Emerging Professional / Junior Designer – Palo Alto, CA, US | Works



Heather young architects is a small business of 12 people located in Palo Alto, California. Our portfolio includes commercial, mixed-use, multi-family and residential projects. Please visit our website at www.hyarchs.com.

JOB TITLE: Emerging Professional Designer / Junior Designer


  • Able to independently identify design issues and offer original design solutions
  • Assist the project team in the development of documentation through all phases of the project
  • Coordinate with consultants, contractor and owner
  • Able to respond to RFIs, quotes and shop drawings


  • 1-3 years of experience in commercial and / or single-family residential architecture
  • B Arch or M Arch degree from a NAAB-accredited architecture program
  • Be licensed or in a licensed route
  • Strong design and project management skills
  • Proficiency in several software, ArchiCAD (preferred)
  • Good communicator and team player
  • Strong graphically with an ability to express ideas through hand sketches

If you meet these qualifications, we encourage you to apply with your CV, cover letter and work portfolio for: [email protected]

ABOUT HYA: Heather Young Architects (www.hyarchs.com) is growing and looking for new collaborators to join our design-driven and fast-paced Palo Alto office. HYA understands the importance of working on projects from start to finish and strives to build successful design teams that foster an atmosphere of creative thinking and professional development. Our award-winning work spans many types, styles and scales of projects, and we are looking for talented and well-rounded staff to join our full-time team.


· Great people and great projects!

Competitive salary and bonuses

Health, dental, vision and life insurance

Company contributions (matching) to Simple IRA retirement savings accounts

Generous paid holidays and holiday allowances

Professional development allowance and reimbursement for successful ARE tests

Bonus after passing the architect license exams

Annual membership in professional organizations such as AIA and NCARB

The office helps employees attend the AIA National Convention and Monterey Design Conference

Site visits to all project sites during construction

Lunch at the office every Thursday

Pre-tax dollars for public transit costs, bicycle travel allowances and in-house bicycle parking

· Within walking distance of Caltrain station

Thursday donut and endless snacks (seriously!)

Happy hours and flexible working hours

Convenient places for lunch at Town and Country Mall and downtown Palo Alto

If you meet these qualifications, we encourage you to apply with your CV, cover letter and work portfolio for: [email protected]

We may not respond to applicants who do not currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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