NOTE: This position is open to candidates in both the Bay Area and Birmingham, Alabama offices.

We are looking for a talented, collaboratively licensed architect or architectural designer for Birmingham or San Francisco. Experience in apartment building design and sustainable design is not required, but an advantage.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 5-10 years of work experience

  • Proven track record of fully managing at least one project, ideally from start to finish, including managing employees, teams of consultants, and customer relationships

  • Strong technical command of how buildings come together and successful building approval process

  • Experience or interest in apartment building design

  • Experience or interest in design of public interest

  • Strong design skills

  • Strong graphic skills, including hand sketching

  • Basic knowledge of Revit

This is a full-time position. We are interested in candidates for both our San Francisco, California office and Birmingham, Alabama office. Our offices are extremely collaborative – project teams can include individuals from each office. The majority of our employees are currently still working remotely. We are moving to a hybrid personal / remote working model where public health guidelines allow.

Salary according to experience. We offer a comprehensive service package with 10 paid holidays and 15 days of paid leave. a 401 (k) program; a profit sharing plan; Transit incentives; and 100% paid individual health insurance.

David Baker Architects is a socially progressive architecture firm that creates recognized buildings in urban settings. We design thoughtful places where communities can thrive and which serve as multipliers for the good – which enable or support further engagement, connection and benefit for the community. The office is a JUST label organization and a signatory of the AIA 2030 commitment with strong values ​​for the promotion of social justice and sustainability in architecture.

You can find more information about us and our work at

REGISTRATION No calls. Please send us an email with the following instructions:

Subject line: “DBA Architect 2021”

Address: [email protected]

Attention: Paola Lari

Attachment: Please combine the following documents into a single PDF file with a maximum size of 10MB (one file), formatted for printing on 8.5 x 11 paper (landscape or portrait). File name: LastName_FirstName_Designer_Date.pdf

1. Cover letter. Please state your interest in working at DBA, your motivation for a career in architecture and the answer to this question: Do you need employer funding now or in the future in order to obtain a work permit?

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3. Select work samples (including drawings that you have personally created).

Please no recruiters. Only candidates who are being considered will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in our company.