Principal Architect - Public Projects

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Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Jun 14 '19Posted on:

This is an unusual, high-level leadership opportunity at a stable local agency in the Los Angeles area. The Principal Architect leads the architecture division of this local agency in the planning, design and construction of a range of public facilities, including new public buildings, parks and open spaces, historic renovations, streetscapes, mechanical and electrical projects, seismic building upgrades, tenant improvements, master plans, and more. 

Key responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and management of the internal Architecture Division
  • Manage internal portfolio of public projects and the architecture team
  • Manage external consultants and negotiate their contracts and fees
  • Mentor internal team of junior designers
  • Project planning, management, and oversight
  • Project estimating and budgeting
  • Work closely with elected officials and the public to communicate architectural design ideas

Skills and experience

  • Must be currently licensed by the State of California
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience as a licensed Architect working on large-scale, complex design projects in a supervisory role. These building types include: commercial, public, institutional, industrial and recreational. 
  • Ability to apply knowledge of architectural design to evaluate designs
  • Experience in sustainable design is desirable
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinon and other 3D software
  • Familiarity with City and State building laws, ordinances and codes


  • Pension plan
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Flexible health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Family and domestic partner leave

Qualified non-local candidates will be considered for a relocation and temporary housing allowance.


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