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JRDV Urban International is an architecture and urban design firm whose core markets include retail and entertainment, urban mixed use, transit-oriented development, and public markets. Architecture careers offered are unlike any other in the marketplace. Our organization is a non-hierarchical, culturally diverse, technologically savvy, and internationally oriented firm emphasizing teamwork, innovation, and a deep appreciation of the complexities and history of cities and building design. The firm has offices in Oakland and Shanghai.

We are always looking for talented professionals who are passionate about architecture, planning, and urban design. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples (PDF format under 10 MB) to jobs@jrdv.com.

 

 

 

Job Title: Architectural Designer

Job Location: Oakland, CA

Job Description:

  • assist in predesign and all design phases of multistory mixed-use, housing, high-rise residential, large-scale corporate/commercial, hotel, retail, entertainment projects, including new construction, renovation, tenant improvement, parking garage, and unit plans;
  • meet with client representatives for presentations and workshops, analysis of goals and needs, develop programmed space spreadsheets, narrative summaries, room data sheets, adjacency diagrams, graphic content, and prepare final Developed Project Program document;
  • research domestic and international building codes and regulations, collect data, and write reports and presentations to incorporate research and data into architectural designs;
  • develop site analysis studies requiring site photography, code research, base drawings, and diagrams;
  • interpret traffic impact analysis and management plans and analyze as built plans, photographs, notes, and other input material to determine best approaches for completion of drawings to solve technical issues of design in relation to sites and buildings;
  • develop site design alternative studies requiring site plans, site sections, 3D digital massing and physical site modeling, site survey of existing conditions and take as built measurements;
  • develop concept alternatives, studies and development requiring 3D digital massing, floor plans, space plans, building elevations, sections and perspectives;
  • develop exterior envelope design requiring enlarged plans, elevations, sections, details and axonometric drawings;
  • prepare client and public presentations, workshops and meetings, using 2D/3D CAD and building information modeling programs, including Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Lumion and SketchUp, analysis and computer skills to develop 3D building computer models and images, and presentation images;
  • develop documents for all design phases, schematic design through construction documents including documenting architectural plans, elevations, and details in imperial or metric standards for jurisdictional agency corrections using 2D/3D modeling using Autodesk AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Autodesk Revit and related 2D and 3D Modeling software;
  • develop positive client relationships and work as the client’s advocate by identifying and balancing client expectations within the context of contractual obligations, corporate goals, and client satisfaction;
  • translate clients’ functional and spatial requirements for structures into feasible design solutions, incorporating custom detailing, structural engineering principles and building systems into architectural designs;
  • produce design documentation and presentations with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and free-hand sketching;
  • coordinate with civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection (MEP/FP), lighting, landscape, code, traffic, parking, concession, public relations, signage, acoustic, security, curtain wall, special systems, geotechnical, baggage handling, vertical transportation, and structural consultants to incorporate building systems and facilities components into unified design for client and agency review and approval;
  • coordinate the development of renderings for client presentations;
  • participate in meetings with clients, consultants, contractors, and public agencies on a given project.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor of Architecture (5 year) or foreign equivalent plus coursework or internships to include:

  • assisting in predesign and all design phases of multistory mixed-use, housing, high-rise residential, large-scale corporate/commercial, hotel, retail, entertainment projects, including new construction, renovation, tenant improvement, parking garage, and unit plans;
  • researching domestic and international building codes and regulations, collecting data, and writing reports and presentations to incorporate research and data into architectural designs;
  • developing site analysis studies requiring site photography, code research, base drawings, and diagrams;
  • interpreting traffic impact analysis and management plans and analyzing as built plans, photographs, notes, and other input material to determine best approaches for completion of drawings to solve technical issues of design in relation to sites and buildings;
  • developing site design alternative studies requiring site plans, site sections, 3D digital massing and physical site modeling, site survey of existing conditions and take as built measurements;
  • developing concept alternatives, studies and development requiring 3D digital massing, floor plans, space plans, building elevations, sections and perspectives;
  • developing exterior envelope design requiring enlarged plans, elevations, sections, details and axonometric drawings;
  • preparing client and public presentations, workshops and meetings, using 2D/3D CAD and building information modeling programs, including Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Lumion and SketchUp, analysis and computer skills to develop 3D building computer models and images, and presentation images;
  • developing documents for all design phases, schematic design through construction documents including documenting architectural plans, elevations, and details in imperial or metric standards for jurisdictional agency corrections using 2D/3D modeling using Autodesk AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Autodesk Revit and related 2D and 3D Modeling software;
  • translating clients’ functional and spatial requirements for structures into feasible design solutions, incorporating custom detailing, structural engineering principles and building systems into architectural designs;
  • producing design documentation and presentations with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint and free-hand sketching;
  • coordinating the development of renderings for client presentations.

 

Please send all inquiries and information from job seekers to jobs@jrdv.com.

JRDV Urban International
P.O. Box 70126
Oakland, CA 94612

No phone calls please.