Designer - Architecture (Technical) at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Posted in Architecture 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California





Job Description:

At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.

Success at SOM Means


  • Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.


  • Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.


  • Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.


  • Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.


  • Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.


  • Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.


SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Designer, Architecture (Technical) for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Position Responsibilities


  • Responsible for various portions of project development including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documents.


  • Motivate, inspire and effectively lead and coordinate project team members and consultants.


  • Organizes own work efforts.


  • Assists in supervising project document control tasks and maintains quality control of such tasks.


  • Checks and coordinates details and dimensions.


  • Performs material research in preparation of project specifications.


  • Coordinates with other Senior Architectural Professionals on project to assure continuity and consistency of documentation.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Completion of five or six-year architectural degree program;


  • Minimum of 5 years architectural experience;


  • Demonstrated knowledge of programming and functional adjacencies;


  • General knowledge of architectural practice including site-planning, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical engineering, and construction;


  • Practical knowledge of building codes;


  • Knowledge of building materials, building codes and construction technologies;


  • Demonstrated proficiency in Revit required.  Experience in AutoCAD and 3D modeling software such as Rhino are a plus;


  • Strong communication skills.


SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline: www.som.com/employment_opportunities_and_policy

For more about SOM: www.som.com

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed.  Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.





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