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Garavaglia Architecture Inc. is a dynamic firm conveniently located in downtown San Francisco. Established in 1986, our range of projects includes civic, commercial, institutional, and residential projects with a specialization in historic preservation and increasing focus on sustainability. While a good portion of our projects are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we do work throughout California. The firm actively seeks projects that challenge our integrated architecture and preservation services, including a variety of interesting and unusual projects both intricate and large. We pride ourselves in offering our clients innovative and personalized services for their projects while seamlessly integrating technical expertise with creative design solutions. The firm is in the process of growing and changing our market position and is seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals.

Garavaglia Architecture, Inc. offers medical and other benefits for full time employees.


Current open positions:

Office Manager »

Architectural Historian/Conservator »



Office Manager
3-5 Years Experience

Garavaglia Architecture Inc. is a dynamic 8-person preservation architecture firm conveniently located in downtown San Francisco. Established in 1986, our range of projects includes civic, commercial, institutional, and residential projects with a specialization in historic preservation and sustainability.

We are currently seeking a full time Office Manager with approx. 3-5 years of experience. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team.

Prospective applicants should have a minimum of an Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree preferred. A qualified applicant should have:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and consultants
  • Recent experience with Quickbooks accounting software is essential
  • Accurate spreadsheet skills and bookkeeping practices
  • Knowledge of standard employee benefits administration
  • Experience in complex billing and contract administration within a professional services offices; such as, architectural, design, law, contractor, or accounting
  • Understanding of how projects in professional offices are organized and executed

Position responsibilities are:

  • Project invoicing and office bookkeeping
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Organizing project contracts
  • Making and organizing travel arrangements and general clerical support to the principal, and project managers
  • Coordinate with outside payroll services
  • Purchasing office supplies
  • Employee benefits administration
  • Municipal and state business tax and license application and renewals
  • Records/file storage management
  • Other general administrative tasks as directed

Please apply only if you have the requisite experience along with a serious, long-term interest in the position.

Please send your resume to the contact below. If emailing, send your resume with a subject heading to read "Office Manager". We regret that the volume of applications does not always permit us to acknowledge each individual application.

Send applications to:

Steve Garavaglia
Garavaglia Architecture, Inc.
582 Market Street #1800
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.391.9633
steveg@garavaglia.com


Architectural Historian/Conservator

Garavaglia Architecture Inc. is a dynamic 9-person preservation architecture firm conveniently located in downtown San Francisco. Established in 1986, our range of projects includes civic, commercial, institutional, and residential projects with a specialization in historic preservation, cultural heritage, and sustainability. While many of our projects are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we work throughout California. The firm actively seeks projects that challenge our studio, including a variety of interesting and unusual projects both large and small. We pride ourselves in offering our clients innovative and personalized services for their projects while seamlessly integrating technical expertise with creative design solutions.

As a growing firm, we are currently seeking an Architectural Historian/Conservator with 2 to 4 years of professional experience. We work with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders in a diverse geographic region.

Architectural Historian/Conservator candidates should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of, and possess experience with the following:

  • Historic preservation philosophies and current methodologies
  • Secretary of the Interior's Treatment Standards
  • Standard industry reports including: HRE, HSR, SISR Reviews and National Register Nominations
  • CEQA/NEPA environmental review
  • Regional development trends/ planning requirements context Survey methodologies
  • Survey methodologies
  • Conditions Assessment with understanding both exterior and interior construction materials
  • Some working knowledge of AutoCAD to advise and provide construction document notations
  • Paint Sample Analysis
  • Solid client communication skills
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Keen sense of project timelines and budgets
  • Comfort with a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team work environment

Minimum Requirements:

Garavaglia Architecture is committed to providing an atmosphere for growth opportunities to its employees including participation in professional organizations and continuing educational opportunities. We offer medical and other benefits and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Due to the nature of our work, we are only seeking candidates that fit within the position requirements. Compensation for relocation expenses is not available for this position.

Please email your resume (pdf/doc file) to steveg@garavaglia.com with "Architectural Historian/Conservator" as the subject heading.




Applications
Please apply only if you have serious interest in the position. We are looking for someone who is interested in developing a long-term commitment. Out of region candidates may apply, though compensation for relocation will not be provided.

Please send your resume to the contact below. If emailing, send your resume with the interested job title in the subject heading. We regret that the volume of applications does not always permit us to acknowledge each individual application.

Send applications to:
Steve Garavaglia
Garavaglia Architecture, Inc.
582 Market Street #1800
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.391.9633
steveg@garavaglia.com