This position involves the organization and leadership of projects that are moderate in terms of complexity and scope. You have a diverse knowledge of planning principles and practices, and are able to apply this knowledge to a broad range of project types and tasks. You are able to combine innovative thinking and imaginative problem solving skills to bring contextual and place-based solutions to your projects. You will be able to guide projects, using your experience and professional judgement to craft the final outcome. As a leader within the Urban Design and Planning Studio, providing mentorship, cultivating a positive project experience, and fostering a collaborative environment for your teams and your studio are key elements of your role. You will be able to influence exciting projects across a wide variety of types and clients.
SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. SERA’s ethos is rooted in having helped Portland thrive through thoughtful planning and design. This aligns well with what the Bay Area wants to be: healthy, mobile, innovative, supportive, and sustainable by all measures.
SERA’s start-up spirit and 50-year history makes expanding our footprint in the Bay Area a natural step. For the last eight years, SERA has brought expertise in the creation of workplace, housing, hospitality and urban design and planning to Google, Stanford, LinkedIn, ChargePoint, UC Santa Cruz to name a few.
We opened our 2nd office in 2015 and are growing our Oakland team. We’re 150 strong and expanding our presence throughout the Northwest and beyond.
We work collaboratively with communities, universities, corporations, and institutions to formulate a sustainable development framework for the social, cultural, economic, and ecological infrastructure that underpins the making of whole and beautiful places.
Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We provide quality service to our clients, while ensuring the growth and well-being of our team.