Senior Project Architect

Martinkovic Milford Architects
  • Full-Time
  • San Francisco
  • $140,000-$170,000

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Senior Project Architect, Restaurant and Commercial Interiors – Full Time – Exempt Position

One year after accepting a position at Martinkovic Milford Architects, you look back and remark at the contribution you’ve made to the firm and fellow staff members, and the sense of meaning and purpose you’ve derived from your work.

–        You’ve been very impressed with how we stress personal and professional growth for each team member, and how we invest considerable time and resources into educating all staff members.

–        You’ve gotten great satisfaction from leading small, capable teams on several impressive restaurant projects. You’ve leveraged your restaurant experience and considerable design and management talent to create successful projects for the client, team and firm.

–        You’ve exhibited your formidable communication, management and people skills by keeping projects energized and moving forward. You’ve hit key milestones despite a few curveballs. In light of your performance, you’ve made a raving fan of the client and helped the firm to further solidify a long-term relationship with them.

–        After growing familiar with the firm, you took on two mentees and met with them every other week, reviewing progress towards their goals and coaching them to carve a constructive path forward.

–        You’ve set your own short, medium and long-term goals, and your first year of work at MMA has contributed significantly to these goals.

–        You’ve met with your mentor, a principal, four times, where you’ve discussed your life and career goals, and your progress towards them.

–        You’ll have participated in 14 Level-Up educational sessions and led two, teaching fundamental philosophies and best practices applicable to everyday practice. This has helped fuel professional growth all-around.

–        You’ve participated in over 50 weekly firm-wide meetings, where we socialize, plan the work week ahead, and dedicate time for educational moments, new learnings and sharing project progress.

–        In addition to restaurant projects, you appreciate the variety of other commercial interior projects you’ve led, from fast and fun retail tenant improvement projects to hospitality-forward healthcare spaces.

–        You still marvel at how well-stocked the Nespresso machine is, and at how Brian brews a killer dark roast coffee.

–        You’ve been impressed with how we are completely dedicated to the continual improvement of the firm, including how we operate, how we communicate with our clients and each other, and how we perform for the client, project and team.


We are seeking an affable, dedicated, hardworking Senior Project Architect with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills experienced in restaurant and commercial interiors projects to be a competent, capable and supportive project leader.

The role includes:

·       Autonomously leading the management and in some cases the design vision of high-end restaurant and commercial interior projects

·       Creating raving fans of our clients

·       Helping mentor and guide the architectural staff

·       Overseeing quality control of design and production documents and advancing our already well-developed firm standards and procedures

You should be eager to bring a positive attitude every day, stay humble, learn from others, share your knowledge and to be an integral contributor to the team.


Senior Project Architect candidate requirements:

·       Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an NAAB accredited school of architecture

·       15 years of relevant experience in architecture, including a minimum of 10 years of restaurant and commercial interior experience

·       Natural leader, clear and proactive communicator, strong management and design skills

·       Proficiency with Revit software

·       An intrinsic desire to derive meaning and satisfaction from your work

We offer:

·       Excellent opportunities for growth and advancement

·       Competitive compensation

·       401(K) plan with company contribution, health benefits

·       Professional training and certification stipend, technology stipend, ARE test reimbursement

·       An outstanding, supportive in-person professional environment

To Apply:

·       Please email your cover letter, CV and design/work samples to



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