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Great Place to Work CertifiedELS Architecture and Urban Design is a team of talented, creative, and passionate professionals dedicated to working collaboratively to deliver high quality and inspirational projects in core markets including Retail and Mixed Use, Sports and Recreation, Arts and Entertainment, and Historic Renovations. We are certified as a 2017 great workplace by Great Place to Work based on extensive ratings provided by our employees in anonymous surveys. We have also received a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Bay Area News Group.

ELS is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive benefits package, and our office is located in downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus.

We are always interested in meeting and building relationships with exceptional candidates.

Current opportunities

PROJECT ARCHITECT / PROJECT MANAGER, 10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE

ELS Architecture and Urban Design is looking for a creative, collaborative, and motivated senior architect to join our team for a permanent, full-time assignment. One of the largest architectural and planning firms in the East Bay, we are dedicated to design excellence utilizing sustainable technologies and practices. Our award-winning portfolio includes sports & recreation, retail & mixed-use, historical, civic, and theatres. ELS is located in downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and two blocks from the UC campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading creative and technical efforts on projects
  • Project management
  • Mentoring and training
  • Cultivating an environment to achieve design excellence

Desired qualifications:

  • 10+ years of architectural technical and design experience
  • Architectural registration and LEED accreditation preferred
  • BA, BArch or MArch
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural detailing, building materials and codes
  • Experience with Type I and II Construction
  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD
  • Experience with Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and individually

Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format under 8mb or web link) to: hr@elsarch.com

No Phone Calls Please.

PROJECT DESIGNER, 3-7 YEARS EXPERIENCE

ELS is looking for a creative, collaborative, and motivated Project Designer/Architect to join our team for a full-time assignment. We are one of the largest architectural and planning firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated to design excellence utilizing sustainable technologies and practices. Our award-winning portfolio includes retail mixed-use projects, historic renovation, theaters, and recreational facilities.

At ELS, you will be surrounded by creative and talented people who are dedicated and passionate about the work they do, while also finding the time to offer guidance and support to their colleagues. ELS is located in downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus.

Desired qualifications:

  • BA in Architecture, BArch or MArch degree.
  • 3 to 7 years architectural work experience.
  • Competence in architectural rendering and detailing.
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD and rendering software.
  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Progress toward California registration preferred – full registration a plus.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and individually.

Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format under 8mb or portfolio web link) to: hr@elsarch.com

No Phone Calls Please.


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