Architect Project Manager

LivingHomes LivingHomes Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jan 9 '17Posted on:

LivingHomes,, is a designer and developer of modern, factory-built homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. We offer three lines of single and multi-family homes by Ray Kappe, FAIA, the founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, KieranTimberlake, the AIA 2008 Firm of the Year, and designers at LivingHomes. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, was the first in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum and is a winner of the AIAs COTE Award. Twenty-four LivingHomes have been or will soon be certified LEED Platinum, making us one of the most experienced designers of LEED Platinum homes. LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals.  In addition to design, LivingHomes is developing communities of LivingHomes for Make It Right, at the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, and for our own project in Atwater Village, Los Angeles.   We setup a sister company in 2016, Plant Prefab,, which is the first sustainable home factory in the nation.   It was funded by Obvious Ventures and is located in Rialto, CA.

Job Summary:

We seek a key individual who will manage our Design Team and be responsible for running their own projects. This is a multi faceted position for a small growing office. You must be based in the Los Angeles area; have 6-9 years experience specializing in single and multi-family residential and Type V construction; and be a Licensed Architect in California. This is a hands-on, full-time position.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage design staff. 
  • Supervise projects through all phases of construction, including managing and creating project construction documents.
  • Monitor schedules and fees for all projects.
  • Ensure projects are expertly planned, coordinated, permitted and administered, on time and on budget, and that clients are extremely well served during the process.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • License California Architect.
  • Broad knowledge of residential building systems, Type V construction, building and zoning codes and residential construction costs.
  • High proficiency in construction drawing detailing.
  • Ability to manage teams to design and deliver projects through all project phases, on time and budget, including allocating resources and time and coordinating consultants
  • Ability to manage multiple project schedules, keeping them up-to-date and keeping team members on track for meeting schedule goals. 
  • Ability to lead project teams to common goals, mentor junior staff, encourage teamwork and communication, and inspire the team with a sincere work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Revit, including office/project experience, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and MS Project, or similar.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of best practices in sustainable design.
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills, with team members, clients and consultants.
  • An eye for detail and a desire to perform at a high level. 
  • Be a team leader and self-starter who takes initiative and responsibility for their work and actions.

Helpful Qualities and Experience:

  • Comfort with a small firm environment.
  • A strong desire to wed profit and purpose and a sense of humor.
  • Knowledge of factory-built structures and transport.
  • Experience with construction cost estimating and/or construction management.


Salary is negotiable and dependent upon experience and skills. Other great benefits including the opportunity to work with great architects; to create homes that improve the quality of living for people and the planet; and to surf during lunch (Pacific less than a mile away).


To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, to  NOTE that only qualified candidates should apply for this position and we will not consider you without a cover letter/note.  

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