Jr. Project Designer

Swift Lee Office, Inc. Swift Lee Office, Inc. Employer:
Pasadena, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jan 8 '19Posted on:

We’re a small firm doing projects with a big impact.  We’re committed to working on socially relevant projects and to being good stewards of the environment.  We run an open studio where hierarchy matters less than our willingness to collaborate, share ideas, ask questions, explore, be curious, be committed, be open-minded, be passionate, work as a team, and work hard.

A successful candidate will be asked to wear many hats and to change them often.  She/he will be highly self-motivated, effective at working in a team and alone, demonstrate clear analytical thinking and problem solving skills, be able to follow a task through to completion, demonstrate a willingness to take ownership and be accountable for her work, be a good communicator, and be an enthusiastic champion of good design.

We’re in our 19th year and remain committed to the vision we started with: to run a multidisciplinary design studio combining architectural practice with hands-on making, fabrication, prototyping, experimentation, and research; and to seek out projects which strengthen the social fabric of our communities and contribute to healing the planet.

Some ideas that motivate and inspire us:

  • Doing the most with the least
  • Looking at something old in a new light
  • Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary
  • Re-building social infrastructure
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Design for disassembly
  • Constraints as opportunities
  • Buildings as the 3rd teacher
  • 2000 Watt society
  • The Long Now Foundation
  • Nature as a source of design inspiration
  • Equitable distribution of the global supply of energy and resources


  • For immediate hiring, SLO is seeking a talented and self-motivated individual with min. 2 years experience to work on all aspects of design 
  • Candidate must have Bachelor of Architecture or higher
  • Revit and ACAD proficiency
  • Fluent use of Rhino, Lumeon or VRay, Grasshopper a plus
  • Adobe software proficiency 
  • Digital and analog fabrication a plus.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US and English fluency
  • Strong communication, computer and administrative skills are preferred


  • Letter of interest
  • Resume with References
  • Work samples (Professional & Student work)
  • Submit above in a single PDF format file (Max. 8 MB) to
  • E-mail “Subject Line” should read: “Project Designer"


  • Local candidates ONLY
  • Must be able to start immediately
  • Please no phone calls, drop-offs, agencies


We offer competitive salaries commensurate with the candidates experience and skills.  Paid vacation, holidays, 401K, and health, dental & vision insurances are also offered.  We support and advocate for diversity and equal representation in all aspects of our practice, in our hiring decisions, and in the field of architecture at large.



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