Interior Project Architect

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Office San Francisco
Experience 7+ Years
Date Listed Oct. 2021

Handel Architects is an award-winning, full-service architecture and interiors firm dedicated to bringing design excellence to urban environments throughout the world. Our four offices are located in San Francisco, New York, Boston and Hong Kong. Our San Francisco Interior Design Studio hand-crafts environments that enable our clients to develop personal and long-lasting relationships with their interior spaces.

Our San Francisco Studio is in search of an Interior Architect with 7+ years of experience and strong technical skills, who is adept at conceiving and developing a wide range of multi-family residential projects. You will work with and report to our Director of Interiors to implement design concepts, helping take projects from the storyboard to completion. As a team member, you will need to be flexible, open-minded, and willing to work on concurrent projects, both independently and on a team. Our practice encourages open design dialogue and participation among all our team members to create a fluid and collaborative environment.

Please be advised that this will be a full-time, in-person position in San Francisco, with the possibility for a remote start.


  • 7+ years of experience with all phases of interior and architectural projects; medium to large scale multi-family experience required
  • Professional degree in architecture
  • CA license highly preferred
  • Knowledge of CA residential building code required
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent graphic presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and technical capability
  • Revit and AutoCAD proficiency
  • Graphic layout experience required (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • 3-D modeling and rendering experience required (Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, VRay)
  • Interior Finish Specification writing (Excel schedule required, SpecSources or SPEXX preferred).
  • Demonstrated production of an Interior Design Drawing Construction Set
  • Construction administration and interior installation experience required, including site supervision, responding to RFIs, reviewing control samples and shop drawings, and completing punch list.


  • Development of a project through all phases of design: concept, schematic, design development, construction documentation and construction administration
  • Ensure design concepts are safe, functional, meet applicable building codes, client needs and budget constraints
  • Produce design presentations, including rendered plans and elevations
  • Produce and manage technical construction drawing sets including: floor, finish, furniture, power and communication and reflected ceiling plans, sections, elevations, interior details for millwork and interior installations, interior finish specifications and lighting designs
  • Research, source and produce interior selections and full specifications: finish materials, hardware, lighting, appliance and plumbing
  • Lead and coordinate consultant teams including: MEP, SE, Lighting, Landscape, A/V, vendors and contractors
  • Direct and mentor junior staff
  • Assist with delivery, on-site installation and handover
  • Manage relations with suppliers and vendors

About the Office

The San Francisco office is comprised of a group of talented architects, designers and support staff. We bring passion, motivation and energy to designing spaces that will make a positive impact on people’s lives and the urban realm.

In our collaborative open studio environment, we share ideas, engage in each other’s projects and contribute to creating exciting and dynamic designs. We celebrate professional achievements and personal milestones. Together we maintain a healthy and lively environment in the office. We gather for Friday Breakfast, Happy Hour and Friday Forum. We enjoy one another’s company, work hard and have fun doing so.

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