Intermediate Architectural Designer SmithGroup SF Bay Area

Intermediate Architectural Designer SmithGroup  SF Bay Area, United States



SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies, and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future – for our clients, communities, and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?

The San Francisco office of SmithGroup is looking for an Intermediate Architectural Designer to join our team.  The role can be fulfilled from the Bay Area or the Sacramento Region.

Working with us, you will:

  • Create and develop planning and design concepts, and support more senior planners and architects on large projects.
  • Prepare and coordinate architectural drawings, renderings specifications and design assignments under general supervision to meet project requirements.
  • Relate building design concepts to building codes, zoning ordinances and other external issues.
  • Consult with manufacturers; research and propose materials and products.
  • Prepare and create presentation drawings and/or graphics and otherwise assist in presentations both internally and externally.
  • Mentor and train junior staff.
  • Assist in construction administration including responding to RFI’s, preparing sketches and addendums (CCD’s), visit construction sites to gather information and/or prepare punch lists.


An ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience.
  • LEED AP preferred.
  • Must be eligible to take the Architectural Registration Examination within a few years.
  • Working knowledge of engineering systems and the ability to successfully engage with professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • On-the-job experience using Revit to produce construction documents.
  • High proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Only candidates who meet these requirements will be considered.

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SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56710354
  • Location:
    SF Bay Area, United States
  • Position Title: Intermediate Architectural Designer
  • Company Name: SmithGroup
  • Industry: Architecture / Design
  • Job Function: Architecture
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%