Job Captain or Project Architect

  • Full Time
  • Oakland
  • Full Time
  • Oakland

Website Shah Kawasaki Architects

Since 1999, 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, SKA is one of the East Bay’s leading design firms, with an excellent reputation for projects that are integral to our communities —award winning buildings, including visitor and community centers, public safety, higher education, and other civic buildings. We are a public sector firm, serving the needs of humanity and neighborhoods, and improving society, one building at a time.


Due to our consistent growth, we are adding multiple architectural positions to our office.


These are salaried, full time positions with benefits.


Why work at SKA?

SKA’s work serves the greater good, and brings people together, in safe, healthy, and inspiring environments. Our recent accomplishments include winning a high-profile design competition for a floating fire station in San Francisco, receiving an AIA People’s Choice Award for a recreation center in Oakland, and receiving an AIA chapter award for a LEED Gold Fire Station.  Looking to the future: As a public sector firm, we will stay busy, even during an economic downturn.  We are located in a bright office, near both public transit and parking, in wonderful Oldtown Oakland, full of restaurants, the farmer’s market, and city activities.  Oakland is our home, and for many East Bay public entities, we are the architecture firm of choice.  Although we are a relatively small office, we differentiate ourselves in the size, diversity and complexity of the projects we undertake.   Currently we are designing a new administration facility for Oakland Unified School District, multiple fire stations, a recreation center in Oakland Chinatown, and a law enforcement facility.   Due to COVID, most of our staff are currently working remotely from home.  Long-term, we will transition to a hybrid model of working from home and the office. See our website at



Our company culture: We are collaborative, supportive, and collegial. We enjoy team lunches, happy hours, Oakland A’s games, local city activities, and site visits to watch our projects come to life. Our office is a community within a community!


Our 12 person firm enables us to offer a broad range of career development opportunities from design, production through construction administration. We believe that the best way to achieve a quality project is to enable our staff to actively participate in the initial design and see the project through completion. You will work directly with the principals and talented colleagues, in a supportive environment, in an office known for quality design and execution.




Job Captain

Licensed architect or unlicensed professional committed to completion of licensing. Due to the variety of project types and sizes in the office, the ideal candidate would be able to either work as a member of a 2 to 3-person team, or independently, on a small project with Principal or Associate oversight.


Experience/Skills Required:

•             3-10 years of architectural office experience

•             Highly organized.

•             Highly proficient in Revit.

•             Ability to coordinate consultants & documents.



Project Architect

Licensed architect.

The ideal candidate would be able to lead a 2 to 3-person team with Principal oversight.


Experience/Skills Required:

•             5-20 years of architectural office experience.

•             Highly organized.

•             Proficient in Revit.

•             Coordinates and manages staff, consultants & documents.



Both positions require:

•             Strong technical skills.

•             Foundation in design excellence.

•             Initiative, pro-activity and flexibility

•             Supportive demeanor and contributor to a great working environment.




Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Master’s degree is a plus.



Our comprehensive benefits include medical insurance, dental reimbursement, 401(K), annual bonuses, profit sharing, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and participation in pre-tax commute voucher program. We actively participate in professional development through mentorship, seminars, approved tuition and professional exam reimbursement.



Please email your resume, portfolio examples, and a cover letter with either Job Captain or Project Architect in the subject line, to  Local candidates only please. Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.


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