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Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) is looking for intern and licensed architects as well as Construction Administration staff to join our firm in the heart of Sonoma's wine country. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and lend your expertise across a number of exciting design projects! Below are our current openings. If you have strong, demonstrated design skills and a passion for education projects, we’d like to hear from you!

To apply to any of the following positions, email Aaron Jobson and Tiffany Young a PDF of your resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio. No calls, please.

Associate and Pleasanton Studio Lead

Licensed Architect with significant experience in K-12 education projects of various types and sizes. Experience successfully leading project teams through all phases of a project. Desire and capability to lead a project team and develop new business opportunities. This is an exempt and salaried position. 

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team member and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver quality projects on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Lead QKA Pleasanton Studio including staff management. Be the primary source for monitoring staff performance and to take action to report both positive and negative performance in collaboration with Human Resources. Also participate in hiring process.
  • Serve as primary client point of contact for projects with support of firm Principals.
  • Contribute to QKA business development in the East and South Bay Area regions including representing QKA at conferences and events and developing client and partner relationships.
  • Participate in and contribute to the overall planning and management of QKA in collaboration with other Associates and Principals.
  • Review, revise and develop QKA procedures and standards to improve the quality and efficiency of our work product and processes.
  • Overall project management and team management responsibility for the Pleasanton Studio. Including setting budgets, goals and preparing work plans that clearly define staff expectations and following up to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Review and negotiation of Client Contract and consultant Contracts for projects.
  • Review of project process and deliverables and coordination of quality control reviews.
  • Works with other PM’s, Associates and Principals to manage staffing for all projects.
  • Provides training, support and mentorship to staff members on their project teams to increase their skill set and knowledge of the firm’s work.
  • Collaborate with team members in a positive manner to meet goals and objectives.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural License required
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience in the field of Architecture, minimum 3-5 years of experience with K-12 school projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage diverse teams effectively and create a supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Clear interest in improving the overall quality and efficiency of QKA’s work and processes.
  • Strong leadership and business development skills
  • Ability to resolve issues with staff and consultants, and ability to ask for help from HR and/or Principals if needed

 

Interior Designer

In this position, you will work directly with the Director of Design and collaborate with Principals, Project Managers, Interior Designers and Project Architects to develop appropriate interior design solutions for K-12 and Higher Education projects. As an Interior Designer, you will be responsible for translating ideas into space, expression, and experiences through thoughtful, creative and functional design concepts that reflect the client goals within the project parameters.
This is a non-exempt, hourly position.

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team member and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver quality projects on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Create, develop and implement the interior concepts on Educational project types.
  • Work collaboratively with project teams to perform assignments including programming, space planning, schematic design, design development and construction documentation.
  • Provide design support and documentation of interior finishes for execution of design concepts: Furniture Plans, Finish Plans, specifications, millwork details, material selections and Finish Schedules needed for construction documentation.
  • Participate in the selection and presentation of furniture, equipment (FF&E),
    color/material palettes, inspiration image boards and concept lighting fixture selections.
  • Support the Director of Design in pursuing and developing Furniture Selection projects for educational clients including client meetings, furniture selection and developing bid packages for client review and vendor buy-out.
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects by reviewing submittals and finish samples.
  • Work with external consultants, product representatives, and furniture vendors to keep up to date on current trends and product developments.
  • Provide knowledge of FF&E vendors and material resources to the project teams and clients.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture.
  • 2-5 years of interior design experience. Experience with K-12 school projects is a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, ArchiCAD (training available) and other modeling software programs.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Proficiency in Bluebeam and in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications.
  • Understanding of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines. LEED accreditation is an asset.

 

Project Architect/Designer

Licensed architect or nonregistered professional responsible for particular parts of a project within parameters set by others. Contributes to design direction on projects and supervises BIM Modeling and document production on a project. This is an exempt and salaried position. 

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Assistance with the development of the project design and in implementing the design.
  • Management of in-house team and direct supervision of the development of the project, both in the BIM Model and 2D documentation, to ensure overall quality and accuracy.
  • Detailed coordination and management of consultant work to identify and resolve conflicts and design issues.
  • Assistance with DSA (and other agency) related forms, applications and processes.
  • Training and mentorship of team members to grow their skill set and increase their knowledge.
  • Provide support to Senior Project Manager and Associate, as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural License preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of Architecture, experience with K-12 schools preferred.
  • Must be proficient in the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Strong written, graphic and verbal communication skills and experience communicating with clients and consultants.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and experience working with governmental agencies. 
  • Knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.
     

Intern Architect

Unlicensed architecture school graduate working towards licensure. Intern Architects develop design or technical solutions and complete BIM Modeling and document production under supervision of an Architect. This is a non-exempt position paid hourly. 

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Constructing and maintaining the project BIM Model(s) in collaboration with other team members and at the Direction of Project Architect/Designer. 
  • Produce phase deliverable documents and presentation materials according to office standards and the direction of the Project Architect.
  • Contribute to the project design and technical resolution with support and direction of the Project Architect.
  • Review and coordination of consultant BIM Models and 2D work. 
  • Assistance with other project tasks as directed by Project Architect/Designer.
  • Coordination with other members of the project team.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural degree required
  • Must be familiar with the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Good written, graphic and verbal communication skills.
  • Interest in developing knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.
     

Job Captain:

Unlicensed employee without architecture school degree with experience developing BIM Models and 2D documents. Job Captains coordinate the construction of the BIM Model and production of 2D documents. This is a non-exempt position paid hourly. 

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Constructing and maintaining the project BIM Model(s) in collaboration with other team members and at the Direction of Project Architect/Designer. 
  • Produce phase deliverable documents and presentation materials according to office standards and the direction of the Project Architect.
  • Review and coordination of consultant BIM Models and 2D work. 
  • Review/coordinate the work of BIM Modelers and Intern Architects to ensure overall quality and accuracy of the BIM Model and 2D documentation.
  • Coordination with other members of the project team.
  • Coordination of consultant work in cooperation with the Project Architect.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of Architecture developing BIM Models and 2D Documentation.
  • Must be proficient in the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • General knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.