Designer (3-5 years)

McGriff Architects

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About McGriff Architects:

Based in the Bay Area and expanding into New York, McGriff Architects specializes in custom residential spaces that nourish and inspire. As a part of our team of talented professionals, candidates will have the opportunity to be involved in every phase of the design and construction process.

We trust and empower our team with the agency to make decisions that impact the work and the culture of the firm, while making sure that each team member is supported and assisted by our amazing and diverse staff of architects. The nature of the office is casual with a sense of humor, yet our work is rigorous in quality and detail.

Beginning Spring of 2022, our office moved to a hybrid schedule. On a voluntary basis, our team works from our Mission District office space approximately two days per week, and from home the rest of the week. Technology support is provided to facilitate this arrangement. Policies have been put in place to ensure staff safety and security as the current COVID-19 situation evolves and changes. We believe that a hybrid office will provide the benefits that come with working with our team, as well as embracing the convenience and opportunities that remote work provides.  At this time, we are open to candidates who live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area who hope to relocate.

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Who You Are:

A self-starter who is collaborative, organized and self-directing within small teams.
Someone who has experience with client, consultant and contractor interactions, and strong communication skills.
A talented individual who is looking to take responsibility and grow within their projects and the organization.
A team player who is willing to jump in when needed.

Skills and Responsibilities:

Possess an exceptional design sensibility and a strong portfolio; hand sketching is a plus.
Able to create reliable, well-coordinated drawings across all phases of design.
Collaborate with project managers and firm principals across many facets of the project, including design development, project deliverables, and meetings, both internal and external.
Assist with code and planning research, and other research tasks.
Produce presentation materials.


At least 3-5 years of experience with an architectural firm, ideally focusing on residential projects in the Bay Area.
Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit (preferred), MS Office, Adobe CS, G Suite.
Accredited degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch).
CA license, or in active pursuit of professional licensure.


We offer a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), paid time off and paid holidays. We cover 100% of health, dental and vision benefits. We also provide transit benefits, a 401(k) plan with employer contribution, continuing education benefits, the option to work remotely for up to 2 weeks per year, and excellent potential for professional advancement and growth. Incentives are also offered for completion of professional licensure.

How to Apply:

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and samples of work (10 MB maximum) in PDF format or a link to your website.

Please send all items to: with the subject line “Designer – Your Name.” No telephone calls or recruiters, please.

McGriff Architects thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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