Want to Work With Us?

Are you interested in joining a collaborative, community-based architectural practice that uses imagination and creativity on challenging projects?

Do you want to work in a 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?  Are you seeking to grow professionally while being recognized for your contributions?

Embedded in Oakland since 1999, SKA has achieved healthy and steady growth as a result of the talent, commitment, intelligence, integrity, and solid professional skills of its staff. Today, with a staff of 14, SKA is one of the Bay Area’s leading design firms with an excellent reputation for the projects that are sustainable and integral to our communities — from visitor centers, community centers, and fire stations; to educational, workplace and other civic buildings.

Our employees thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy working together.  We are located in Oakland’s old-town adjacent to the 12th Street BART station.    We offer health and dental insurance, 401(K), profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and financial/time assistance for successful licensing/LEED accreditation.  All employees are fully vaccinated.  We will continue to work from both the office and home.

 

Project Architect  5-15 yrs experience

Ideal Qualifications                                                                                                                                        

  • 5-15 years of professional experience.
  • Professional Degree or major in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Solid design-oriented perspective, skills and goals.
  • Cooperative and collaborative attitude.
  • Fully COVID vaccinated.

 

Responsibilities

  • Represents the firm to clients.
  • Works with Principals to ensure the quality of design
  • Leads, mentors and manages team of 1-2 job captains, designers and/or recent graduates.

To apply, please email your resume, portfolio examples, and a cover letter with “Project Architect” in the subject line, to Architect@skarc.com.  US citizens or green card holders only please.  Qualified applicants will receive notification of receipt.

 

Designer / Job Captain  3-10 yrs experience

Ideal Qualifications                                                                                                                                        

  • 3-10 years of professional experience.
  • Professional Degree or Major in Architecture
  • Licensed or Unlicensed Architect
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Solid design-oriented perspective, skills and goals.
  • Proficient in digital technology (Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch up, 3D visualization, MS Office, Google Apps)
  • Cooperative and collaborative attitude.
  • Fully COVID vaccinated.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develops the design under the direction of Principal or Project Architect
  • Responsible for maintaining Revit model
  • Ensures coordinated and complete documents under direction of Project Architect.
  • Follows project from schematics through construction

To apply, please email your resume, portfolio examples, and a cover letter with “Designer / Job Captain” in the subject line, to Architect@skarc.com.  US citizens or green card holders only please.  Qualified applicants will receive notification of receipt.

 
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