Architect II / Lab Design – San Francisco Infrastructure

MWA Architects

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MWA Architects is seeking a licensed architect with experience in lab design to join our San Francisco infrastructure design studio. The right person for our team is responsible, organized, and enthusiastic about this technical work-type. You will be performing work that requires design proficiency, adaptability, attention to detail, the ability to communicate and collaborate with a project team, and a passion for creating well-designed projects. We foster a dynamic and engaging work environment and seek applicants who will contribute to an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop architectural design solutions for civic/infrastructure projects, with a focus on laboratory planning and design.
  • Lead lab programming and space planning tasks.
  • Manage coordination with engineering consultants.
  • Assist in development of technical documents for permit and construction.
  • Coordinate materials/products with specification writers.
  • Research codes, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Assist in construction administration activities.
  • Assist in post-occupancy data collection.
  • Assist with project management tasks.


MWA offers a competitive salary and compensation package, including paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and an employer-matched 401K.

We offer a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts (FSA); short-term and long-term disability, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

You will be provided support in your professional development through continuing education opportunities, assistance with professional accreditations, and personalized mentorship.

Salary Range:

At MWA Architects, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $90,000 and $110,000 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and years of experience.


MWA Architects is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

MWA will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.  Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (

MWA will consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with applicable law. If you’re applying for a position in San Francisco, review the Fair Chance Ordinance provision:  FCO Art. 49 Official Notice to print 2017.pdf (

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MWA is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need an accommodation at any point during the hiring process, please contact


Who we are:

At MWA Architects, we approach each project with a holistic design vision. Our work focuses on humanity’s essential needs, and we pursue project types integral to a thriving community. Our work’s common thread is the deliberate undertaking of challenging projects with complex and diverse stakeholder needs as these opportunities often inspire creativity and innovation.

A West Coast-based design firm, we strive to create a legacy of beautiful and sustainable architecture that positively impacts human health and our planet’s well-being., Each of our projects thoughtfully responds to site context and serves as a foundation for community growth. Within each project, we advocate for racial and socio-economic equity by designing spaces where any occupant can work or reside in a healthy and dignified environment.


  • California, Oregon, and/or Washington state architecture license desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited program.
  • At least six years of design experience within an office/studio environment, with at least two years of experience in highly technical project types, including laboratories.
  • Proficiency in Revit, 3D computer modeling, Adobe Creative Suite, and related programs.
  • Ability to work in MWA’s San Francisco office on a hybrid work schedule.

We prefer to find someone who is:

  • Experienced in design conceptualization and communication.
  • Experienced in managing and mentoring other team members.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in construction  administration.
  • Interested in sustainable and resilient design; LEED, or other green accreditation.



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