Compensation: competitive, based on experience, position available immediately.
John Lum Architecture is an award-winning architecture practice located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Founded in 1994, the firm has a diverse practice in new and remodeled single-family homes, multi-family/mixed-use buildings, and commercial interiors. We are known for our striking design, innovative use of materials, green technologies, and modern livability. Our modern aesthetic is pragmatic yet warm and we strive to create unique livable spaces.
We are an established firm with long-term, committed employees and therefore are looking for a thoughtful and ambitious individual who would like to thrive in a creative and dynamic environment. We are committed to professional and personal growth, and encourage a healthy work/life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package includes 401(k) retirement with 4% matching, full medical and dental coverage, two weeks paid vacation annually with holidays and floating days, annual bonus, and profit sharing. Additionally, we pay for courses and testing towards licensure or continuing education.
The ideal candidate will be a talented and energetic Project Architect/Project Manager with a minimum of 5 years of experience as a design leader. They will possess a strong design aesthetic and a proven track record for the successful management of a project from conceptual design to construction administration. Knowledge of San Francisco codes is a plus.
5-10 years’ experience in architectural firms as a Project Manager
Outstanding conceptual 3-dimensional thinking and graphic presentation and spatial design sense
Strong capabilities in BIM software programs such as Vectorworks 2015 (preferred but not required), Revit, Autocad, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite
Ability to communicate design ideas and direction quickly
Flexibility to focus on multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development
Excellent ability to compile construction drawings and packages
Experience coordinating with consultants and engineers
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment
Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills
Excellent working knowledge of San Francisco and California building code
Bachelor’s or Master's degree in architecture from an accredited university
Excellent verbal/written communication skills
Demonstrated experience in handling clients and project delivery
Experience in Type V construction, residential construction documents, detailing, and construction administration
Background in personnel management and strong ability to mentor emerging talent
Work with consultants to meet overall project objectives
Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
Work within given fees and contracts for projects
Manage time to stay on schedule and within budgets
Understand design vision and work to implement design based upon contractual agreement with client
Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client and team relationships
Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs
John Lum Architecture is a 12-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully completed over 500 architectural projects, ranging from high-end commercial interiors and retail environments, to new residential construction and remodels. The firm is a multi-faceted practice with a capacity and interest to t...ake on large and small projects, depending on the client. In addition to architectural work, we offer services in interior design, furniture, lighting, and color.John Lum Architecture has been recognized for its high-end retail and restaurant interiors, while our residential projects have been lauded for innovative green design and livability. Maintaining a practice based on smaller projects and addition/remodels to existing residences, the firm has grown in capacity and experience designing larger, multi-unit projects and highly detailed, custom homes.We are proud to have won numerous awards and garnished media attention for our projects, including the groundbreaking restaurants Asia SF, Hayes and Vine Wine Bar, and the Urban Eyes Optometry office.Without compromising aesthetics, John Lum Architecture is strongly committed to green development in the Bay Area. Our efforts to promote environmentally-sustainable practices and green building methods were highlighted in 2008 at the Sunset Magazine Idea Home, recognized by the National AIA as one of the 10 greenest buildings in San Francisco. Another recently completed residence features the first permitted rain water/gray water usage system in San Francisco, making this project one of the highest Green Point rated homes in California.