Have you grown bored, plugging away at the same soulless design, day in and day out?
Is the highlight of your day perusing the architecture blogs, dreaming about
working on something unique?
What if the studio you worked for fostered an exploration into new ways of
living and building? What if the company you worked for promoted a healthy work/life balance by offering flexibility in scheduling, no late nights, and the ability to work from home?
Framestudio is just that upstart practice.
Since its founding by Chad DeWitt in 2017, the practice is built on a passion
for creating unique, human-centric buildings using the latest in sustainable building technology. Our projects range from new high-performance homes to restorations and updates of iconic 20th-century homes, along with the occasional commercial commission. Our work is rooted in the Second and Third Bay Area Traditions, specifically that time in the 1950s-70s when you could hire an architect to design you a thoughtful, affordable home made from modest, honest materials. Architects like Joseph Esherick, Norman Jaffe, McKay-Lyons Sweetwater, and the lesser-known practices of Scott and Scott, and Austin Maynard Architects are our heroes. Our small size allows each team member to be involved in every phase of the project, with lots of direct contact with the clients, site visits, and plenty of time working one on one with the Principal.
Our award winning portfolio has garnered attention from the likes of Dezeen, ArchDaily, Dwell as well as many others. Our body of work demonstrates our unique design aesthetic, standing out from the sea of flat roof modernist homes we see today.
Your role at Framestudio is to assist the Principal and Project Architect in creating permit and construction documents for various projects. Previous Designers have worked with the Principal to design and run smaller scaled projects on their own. We are looking for an equal balance between construction document preparation skills and 3D rendering skills.
- BA in Architecture, BArch or MArch Degree required.
- 3-5 years of previous high end residential experience required.
- We’re a Mac based office, familiarity with macOS beneficial.
- CAD, modeling and Adobe proficiency required, rendering skills a plus.
- Familiarity with BIM workflow / Vectorworks proficiency a plus.
- Familiarity with local building codes and experience preparing planning and permit sets for submission to Bay Area municipalities.
- Enthusiasm for midcentury and modernist design.
- Comfortable interacting with consultants and clients.
- Ability to work on multiple projects, prioritize, and manage tasks against deadlines and other metrics. Follow-through and resourcefulness are necessary attributes to have in this challenging construction climate.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and are willing to travel to projects out
of the immediate area.
- The ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English both
spoken and in writing.
- The ability to legally work within the United States. Framestudio is
unable to sponsor foreign nationals at this time.
Why work with Framestudio?
Careers in architecture can be rewarding but demanding. Framestudio has set out to develop a culture of balance within the firm, placing value on your time outside the office, as well as inside.
We offer the following:
- The opportunity to grow within the firm.
- Work from home (COVID-19).
- Health insurance benefits, retirement plan with matching, pre-tax commuter benefits
- Referral bonuses and profit-sharing structure
If this sounds like you, please send your CV, cover letter & portfolio examples to us in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.