Project Architect


San Francisco, CA
Experience Required
8+ years’ work experience.
Educational Requirements
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Architecture. Professional licensure is preferred.
This position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills for working within an interdisciplinary design team environment. An ability to work at a variety of project scales from site planning to detailed design is fundamental, as is an interest in working on a variety of building types and geographical regions. The ideal candidate will have advanced technical knowledge and comfort working across software platforms, including AutoDesk Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp or Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite, and a passion for designing sustainable, healthy places.

This position is currently available in our San Francisco office.  We are looking for self-motivated, ambitious and talented individuals to be at the center of Hart Howerton’s design of residential, hospitality and mixed-use development projects at multiple scales in the US and abroad. Successful candidates will contribute to Hart Howerton’s approach to “designing complete environments,” reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of our studio and work process.  A recently certified B Corporation, the firm’s work considers, measures and makes meaningful impacts to the communities where we work.

Under guidance of the project’s senior team members, the Project Architect demonstrates the following abilities and would assume the responsibilities of directly interfacing with consultants and overseeing team members.

  • Provides leadership in conceptual stages, development of design, and technical services of the Firm.
  • Prepares and participates in design presentations to clients.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assume responsibility for the design quality, constructability, and statutory requirements of the project.
  • Supports client proposals, additional services work authorizations, and subconsultant contracts.
  • Oversees production and anticipates the requirements of coordination of project design, working drawings, and presentations.
  • Conducts code analysis and research then designs in recognition of applicable codes that govern a project.
  • Exhibits a clear understanding of construction systems, materials detailing, cost compliance, and specifications. Leads materials/system research, sourcing, sampling and selection.
  • Responsible for effectively managing a team, including design, consultant, and construction teams while producing quantifiable results.
  • Help to identify staffing needs and communicate the requirements to senior members of the project team and the Managing Principal.

The salary range for this position is $100,000-$150,000.

Our Mission:

Our firm’s practice is interdisciplinary.  We think in terms of designing complete environments that respond to market, environmental and client objectives.  We are committed to the professional growth of our staff and promote collaboration, a team environment and sharing knowledge firm-wide and with our clients.

For consideration in the SF office, please submit your resume and portfolio directly by email to Human Resources, Miranda Duggan at

**Please note, work samples should be provided in PDF format. Please do not to exceed 5 MB. In the subject line of your email, please have it read, “Project Architect”.


Miranda Duggan