Emerging Architect / Designer

Shah Kawasaki Architects
AutoCAD  Revit  
Job Type
Years of Experience
0-2 Years, 2-5 Years


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.


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


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.

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.


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