April 7, 2021

Seeking Architectural Workshop Fabricator / Designer

Confidential Modesto, California

Workshop Fabricator/Designer Position DBA_WORKSHOP is an in-house design and fabrication studio within David Baker Architects (DBA). We seek a candidate for a full-time fabricator/designer to assist with a wide range of projects, including the fabrication of large architectural ceiling elements, rapid prototyping, and the design and fabrication of custom furniture for the buildings we design. The workshop runs with two full-time fabricators, with help from a Principal who serves as a liaison to the larger architectural practice. Responsibilities Design & Project Management Work on a collaborative team to design and prototype custom furniture and casework Investigate and prototype new architectural material systems Manage project communication, pricing, and schedule Participate in Owner/Architect/Contractor meetings as required Perform site visits and document site conditions for installation Advocate throughout for great design Fabrication Fabricate custom furniture, casework, and built-in features for architectural projects Serve as technical resource for project teams Perform technical review of drawing sets Provide consistent and clear feedback to staff to continually improve QA/QC for the firm Fabrication processes range from woodworking and metalwork, to concrete work and general construction, but are not limited to these areas. See the qualifications below for desired skills for the position Workshop Management Manage and maintain the workshop, tools, and materials Develop new processes and personal skills to further workshop goals Research, source, and acquire materials Qualifications Below is a list of desired qualifications, but we are willing to train the right candidate as needed.

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