Backen & Backen (formerly known as Backen & Gillam Architects) is a multifaceted design firm integrating architecture, lifestyle, and wellbeing. Backen & Backen (B&B) creates legendary legacy buildings, including boutique private member social clubs across the western US, agricultural farm-stay experiences in northern and southern CA, and an ecological destination resort in the Caribbean. B&B is also known for numerous celebrity and high profile client residences, including Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis's sustainable LA farmhouse, featured in the August 2021 issue of Architectural Digest. The bestselling architecture and design book, From the Land, illustrates many of the firm's projects. B&B has offices in Sausalito, St. Helena, Los Angeles, and Montecito, CA.
B&B is currently looking for candidates for all of its offices, who are self-starting individuals, share a drive for creating great work in a collaborative environment, and seek to balance the art and science of architecture.
Applicants must show experience and interest in all aspects of the design and construction process and look forward to being part of an enthusiastic team. B&B is accepting applications for architectural staff with a minimum of three years through twenty plus years of experience in varying project types, ranging from large scale custom residential to high end commercial, winery or hospitality experience.
Applicants must have 3 to 20+ years of strong design and/or technical experience in a professional setting. Applicants must also be comfortable working directly with senior staff in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong aptitude in the following areas:
REVIT and AutoCAD
Adobe Creative Suite
Design and technical detailing
Construction Documentation experience
Lumion visualization capabilities (a plus)
Dexterity with hand drawing capabilities (a plus)
Working within a collaborative team
B&B offers a flexible hybrid work schedule that combines on-premise and remote work models, where staff can choose between working from home, one of our four office locations, or a combination of both.
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume as well as examples of technical drawings in pdf format. Upon receipt, we will review and contact you should your qualifications meet our staffing needs. No phone calls please.
Backen & Backen provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.