Project Architect

San Jose, CA

RMW architecture & interiors is an innovative, award-winning architecture and interior design firm with a collaborative culture. Our mission is to design engaging workplaces for great companies. We are currently experiencing exciting growth and seeking a Project Architect to work on various commercial office projects in our San Jose studio.

Essential Function:

This is a hybrid position, which overlaps the duties of the Project Manager, Architectural Designer, and Architectural Job Captain at a senior level. The Project Architect leads throughout the project in design, production, and construction.


  • Directs the development of client programs
  • Defines and plans design of work to meet project requirements.
  • Coordinates with Project Manager on program, budget, and schedule for timely and appropriate design development.
  • Manages and directs Designers and Job Captains working on projects.
  • Coordinates consultants’ work during all project phases.
  • Develops design alternatives to meet the client’s programmatic requirements, assures compliance with building codes, and assures technical suitability.
  • Develops solutions, which integrate building systems, structure, etc.
  • Presents design alternatives at in-house design reviews
  • Develops presentation techniques that communicate the design concept(s) to the client.
  • Conducts construction observation reviewing construction for general conformance with the design concept and technical requirements.
  • Assists in preparing, reviewing, and evaluating cost estimates during all project phases
  • Monitors production of Construction Documents with Job Captain, including material/product research and technical detailing.
  • Organizes shop drawings review with Job Captain and determine actions.

Education / Certification / Experience Requirement:

  • Licensed Architect with Professional degree or recognized equivalent with experience involving design, production, construction, and management.
  • Generally, experience on large-size projects of 100,000 sq. ft.+, and/or projects of a highly complex nature with budgets of $15-20 million in construction and 10+ years of experience are required for this position.
  • Experience coordinating project resources, including an expanded consultant team, and on average, a staff team of 4-6 people.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects or phases at one time
  • Ability to direct high levels of design
  • Proficient knowledge of Revit.
  • Ability to understand CAD project structure & implementation
  • Understanding of alternative project delivery processes and ability to communicate dynamics of delivery system to project team and clients
  • Substantial experience in design development and detailing of all aspects of a wide variety of project types.
  • Substantial knowledge of construction documents and ability to coordinate and set up project schedule, file system, and budget
  • Substantial knowledge of site design and a general knowledge of building codes and approvals process
  • Experience in understanding major consultants’ work and ability to interpret their plans and specifications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to work within a team structure
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills

For consideration, please email your resume and work samples to, referencing the position title in the email subject. No phone calls, please. RMW architecture & interiors is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.