Join Ratcliff to discover what’s important, imagine the potential, and design for extraordinary outcomes.
Ratcliff is an industry leader in the planning and design of academic, civic, and healthcare projects throughout Northern California, and we are looking for a Project Architect to join our team and contribute to positively transforming the built environment.
What You’ll Be Doing
Collaborate and work closely with project team members throughout all phases of design and construction administration
Work closely with senior project designers to develop visualization (renderings, diagrams, etc.) to represent design concepts
Coordinate or assist with the production of technical documents
Support with organizing, composing, and coordinating construction documents
Produce presentation drawings utilizing appropriate modeling and rendering software
Build personal knowledge and expertise with appropriate building codes and industry design standards
Participate in continued learning opportunities and efforts to improve efficiency
Who We’re Looking For
2-10 years of professional/internship experience in the design and development of medium sized projects
Interest or experience in academic or civic projects
Must work well in a collaborative/integrated environment
BArch required; MArch preferred
Experience using Revit, Enscape, Lumion, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office
Why Work at Ratcliff
Ratcliff is an Equal Opportunity Employer, conveniently located in Emeryville, California, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation, retirement planning, profit sharing, and comprehensive medical benefits for employees and their eligible family members. We also provide paid time off, paid holidays, 16 Fridays off per year, and a flexible hybrid work schedule to ensure team members maintain a healthy work-life balance.
To maintain a safe and healthy work environment, Ratcliff requires all staff working in the office to be fully vaccinated and up to date on boosters for COVID-19. If you are hired, vaccination verification will be required to complete the hiring process.
To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and sample portfolio to [email protected]. No phone calls or drop-ins. All responses will be held in confidence.
For more information about our projects and firm, please visit our website.