• Full Time
  • Emeryville
  • Zip Code: 94608
  • Years of Experience: Array

Website Ratcliff

Join Ratcliff to discover what is important, imagine the potential and design for extraordinary outcomes.

We are looking for talented staff who possess open minded thinking, a disciplined approach to work and motivation to transform the built environment. Attributes include:

Critical thinking

Strong design sense

Deep intelligence and curiosity

Flexible mindset

Strong work ethic

Ratcliff possesses a vibrant vision, a drive for innovation and a commitment to sustainable design. With a legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1906, the firm is a living, evolving architecture firm, dedicated to learning what is important to our clients, our community and our planet. This results in the design of extraordinary outcomes.

Ratcliff’s staff of 65 engages clients who share our values and serve as strategic partners in designing sustainable building solutions. Our primary practice areas of academic, healthcare and civic architecture present significant opportunities for a sustainable architecture that is driven not only by place based questions of purpose, design and technology, but by deeper issues of our enhanced contribution to society.

The Academic practice is well-recognized as a regional leader in the master planning and design of K-12 and higher education environments in the private and public arenas, as well as various types of civic work including community centers, fire stations and faith-based projects.  The practice is seeking a Project Manager to lead and orchestrate design, production and client relationships.  The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, well-organized, with strong communication skills and follow through.


  • 7-12 years’ professional experience in technical production of architectural projects.
  • Division of State Architect (DSA) experience preferred for higher education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Working knowledge of California Building Codes and ADA.
  • California license or significant progress toward.
  • Desire and interest in presenting at interviews or professional organization conferences.
  • Works well in a collaborative/integrated environment.
  • Strong presentation skills and exceptional graphic abilities using Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe CS, BlueBeam Revu and all Microsoft programs.
  • Legal U.S. work status.


Ratcliff, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is conveniently located in Emeryville, between Berkeley and Oakland, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. We provide a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, submit resume with cover letter addressed to hr@ratcliffarch.com. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. All responses will be held in confidence.

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