Architectural Draftsperson

Studio AR&D Architects Studio AR&D Architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 21 '19Posted on:

Studio AR&D Architects is seeking an entry to mid-level Architectural Draftsperson to work collaboratively with our design and technical team on a variety of project types. The ideal candidate will be dynamic team-player with a background in architecture, and the production of design development and construction documents. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic and be organized, detail-oriented, punctual, and professional. Reliable transportation, travel to and from job sites upon request is also a requirement.

Projects vary in size and complexity and will generally focus on high-end, custom residential and hospitality and shall require an individual with the ability to work effectively and efficiently. Work tasks will include taking a project design development through completion. The position requires hands on experience through periodic site visits and potential for individual growth. Knowledge of construction documents, construction details in wood, masonry, concrete, steel, glazing, and various other materials are just a few of the many facets to this position as we provide innovative designs and work with the changing demands that this profession requires.

Job Responsibilities & Interests include but are not limited to: 

  • Capable of multi-tasking 
  • Primary focus on CAD drafting of plans 
  • Updating plans due to evolving design revisions 
  • Producing plans and project documents for submittals 
  • Maintaining electronic libraries 
  • Working with the office Design Manager and existing team on all aspects of project development and follow through  
  • Developing cad drawings beginning with detail sketches and layouts based upon instructions from the Principal & Project Managers. 
  • Collaborating with contractors, subcontractors and consultants both in the office and on site 
  • Attending meetings and interaction with consultants, contractors, email, phone calls and through in person meetings and presentations. 
  • Researching and sourcing materials, vendors, pricing, and product specifications
  • Various other office duties including strong organizational skills and duties, creating office standards, running errands for office and projects, etc.
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Strong Interest in contemporary architecture (portfolio, prior work examples, and resume must reflect this passion)
  • Submission of construction documents at various local governmental agencies and offices

Position Requirements: 

  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of detail and accuracy.  
  • 5-8 years experience at an architectural office 
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD including paper space, Xref, plotting, etc. (Must be presently using 2012 or newer version) 
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience generating schedules, MEP's, and elevations 
  • Ability to read and scale architectural drawings 
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe  - Effective Communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skill using BIM would be a bonus (1. Archicad or 2. Revit) 
  • Being a self-starter who can take initiative & ownership of duties given while also working well as part of a team is mandatory

This is a full-time position, available immediately, within the office (no tele-commuting or working remotely).


To apply for this position include the following: 

  2. RESUME 
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Please respond with cover letter, resume, portfolio and references. Please, no phone calls or third parties. Please do not send links to websites or online resumes, photos or video presentations. Competitive salary based on relevant experience and abilities. We offer a full comprehensive medical benefits package including earned paid sick, vacation time, and paid holidays. Special incentives for ARE exam takers are also available. Thank you!

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