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Shah Kawasaki Architects (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 12 people, SKA is one of the East Bay’s leading design firms with an excellent reputation for projects that are integral to our communities — from award winning fire stations, visitor and community centers to higher education, and other civic buildings.  We are a public sector firm that serves the needs of cities, counties and schools.


At Shah Kawasaki Architects we are professional and design oriented.  At the same time, we enjoy our office atmosphere, and working together.  Within Oakland’s Old Town, near 12th Street BART, our neighborhood is filled with restaurants and street activity.  A typical Friday includes grabbing a lunch-time bite at the farmer’s market, and ending the work week with cheer at our company happy hour.  Every few months we will catch an Oakland A’s game, visit one of our construction sites, or participate in a local fund raising / community activity.


Our comprehensive benefits include medical insurance, dental reimbursement, 401(K), annual bonuses, profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.  We actively participate in professional development through mentorship, seminars, approved tuition and professional exam reimbursement.

Career Opportunities

We are actively seeking to fill the following positions:


project design architect

As a Project Design Architect, you will create and develop overall design concepts, determine program and project feasibility, see the project from beginning to end, and represent the firm before clients and the public.

Your Qualifications

  • 12-20 years of architectural practice experience
  • Creative conceptual designer
  • Passionate detailed designer
  • Licensed Architect
  • Professional degree in architecture
  • Ability to build client relationships
  • Ability to collaborate and lead design teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Broad knowledge of professional practice
  • Proficient in Sketch-up and Adobe suite
  • Proficiency in Revit is a plus
  • US citizenship / residency required.

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio in PDF format by e-mail to architect@skarc.com, and reference Project Design Architect in the e-mail subject line.


emerging architect / DESIGNER

As an Emerging Architect / Designer, you will develop creative design concepts and assist with all phases of the architectural practice from schematics through construction completion.

Your Qualifications

  • 0-5 years of architectural practice experience
  • Advanced Degree in Architecture preferred
  • Ability to collaborate with other design team members
  • Highly inquisitive with critical thinking skills
  • Excellent design and presentation skills
  • Proficient in rendering programs, sketch-up and Adobe suite
  • Proficiency in Revit is a significant plus
  • US citizenship / residency preferred

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio in PDF format by email to architect@skarc.com and reference Emerging Architect/Designer in the e-mail subject line.






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