Project Architect - Senior - Interiors
Oakland, CA 
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Job Description

Your Role

At Gensler we help companies innovate. We design spaces, services and environments for organizations seeking new ways to provide value by fostering healthier, more effective workplaces. As a result of a growing, diverse client base and increasing project work, we are searching for a senior level project architect (15+ years) to join our team.

What You Will Do

  • Manage multiple aspects of client, project coordination, and general contractors including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape and civil consultants

  • Provide project code and accessibility reviews and prepare reports

  • Lead technical communication and coordination within the project team, as well as with clients, vendors, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officials

  • Mentor and guide others in respect to construction documentation standards, constructability, code requirements and possible interpretations; Position could lead to a role of Technical Director

  • Provide technical guidance and innovative solutions to resolve and document complex technical and design challenges

  • Prepare & Maintain the project documentation, including the construction documentation, project manual and specifications

  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews

  • Process submittals, RFIs, substitution requests, etc. during construction

  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture and varied levels of relevant experience as a project architect with a strong background in corporate and workplace interiors

  • Must be a licensed architect in the State of California

  • 15+ years of experience in workplace interior architecture; Strengths in technology, financial services, science & labs is desired

  • Experience managing multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape and civil consultants

  • Experience resolving complex technical and design issues

  • Proficiency with Revit is required

  • Strong knowledge of AutoCad

  • SketchUp, 3ds Max, and Adobe Creative Suite knowledge a plus

  • Understanding of how buildings are constructed and ability to create technical documents that succinctly, thoroughly and accurately describe the work to be done

  • Strong knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures

  • Passionate leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required; Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwel and /or Net Zero Building certification.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to "Well-being Week," our offices reflect our teams' diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm's commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects ofemployment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminateon the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disabilityor protected veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us.We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.

Gensler celebrates diversity and our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer of choice. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

You may view our Pay Transparency Statement, your EEO rights under the law, and EEO is the law supplemental information on our website. Gensler shares the right to work and participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

Gensler endeavors to make accessible to all applicants. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us.

Regarding Gensler’s approach to recruiting new talent, we will never ask an applicant for sensitive or personal financial information during the recruitment process. We advise all applicants seeking employment with Gensler to review available information on recruitment fraud. Anyone who suspects that they have been contacted by someone falsely representing Gensler should email


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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