Junior Architect


We are looking for a Junior Architect to join our talented and energetic Palo Alto team.


Valerio Dewalt Train Associates is a 90+ person architecture and design practice that offers a high energy work environment focused on producing award-winning design. Our portfolio of clientele includes world renowned tech companies, developers and educational institutions. With offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Denver; our diverse staff enjoys the close knit character of our company culture, where they are encouraged to take responsibility for making VDTA an exciting and rewarding place to work.

Job Requirements

  • Strong design portfolio

  • 1 to 5 years of U.S. experience. 

  • Managing clients with multiple projects.

  • Maintaining relationships with clients to provide a high level of service.

  • Involvement with pre-design and programming phases of a project.

  • Overseeing the production of design documents.

  • Guiding and producing all document phases of a project, SD, DD, CD and CA.

  • Coordinating project consultant efforts.

  • B.Arch or M.Arch from an accredited school of Architecture.

  • Experience with Revit is preferred.

  • Knowledge of the California Building Code is required.

  • Strong collaboration and organizational skills are a must.

  • Hands on approach and flexibility are a must.

  • Salary is negotiable.

  • Serving as the technical leader and project manager for significant development projects. The ability to manage several simultaneous projects is a requirement, over looking different project teams. 

  • Establishing the initial project schedule and regular maintenance of project schedules. This activity includes the recommendation of appropriate staffing for each design activity 

  • Ability to arrange and come to an agreement with project details, such as budgets, time frame and, terms of company and client.

Application Requirements 

Email your resume and portfolio (PDF, max 10MB) to careers@buildordie.com. Include a cover letter indicating the requested position. Please, no phone calls or office visits.