Intermediate Architectural Designer / Job Captain

R&A Architecture + Design Inc. R&A Architecture + Design Inc. Employer:
Culver City, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Oct 31 '18Posted on:

Intermediate Architectural Designer / Job Captain

Job type: Full Time Location: Culver City, CA 90230

About R&A:

From the beginning, R&A’s goal has been to build a fearless, innovative, and curious practice. Every day we remain focused on addressing our current challenges as a society by working with like-minded partners and clients to exceed the market's expectation of what is possible to solve them. 

Having demonstrated global reach, management of complex teams and processes, and maintaining strategic client relationships, R&A now leverages its deep bench of experience on more unique and transformative project opportunities in the hospitality, workplace and residential marketplace to positively impact the communities we work within. 

Job Description:

Qualified candidates must be passionate about design excellence and have prior architectural experience and an NAAB accredited, or equivalent, degree. Experience will clearly show a strong creative design portfolio, which is essential, along with strong project delivery experience. Candidates must demonstrate past experience with innovative materials along with strong technical knowledge of complex building systems and materials often found in creative and hospitality centric projects.

This position fits a person who thrives in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, who values creativity and exploration and is passionate about project delivery and utmost quality. Intermediate Architectural Designer / Job Captain Responsibilities include:

  • Effective and engaging collaboration with Principals, senior staff, junior staff, consultants, and others to develop & complete the full range of technical documents and services required for projects in an award-winning design-culture environment.

  • Oversee project document production to accurately represent the project to the client, approving agency, and contractor in sufficient detail to facilitate construction of the project.

  • Possess the ability to create complete drawing sets in Revit with minimal instruction while being accurate and timely.

  • Coordinate the work of outside consultants as required to prepare accurate and complete contract drawings, documents, and specifications required to obtain building permits.

  • Represent R&A to all outside individuals, agencies and others with the highest level of professionalism.

Qualified candidates should possess the following characteristics and skills.

Work attributes: • Curious and Creative • Innovative and Explorative • Critical and Exacting • Communicative • Collaborative • Self-driven and Willing (can-do) • Generous Spirit • Exhibits grace under pressure • Ability to work with integrity, trust and commitment; setting an example for others.

• Strong attention to detail

Skills: • Fluent in English, spoken and written (2nd language is an asset) • Strong conceptual and design skills • Client and consultant management skills • Technical detailing & construction administration • Requirement: Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, Rhino, V-Ray, Office Suite • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and budget your time • Ability to take initiative in response to direction or instruction • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working • Great interpersonal communication skills • Demonstrates detailed knowledge of code compliance, building standards, policies and procedures and can direct others in the use of those resources

Experience and Qualifications: • Professional degree in Architecture • Minimum 5-10 years of strong construction document skills and experience, preferably with Type III and Type V over podium, with CA experience preferred

• Experience working with a leading American or International architecture office including concept design, construction documents and construction administration • Licensed and/or LEED AP are assets • Holds all legal permits and visas required to work in USA

R&A is an equal opportunity employer • Competitive compensation package • Health Insurance, dental and vision plans. • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays

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