SVA Architects is a leading architectural firm with offices in Orange County, San Diego, Oakland and Davis. Our offices provide great growth opportunities for architectural design professionals. Our commitment to award-winning projects, great client relationships, and staff mentoring puts us ahead of our competition.

We develop timeless, environmentally sensitive, and cost-effective designs making us one of the most respected and sought-after Architectural firms today.


DESIGNER (Santa Ana, Oakland)

SVA Architects is searching for a thoughtful, self-motivated, and collaborative Designer with 5-10 years of experience to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of an award-winning company that values forward thinking, hard work, and our employees. We are equally committed to diversity, mutual respect, collaboration, and the professional development of our staff.

The ideal candidate is a natural designer with good leadership and communication skills. Candidate will work closely with Design Staff and Firm Partners to provide design direction for architectural and planning projects from Concept through Design Development. This position will also partner with Project Managers to ensure design intent is met through CD and CA phases. The ideal candidate is highly organized, collaborative, and able to manage multiple projects of distinct typologies such as Multifamily, TODs, Hospitality, Institutional, and Education. A minimum five years’ experience is required.

The ideal candidate has high proficiency on Revit, Sketch Up, AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite and can resolve design issues with no direction. The candidate is also able to express design thinking clearly and concisely to firm leaders, colleagues, clients, community, and planning boards and has excellent presentation and graphics skills.  An exceptional portfolio of recent work is required for consideration.

At SVA Architects, we view our relationship with clients as collaborative and work closely and transparently to help them meet their objectives. We have the necessary experience and expertise to lead complex projects to fruition with diverse stakeholders. Our proven history of success is the result of an unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.

We celebrate diversity, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, and we give space for everyone to add to our collective culture. As such, all applicants for employment are recruited, hired, and assigned based on merit without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. If you fit the above description and are looking for an exciting place to apply your talents, please email your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to No phone calls please.

What’s In It for You

  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Hybrid Work Week
  • Creative Work Environment with Exciting Projects
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) w/Match
  • Professional Development Opportunities

If this sounds like the right fit for you, we invite you to apply today. Positions available in Santa Ana and Oakland Offices.

Salary Range: $85,000 – $115,000 (License preferred or on the licensing track – based on prior experience)

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