Backen Gillam Architects, (bgarch.com) is an internationally recognized architectural design firm, known for spaces such as Sundance, Esperanza, Rams Gate, Restoration Hardware (created within iconic buildings in Boston, Chicago, & New York City) and numerous celebrity and high-profile residences. The bestselling Architecture and Design book “From the Land” published by Rizzoli illustrates many of the firm’s projects.
Our firm is based in Sausalito, St. Helena, and Beverly Hills, California and has openings for Project Manager and Job Captain level architects to join our studio. We are looking for self-starting individuals who share our attitudes about creating great work in a collaborative environment. Our work seeks to balance the art and science of architecture. Applicants should show experience and interest in all aspects of the design process and look forward to being part of an enthusiastic team. We are accepting applications with varying project experience ranging from large scale custom residential to large scale commercial, winery and resort experience.
Please e-mail a digital copy of your resume, portfolio and samples of technical drawings in .PDF or .JPG format to email@example.com. Upon receipt we will review and contact you should your qualifications meet our staffing needs. No phone calls please.
Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong aptitude in the following areas:
Design and technical experience
Some site experience a plus
Fluency in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Drafting, Modeling and Rendering
Dexterity with hand drawing capabilities a plus
Hospitality experience a plus
Must be able to work within a collaborative team
Additional Salary Information: Great benefits package.
About Backen Gillam Architects
Backen and Gillam Architects is an award winning architectural design firm formed in 1996. The firm has three offices, one located in Sausalito near the San Francisco Bay waterfront, an office in St. Helena adjacent to the restaurant, Archetype and our newly opened satellite office in Beverly Hills. Principals Howard J. Backen, Jim Gillam, John Taft, Luca Pignata, Silvia Nobili and Kirby Lee, along with the firm’s 70 employees, bring a wide range of experience to Backen & Gillam projects. This collective experience enables the firm to provide clients with the very best in design and project management in a number of specialty building types, including private residences, resorts, restaurants and wineries. We are now also offering a Lifestyle service on all of our projects. In the twenty-two years since its opening, the firm has designed over 60 upscale homes, 40 wineries, seven major resorts, 20 restaurants, a new line of retail stores for RH (Restoration Hardware) and Williams Sonoma Home, an equestrian center, The Napa Valley Reserve (a private members-only vineyard and winery which has approximately 400 members), and the Performing Arts Center for St. Helena, CA. Aside from be...ing featured in numerous publications, many of the firm’s projects have earned coveted design industry awards, including Hospitality Design Magazine’s Best “Green” Design, First Honor Awards from AIA/Housing Magazine and the Presidential Award for Design Excellence. In 1992, Howard J. Backen was awarded a Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects, which is the highest honor in the profession, and served as a juror for the 2001 California AIA awards. The firm has been featured as one of the top 100 Architects in Architectural Digest (2007-2014) and one of the top 30 in the Robb Report.