square three design studios

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Posted: 06.12.18

Practice/Office Information

ADDRESS 900 High Street
CITY, STATE, ZIP Palo Alto, CA 94301
CONTACT EMAIL sandyl@squarethree.com
CONTACT PHONE 650.326.3860



Job Information

JOB TITLE Entry Level - Architectural Position

Job Description

architectural positions (entry level and Job Captain)

About square three design studios:

Established small residential architecture firm in downtown Palo Alto has openings for full-time positions ranging from entry level (0-2 years) to job captain (2-5 years of professional domestic (USA) experience required). We are looking for individuals to initially work with upper staff with the goal of becoming self sufficient and fluent in office standards and procedures.

Our primary project type is owner-specific single family residential new homes and major remodel/addition/restorations. Project designs include contemporary and traditional aesthetics. We serve clients throughout and outside the SF bay area. square three is continually exploring and integrating green building materials and methods into our projects. We are located in a casual open warehouse space with free parking and are within walking distance to downtown Palo Alto and the Cal-Train station. See www.squarethree.com.

Who we are looking for:

  • A self-starter, intelligent, fast learner that has the desire for professional advancement
  • Organized and able to multi-task (able to work on several projects concurrently)
  • A positive attitude, able to communicate and work well with fellow employees, clients, consultants, governing agency officials, contractors and subcontractors
  • Excellent command of the English language – written and spoken

Required Qualifications:

Entry Level Designer (0-2 years of domestic experience)

  • Internship experience preferable, Apple/Mac OS experience a plus
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop
  • Be a US Citizen or be able to show legal proof to live and work in the USA. We do not sponsor work visas. 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture.

Job Captain (2-5 years of domestic experience)

  • Fluent in CADD – we use VectorWorks, Sketchup, and Plangrid etc. on the Apple/Mac OS
  • Very clear understanding of wood frame construction and the ability to translate that into design and technical drawings
  • Fluency in residential design, structural systems, MEP systems, Title 24, etc.
  • Ability to prepare a comprehensive Construction Document package including site plan, floor plans, RCP’s, exterior elevations, building sections, schedules, utility plans, interior elevations, details, etc. and how to properly dimension and cross reference drawings – with minor supervision.
  • Be a US Citizen or be able to show legal proof to live and work in the USA. We do not sponsor work visas.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture.

We offer competitive compensation, benefits including PTO, employer paid health, dental and vision insurance, discretionary bonuses, and 401(K) match. Please email your resume and samples of work to jobs2012@squarethree.com.

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