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Kristi Byers, Architect is a Southern California architecture and sustainability strategies firm located in Barrio Logan, San Diego.  We specialize in design, sustainability and problem-solving for commercial, industrial, mixed-use and single-family home projects.  Our projects include adaptive re-use and regeneration of urban buildings, industrial tenant improvements, discretionary approvals and single-family custom homes and green design certifications, such as LEED and Green Globes.  We are a fast-paced, fun office that shifts between a casual office environment to ramping up our professional attire when attending important meetings, presenting to boards/commissions, etc.  While we can be an intense and passionate, project-focused crew, we also love our afternoon coffee breaks and celebrating our wins.


junior Designer / Job captain (full-time)

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and self-motivated architectural team member who has a 5-year minimum BArch and and who has 2 to 4 years of experience. A passion for sustainability and/or LEED AP is a plus. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist other architectural staff on schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration for various commercial, industrial and residential projects;

  • Build sketch-up models to support 3D exploration of project designs and detailing;

  • Create presentation drawings using the Adobe Suite;

  • Work with other architectural staff to create 2D, AutoCAD technical/construction documents;

  • Research building materials and assemblies;

  • Order samples and literature and work with product vendors;

  • Utilize great verbal and writing skills to communicate with our consultants, vendors and contractors via email and phone;

  • Complete exhibits required to satisfy credit and/or criteria requirements for LEED, Green Globes, WELL, etc.;

  • Harness Microsoft Office platform, such as Word and Excel to create sustainable certification tracking documents and notes;

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Strong evidence of design sensibility;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Professional degree in architecture;

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience working at an architecture firm;

  • Friendly, outgoing, team-player personality;

  • Proficiency in Sketch-Up, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, Microsoft Word and Excel;

  • Must be legally able to work in the US.

The perfect candidate would be a passionate, flexible, utility player who has a variety of problem-solving arrows in their quiver and who has the ability to take on a variety of responsibilities in an office where each team member wears a variety of hats every day.

Firm perks include compensation for study materials and passed ARE and certification exams (such as LEED, WELL, GBI, CDP, etc.), support of professional development and paid holidays.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please provide a cover letter, resume and work samples to info@kristibyersaia.com.


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