Architectural Associate

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jul 14 '14Posted on:

Architectural Associate
UCLA Housing – Project Management
Requisition 20545

As one of America's finest universities, UCLA has a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service. UCLA is California's largest university and a model for public institutions of higher education.  Academic excellence, faculty distinction and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of the UCLA experience.  The university is an educational and architectural landmark in Los Angeles, attracting thousands of visitors and scholars each year.

Reporting to the Housing and Hospitality Services (H&HS) Director of Physical Plant & Project Management, act as Architectural Associate assigned to new construction, renovations, modifications, and repairs to new facilities that are under the management of H&HS.  Major duties include assisting with preliminary project design, computer modeling, construction drawings and documents preparation, project management, and monitoring construction and consultant activities.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited professional program in Interior Design, Architectural Design, Environmental Design, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in design and building industry in private practice, corporate and/or institutional settings, preferably with universities, colleges, or school systems.
  • Knowledge of construction management industry standards and practices, safety standards, and codes to construct facilities and manage projects.
  • Experience in project planning and management, involving critical path analysis and scheduling.
  • Skill in working independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated success in working in collaborative style, in following through with tasks with minimal supervision, and in promoting a high degree of professionalism in meeting assigned responsibilities.
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact professionally, effectively, and tactfully with department/University personnel at various levels and with public in all matters pertaining to assigned projects.
  • Skill in using AutoCad, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, 3-D modeling software, Sketchup, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Project Scheduling.
  • Ability and desire to convey a positive, professional, business-like appearance and attitude to all clients, consultants, and colleagues.
  • Ability to take independent action, demonstrate initiative, dependability, good judgment and solve problems.
  • Ability to stand, climb, stoop, push, pull, and crouch for an extended period of time and to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds as required when reviewing project assignments.
  • Skill in preparation and interpretation of technical specifications and architectural drawings.
  • Must possess a valid California Drivers license for operation of university vehicles.
  • Ability to prepare and present effective graphic and oral presentations and to assist groups in determining specific opinions, solutions, ect.
  • Skill in preparing effective graphic presentations such as, colored 2-D drawings, 3-D renderings, physical models, and finish material boards, etc.


  • Working knowledge of University forms, policies, procedures and ability to process forms required to accomplish various transactions.

Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.

UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks’ vacation per year; an average of 12 days sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays per year;  health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting;  and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. One free Extension class per quarter. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.


Application Instructions
Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website.  Go to and search for Requisition 20545. Alternatively, you may click or copy/paste the following link into your browsers address bar:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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