SGPA Architecture and Planning is a leading architectural design firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Fresno.  For over 50 years, we’ve become specialists in projects that feature or blend residential, retail, mixed-use, education, senior living, and wellness.  Our practice, committed to enhancing the quality of people’s lives through smart design, is rooted in creative approaches, effective management, and technology. 

Work for SGPA

SGPA is interested in hiring talented, energetic individuals who want to pursue a professional path of growth within our firm. We are committed to licensure, architectural internships, and continuing education.

Associates Program

SGPA recognizes the contributions of our current and future leaders through appointment to the Associates Program. Associates who perform successfully can grow to Senior Associate, Associate Principal, and Principal. Senior designations involve participation in corporate ownership.

The Associates Group operates in an advisory capacity outside the direct line of firm management. By fostering open, frequent dialogue among our employees, the Associates Group helps to set the direction of the firm.

Intern Development Program

Our design team is only as strong as its best ideas. And some of the most creative input comes from early-career architects. At SGPA we welcome and use our interns’ insights, and offer full involvement in our projects.

Our uniquely integrated training programs encourage interns to continue their education while cultivating the technical skills required to succeed in the industry. SGPA supports NCARB’s Intern Development Program and the intern architects enrolled in it. Senior-level professionals mentor our intern architects in all areas of practice and provide timely and regular reviews to evaluate progress.

Please check our Current Open Positions section to see if we’re hiring interns now.

Full-Time Employee Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401k, medical, dental, paid vacation, and flexible spending options. Capable and enthusiastic job performance will be rewarded with opportunity and responsibility. Our working schedule of 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday allows the office to close at 11:30am every Friday. SGPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a web link to your portfolio (less than 10MB total) in PDF format to SGPA Human Resources at JobsSF@sgpa.com (for San Francisco office) or JobsSD@sgpa.com (for San Diego office). No phone calls, please.

Current Open Positions

Design Assistant / Intern (San Diego & San Francisco)

Design Assistant / Intern (San Francisco and San Diego)

SGPA Architecture and Planning is a leading architectural design firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Fresno.  For over 50 years, we’ve become specialists in projects that feature or blend retail, residential, education, senior living, and wellness.  Our practice, committed to enhancing the quality of people’s lives through smart design, is rooted in creative approaches, effective management, and technology.  As a mid-sized firm, we’re small enough to offer individual guidance and access to principals’ expertise, yet large enough to engage in high-profile projects. SGPA’s projects have repeatedly received national recognition and awards for design excellence, however our greatest honors come from clients who continue to return with new assignments.

We are currently seeking motivated Design Assistants / Interns with excellent computer and graphic design skills to join our architecture design team, in both San Diego and San Francisco.

Minimum requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor degree in Architecture (for Design Assistant Role), or current Architecture Major (for Intern Role)
  • Interest in sustainability, planning, and the built environment
  • Excellent organizational capabilities
  • Professional communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work well in a deadline intensive environment
  • Excellent design and graphic skills
  • Ability to take direction and learn quickly
  • Experience in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop and InDesign), and / or MS Office is a plus
  • Past internship experience at an Architecture Firm is a plus

The person in this position will support the efforts of the firm’s design and production personnel. Responsibilities include assisting with design and production activities such as:

  • Development of 3D Renderings
  • Design exhibits
  • Presentation preparation and organization
  • Development and coordination of Site Planning and Colored Elevations
  • Assisting senior staff in color and materials board preparations
  • Maintaining and updating the materials library
  • Maintaining graphic and branding standards in design content
  • Work under the collaborative direction of Project Architect, Project Manager, and Senior Designer to develop design concepts that respond to Firm and Client objectives
  • Development and preparation of Construction Documents
  • Prepare 3D models of proposed designs utilizing presentation modeling and/or BIM software

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401k, medical, dental, paid vacation, and flexible spending options. Talented candidates will have opportunities for career advancement through the firm’s mentorship and associates programs. Please submit cover letter, resume, and web link to your portfolio (less than 10MB total) in PDF format to SGPA Human Resources at JobsSF@sgpa.com (for San Francisco office) or JobsSD@sgpa.com (for San Diego office). For more information or other career opportunities, please visit http://sgpa.com/careers. No phone calls, please. SGPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Coordinator (San Diego)

Marketing Coordinator (San Diego)

About SGPA:

SGPA Architecture and Planning is a leading architectural design firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Fresno. For over 53 years, we’ve become specialists in planning and designing projects that feature or blend residential, retail, mixed-use, education, senior living, and wellness. Our practice, committed to enhancing the quality of people’s lives through smart design, is rooted in creative approaches, effective management, and technology. SGPA believes in enriching lives through design.

 

Summary of Position:

We are looking for an experienced full-time Marketing Coordinator in San Diego to grow with our firm. This position will support the Marketing department, Principals, and Studio Leaders, with a passionate dedication to creating value and solutions for our clients. You will work in close collaboration with our Vice President and Marketing Manager to ensure consistency and quality of marketing efforts. The ideal candidate will bring a strong level of insight and passion to project pursuits and be an integral member of the Marketing team. The Marketing Coordinator will provide marketing support to the firm and assure that the marketing resources are developed, up-to-date, and utilized to meet the firm’s objectives.

 

Responsibilities By Order of Importance:

  • Lead and assist in the creation and production of proposals, statements of interest, presentations, brochures, and additional marketing materials primarily using Adobe InDesign, along with other programs.
  • Composing, editing, and maintenance of collateral: Cover letters, project descriptions, resumes, photography, renderings, project information, and brand management.
  • Assist Studio Leaders in seeking out and tracking upcoming projects for new business opportunities: Add and update leads in Ajera or CRM software.
  • Assist in coordinating internal meetings and external marketing events.
  • Attend weekly internal marketing and business development meetings and assist with follow-ups.
  • Assist in content creation and implementation on website and social media platforms (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Blog).
  • Copywriting for SGPA reports: Quarterly, Operations, Marketing, Year-End, BD Studio (develop compelling “storytelling” content).
  • Act as liaison with media contacts and other marketing coordinators for subconsultants.

 

You Will be considered if you offer the following background:

  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
  • 1-3 years of related professional experience (Experience within the AEC industry with RFQ/P process a plus).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, or Communications preferred (or equivalent work experience).
  • Creative eye with a passion for modern style, clean aesthetic, and latest design trends.
  • Working alongside with architects, you must have fine attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and data entry/management.
  • Experienced with social media and website development/maintenance (WordPress).
  • Comfortable working with a dynamic team, you are an excellent communicator, responsive, highly-organized, detail-oriented, collaborative, and a problem-solver.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment capable of overseeing and prioritizing multiple projects accordingly. Must be able to handle multiple deadlines at once.
  • And, of course, having a passion for architecture and construction is always a plus.

Employee Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401K, medical, dental, paid vacation, and flexible spending options after 90 days. Capable and enthusiastic job performance will be rewarded with opportunity and responsibility. Our working schedule of 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday allows the office to close at 11:30am every Friday. SGPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SGPA is dedicated to maintaining a healthy work-life balance and offers a hybrid schedule upon reduction of COVID-19 influence/impact, allowing for flexible schedules based on your personal needs. You will be allowed to WFH for up to 18 hours a week (two days).

To be considered for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio/website to David Santana, Marketing Manager (dsantana@spga.com) and Keith Pittsford, Vice President (kpittsford@sgpa.com).

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