We are a 60+ person Denver-based firm that specializes in vertically integrated mixed-use projects.  We’ve worked successfully in a variety of different project types from small scale office and restaurant interiors, to arts and athletic education buildings, boutique hotels, platinum rated office buildings, luxury residential communities, and large-scale urban planning efforts. No matter the size, use or type, almost all our projects have complex programs and unique constraints that create innovative solutions.   

We function as a studio environment that exemplifies our attitude towards collaboration – we are all in this together. We are not interested in titles, egos, or pride of authorship; the best idea wins, regardless of who brought it to the table. We believe that drawing is thinking and that communicating well, through models, drawings, and words, is paramount to creating successful projects. 

Above all, we are a firm that is founded on working hard, being in it together, and having fun along the way. If you enjoy this type of working environment, we would love to meet you! Our office is across from Denver’s Union Station in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. We currently have multiple positions open for Architects and Interior Designers. 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
  • Interior Designer (15+ years of experience)
  • Interior Designer (2-6 years of experience)
  • Urban Designer (8+ years of experience)
  • Urban Designer (3-7 years of experience)
  • Architects (all levels)
HOW TO APPLY   

Applicants should submit their resume, portfolio and cover letter to Veronica Tischler in PDF form at vtischler@sararch.com with “SAR+ JOB” identified in the subject line.  We appreciate your interest in our firm!  

Please find specific details regarding available positions below.

Urban Designer | Entry- to Mid-Level Experience 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 1-3 years of professional work experience as an Urban Designer 
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree from an accredited university with coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, real estate, and/or urban design 
  • Advanced skill in free hand drawing and conceptual diagramming
  • Advanced skill in digital software such as SketchUp, Rhino, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and other visualization programs 
  • Exceptional talent in early phases of the planning and design process is required as well as a deep understanding of urban design and architectural principles 
  • Team oriented and a willingness to be engaged in all aspects of the firm 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • A combination of professional design and planning experience is highly desirable 
  • Interest in mixed-use, commercial, residential, and academic market sectors 
  • Basic knowledge in visualization tools (Enscape, Lumion, LandF/X) and/or data/geospatial analysis (ArchGIS, Tableau) a plus 
  • Professional experience in Colorado and/or the Mountain West a plus 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide support on a wide range of architectural and planning project types and scales. 
  • Generate sophisticated design ideas, conducting high-level research, identifying, and documenting precedents and relevant site studies, envisioning, and developing diagrams, rendering illustrative plans, and contributing to all manner of graphic and visual production 
  • Communicate design and planning concepts both graphically and verbally 
  • Integrate physical, social, economic, and sustainable factors into responsible designs for our clients 
Experienced Interior Designer | 15+ Years of Experience 

Preferred Qualifications for this Position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Interior Design
  • 15+ years of Interior Design experience
    • NCIDQ Certified
    • WELL AP
    • Mentor experience with multiple team members simultaneously
    • Experience in project staffing and future staffing projections
    • Business Development experience: foster client relationships and embark on new opportunity leads for the firm
    • Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge of rendering processes
    • Thorough knowledge and ability to mentor others in furniture, finish, and lighting sourcing from local and global vendors
    • Expert in all phases of a project: programming,schematic design, design development, construction documentation, FF&E, and construction administration
    • Experience in specification writing
    • Knowledge of design principles and working knowledge of construction methods
    • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
    • Team oriented and a willingness to be engaged in all aspects of the practice

Responsibilities 

  • Lead design team from initial project stages through construction and installationwhile providing mentorship
  • Initiate and guide overall interior design team vision by applying group direction and goals
  • Lead and manage work intake and overall design project assignment process, including developing project schedules and quality of project deliverables
  • Delegate project tasks and responsibilities
  • Build and sustain client relationships – act as the primary design interface with clients, team members, and a wide range of consultants
  • Managing new business through client reference, effective networking and marketing efforts pertaining to Interior Design
  • Responsible for financial aspects including budgets, proposals, and invoices
  • Identifying financial goals and market potentials for design opportunities
Interior Designer | 3-6 Years of Experience 

Preferred qualifications for this position:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Interior Design   
  • Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Suite, Office, SketchUp   

Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate on creative efforts for a variety of interior projects, developing overall design concepts and presentation strategies   
  • Select materials & FFE to create a unique and thoughtful space   
  • Maintain client, vendor and consultant relationships   
  • Potential for growth into leadership role across multiple interiors projects  
  • Responsible for architectural drawings   
  • Ownership of project tasks and responsibilities   
  • Knowledge of design principles, working knowledge of construction methods
  • Experience in furniture/finish selection and specification writing   
  • Team oriented and a willingness to be engaged in all aspects of the practice   
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment   
Architect | 2-6 years of experience & 10-15 years of experience  

Preferred qualifications for this position:    

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Architecture  
  • 2-6 or 10-15 years of professional work experience as an Architect   
  • Proficiency in Revit, Adobe Suite, Office, SketchUp  
  • Working knowledge of construction methods & design principles   
  • Ability to communicate design and planning concepts both graphically and verbally  
  • Team oriented and a willingness to be engaged in all aspects of the practice  
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment  
  • Experience in mixed-use, commercial, residential (condo-experience preferred), and campus typologies   

Desirable qualifications: regardless of level, we are looking for candidate(s) with Condominium design and construction administration experience.  

Responsibilities (pending years of experience)  

  • Researches, programs, plans, designs, and administers building projects for clients, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials and systems 
  • Lead and develop projects from early concept through design development 
  • Prepare drawings, specifications, and construction documents 
  • Design and document building projects of different type and scale 
  • Consult with clients to determine their requirements 
  • Coordinate preliminary architectural studies for major new structures and alterations to existing structures and site development 
  • Organize and manage permit documents 
  • Work with teams across business lines, in remote locations, and coordinate with subcontractors 
BENEFITS FOR ALL POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE  
  • Health Insurance for employee
  • Dental Insurance for employee
  • 401K Benefits
  • 50% contribution toward RTD passes 
  • 15 days of PTO (20 after 5 years) 
  • 6 federal holidays + three additional
  • Annual bonus 
  • Supplemental health insurance benefits available 
  • Flexible work environment 
  • Access to personal financial advisor