Designer or Job Captain

dsk architects dsk architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 26 '18Posted on:

dsk architects was established in 2006, with a focus on education and healthcare. With 19 full time staff, and 9 licensed architects 
shared between our San Francisco, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles offices; the dsk offices have the camaraderie of a small 
studio with the benefits and resources of an established mid-size firm. 
We’re looking for friendly, ambitious, sharp-minded professionals ready to  grow professionally and share their knowledge and 
experience in a small and growing office. We embrace those who ask a lot of questions, are curious to learn, and willing to share. 
As a member of the dsk office, you’ll interact with clients, conduct site visits, grow new skillsets (or polish existing ones), and see 
your work realized in construction – with the support and guidance of your office co-workers along with our seasoned staff. 
dsk is committed to providing a great work environment and good work-life balance. Our office is bright, ergonomic (electric 
sit/stand desks), and readable (40” 4K monitors for optimal drawing viewing). In addition to 15 PTO days + 7 Holidays, our 
compressed work schedule affords 12 Extra Off days a year, allowing more 3 and 4 day weekends without even touching your 

•  Qualified: you have a pre-professional or professional degree in architecture and have worked professionally in a Revit 
 environment. We are looking for someone with 2 to 5 years of professional work experience. If you have never helped
 assemble or complete a Construction Document set in Revit, you may not be a good applicant.
•  Communicative: you listen to others, are sensitive to others’ communication styles, and are able to give and take constructive 
 feedback. You are willing to speak up respectfully if there are problems, and team members feel comfortable coming to you
 with issues or questions when a solution needs to be found.
•  Coordinated & Detailed: you catch your own mistakes often catch others’ mistakes before they see them. Many of our 
 projects are public bid, so well coordinated Construction Documents and Specifications are critically important to us. Our
 clients depend on our thoroughness to ensure that public funds are spent efficiently and well.
•  Proactive: you raise issues before they become problems. Is there an elephant in the room that everyone is missing? Bring it   
 up. Often times the people nearest and dearest to the project are blind to the obvious problems that could afflict it.
•  Reliable: you care about the project, follow through on your tasks, and take responsibility for your work. You don’t let others
 will pick up where you left off. If you are handed a task, you give the person who handed it to you peace of mind that the task
 will get done well. While quantity is important, quality takes precedence. A job half done, is a job not done at all.
•  Courageous: when the project hits a bump in the road you hunker down and ride out the storm. You don’t flee when you see
 trouble, you put up a good fight and guide the team out of the trenches.

•  Guide or be guided in planning and producing construction documents in a manner that conforms to quality assurance, quality  
 control and dsk Office Standards.
•  Work with a multidisciplinary team to design attractive, constructible solutions to meet the needs of our clients.
•  Communicate with other disciplines, vendors and contractors to facilitate incorporation of information into project 
•  Obtain permit approvals from regulating agencies whether OSHPD, DSA, or the local planning department.
•  Produce presentation materials for clients or for marketing purposes.
•  And most importantly, work with the office flow and do what is neccessary for the team.

1.  A resume, cover letter, and pdf copy or weblink to your portfolio.
2.  In the letter, address your current professional level and what you hope to learn and do here.
3.  Also, tell us about a time when you made a significant mistake at work, but stuck with it and resolved the problems.
4.  Include work samples with your portfolio.
5.  Keep the total e-mail size under 10 MB. 
To see our work, check out our website at
To apply, please send you cover letter, resume and portfolio to

•  You should have a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in the State of California.
•  Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.
•  No phone calls. We will confirm that we’ve received your application, and let you know whether or not you’ve been selected to 

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