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David Baker Architects (DBA) is a progressive architecture firm that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. DBA is known for exceptional housing, creative site strategies, designing for density, and integrating new construction into the public realm. We have a passion for and deep understanding of the power of humane and respectful environments to transform neighborhoods and elevate the lives of individuals and families. We design thoughtful places that allow communities to thrive and that serve as a multiplier of good—that enable or support further engagement, connection, or community benefit.

The firm is a JUST Label organization and a signatory of the AIA 2030 Commitment, with strong values in advancing social equity and sustainability in architecture. DBA has offices in San Francisco, Oakland, and Birmingham, Alabama.

Please, no phone calls and no recruiters.

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our firm.

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Interior Architect/Designer 

We are seeking a full-time, creative and collaborative Interior Architect or Designer with an interest in housing, hospitality, and social justice.

This position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently hybrid in-person/remote. 

This position—for a licensed architect or a designer—works closely with DBA_Inside, our Interiors studio, to manage projects from acquisition through design and execution. We’re looking for a capable, collaborative person who can work with our in-house team across many projects as well as independently.

The DBA_Inside interiors studio is integrated throughout the larger DBA practice, collaborating on large-scale projects (multifamily housing, hotels) as well as running stand-alone commercial interior architecture projects that balance high-end design with community benefit.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience at an architecture or interior design firm
  • Strong design skills
  • Strong hand-sketching skills
  • Strong portfolio of multifamily and/or hospitality experience
  • Experience with interior architecture and FF&E selection/specification
  • Strong Adobe Suite skills
  • Experience with Revit
  • Interest and/or experience in public interest design

Benefits include:

  • Individual health insurance
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 15 days paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Continuing education/Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Profit sharing

COVID-19 considerations: All staff are currently vaccinated and all COVID-19 protocols are met according to the mandates set by the City of San Francisco. Potential hire is required to be vaccinated or in the process of getting the vaccination.

HOW TO APPLY

No phone calls please. Please send a digital submission following these instructions:

Subject line: "DBA Interiors 2021"

Address: careers@dbarchitect.com

Attention: Paola Lari

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF with a maximum size of 3 MB (one file), formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait).

File name: LastName_FirstName_DBAInteriors_Date.pdf

  1. Cover letter. Please include your interest in working at DBA, your motivation for pursuing a career in interior architecture, and the answer to this question: Do you now, or will you in the future, need employer sponsorship in order to have work authorization?
  2. Resume
  3. Select work samples

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our firm.

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Graphic Designer (2+ years' experience)

We are seeking a full-time Graphic Designer to work flexibly as part of our growing in-house Communications team (Communications Director, Communications Coordinator, part-time Graphic Designer) and Firm Leadership in a range of marketing- and business-development areas as well as some architectural/enviornmental graphics. 

Please apply if you feel you are a skilled designer with a good eye, are interested in architecture and/or issues of housing and public space, and would like to work flexibly as part of a collaborative, mission-driven firm.

NOTE: The full-time position is remote for now, supporting an office based in San Francisco.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and produce a range of print, digital, and web-based graphics and documents, including proposals (RFPs and RFQs), award submittals, marketing collateral, graphic templates, social media graphics, presentations, display boards, information graphics, and promotional materials
  • Support Communications Director and act as a resource to staff for graphic design needs
  • Provide continuity and manage workflow with part-time staff Graphic Designer
  • Provide graphic support for architectural renderings and presentation plans Prepare and package final, press-ready mechanical files for print and digital
  • Maintain and manage marketing collateral (resumes, project cut sheets, qualifications)
  • Collaborate on environmental graphics and wayfinding design (building signage etc)
  • Collaborate on in-house video production
  • Image retouching
  • Help manage, update, and maintain dynamic website content
  • Help manage/organize/maintain digital assets

 

Qualifications:

Minimum

  • 2 years of professional experience in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Excellent design, typographic, and layout skills and sensibility
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with an eye for accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment while producing high quality work
  • Effectiveness in visual communication, including hand-sketching skills
  • Solid understanding of visual and branding concepts and their application to, relationship with, and integration into the built environment
  • Outstanding organizational, project management, file-organization, and archiving skills
  • Strong professional references

Preferred

  • Interest in issues of housing, community, social justice, and architecture
  • Experience/interest in website management (CMS)
  • Experience in the A/E/C industry
  • Experience with basic photography and videography
  • 3D visualization experience is a plus

Benefits include:

  • Individual health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Continuing education/Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Profit sharing

HOW TO APPLY

No phone calls please. Please send us an email following these instructions:

Subject line: "Graphic Designer-YOUR NAME"

Address: careers@dbarchitect.com

Attention: Jessica Steele

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF with a maximum size of 10 MB (one file), formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait)

File name: GraphicsCoordinator_LastName-FirstName_Date.pdf

  1. Cover letter. Please include your interest in working at DBA, your motivation for pursuing a career in graphic design, and the answer to this question: Do you now, or will you in the future, need employer sponsorship in order to have work authorization?
  2. Resume
  3. Select work samples

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our firm.

__________________________________________________

 

Administrative Bookkeeper 

We are seeking a proactive, committed, and organized Administrative Bookkeeper to join our friendly collaborative office.  

NOTE: The full-time position is in-person in our San Francisco.  

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of our Financial Manager, the Administrative Bookkeeper is responsible for administrative activities of the company. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable, collections and other assistance
  • Processing employee expense reports
  • Credit card statement reconciliation
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Assisting with payroll and benefits for 50+ employees
  • 1099s
  • Other special projects, general clerical, and light bookkeeping duties

Qualifications:

Minimum

  • High school diploma of equivalent (GED)
  • Three years of verifiable professional bookkeeping experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace applications, including Excel or Google Sheets
  • Data entry skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and time-management capabilities
  • Excellent organizational skills (filing systems, record keeping, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong references

Preferred

  • Experience working with Deltek accounting software

Compensation: $25.00-$31.25 per hour

Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Benefits include:

  • Individual health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • 401(k)
  • Profit sharing
  • Transit incentives

HOW TO APPLY

No phone calls please. Please send us an email following these instructions:

Subject line: "DBA Bookkeeper 2021"

Address: careers@dbarchitect.com

Attention: Paola Lari

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF with a maximum size of 10 MB (one file), formatted to print on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait)

File name: LastName-FirstName_Bookkeeper_Date.pdf

  1. Cover letter. Please include your interest in working at DBA and the answer to this question: Do you now, or will you in the future, need employer sponsorship in order to have work authorization?
  2. Resume

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our firm.