Senior Project Architect

MAD Architects MAD Architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 18 '19Posted on:

MAD Architects is a global studio of talented architects, designers, and creative thinkers dedicated to impacting the experience and understanding of the built space that surrounds us, developing visionary, fluid, and technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature.

Our team of 130 works across offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, and Rome, on projects ranging from livable large-scale urban developments to imaginative civic, cultural, residential and hospitality buildings of varying scale that endeavor to create a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment.

Current projects include the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Centre, China Philharmonic Hall, Gardenhouse, Unic Paris, Quzhou Sports Campus, and Rotterdam Fenix Museum. 

For our growing Los Angeles studio, we are looking for a Senior Architect to head our talented teams on high-profile medium to large scale projects.  

  • You will be leading design, architectural and technical aspects as well as the overall project management through the entire architectural design process from concept to constructed reality.
  • You will develop, represent and communicate your projects internally and externally with clarity, design sensitivity, and a sound understanding of technical feasibility, and build strong connections to clients and collaborators.
  • You will impart your design standards as well as your technical and practical experience to your team, and inspire, coach and mentor them.      
  • You will be offered the opportunity to take on a key role in the design and project development within MAD.
  • You are a globally-minded individual with an excellent academic background (Master in Architecture or equivalent from an internationally recognized architecture school) and a proactive, positive attitude.
  • You have a track record of at least 8 years in-depth post-qualification involvement in leading international architecture firms, having demonstrated success as a Project Architect / or Project Manager on a series of complex large-scale mixed-use, cultural, civic and hospitality projects through all stages of design to construction, while managing multidisciplinary internal and external teams.
  • You combine strong aesthetic design sensitivity with a thorough technical and managerial knowledge, and are a clear and precise communicator.
  • You bring extensive expertise in construction drawing and detailing, are well versed in building systems and materials, and demonstrate a profound knowledge of practice and industry standards and codes.
  • You excel in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment, enjoy the responsibility of efficiently managing a team through leadership and motivation, and have exemplary time management and delivery skills.
  • You are highly skilled in Revit and Rhino, with working knowledge of Maya. English fluency is a key requirement, with business level Mandarin and other business level language skills a plus.

MAD gives you the opportunity to challenge and develop yourself creatively and technically within our friendly, sociable, supportive and stimulating studio environment.

We offer long-term prospects to advance your career within our worldwide design network.

Salaries and benefits are competitive and commensurate with your experience.


If working with us in the capacities described above excites you, please email your resume and portfolio (in PDF format, size less than 6MB, with clear indication of your role on every project listed) to

Please indicate ‘Senior Project Architect, Los Angeles’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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