Careers

ELS is always looking for exceptional talent. We have a single office located in Downtown Berkeley, dedicated to design excellence integrating sustainable technologies and practices.

Current Opportunities

ELS Architecture and Urban Design is looking for a creative, collaborative, and motivated architects and architecture graduates with wide ranges of experience to join our team for permanent, full-time assignments. We are currently looking to fill positions in a variety of exciting project types:

Community Resource Projects

Municipal, Non-Profit, Private K12 Education
$5-15MM Construction Cost

Mixed-Use Projects

Retail/Residential/Commercial Office/Hospitality
$50-100MM Construction Cost

Municipal Community and Recreation Projects

$50-90MM Construction Costs

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 projects in Retail and Mixed Use, Sports and Recreation, Arts and Entertainment, and Historic Renovation.

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. We are certified as a 2017 great workplace by Great Place to Work and also received a 2016 Top Workplaces honor from the Bay Area News Group.

ELS is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive benefits package. Our office is located in vibrant downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus. ELS is an Alameda certified green business, and many of our staff bike to work.

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    Project Architect / Project Manager, 7+ Years Experience +
  • responsibilities
    • Leading creative and technical efforts on projects

    • Project management

    • Mentoring and training

    • Cultivating an environment to achieve design excellence

    desired qualifications
    • 7+ years of architectural technical and design experience

    • MArch, BArch, or BA in Architecture

    • Architectural registration and LEED accreditation preferred

    • Thorough knowledge of architectural detailing, building materials, and codes

    • Experience with Type I and II Construction

    • Prociency 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. Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line.

    No Phone Calls Please.

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    Intermediate Design Staff, 3–7 Years Experience +
  • desired qualifications
    • 3 to 7 years of architectural work experience

    • MArch, BArch, or BA in Architecture

    • Demonstrable skills 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 web link) to: hr@elsarch.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line.

    No Phone Calls Please.

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    Intermediate Technical Staff, 3–7 Years Experience +
  • desired qualifications
    • 3 to 7 years of architectural work experience

    • MArch, BArch, or BA in Architecture

    • Demonstrable skills in architectural drafting, detailing, and documentation

    • Prociency in Revit and AutoCAD

    • 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 web link) to: hr@elsarch.com. Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line.

    No Phone Calls Please.

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    Junior Designer/Architect, 1–3 Years Experience +
  • desired qualifications
    • 1 to 3 years of architectural work experience

    • BA in Architecture, BArch, or MArch degree

    • Competence in 3D modeling and rendering

    • Prociency in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, and SketchUp

    • 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. Please indicate which position you are applying to in the subject line.

    No Phone Calls Please.

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