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Academic Project Architect

Ratcliff is an industry leader in the planning and design of academic, civic, and healthcare projects throughout Northern California, and we are looking for a Project Architect to join our team and contribute to positively transforming the built environment.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Collaborate and work closely with project team members throughout all phases of design and construction administration
  • Work closely with senior project designers to develop visualization (renderings, diagrams, etc.) to represent design concepts
  • Coordinate or assist with the production of technical documents
  • Support with organizing, composing, and coordinating construction documents
  • Produce presentation drawings utilizing appropriate modeling and rendering software
  • Build personal knowledge and expertise with appropriate building codes and industry design standards
  • Participate in continued learning opportunities and efforts to improve efficiency

Who We’re Looking For

  • 2-10 years of professional/internship experience in the design and development of medium sized projects
  • Interest or experience in academic or civic projects
  • Must work well in a collaborative/integrated environment
  • Growth-conscious professionals
  • BArch required; MArch preferred
  • Experience using Revit, Enscape, Lumion, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office

Why Work at Ratcliff

Ratcliff is an Equal Opportunity Employer, conveniently located in Emeryville, California, just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation, retirement planning, profit sharing, and comprehensive medical benefits for employees and their eligible family members. We also provide paid time off, paid holidays, 16 Fridays off per year, and a flexible hybrid work schedule to ensure team members maintain a healthy work-life balance.

To maintain a safe and healthy work environment, Ratcliff requires all staff working in the office to be fully vaccinated and up to date on boosters for COVID-19. If you are hired, vaccination verification will be required to complete the hiring process.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and sample portfolio to hr@ratcliffarch.com. No phone calls or drop-ins. All responses will be held in confidence.