Architectural Project Assist

Location: Oakland, CA

Department: Architecture

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

This position requires some experience within the design profession. You will have the opportunity to 
work on a variety of project types in a variety of roles.  You will gain valuable experience working on 
exciting projects to develop your research and technical capabilities.  Often, you will have the opportunity 
to work directly with principals and project managers at the very beginning of projects or work with other 
capable and knowledgeable teammates. 

About SERA  
SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the Silicon Valley.

We work collaboratively with communities, universities, corporations, and institutions to formulate a sustainable development framework for the social, cultural, economic, and ecological infrastructure that underpins the making of whole and beautiful places.     

Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We provide quality service to our clients, while ensuring the growth and well-being of our team.


Job Title: Architectural Project Assist II 
Level: ARC II   
Supervisor: Studio Leader 
FLSA: Non-exempt 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Create and modify drawings as directed by others. 
  2. Check own work prior to review by others. 
  3. Understand and adhere to SERA’s graphic standards. 
  4. Create graphic presentations such as design review, client presentations and marketing collateral. 
  5. Coordinate specific details or work scope with sub consultants with supervision. 
  6. Work with product vendors/ manufacturers to develop architectural details with supervision. 


  1. Navigate and understand how construction documents are assembled. 
  2. Be aware of trends in the A/E/C industry. 
  3. Use the building code to develop architectural plans. 
  4. Understand architectural specifications and the project manual. 
  5. Work with other SERA resource groups to develop the project. 
  6. Other duties as assigned.  

Education and Experience 

  • Requires a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited program. 
  • Generally have 2 - 3 years of industry experience in an architect's office. 
  • Experience with Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite required. 
  • Knowledge of Sketchup and Bluebeam preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats. 
  • Ability to determine the right tool for the task. 

SERA Architects Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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