A Purpose Driven Career

About Us

Our clients support our Good Works. If you want to work in a place that is committed to using our skills to help those who need our skills, please give us a call.

If you are in architecture and want to contribute and help lead a team engaged in projects that are good for society please read on.

Our firm has a key requirement for any of our work: “Does this project meet our goal of making the world better?” We specialize in providing full services to California Public K12 school districts, and other governmental (civic) agencies.

Job Desription

Making A Difference

  • If you are an Architect or an Architect In Training (AIT) and want to collaborate with a team engaged in projects that are good for society please read on.
  • Working at Bartos Architecture you will be fully invested in our projects.
  • You will have opportunities to participate in all aspects of our projects: marketing, programming, schematic design, construction documents, specifications, cost estimating, construction administration and more.
  • We are a small corporation without a corporate atmosphere. We offer everything you can find at a larger firm, but with more flexibility, and more opportunity.
  • We are building a diverse workplace of inclusion and we are looking for applications from anyone qualified if you are just starting out and are still in school – or if you have decades of experience to offer.

The Basics

  • Full time or part time as you prefer - create your own hours.
  • We are an "in the office" firm. We accommodate remote work as appropriate for work-life balance.

Salary | Benefits

  • All salary offers are dependent upon experience, education, licensure.
  • Benefits for Full-Time Employees (32-Hour minimum)
  • If you have a benefit recommendation – let us know and we will try to add it.
  • Full health care plan includes dental and vision.
  • Pension Plan: Matching  401K retirement plan
  • Three weeks PTO: Earned based on hours worked.
  • 12 Paid holidays
  • 16 hours of paid volunteer time: you volunteer for a good cause and we pay you
  • License fee paid.
  • NCARB fee paid.
  • ARE fees paid if you are working on licensure?
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • 50% of public transportation cost paid.
  • Disability insurance coverage
  • Professional organization membership paid.

Offered to all team members

  • Food shopping club
  • Internal monthly professional development seminars
  • Internal monthly ARE study group.
  • Espresso coffee and breakfast snacks


  • Every member of our team can have a great future with the firm.

Essential Qualifications

  • English Fluency Required: Other languages: Appreciated
  • Must be Covid Vaccinated


  • Knowledge of California Building Code, Construction / design practices, especially in relation to Public / School facilities
  • Preferred 5 years of experience in California K12 public schools.
    If you have a commitment to public work and are interested in learning about school facilities, we will train you. We are a “school of architecture.”
  • If you have experience in other areas but you are interested in public school facilities, please apply.


Preferred, Not required, if you have the right experience
Architect: (Licensed in California). OR demonstrate progress towards licensure and intent to gain licensure.


We are mostly interested in the enthusiasm and experience you can bring to the office.

Role/Tasks (this list is not all inclusive)

You don’t have to know how to do all these things initially. We will train/teach/coach the right candidates. These are “tasks” that Architects do. But you don’t have to be able to ALL of these. If you are the right candidate, we will fit you in to our team based on your experience and your personal goals and interests.

  • Manage development of construction documents
  • Manage Consultants
  • Manage agencies (especially DSA)
  • Interface with Clients
  • Design. Facilitate rendering development as needed
  • Construction Drawings
  • Project Manuals, Specifications and Front Ends
  • Construction Administration Services
  • Develop Project Proposals / Contracts
  • Manage project (fees and progress)
  • Develop Project Cost Estimates (or in collaboration with estimators)


  • Be an open and collaborative team member.
  • Be a leader or want to grow into leadership.
  • AutoCAD Proficient.
  • Revit: Appreciated but not required.
  • Bluebeam Proficient.
  • Adobe (InDesign/Illustrator) a big plus but not required
  • Sketchup a big plus, but not required. (ability to work with team)
  • California Building Code knowledge proficient a plus

All The Rest

  • Our projects are challenging and mostly involve taking care of existing buildings. We are highly interactive with user groups and their needs.
  • We are interested in anyone at any age with the enthusiasm and experience to join a small team where you can be a big part of the team and have a fulfilling and flexible lifestyle.


We are located in downtown San Mateo, California. 300 8th Avenue, Suite 202:

We are walking distance from Cal Train. Our office is right above Dojo Ramen, Across the street from Charlie’s Taqueria, around the corner from Golden 9th Deli, Down the street from Ravioli house. Across the street from Sibby’s cupcakes. Next door to Alfredo’s auto repair shop. Downtown San Mateo has a LOT to offer.

Apply Today

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. Please contact Nathan Yuen at to inquire about a position.