Work at RYS


What is it like to work at RYS?

Every day presents new challenges and opportunities to grow. The size of our firm provides our staff the opportunity to be involved in all phases of a project, from design through construction administration. Team members take a hands-on approach and feel a strong sense of affiliation with the projects they are assigned. 

We know that compensation and benefits do matter. Full-time staff are able to take advantage of a variety of offerings including:

  • PTO 
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick time
  • Health insurance
  • Simple IRA
  • AXP Mentorship including reimbursement of ARE exams earning a passing score
  • Access to dental and vision insurance
  • Lunch and learns
  • A convenient work location - one block away from BART in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood
  • Commuter checks
  • Free on-street parking

All work and no play? Not at RYS. We have fun together in a variety of ways throughout the year, and enthusiastically support the relevant charitable pursuits of our staff. Take a look at some of our group activities:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Latinos in Architecture (LiASF) Book Drive
  • Weekly wine o’clock gatherings
  • Potluck lunches
  • Celebration lunches
  • Halloween/pumpkin carving contests
  • Noe Valley Wine Walks
  • San Francisco Giants games
  • Holiday parties

If you thrive in an environment that will continually challenge you to improve your skills while working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues, RYS may be the right environment for you.  Background and experience we seek in our candidates include:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • Proficiency with Revit and AutoCAD, SketchUp, Microsoft Office, Adobe 
  • Knowledge of Type V and Type III wood frame construction
  • Knowledge of Type I concrete frame construction 
  • Code compliance analysis 
  • Knowledge of ADA and accessibility
  • Knowledge of sustainable design practices; LEED certification is a plus 
  • Licensure or work completed towards licensure


Interested in joining the RYS team?  Email us a cover letter, resume, and link to your online portfolio:

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