Website Koch Architects, Inc.
KA|Koch Architects is a full-service architecture firm with expertise in sustainable, modern residential projects and Mid-Century Modern renovations. Our team consists of a passionate group of visual thinkers who care deeply about creating well-crafted, authentic modern designs. Each project is thoughtfully guided from an initial concept through all stages of design, development of documents, and construction. Our 5-person office is located in West Berkeley, the office culture is casual, friendly, and collaborative while the work is rigorous in quality and detail.
With a number of new compelling projects underway, we have an opportunity for candidates to further develop their skill sets and gain rich experience leading a small team through all stages of the design and delivery process. We are seeking candidates who are inspired by the legacy of Mid-Century modern architecture and have an interest in environmentally sensitive design. Candidates must have exceptional communication and technical skills necessary to lead in developing full construction document packages and perform construction administration services.
This is a full-time, on-site position for candidates with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an architectural firm, and ideally 2-3 years of custom residential experience.
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Hands-on guiding of projects and team members from schematics through construction administration
Working with the Principal and team members to prepare 2D and 3D design documents (Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp modeling, hand drawing)
Creating, editing, and overseeing the production of construction drawing sets
Project correspondence, schedule, and budget
Code research (planning and building)
Research and specify materials and systems
Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited US architecture school
CA Licensure or enrolment with NCARB, participation in IDP, and active pursuit of licensure preferred
Candidate possesses advanced communication skills for client interaction and team leadership – ability to lead client presentations with ease
Candidate is self-motivated – able to work independently, with a team and the Principal
Past experience coordinating work with consultants & contractors, including references who will speak to this ability
Construction Administration experience on job sites
Working knowledge of CBC (California Building Code)
Excellent graphic, rendering, and verbal communication skills are a must
Competitive Compensation based on experience
PTO – Paid time off – vacation & sick
Health care plan
401K retirement plan with employer contribution
Architecture licensure support – ARE
How to apply
Please email a single .pdf file with a cover letter, resume, and portfolio demonstrating design skills and construction drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org with “JC / PA” in the subject
heading. Max. size of 7 Mb. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. We will respond to qualified candidates via email.