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Posted: 08/21/2017

Knapp Architects
Professional Staff

Knapp Architects, an architecture firm in downtown San Francisco specializing in historic preservation, has an informal and collaborative professional culture and encourages a high degree of responsibility and opportunity for growth. We work as prime architect, and as preservation architect on teams led by other firms, and have excellent and longstanding relationships with leading Northern California architecture firms and owners of historic properties, including prominent universities and former military bases. Our small firm has a wide variety of project types, including rehabilitation/preservation/restoration, preservation planning, and documentation/architectural history.

Preservation architect
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA

Knapp Architects seeks a preservation architect with 2-7 years experience for a full-time position. In addition to preparing drawings and specifications, the position offers construction site visits and client contact. You will also research, document, and investigate buildings; prepare reports and evaluations; and manage small projects. You will have direct contact with owners, developers, other architecture firms, contractors, government officials, and building users.

Ideal candidate will have a B.S. in architecture and a certificate or masters degree in preservation, or a professional degree in architecture with 2+ years experience in preservation practice. Familiarity with architectural documents for rehabilitation of historic buildings is essential; experience in observation and documentation of building conditions; application of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; application of the National Register/California Register Criteria; and competent preparation of written documents are highly important. A strong foundation in American architectural history and knowledge of preservation theory and practice are also vital. Candidates will also apply their experience in analysis and document preparation for NEPA/Section 106/CEQA; research and preparation of Historic Structure Reports; graphic design (InDesign, etc.) of documents; interest in working on business development proposals is a plus.


Essential computer skills: Word, Excel, AutoCAD. Also desirable: Revit, SketchUp, GIS, PhotoShop/Illustrator, web design.


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How to apply
Please send resume and work samples you believe best convey your professional skills, interests, and experience. A cover letter describing why you are applying and professional references are also helpful. If you do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please mention how soon you could move here if you take this position. Position offers competitive salary, health & dental insurance, transit pass, retirement plan with matching employer contribution, professional development, and paid vacation & holidays. Our firm is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not unlawfully consider an individual's race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital or registered domestic partner status, pregnancy, citizenship, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender preference, genetic characteristics, age, sex, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law, in any employment decision. This policy governs all aspects of employment at the Company, including hiring, assignments, promotions, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Frederic Knapp
Phone: 415-986-2327
5 Third Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94103

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