Project Architect

Howard Laks Architects Howard Laks Architects Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Sun, Sep 23 '18Posted on:

Howard Laks Architects, an awarding winning architectural firm located in Santa Monica, California is seeking a Project Architect.  Candidates must possess a minimum of seven to ten years’ experience in multi-family, mixed-use projects, hotels and commercial retail design is require.  Key qualifications include demonstrated design talent and to work closely with firm principal to execute and support the design in a collaborative effort.  Excellent communication skills, leadership and presentation skills are required.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop architectural planning and design concept under the direction of the Project Principals.
  • Lead client programming meeting and design presentations
  • Coordinate architectural design and building systems with engineering consultants
  • Supervise project design drawing and detailing by Junior and Intermediate production staff
  • Work with City and/or County agencies to resolve code related issues
  • Support the Project Manager throughout the project construction phase by answering design RFI; s and reviewing shop submittals


  • Revit experience minimum seven years
  • Bachelors or Master’s  Degree in Architecture
  • Experience in design and detailing projects through construction documentation level
  • Ability to speak confidently in public and lead presentations
  • Strong team worker
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2018, Photoshop, Sketch-Up, Rhino, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3D studio
  • Ability to complete a full set of documents from design development phase, construction document phase and coordinate with all consultants in preparation for building permit.
  • Ability to work closely with firm principal and production team from schematic design through project completion.
  • Knowledge of local codes; (Santa Monica, Los Angeles) including ADA requirements.
  • We will consider candidates who are authorized to work in the US only.

Three references minimum.

Please submit resume and sample of work by e-mail to Attachments over 5 MB will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls please.

We offer a 401-K Profit Sharing Plan, competitive salary, and an excellent opportunity for career progression.


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