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Fri 4 February ’22Posted on:
Lahmon Architects is looking for a Project architect to join our growing and award-winning architecture firm, respected for our process, as well as our product. We are an architectural studio specializing in multi-family and mixed-use housing with extensive experience in publicly funded housing in the City of Los Angeles. We strive to create thoughtful and unique environments that enhance the experience of their end users, visitors and neighbors to create a sense of pride and empowerment. We achieve this through a rigor that is an articulation of a project’s means, methods, program and external forces to derive a unique design character for each project. We are a company that works and grows collaboratively, where there is always room to take on more responsibility and learn from experience. We are looking for candidates who are well rounded in design and technique and who want to continue to develop into a complete architect with exposure to all the pieces of the puzzle. Located in downtown Culver City, our office is adjacent to the subway making it easily accessible to and from the beach, DTLA and is within walking distance of great restaurants, art galleries and other design businesses.
Who should apply:
Candidates who are at the top of their class and want to develop their design and documentation skills with passion to become a comprehensive architect specializing in multi-family housing. Those who are excited about every new challenge and eager to do their best, taking ownership of their work while specializing in their craft. Those who wish to help a small office grow, allowing them to be exposed to more tasks than large offices have to offer, while taking pride in helping shape the direction of a company. Those who are organized, detail oriented and can work independently as well as in a team. Those who work well with others in any capacity and enjoy sharing their knowledge as much as they enjoy getting it.
Job Title: Project Architect
More than 12 years of experience in multi-family and mixed housing; especially in the City and County of Los Angeles, CA. Experience in designing affordable housing is a plus.
Summary of work
Project Architect is a licensed professional who oversees the design development of a project in conjunction with the studio manager as well as the production of construction documents. This person oversees the construction administration of a project.
Although this is a team effort, the PA is heavily relied upon to ensure the quality, accuracy and professionalism of service instruments and facilitation of the final architectural product. Knowledge of code is also crucial, along with the ability to lead a team of architects and designers, communicate well, and master a wide range of software.
responsibilities and duties
Ability to provide test fit/pre-design studies for multi-family projects in the city of Los Angeles (good understanding of local zoning codes)
Strong design capabilities that meet the company’s design approach and mission
Ability to create a program and translate it into a sensible conceptual design
Responsible for accuracy of design and documents
Responsible for ensuring that the shift manager has properly implemented all customer expectations and code requirements
Responsible for planning and personnel. Determine what is required for delivery / project submissions and determine how to deliver them on time by exceeding expectations
Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of project data through document reviews
Principal decision maker with regards to good execution in design development, carrying the intent through documentation considering constructability and detail ensuring the design in intent is maintained with rigor
Responsible for project design details and their creation
Responsible for ensuring that documentation meets design intent, office standards, providing the ideal information to ensure proper execution by GC.
Redline documents for the position captain and the rest of the team
Organize design team meetings (consultant coordination)
Ability to accurately produce meeting minutes or edit meeting minutes that maintain the standard of office professionalism
Ultimately responsible for coordinating consultants
Strong mentoring abilities to help develop designers
Responsible for enforcing office standards and protocols
Responsible for material selection, product research, pricing and integration into documents
Full understanding of the agency approval process and ability to assist in the process when needed to resolve the most complicated situations.
Responsible for planning design through to construction via site observations, i.e. the ability to detect construction errors early on
Review RFIs and submissions with Labor Captain
Qualifications and skills
Experienced architect with over 12 years of experience leading small to large mixed-use, market-rate and affordable residential projects from conceptual design to construction administration
Strong portfolio reflecting vision and attention to detail
Strong graphic, organizational and communication skills
Must demonstrate a high level of commitment and integrity with clients and colleagues
Must have good construction detail abilities
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within the project team
Master the use of Revit
Experience working with different jurisdictional agencies, especially LA City
Experience implementing zoning, planning and building codes and standards
Familiar with CTCAC, LACDA, LAHCID funding requirements and desired application processes
California Licensed Architect
Salary: Depending on experience and skills, the position is full-time with benefits (100% paid health insurance, dental and optical care, 401K matching and profit sharing). Applicants must be currently legal to work in the United States and immediately available.
Submission Instructions: Those interested in applying to Lahmon Architects can submit their applications electronically, noting the following requirements;
- In a single PDF attachment, include a one-page cover letter, your CV, and no more than twelve pages of your best work.
- The PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen display and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.
- Submit your resume and portfolio, including design work and sample construction documents, in PDF format to [email protected] *No phone calls please*
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