IB+A is a diverse, 10-person award-winning design firm located in San Francisco with a satellite office in Sea Ranch. Committed to the growth of our team, we provide rewarding opportunities for staff that encompass the many roles of the profession. As a studio-based environment, collaboration and dedication are key components to our success. Our commitment to our clients is reflected in their reciprocity – all of our work comes from repeat clients or referrals. This work is illustrated in the contextually responsive architecture and engaging spaces born of curiosity, innovation, and passion.
IB+A is actively engaged in many projects in San Francisco, Napa, Burlingame, and other Bay Area locales. IB+A’s portfolio includes multifamily infill housing, senior housing, new construction single family homes, mixed-use, brewery and restaurant projects.
We have a position open for a Senior Designer with 7-10+ years of progressive and demonstrable experience. Candidates ideally have experience in multifamily housing design, mixed use mid-rise buildings and luxury custom residential. Additional desirable experience would include urban planning, commercial core and shell, and tenant improvements.
IB+A offers a competitive salary together with benefits and growth opportunities for motivated architects wishing to advance their careers while leading significant design projects within the San Francisco Bay Area. With illustrated success in this role within the firm, this position will lead to future promotion and potential partnership opportunities.
Our office is located on the 9th floor of a historic building in downtown San Francisco near Union Square. The office is convenient to transit, restaurants, and shopping.
Compensation package and benefits include:
Paid Vacation and Holidays
Medical, Dental, and Chiropractic Insurance
401k including employer contributions
Continuing education opportunities, ARE support and reimbursements
Sea Ranch retreat
Flex schedule work week with half-day Fridays
Excellent project management skills including meeting timeline, budget and quality expectations
Excellent design skills including conceptual design, design development and presentations.
Strong detailing skills and a comprehensive knowledge of construction
Ability and experience in taking a project from concept through CA
Excellent skills in analytics, organization, record-keeping and writing
Strong public and personal communications skills
Experienced in leading team environments and can manage and mentor junior staff
Ability to effectively manage sub-consultants’ work and contracts
Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and MS Office
A disposition and manner that contributes positively to the firm’s work environment
Professional Architecture Degree (Bachelor or Master of Architecture from accredited school in the U.S.A.)
CA Licensed Architect, or exhibited significant progress towards licensure
Working knowledge of the California Building Codes and ADA requirements
Knowledge of LEED and Green Point Rating systems
Knowledge of San Francisco Planning Code and the entitlement process
About ian birchall + associates
ian birchall + associates
ib+a is a firm where design rigor, technical proficiency and the business of architecture come together in an intense, energetic studio environment where talented staff are given the independence and responsibility rarely seen in other offices.