Job: Bay Area Designer

Location: Bay Area, preferably on the peninsula

Role Description: 

We’re looking for a talented architect or designer that can help our clients navigate the process of designing their ADU.  ADU expertise isn’t necessary, but it is preferred, however we do require a minimum of 3 years of residential design.

This is a contract to hire position. This person will be responsible for creating the design and production drawings all the way from conceptual design through permitting. After a 3-month period, this role would transition to a salaried position.

We’re looking for someone who has a demonstrated history in the design industry especially residential design. He/She is skilled in Revit, rendering, and has strong client management skills. 


  • Perform initial site measurements to obtain information necessary for later stages.
  • Prepare & Present schematic design for client approval. Floor plan & Elevation sketches as needed to convey design.
  • Develop plans to send to any consultants needed on the project.
  • Review and incorporate consultant’s work to prepare submittal to jurisdiction.
  • Submit Drawings, Calcs & necessary forms to a jurisdiction for permits.
  • Make necessary changes required by plan check to obtain approvals necessary for permits.
  • Provide regular updates to lead designer regarding project status, the information needed, scheduling work with consultants, etc…

The Extra Mile:

We’re a startup looking to grow and scale our design capacities. If you’re hungry to make a difference, help set a trajectory and would describe yourself as a hustler, we think you’d make a great fit. There’s a lot of opportunity for growth.

Project Workload: The workload on contracting for this role is flexible, but we’d like a candidate who has bandwidth for 2 ADU projects per month.

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Our Design Philosophy:

  1. Beauty and Budget are Not Enemies. We’re designing beautiful spaces that are cost-effective to build.
  2. Housing First. ADUs represent a real opportunity to improve the housing crisis in the state. We’re championing this cause.