Project Designer

Siegel & Strain Architects

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Siegel & Strain Architects is a vibrant, award-winning, women-owned, 24-person East Bay firm with a diverse range of projects. We are a design- and research-oriented practice with a national reputation for advancing sustainable design. We work with innovative sub-consultants and use forward-looking materials and systems. Our portfolio includes civic and educational projects, camps and retreat centers, schools, recreational buildings, custom homes and historic buildings. Our work can be viewed at Current projects in design include:

  • Several National Park Service projects including visitor centers and historic renovations.
  • Lab, office, and maintenance support facilities for local utilities.
  • Rehabilitation of former Coast Guard facilities to serve as affordable housing in West Marin.
  • Civic, community, and maintenance facilities for the City of Berkeley.
  • An urban campus in North Oakland for a community-serving organization.
  • A large youth camp in Southern California.
  • Facilities at multiple Girl Scout overnight camps in California.
  • Retreat centers for non-profit groups in Marin and Sonoma Counties.
  • A fire recovery project for a university field campus in rural Santa Cruz County
  • Projects under construction include a mental health hub serving youth in
  • Sonoma County, a major addition to a church in Berkeley, and offices/lab for a local utility district.

We typically work in collaborative teams of two or more people each with specific roles and responsibilities on individual projects. We are looking for a self-starting project architect to work on projects from pre-design through construction phase.



  • Degree in architecture from an accredited architecture program
  • 3-5 years of experience in architecture offices
  • Strong design skills
  • Ability to research,  problem solve, and iterate design solutions
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, and Adobe Suite
  • Strong organizational, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Experience preparing construction documents and details, particularly for Type V construction
  • Experience working with California building codes
  • Experience in project management and consultant coordination is a plus
  • Experience on community-serving projects is a plus
  • LEED accreditation, green design experience is a plus
  • Experience working on re-use or historic buildings is a plus
  • Proficiency in rendering and parametric programs is a plus
  • Proficiency in energy, daylighting or similar modeling/analysis is a plus
  • Licensure or progress toward licensure is a plus

Salary: $65,000 to $80,000 a year. Precise salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include nine paid holidays, paid time off, FSA, health insurance, professional development allowance, testing reimbursement, transit reimbursement, and 401(k) plan.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, references and work samples.

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