Architects Wanted

Backen & Gillam Architects, is an internationally recognized architectural design firm, known for spaces such as Sundance, Esperanza, Rams Gate, Restoration Hardware (created within iconic buildings in Boston, Chicago, & New York City) and numerous celebrity and high-profile residences. The bestselling Architecture and Design book “From the Land” published by Rizzoli illustrates many of the firm’s projects.

Our firm is based in Sausalito, St. Helena, and Beverly Hills California and has openings for architects and designers to join our Sausalito studio. We are looking for self-starting individuals who share our attitudes about creating great work in a collaborative environment. Our work seeks to balance the art and science of architecture. Applicants should show experience and interest in all aspects of the design process and look forward to being part of an enthusiastic team. We are accepting applications for Project Managers and Job Captains with varying project experience ranging from large scale custom residential to large scale commercial, winery and resort experience.

Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate a strong aptitude in the following areas:

  • Design and technical experience
  • Construction Documentation
  • Fluency in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Drafting, Modeling and Rendering
  • Dexterity with hand drawing capabilities a plus
  • Hospitality experience a plus
  • Construction site experience a plus
  • Must be able to work within a collaborative team


Please e-mail a digital copy of your resume and portfolio in .PDF or .JPG format to Upon receipt we will review and contact you should your qualifications meet our staffing needs. No phone calls please.