bld (Birkenstock Lighting Design) is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area based lighting studio.
bld’s forte is designing the most progressive and innovative workspaces on the west coast. It’s what we do, we love doing it, and we win awards for it!
We understand the need for these projects to portray a “hip, cool and laid back” atmosphere while utilizing the newest sustainable technology for those companies to attract the most sought after and best talent available.
At bld, we will teach you to not only design, but understand the restrictions associated with these projects (energy codes, limited budgets, quick timeframes, etc), and how to take those restrictions and use them to create beautiful and functional spaces.
Working with some of the top architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and engineers on the West Coast, we strive to use lighting to integrate into the fabric of architecture, rather than just simply attaching to it.
See more of our work at: www.bld-light.com
Preferred Skills/Experience: • MASSIVE CREATIVITY! • AGI32, Auto CAD, Sketch-up, Excel, Word, Outlook, Bluebeam • Hand drawing skills • Proficiency in math and geometry
Required Personal Traits and Work Ethic: • HELLA AWESOME PERSONALITY! • Attention to details • Be independent yet embrace a collaborative work style • Good communicator and listener • Good organizational skills • Love of problem solving
Ability to: • BE A ROCKSTAR DESIGNER AND TEAMPLAYER! • Grasp the essence of the task at hand • Cheerfully redirect attention and efforts • Multitask and meet deadlines consistently
Nice to have skills: • OTHER COMPUTER AND LIFE SKILLS! • Adobe Suite, IT, Photography, Art, Etc. (Wow us!)
TO APPLY: If you have the qualities we seek and would like to join our team, please email Inga@bld-light.com the following: • Cover letter • Resume + Portfolio (Portfolios that are emailed should be no more than 7 megabytes. Online portfolios accepted) • Three employment, design and / or personal references
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Temporary Summer camping trailer available at the office
The bld studio collaborates on projects with world renowned interior designers, architects and developers across the country. Established in 2011, we have an abundance of work, providing a ground floor opportunity to be a part of a fast growing creative team.
We currently are working on many exciting projects which include very cool tech industry spaces, executive centers, large scale commercial and residential campuses, exterior plazas and lobbies, retail, hospitality, and many other projects.
Our clients are the leaders in the industry, so our standards are high, and the pace is very quick. Our philosophy is to design light to compliment architecture, not just by adding grids of fixtures, but weaving it into the bones of the built environment. Our clients repeatedly hire us to add another dimension into their architecture, painting their space with light, which assimilates into life! In addition, the majority of our projects seek LEED certification (from silver to platinum), Therefore, in the background of all this creativity is a strong level of product knowledge, using technical skills, research and calculations to achieve a highly sustainable project utilizing less ener...gy and more daylight.
Our fast paced office has relocated to San Rafael, blocks from Marin's transportation hubs close to San Francisco and East bay busses, ferries, the Richmond Bridge and walking distance to the future Marin Sonoma light rail.