Civic Practice Lead

IBI Group IBI Group Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 22 '18Posted on:

Company Description

We are a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.

From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play.

Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Our values:

Integrity – We do what is right.

Partnerships – We work together.

Excellence – We pursue design excellence.

Innovation – We embrace ingenuity.

Community – We build community.

Job Description

Most of the things you will work on: 

  • Regulatory approval process / building plan check review and permitting as well as interface with higher levels of government decision making.
  • Work alongside the Civic Building leader to develop and grow the business and be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of design and client care.
  • Develop and maintain key contacts
  • Coordinate cross sector collaboration efforts with other sector leads
  • Create/develop inter-office working relationships
  • Review proposals and participate in client presentations 
  • Inspire confidence as a subject matter expert
  • Provide high level guidance for complex projects
  • Mentor and manage a team


You'll need to have:

  • Architectural Degree from an accredited program, Masters’ degree is preferred
  • 15 years’ experience in civic projects
  • A licensed architect in the State of CA with experience collaborating with local governmental agencies, such as the City and County of LA at multiple levels of engagement
  • Familiarity in a range of civic and public building types and recognizes the value of cross collaboration between IBI’s Sectors, Infrastructures, Building and Intelligence
  • Should be an established figure in the civic design realm with a proven track record of project and client management
  • Well established connections within the City and County of LA
  • Ability to think strategically and with an equal interest in business and practice issues
  • Experience with large complex projects within a large multi-disciplinary practice
  • Demonstrate creativity, passion and interest in design and planning
  • Superior communication skills both written and oral
  • Some travel is expected

Additional information

The office:

Our LA office is located downtown with many restaurants, cafes, and major amenities within walking distance. The office is accessible by bike, car, and public transportation. Public transit subsidy provided.

Our office provides complementary ccoffee, tea, water, soda and parking. Socially, we often have on hand extra tickets to Universal Studios, Six Flags and Disneyland. Also, the office hosts a Holiday party and participate in various volunteering events. Work related training on Revit and AutoCAD is provided, and licensing and registration fees paid yearly.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. IBI Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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