Herman Coliver Locus Architecture has 2 job openings that we’d like to fill RIGHT NOW!

  • A Designer/Job Captain with 4-6 years of experience

  • A Designer/Draftsperson with 2-3 years of experience

Both positions are permanent and full-time


We’re actively working on the following projects at the moment:

  1. The first supportive, modular homeless housing to be built in SF / 250 apts - in Schematics

  2. 93 apts for low-income seniors in the rapidly gentrifying Mission District – in Construction

  3. 94 units of modular, supportive housing for low-income seniors in Fremont –in Schematics

  4. 80 apts for low-income families in Fremont – in Construction

  5. 156 apts for low-income families, over podium retail out at Candlestick Point – in DD

  6. The major renovation of a synagogue in the South Bay – in Construction Documents

  7. A large, new from-the-ground-up synagogue campus - in Schematics

  8. The renovation of a sanctuary in Los Angeles – in Construction

  9. A mixed-use development for a Buddhist Church in Chinatown – in Design Development

New staff will be assigned to one or two of the projects in italics


What we expect of you:

  • a passion for everything architecture / design / planning / urban design

  • an interest in making the world a little bit better for people less privileged than we

  • a dedication to issues of environmental sustainability & resource efficiency

  • strong, recently honed Revit, AutoCad, and SketchUp skills (Photoshop, InDesign a plus)

  • an architectural degree from an accredited architecture school

  • a thorough written and spoken command of the English language,

  • a place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • a collaborative nature

  •  comfort with code analysis, as well as Title 24 and ADA regulations (4 years + positions)

  • knowledge of detailing and how to compose a set of CDs (4 years + positions)

  • experience with Type I and/or Type V construction (4 years + positions)

What you can expect of us:

  • opportunities for design input

  • the chance to engage with clients, consultants, contractors

  • mentorship from more senior design and management staff

  • a competitive salary based on level of experience, as well as full benefits.

  • a sustainable work / life balance

  • support for your efforts towards licensure

  • a non-hierarchical, egalitarian work environment

  • a casual, yet rigorous studio culture


If your experience has been exclusively in commercial interiors/private residential projects, it will not be considered a sufficiently strong background for this position.


Please e-mail cover letter, resume and work samples to:


Candidates being seriously considered will be contacted promptly.