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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:

Senior Architectural Historian / Project Manager »

Conditions Assessment Specialist / Architectural Historian »

Architectural Historian »

Job Captain »




Senior Architectural Historian / Project Manager

As a growing firm, we are currently seeking a Senior Architectural Historian / Project Manager with 4 to 8 years of professional experience.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of historic preservation philosophies and current methodologies
  • Knowledge about the function and design of historic structures
  • Preparation of Historic Structures Reports
  • Ability to identify appropriate treatment measures for affected historic structures
  • Experience with survey methodologies
  • Ability to write standard industry reports - HRE, HSR, SISR Reviews and National Register Nominations
  • CEQA research/NEPA environmental review
  • Familiarity with HABS/HAER level documentation
  • Solid client communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Maintain project timelines and budgets
  • Field work as part of report preparation
  • Comfort with a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team work environment
  • Project management capabilities including team coordination
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Preservation Planning or related field
  • Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Historic
  • Preservation and/or Architectural Historian

Garavaglia Architecture is committed to provide an environment for growth opportunities for its employees including participation in professional organizations and continuing educational opportunities. Garavaglia Architecture, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please email your resume to yanci@garavaglia.com with "Senior Architectural Historian / Project Manager" as the subject heading.




Conditions Assessment Specialist / Architectural Historian
Full-time

As a growing firm, we are currently seeking a Conditions Assessment/Architectural Conservator/Architectural Historian with 2 to 5 years of professional experience. We work with a wide variety of clients in a diverse geographic region.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of, and experience with the following:

  • Standard industry reports - HRE, HSR, SISR Reviews and National Register Nominations
  • Historic preservation philosophies and current methodologies
  • Secretary of the Interior's Treatment Standards
  • Survey methodologies
  • CEQA/NEPA environmental review
  • Regional development trends/ planning requirements
  • Conditions Assessment Reports
  • Understand both exterior and interior construction materials
  • Some working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Advising and providing AutoCAD construction document notations
  • Treatment recommendations for common building materials and conditions issues
  • Paint Sample Analysis
  • Solid client communication skills
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Keen sense of project timelines and budgets
  • Field work as part of report preparation
  • Comfort with a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team work environment

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Preservation Planning, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or related field
  • Exceed Secretary of Interior's Historic Preservation Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History

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.

Please email your resume to yanci@garavaglia.com with "Conditions Assessment Specialist/Architectural Historian" as the subject heading.




Architectural Historian

As a growing firm, we are currently seeking an Architectural Historian with 2 to 5 years of professional experience.

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

  • Standard industry reports - HRE, HSR, SISR Reviews and National Register Nominations
  • Historic preservation philosophies and current methodologies
  • Secretary of the Interior's Treatment Standards
  • Survey methodologies
  • CEQA research
  • Regional development trends/contexts planning requirements
  • Tax Credit Applications
  • HABS / HAER / HALS documentation
  • Planning and Conditions Assessment Reports
  • Solid client communication skills
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities
  • Keen sense of project timelines and budgets
  • Field Work as part of report preparation
  • Comfort with a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team work environment

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters in Preservation Planning, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or related field
  • Candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural

Garavaglia Architecture is committed to providing an environment 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.

Please email your resume to yanci@garavaglia.com with "Architectural Historian" as the subject heading.




Job Captain
3-7 Years Experience

As a growing firm, we are currently seeking a Job Captain with 3 to 7 years of professional experience.

Job Captain candidates should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of, and experience with, the following:

  • Understand both exterior and interior construction detailing and be able to communicate clearly with team members and sub-consultants
  • Preparation of construction documents in collaboration with project manager and drafters
  • Participate in CAD drafting standards and protocols
  • Experience in all phases of the building code and planning processes, design detailing, construction documents, and construction administration
  • Ability to develop drawing sets, submittal milestones, basis of design, perform code research

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
  • Highly accurate AutoCAD and Revit drafting skills are required
  • 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

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 to yanci@garavaglia.com with "Job Captain" as the subject heading.