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MSA is looking for a full-time Designer to work on various design projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Our candidate will be a solutions-oriented professional, working with architects and Revit drafters to produce and coordinate all aspects of retail rollout projects with minimum supervision.




  • Assist Project Managers &/or Architect with their projects.

  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings and design layouts.

  • Produce Revit drawings, renderings, layouts and color boards for specific architectural design.

  • Collaborate with client, consultants and in-house team members on projects.

  • Work with project team to ensure that client’s design direction is met.

  • Assist in formulating and generating design presentations.

  • Knowledge of commercial furniture and finish resources.

  • Responsible for working within project budgets and obtains cost estimates.

  • Selects, coordinates and produces color, material, hardware, furniture, and fixture specifications.

  • Responsible for the production of all interior design documentation and detailing.

  • Experience and ability to conduct accurate field surveys expeditiously.

  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects in a diverse team environment.

  • Mentor the work of Assistant Designers.

  • Use technical manuals to ensure compliance with required codes and standards.




  • 4-7 years design & planning experience on retail, hospitality or commercial projects.

  • Degree from an accredited architecture or design school.

  • Knowledge of architecture, design, space planning, drafting, building materials, building codes, and construction.

  • A good understanding of client customer service focus.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with project teams.

  • Ability to complete tasks accurately and with a strong attention to detail.

  • A strong sense of urgency and ability to work with multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities of fast-track projects.

  • Knowledge of sustainable design principles desired.

  •  Revit skills required.

  • Proficiency with 3D modeling and Adobe Creative Suite desired.

  • Experience with Illustrator and Photoshop desired.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Windows environment.

  • A sense of humor, of course.

We offer a friendly, fast‐paced yet casual work environment with benefits and paid vacation.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should

submit a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

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Looking to create your dream office space? MSA is here to help

Time to select a real estate broker and take tours of the top locations with us by your side.  Once you choose your top 3 spots, MSA will then get busy creating a test fit to see which space works best for your new HQ.

For over 40 years, MSA has specialized in workplace/ high-tech office architecture and design for projects in Oakland, San Francisco and nationwide.

Workspace is steadily shifting from a place of “me” to spaces of “we.”
MSA understands and recognizes that group work is central to successful
years of business and creates unique solutions to offer effective collaborative spaces.

We feel your project has a story to be told. Brand elements should be embraced and highlighted in
the master planning. MSA spends significant time and resources on the front end of all of our projects
to understand the history of your company and how to incorporate that history into your modernized
design, helping our client move forward into the next chapter of their success.

Our experience includes creating innovative and collaborative workplaces that promotes a sense of community. We focus on durable, environmentally friendly materials that are energy efficient.
Believing that aesthetics are not incidental, but integral to every environment.










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