Careers

ELS is always looking for exceptional talent. We are dedicated to design excellence utilizing sustainable technologies and practices. 

Our award-winning portfolio includes projects in Sports and Recreation, Arts and Entertainment, Historic Renovation, and Retail and Mixed-Use.

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

With our main office in Downtown Berkeley, we are one of the largest architectural and planning firms in the East Bay. 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 honored to be the first organization in California to be named a JUST 2.0 organization; the JUST label represents our commitment to social equity, transparency, and diversity.

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

Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format) to: hr@elsarch.com

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    Junior Drafter/Designer, 2-4 Years Experience +
  • ELS Architecture + Urban Design is looking for a creative, collaborative, and motivated junior 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. We are very proud of our work and value our staff. ELS is located in downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and offers a relaxed, yet productive work/life balance atmosphere.
    Ideal Qualifications:
    • BA in Architecture, BArch or MArch degree.
    • 2 to 4 years architectural work experience.
    • Progress toward California registration preferred.
    • Required: proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
    • Preferred: Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and SketchUp.
    • Competence in architectural drafting, detailing, knowledge of building materials and codes.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment and individually.
    Benefits
    • Fully paid medical (HMO), dental, group life, disability for employee
    • 120 hours of PTO per year and 9 paid holidays
    • 401k and Profit-Sharing Plan
    • $500 Continued Education Reimbursement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Commuter Benefit Program
    • Discounted local YMCA membership (membership fee waived valued @ $50/$99)
    • Casual dress code and a dog-friendly office
    To Apply
    Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format) to: hr@elsarch.com or mail to: ELS Architecture and Urban Design Attn: Human Resources 2040 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704 No Phone Calls Please!!
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    Project Architect/Job Captain, 5-10 Years Experience +
  • ELS Architecture + 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. We are very proud of our work and value our staff. ELS is located in downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and offers a relaxed, yet productive work/life balance atmosphere.
    Responsibilities:
    • Leading creative and technical efforts on projects
    • Assist Project Manager in developing project documents, schedules, and specifications
    • Coordinate work within the consultant team
    • Supervise and coordinate the work of junior team members
    • Cultivate an environment of organization to achieve excellence
    Ideal Qualifications:
    • 5-10 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 Adobe Creative Suite
    • Ability to work well in team environment and individually
    Benefits
    • Fully paid medical (HMO), dental, group life, disability for employee
    • 120 hours of PTO per year and 9 paid holidays
    • 401k and Profit-Sharing Plan
    • $500 Continued Education Reimbursement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Commuter Benefit Program
    • Discounted local YMCA membership (membership fee waived valued @ $50/$99)
    • Casual dress code and a dog-friendly office
    To Apply
    Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format) to: hr@elsarch.com or mail to: ELS Architecture and Urban Design Attn: Human Resources 2040 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704 No Phone Calls Please.
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    Project Architect/Project Manager, 10+ Years Experience +
  • ELS Architecture + 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. We are very proud of our work and value our staff. ELS is located in downtown Berkeley, a block from BART and offers a relaxed, yet productive work/life balance atmosphere.
    Responsibilities:
    • Leading creative and technical efforts on projects
    • Project management
    • Mentoring and training
    • Cultivating an environment to achieve design excellence
    Ideal 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
    Benefits
    • Fully paid medical (HMO), dental, group life, disability for employee
    • 120 hours of PTO per year and 9 paid holidays
    • 401k and Profit-Sharing Plan
    • $500 Continued Education Reimbursement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Commuter Benefit Program
    • Discounted local YMCA membership (membership fee waived valued @ $50/$99)
    • Casual dress code and a dog-friendly office
    To Apply
    Please email cover letter, resume, and samples of work (PDF format) to: hr@elsarch.com or mail to: ELS Architecture and Urban Design Attn: Human Resources 2040 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704 No Phone Calls Please.
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