Studio VARA is in search of bright and dynamic professionals; individuals who leverage their unique talent and point of view to redefine what’s possible through the power of design. We invite you to explore how you can make your mark within our network of team members, clients and communities where we work.

Open Positions

Designer

We are looking for a highly motivated and design-minded individual with 3-5 years of post-degree experience in custom residential and/or commercial experience.

 

Requirements 

 

  • 3-5 years of experience including the interior architecture of high-end residential, multi-family and/or commercial projects.
  • Proficiency in any or all of the following platforms required: Revit, VectorWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray and 3D Max are a plus.
  • Modern design skills and experience in detailing and drawing set production.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization and production skills.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Participate with project leads in all phases of work from schematic design to construction administration.
  • Assist with the preparation of presentation drawings, construction drawings and construction detaining.
  • Assist with project correspondence and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Research and specify materials and systems with a focus on sustainability.

 

This position is full time, permanent position with employer-paid full medical, dental & vision insurance, and an available 401k plan. We offer competitive compensation dependent on experience & education.

 

Job Captain

We are looking for a highly motivated and design-minded individual with 5 – 7 years of post-degree experience in residential and/or commercial projects who is willing to quickly take on responsibility and grow with our team.

 

Requirements

 

  • 5-7 years of experience including the interior architecture of high-end residential, hospitality and/or commercial projects.
  • Technical knowledge of Type V construction, including past work in all phases of design and construction. Experience with other construction Types is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills. The position requires constant communication with Studio VARA principals, our clients, design consultants and contractors
  • Modern design skills and the sensitivity to be very design detail oriented
  • Proficiency in any or all of the following platforms required: Revit, VectorWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray and 3D Max are a plus.
  • Working knowledge of construction detailing and assemblies, construction documents and experience in producing a complete construction document set.
  • Licensed architect in California or in the process of licensure.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work with partners and senior staff to prepare 2D and 3D design documents, including CAD, hand drawing & model making
  • Create, edit, and manage construction drawing sets
  • Assist with project correspondence, schedule, and budget
  • Planning & building code research
  • Collaborate with partners on design direction
  • Project management of small projects, from conception through construction administration
  • Research and specify materials and systems with a focus on sustainability

 

This position is full time, permanent position with employer-paid full medical, dental & vision insurance, and an available 401k plan. We offer competitive compensation dependent on experience & education.

 

Project Architect / Project Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated design and technically-minded individual with a minimum of 7-10 years of post-degree experience in custom residential and/or commercial experience.  Candidates must combine considerable construction detailing experience with communication skills that match their design & technical acumen, since the selected candidate will be coordinating our staff and consultants.

 

Requirements 

 

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience including the interior architecture of high-end residential, hospitality and/or commercial projects. Experience with multi-family residential projects is a plus.
  • Modern design skills and strong abilities in technical detailing for Type-V construction. Experience with other building Types is a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of construction detailing and assemblies, and management of construction documents including considerable experience in producing a complete construction document set.
  • Considerable experience coordinating project consultants.
  • Clear written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization and production skills.
  • Experience mentoring junior staff and delegating some production while also being very involved with project documentation.
  • Proficiency in any or all of the following platforms required: Revit, VectorWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray and 3D Max are a plus.
  • Licensed architect in California or in the process of licensure.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work with project principals to oversee all phases of projects from schematic design through construction administration.
  • Lead the design, detailing, and full documentation of the interior & exterior architecture on selected projects.
  • Assign tasks to staff members and manage deadlines for production, renderings, presentations and research.
  • Produce and manage project schedules, work plans, client correspondence and documentation.

 

This position is full time, permanent position with employer-paid full medical, dental & vision insurance, and an available 401k plan. We offer competitive compensation dependent on experience & education.

 

Senior Project Manager / Architect

We are looking for a highly motivated design and technically minded individual with a minimum of 10 years of post-degree experience leading complex, highly detailed, custom residential and/or commercial projects.  Candidates must combine considerable design and construction detailing experience with an ability to create and manage internal production teams and external consultants.

 

Requirements

 

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience designing, documenting, detailing and coordinating high-end residential, hospitality and/or commercial projects. Experience with multi-family residential projects is a plus.
  • Proven experience leading, mentoring & training junior and intermediate staff in all phases of project detailing and documentation.
  • Modern design skills and strong abilities in technical detailing for Type-V construction. Experience with other building Types is a plus.
  • Exceptional skill in construction detailing and assemblies, management of construction documents and leading the production of a complete construction document set.
  • Thorough understanding of construction administration and means and methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of AIA contracts, project specifications and material research & development.
  • Proficiency in any or all of the following platforms required: Revit, VectorWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, V-Ray and 3D Max are a plus.
  • Licensed architect in California or in the process of licensure

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work with project principals to oversee all phases of projects from schematic design through construction administration.
  • Lead the design, detailing, and full documentation of the interior & exterior architecture on selected projects, while providing expertise across multiple projects across the office.
  • Assign tasks to staff members and manage deadlines for production, renderings, presentations and research.
  • Produce and manage project schedules, work plans, client correspondence and documentation.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and fees.

 

This position is full time, permanent position with employer-paid full medical, dental & vision insurance, and an available 401k plan. We offer competitive compensation dependent on experience & education.

 

To apply, please email info@studiovara.com with the following infomation:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio (including academic and professional work)
  • Send via email only, PDF format, 10MB max.
  • No phone calls, recruiter inquiries, or drop-ins please.