multiple projects simultaneously, helping with site measurement and as-builts, drafting, as well as other miscellaneous project tasks as needed.Occasionally you’ll be working under the direct supervision of the Principal, but will usually participate in our team-oriented design and production process under the supervision of senior staff. The ability to manage multiple projects and respond to ad-hoc requests will ensure your success within the team.


Knowledge of ArchiCAD is highly desired but not required. California Architect’s license is not necessary. Candidates working on AXP are welcome and will be supported, although participation in AXP is not required.


How to Apply

Please send your resume, work samples, salary requirements, and references by email to using the subject line: Application for Designer / Project Assistant, Klopf Architecture)

Please no Drop-ins or phone calls. Thank you for your application!


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