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Job opportunities for recent graduates at 7 West Coast-based architecture firms | News

As graduates across the country celebrate the completion of their architectural education the hunt for a job begins. If you’re searching for your first job and looking for a place to grow professionally Archinect has compiled a list of job opportunities for recent graduates with 0-2 years of experience.

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Below are 7 architecture firms and design studios based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, and Oregon looking to grow their team and provide an environment where you can learn and thrive.

Steinberg Hart seeks a Designer 1 & 2
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Details: “Under general guidance, responsible for development of project elements into functional plans, elevations and sections consistent with project scope, and managing own time consistent with project schedule.” Examples of requirements include: Entry to two (2) years of experience in technical and design production and a degree in Architecture, related field or equivalent experience required. Read more here.

*The firm is also seeking candidates for eight other open positions. Click here to learn more.

Adam Wheeler Design seeks a Project Assistant + Draftsperson
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Details: “ADAMWHEELERDESIGN (AWD) is a boutique Architectural Design studio located in the exciting neighborhood known as the Arts District in DTLA. We value people who innovate with their design and are creative and collaborative. The right candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who will excel as a Part-Time or Full-Time Entry Level Draftsperson and Project Assistant and can make independent headway on multiple projects at a time.The work-life balance, health and well-being of our employees is at the top of our priority list and our compensation, benefits and work style reflect that.” Some qualifications include: Degree in Architecture, 0-2 years professional working experience, and proficiency in AutoCAD. Read more here.

Marmol Radziner seeks an Entry Level Designer

Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Details: “We are looking for highly individuals to grow with our team. We encourage people who are detail-oriented, motivated, collaborative, and eager to take on challenges to contact us. Applicants should have a degree in architecture from an accredited college, 0-2 years of working experience. Proficiency with 3Ds Max rendering, Adobe creative suite, and Revit is required.” Read more here.

*The firm is also seeking candidates for four open job positions in Los Angeles and New York. Click here to learn more.

Experimental Ranch House designed by Cliff May. Restoration and Interiors by Marmol Radziner. Image © Joe Fletcher.

John Kaliski Architects (JKA) seeks an Architectural Designer Level 1
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

Details: “JKA is seeking a full-time, entry level, Architectural Designer with 0 to up to 3 years of experience working in offices. JKA’s mission is to foster places and buildings that further social equity and support well-being. The office is actively designing for both private and public clients affordable and market rate multifamily housing projects, interim and permanent supportive housing projects, feasibility studies to incentivize the production of housing in urban and ex-urban areas, ADU projects, and urban design projects. person environment located in the historic Wiltern Building in Koreatown, architectural designers work with and are mentored by senior staff from conceptual design through construction documentation, plan check, and the construction phase of projects.” Read more here.

*The firm is also hiring an Architecture Job Captain/Architecture Project Manager.

Jennifer Weiss Architecture seeks an Architect/Architectural Designer
Location:
San Francisco, CA

Details: “As part of a small office, you will have the opportunity to work on and learn about multiple aspects of all of our projects. Responsibilities for entry-level team members include drafting, modeling, design explorations, assistance with design development, document generation ( schematic design, design development, permit, construction documents, etc.), physical and computer model making, and miscellaneous contributions to the project such as developing client presentations, product research and procurement, collaborating with, assisting and learning from the team to develop skills , assuming responsibilities and ideally ultimately becoming a part of the leadership long term.” Some qualifications include: M. Arch degree preferred, B. Arch recipients with production experience encouraged to apply, 2 years minimum of professional experience, and AutoCAD and 3D modeling (preferably in SketchUp) fluency required. Read more here.

HPA, Inc. seeks an Entry Level Architectural Designer
Location:
Oakland, CA

Details: “If you are looking to learn and grow while designing the largest buildings with the shortest construction schedules HPA is the place. We have so much more we would love to tell you about what we do, and want to hear about you and what you are looking for to see if we can grow together.The ideal candidate is interested and eager to become an expert in industrial design.Our work requires working on multiple projects, responding quickly, and synthesizing complex information into simple solutions.This is a full-time position located in Oakland, California, with the possibility of hybrid flexibility in the future. HPA is a 100% employee-owned company through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).” Read more here.

Evident Architecture Office seeks an Architectural Designer – Entry Level
Location:
Portland, OR

Details: “Evident Architecture Offices in Portland Oregon is seeking a full-time entry-level architectural designer with 0-18 months or more of experience. Applicants have completed a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture. The position involves working closely with supervision of intermediate and senior staff.The individual will perform assignments and receive detailed instruction regarding the tasks at hand.We’re looking for someone that takes initiative, communicates clearly and concisely, and can provide quality support.Tasks are expected to be completed with accuracy and precision and with a strong attention to detail.” Read more here.

*The firm is also hiring an Entry Level Architectural Designer for their Ohio office and a Senior Project Architect.

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