Swatt|Miers Architects is a 20+ person award winning architectural practice.  Internationally recognized for residential, commercial and institutional projects, the practice focuses on consistently beautiful, sustainable, and user responsive buildings, while offering clients the highest level of design management and principal-oriented services.

We are currently seeking a full-time intermediate architect to join our rigorous and collaborative design based practice.  Candidates must have 5 yrs (min) experience in technical detailing, sheet layout, graphic sensibilities and must have strong verbal/written communication skills.  We value design talent and a keen sensitivity to proportion, light, space and materials.  Swatt | Miers offers rewarding challenges in a professional environment, along with a competitive salary and benefits including health, 401k and profit sharing.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Contribute to design in all phases of project delivery

  • Understand depth of documentation in different design phases; SD, DD, CD

  • Basic knowledge of building systems

  • Basic knowledge of construction means & methods

  • Basic knowledge of building codes

  • Basic knowledge of specifications

  • Some experience in consultant coordination

  • Some experience in contractor coordination

  • Some experience with a building/planning department review process

  • Ability to work well in a team and independently

  • Commitment to design excellence and meticulous attention to detail

  • Bachelor degree in architecture

  • MUST be located in the Bay Area and hold a valid US passport, green card, or work visa

Architectural Software Capability

  • AutoCAD (required)

  • Revit (preferred)

  • Sketchup (preferred)

  • Rhino (optional)

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook)


How to apply:

Please send cover letter, resume (CV) and portfolio examples (10MB max) to:

Swatt | Miers Architects
5845 Doyle St.
Emeryville, CA 94608