Opportunities

Founded in 2005, WRNS Studio is an architecture, interiors, and urban design firm. Our multidisciplinary team collaborates across four offices in San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle, and New York.

WRNS Studio works with today’s most transformative organizations to steward their brands with exceptional planning, architecture and interior design. Our portfolio includes work in a wide range of project types: workplace, education, civic and cultural, large scale mixed-use, healthcare, residential, and interior design. Across all project types, scales and contexts, our approach is informed by three ideals: beauty, sustainability and a positive contribution to the public realm. As long-time advocates for sustainable design, we explore ways to conserve resources while promoting health and wellbeing.

WRNS Studio consistently earns a top ten spot in Architect Magazine’s annual ranking of firms across business, sustainability, and design, including the #1 spot in 2018 and 2013 and we were recognized as a Fast Company 2020 Most Innovative design firm. WRNS Studio has thrice achieved the International Living Futures Institute’s JUST Label. This “nutrition label” encourages companies to disclose their commitments to a range of equity indicators including diversity, equity, safety, worker benefit, local benefit and stewardship.

You can find our JUST Profile here.

Graphic Designer

Location: San Francisco, New York, and Seattle Minimum Requirements: 3 - 8 years Please send resumes to: HRteam@wrnsstudio.com

We are looking for a Graphic Designer with 3-8 years of experience, preferably in architecture, engineering, construction, or interior design. The Graphic Designer will be an integral part of WRNS Studio’s Communications and Marketing team, with responsibility for supporting the firm’s four offices: San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and Honolulu.

While this position is currently production-focused and deadline-driven, our ideal candidate is excited to grow into a management and/or design-lead role within the Communications and Marketing department. People who thrive at WRNS Studio know how to thread an independent, take-charge spirit with a collaborative approach.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Work directly with Brand Manager and Brand Specialist to create and maintain collateral: project sheets, brochures, resumes, and image assets
  • Support Marketing Manager and Marketing Specialists on proposals, qualifications, awards, and communications packages
  • Develop presentations for client-facing interviews and conferences
  • Support internal + external communications (newsletter, press kits)
  • Support special projects and initiatives, such as websites and custom print publications

Qualifications

  • Past experience in a graphic design role producing both print and digital materials
  • Proficiency in InDesign, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong skills with graphic layout and presentation
  • Ability to work on multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to high quality work and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design and/or related design field

Please submit a cover letter, resume, portfolio and (2) work samples.

Interior Project Architect/Designer

Location: San Francisco, Seattle, New York Minimum Requirements: Minimum 7+ years' experience with strong design skills Please send resumes to: HRteam@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Completion of professional degree in Architecture/Interior Design, BS/BA/MA
  • Licensed architect or on the path to licensure
  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience, architectural and interior design with strong technical and design skills
  • High level of proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Google Doc’s and BlueBeam
  • Strong communication, presentation and visualization skills
  • Experience in consultant coordination and construction phase
  • Experience in medium to large scale projects

Responsibilities

  • Manages projects of all sizes and levels of complexity
  • Provides project team leadership
  • Responsible for all phases of the project – schematic design through construction administration
  • Participates in the design control of projects in the design development, construction document, and supervision phases
  • Strong office space planning and architectural skills to include custom millwork detailing.  Furniture systems a plus
  • Provides direction to lower-level interior designers
  • Working knowledge of permitting process with local jurisdictions

Senior Interior Project Manager

Location: New York Minimum Requirements: Minimum 10+ years' industry experience with proven project management and leadership skills Please send resumes to: HRteam@wrnsstudio.com

WRNS Studio is looking for a Senior Interior Project Manager to help lead our interiors group and grow our national practice. This person will bring proven success managing and executing all aspects of mid to large-scale projects, from Visioning through Construction Administration. As a firm leader, this person will work directly with firm partners and participate in strategic planning and brand positioning within the workplace interiors market. The position is based in our New York office, with nation-wide reach.

Requirements

  • Manages and executes projects, from Pre-Design through Construction Administration
  • Ensures efficient and cost-effective project execution
  • Develops, gains consensus, and delivers upon project work plans, schedules, and fee proposals
  • Liaises with marketing, business development, and communications to pursue work and steward brand
  • Staffs and oversees project team assignments and schedules
  • Serves as primary client liaison, managing communications and documentation
  • Mentors and oversees the work of future project managers
  • Collaborates with firm partners on strategic planning, positioning, and nurturing client relationships

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of industry experience with proven project management and leadership skills
  • Certification as a licensed professional in architecture or interior design.
  • LEED and/or WELL accreditation preferred.
  • Ability to lead projects with team members based in different offices
  • Experience managing mid- to large-scale projects

Intermediate/Senior Architectural Designer

Location: San Francisco, New York, and Seattle Minimum Requirements: 7+ years' experience Please send resumes to: HRteam@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Minimum 7+ years’ experience
  • Literate in Revit
  • Broad fluency across digital and analog design media
  • Experience in medium to large scale projects
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills
  • Completion of professional degree in Architecture, BS/BA/MA

Responsibilities

  • Significant project design responsibility.
  • Develop, elaborate, and iterate design concepts.
  • Create beautiful diagrams, drawings, and models for client review.
  • Plan projects of medium to large scope with minimal supervision
  • Collaborate effectively with teams of designers, engineers,  and technicians.
  • Oversee junior/intermediate staff.
  • Interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate assignments.
  • Explore relevant subject area, define scope, select items for investigation, and develop novel concepts and methods.

Studio Manager

Location: New York Please send resumes to: HRteam@wrnsstudio.com

WRNS is seeking an experienced Studio Manager to help with the organization and running of the daily administrative operations of the company in our New York studio. We are looking for someone who thrives in dynamic environments.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the studio as the main point of contact
  • Anticipate needs and manage all aspects of the studio’s space planning (staff desk relocations/additions and changes to workstations)
  • Maintain office efficiency: organizing procedures, handling correspondence, and record management
  • Work closely with leadership and staff to provide administrative and project support as needed. Additional administrative duties may include reception desk support, scheduling and preparation for meetings and events, and shipping packages
  • Coordinate and participate in new hire orientation
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors and services
  • Organize, prioritize and appropriately handle time-sensitive, confidential information
  • Coordinate with other studios to ensure compliance with established policies
  • Maintain studio presence
  • Identify studio hospitality needs and coordinate catering as requested
  • Monitor office equipment for uninterrupted function, including management of office supply inventory

Skills and Qualifications

  • 2+ years of office management experience or other relevant administrative role
  • Strong time-management and people skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with aptitude to learn new software, systems and online platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including a high degree of attention to detail
  • Analytical ability and experience developing internal systems
  • Experience in AEC industry a plus

IT Technician

Location: San Francisco Minimum Requirements: 3 years' experience Please send resumes to: info@wrnsstudio.com

WRNS Studio is looking for an Information Technologist with a minimum of 3 years of experience, preferably within a design or architectural firm. This role will support all staff members with workstation hardware, software, revit, and other digital applications and equipment. The majority of our staff uses PCs with a couple of staff using Mac.

This position will assist with computer setup, equipment maintenance, and working with the IT desktop support team to resolve IT help requests/tickets involving computer hardware and software issues.

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of complex information and requirements
  • Good prioritization skills and be flexible enough to adapt plans
  • Self-driven, self starter
  • Good communications skills – written and verbal
  • Detail oriented
  • A good team-playing mentality
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Testing and deployment of new computer hardware and software systems
  • First responder to IT help requests/tickets
  • Documenting technical processes and guidelines for “Best Practice” use of IT systems
  • Advising upper management about IT issues
  • Support various IT software such as Windows, Zoom, Autodesk and Adobe products
  • Training staff on how to use our office systems properly and creating reference documentation on procedures, and how-to’s for staff use
  • Installing and upgrading hardware and software
  • Configuring desktop computers and applications
  • Analyzing, testing and troubleshooting equipment, applications, networks
  • Correcting hardware and software problems and network connectivity issues
  • Installation and maintenance of telecommunications systems, including user training
  • Installation and maintenance of printers and leased equipment; management of vendor services

This position is classified as salaried exempt.

Junior Designer (Immediate Openings)

Location: San Francisco and Seattle Minimum Requirements: 1-3 years' experience with strong design and technical skills Please send resumes to: HRteam@wrnsstudio.com

Requirements

  • Completion of professional degree in Architecture, BS/BA/MA
  • No professional experience necessary
  • 1-3 years of professional experience preferred
  • Experience in Revit preferred
  • Must have broad fluency across digital and analog design media
  • Physical model building skill preferred
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Plans and develops architectural or interiors projects of small, medium to large scope
  • Work within a project team and under supervision of senior staff
  • Independently interpreting, executing, and coordinating assignments