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POSITION TITLE:           Director of Interior Architecture AND Interior Design Architects (Workplace Design)
REPORTING TO:             Principal
LOCATION:                 San Francisco, CA  94108 (Downtown/Union Square area)
OUR CLIENT:                  Form4 Architecture


At Form4 Architecture, we strive to create architecture that is rational, empowering, and dynamic. We embrace collaboration and teamwork as the cornerstones of success, and we believe in designing welcoming environments that are fundamentally sustainable and accessible. As collaborative partners in the design process, our principals personally lead every project from concept to completion, bringing the collective wealth of years of expertise and knowledge to each client’s vision. We are an established, growing and award-winning firm.

Recent Awards include:
AIA Washington Award of Excellence, Presidential Citation, Aspect Communications Headquarters, San Jose, CA
AIA San Mateo Honor Award, nVidia Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA
Golden Nugget Award, Netflix Headquarters, Los Gatos, CA
City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Award, VMware Campus, Palo Alto, CA
Re-Thinking the Future Awards: Honorable Mention Commercial Building Built, Falling Lotus Blossom, EON IT Park, India
Architecture 256 Magazines “World Top 100 Designs 2014”, Falling Lotus Blossom, EON IT Park, India
World Architectural Festival: Shortlisted for Future Projects / Competition Award, Innovation Curve Office Campus, Palo Alto
Re-Thinking the Future Award: 2nd Place Commercial Concept Award, Innovation Curve Office Campus, Palo Alto, CA
German Design Council Iconic Awards 2014 Winner, Workday Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA
Architecture 256 Magazine’s “World’s Top 100 Designs for 2014”, Workday Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA
Re-Thinking the Future Awards Interior Corporate Built Award, Workday Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA
MIPIM Shortlisted for Best Office & Business Development, VMware Campus, Palo Alto, CA
IDA Honorable Mention Award, VMware Campus, Palo Alto, CA
IDA Honorable Mention Award, Workday Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA
IDA Honorable Mention Award, Innovation Curve Office Campus, Palo Alto, CA
IDA Honorable Mention Award, Falling Lotus Blossom, EON IT Park, India
German Design Council Iconic Award Nominee for 2016, Workday Headquarters, Pleasanton, CA
ENR Mountain States Award of Merit, Workday Field Office, Salt Lake City, UT

Form4 is expanding its Interiors practice. We are seeking to fill a Director of Interior Architecture position to build the practice and lead the group.

We are also seeking to hire two additional Interior Architects.

These are salaried, full time positions, with benefits.
The position is posted here:

Form4 is currently engaged in a diverse range of new projects, including High Tech Office Campuses, Civic, Academic, and Creative Workplaces. See more at:
The Interiors team is primarily focused on Workplace Design.
The Director will expand the existing Interiors practice, develop business and work with the team to win projects.
These positions offer opportunities to participate in growing an interior design practice, with the goal to become one of the interior design leaders on the West Coast.
As part of the Workplace Interiors Design team, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist with programming and the development of space plans.
  • Schematic design and presentation of assigned projects in our wide body of work.
  • Generating innovative ideas in a fast paced design studio.
  • Develop and enrich the detail aspects of projects in design development through construction documents.
  • Prepare and/or oversee construction documents for permitting, bidding, and construction.
  • Interface with clients and provide the highest level of service, so as to maximize long-term relationships.
  • Contribute to the preparation of proposals and interview presentations, attend interview presentations, and assist the principals and other team members in winning projects.
  • Responsible for administration and execution of design and documentation of assigned projects.
  • Liaison with management, project team, other designers, consultants, clients, external rendering firms and physical model making firms. Review work product with others.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the projects by committing to utilizing best practices.
  • Assure that all deadlines are met.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!
  • The Director will have at least three years in the role of manager and successful business development, and a minimum of twelve years of overall professional architectural experience.
  • The Interior Designers will have at least five to ten years of progressive design experience, with a minimum of five years of interior design.
  • Understanding and experience of corporate workplace design and integrated interior architecture projects, including FF&E (furniture, fixtures and other equipment) and overall interior detailing.
  • Excellent design skills.
  • Highly computer literate. Prefer expertise using SketchUp, FormZ, Revit and /or AutoCAD.
  • Ability to prepare FF&E plans and specifications.
  • Consult with manufacturers, as well as research and evaluate FF&E materials and products.
  • Work independently, yet in a collaborative environment, under the direction of the principal-in-charge and/or the design principal.
  • Must have strong graphic skills to create presentations. Use of Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Keynote and other graphic design software.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Successful contributor in a high energy design team environment.
  • Office software skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, etc.

  • Our talented team of professionals pride themselves on upholding professional integrity with a commitment to design excellence.
  • Descriptors of the successful candidate include:
  • Ability to build trust and rapport with principals.
  • Ability to generate sound and innovative design concepts. Ability to generate creative ideas very quickly. Have rigorous and focused input into the design process.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Motivated.
  • Passionate about the design/artistic aspect of architecture. Continue to set the bar high for design.
  • Interest and energy level to work at a high volume, busy office. Self-motivated.
  • Have the fortitude and grace to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Project management skills are a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Design or related field required.
Master’s degree is a plus.
Registered/licensed is a plus; not required.
LEED AP is a plus; not required.

Form4 offers a growing, successful, fast-paced, stimulating work environment, and in-hours continuing education unit seminars. We love our work and we love to have fun. Great people and great work are what we care about!

We offer a cooperative, collaborative, design-oriented work environment with opportunities for career growth, increased responsibility, mentoring by experienced professionals, and a solid commitment to helping interns complete their IDP (Intern Development Program) requirements.
Form4 is a place to develop a solid design reputation, with opportunity for professional growth.
Competitive salary, attractive bonus structure, and benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, vacation, holidays, life insurance, 401K plan, etc.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter with Form4 in the subject line.
Local candidates only.
Resumes with a valid email address and a cover letter will receive a notification of receipt.

Lisa K. Locke
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