JUNIOR DESIGNER

We are looking for an Junior Designer with thorough knowledge of architecture / interior design practice to join our dynamic San Francisco office. If you are a passionate, motivated and collaborative individual, we would love to hear from you!

Why Join Brereton?

Our Dynamic Team – At Brereton, our people are our greatest assets. If you are motivated, energetic and are looking to join a diverse team of talented professionals, we offer a rewarding work experience in a progressive, academic, and professional atmosphere with opportunity for advancement in our growing firm. We create environments that reflect the vision and values of our clients.  Enhancing our clients’ business, brand, culture and design with our signature design style in inspiring spaces that create a sense of place, connecting people and have meaning.

What We Do – Brereton is a leading architecture, workplace and design firm, dynamic and forward thinking. We develop solutions with consideration for the individuality and unique environment of each business, their schedules and budget requirements. We are passionate about serving our clients and enhancing the lives of all that experience each project affecting the communities where we live and work.  We specialize in Architecture & Interior Architecture, Design, Workplace, Sustainability and Technology.

 

Our Culture – Since establishing our firm in 1978, we have committed ourselves to enjoying a work life balance.  Our team of 40+ innovative team members believe in working hard and playing hard.  We believe in giving back to the community in projects with LEAP Sandcastle, City of Hope/Bike for Hope, Boy Scouts of America and the local Police, Sheriffs and Firefighters charities.  Our team enjoys TGIF morning breakfast, vender lunch & learns, wine & designs to design competitions.

Benefits – We encourage our employees to live a healthy balanced life.  Our compensation plan includes medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, health savings accounts, 401k plan, paid holidays and an incentive compensation plan.

We Invest In Our Employees – As a part of our firm’s commitment to professional development Brereton offers reimbursement for professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.  Our professional development programs empower our staff to exceed our client’s expectations.  While building long-term relationships we provide workplace solutions and quality design for our clients who value personal commitment.

About the Job Opportunity

  • Responsible for production of design documents including thorough Construction Documents everything from Space Plans to Construction Documents.

  • Work with the Job Captain and Project Manager to produce construction documents in a timely, professional and profitable manner on all projects.

  • Other responsibilities include; field verification path of travel / restroom ADA compliance, select standard tenant finishes / create finish palettes, and assist in the development of space plans, and produce 30 representations of designs.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Produce a complete set of design documents including concept Plans, Design Development, and Constructions documents.

  • Picks up redlines on Construction Documents.

  • Provides assistance in construction administration, such as preliminary processing of submittals.

  • Complete project closeout activities and participates in final project review.

  • Participates in the development of “in-house” production standards.

  • Supports and adheres to firm policies, procedures, standards and philosophies.

  • Participates in selected professional organization activities.

  • Field survey of existing conditions for project initiation.

  • General working knowledge of architectural practice with emphasis on contract administration and production control.

  • Be familiar with building codes and ADA

  • Prepares sketch up /Photoshop renderings, boards and details drawings.

  • Accuracy of each segment of work as it is completed; adherence to applicable codes.

  • Contribute to the development of design concepts

What we’re looking for in our future Junior Designer

  • Recent Graduate or 1-4 years’ experience/internship in design profession.

  • Work experience includes development and production of construction documents.

  • Basic knowledge of building materials and construction techniques.

  • Basic knowledge of structural, mechanical, electrical and acoustical engineering.

  • Basic knowledge building codes and ADA, including Restrooms and Path of Travel

  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD and /or Revit.

  • Design, layout, and graphic design skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Knowledge of graphics and 3D software a plus.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture, design or related field.

  • Actively participate in “in–house” Knowledge Groups

 

For Consideration

To apply, please send your resume plus a cover letter, portfolio, and /or sample work to jobs@brereton.com. Reference on subject line `Intermediate Designer’.