Recent Graduate

Shah Kawasaki Architects, Inc.
  • Full-Time
  • Oakland, CA
  • Salary based on experience/qualifications/negotiable

Website Shah Kawasaki Architects, Inc.

Are you interested in joining an award-winning firm small enough to participate in all aspects of design and management, large enough to take on significant civic and institutional work, and committed to the professional growth of each employee?  We’re looking for an entry-level candidate who wants broad exposure to all aspects of the architectural practice, from researching potential projects, preparing proposal and renderings, helping the team complete design/technical documents and assisting in construction administration.   This position will give the applicant substantial experience required for an architectural license (ARE).  If this interests you, this is a job for you.

Embedded in Oakland since 1999, SKA has achieved healthy and steady growth because of the talent, commitment, intelligence, integrity, and solid professional skills of its staff. Today, with a staff of 15, SKA is one of the Bay Area’s leading design firms with an excellent reputation for projects that are sustainable and integral to our communities — from visitor centers, community centers, and fire stations; to educational, workplace, and other civic buildings.

Ideal Qualifications

·       Excellent written communication skills. Experience in writing about architecture.

·       Interest and skills in research

·       Organization and attention to detail

·       Professional degree or major in Architecture

·       Solid design-oriented perspective, skills, and goals.

·       Proficient or desire to hone skills in digital technology (Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch up, 3D visualization, MS Office, Google Apps, Revit)

·       Cooperative and collaborative attitude.

·       COVID vaccinated.



·       Research and track new project opportunities.

·       Organize the firm’s promotional, social media and marketing content.

·       Work closely with Principals to prepare proposals.

·       Work with Architects to prepare renderings, construction documents and construction support.


Our employees thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy working together.  We are in Oakland’s old-town adjacent to the 12th Street BART station.    We offer health and dental insurance, 401(K) match, profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and educational/financial/time assistance for licensing/LEED accreditation. Unlimited access to Black Spectacles.  Hybrid work schedule.


To apply, please email your resume, portfolio examples, and a cover letter with “Recent Graduate” in the subject line, to  US/Canadian citizens or green card holders only, please.

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