Senior Design Manager

ShubinDonaldson ShubinDonaldson Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Mar 6 '20Posted on:

Company Description

ShubinDonaldson is a growing, award-winning design practice, staffed by 50 architects and designers, plus support personnel. Current work includes a diverse listing of projects ranging from ground-up mixed-use, multi-family and office; creative office interiors; core & shell offices; retail stores; to community centers and custom residences.  See our work at

Position Overview

The Senior Design Manager leads the preparation of architectural presentations and production drawings, generates design studies and assesses design proposals under the direction of the Partners / Principals. Requires minimum ten years experience.

10+ years experience


  1. Develop conceptual designs and presentations.
  2. Provide oversight of junior and architectural designers.
  3. Manage project design, project budgets, staffing requirements and schedules to meet project goals.
  4. Perform programming of design requirements, space planning, and verification of code compliance.
  5. Resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions.
  6. Sourcing, selecting and specifying of finishes and fixtures as design requires.
  7. Oversee the coordination of consultants, fabricators, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives. Report progress to Principal / Partners.
  8. Perform quality assurance / quality control of architectural drafting and rendering in accordance with company standards.
  9. Contribute to office activities, initiatives and programs.

Skills / Requirements

1. 10+ years of experience on architecture projects
2. Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to problem solve both individually and as part of a project team.
3. Must be able to manage design team to achieve design intentions while keeping project on time and on budget.
4. Proficiency in the use of 2D/3D software, including Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, Photoshop, Rhino, and InDesign.
5. High level knowledge of materials and construction techniques.
6. Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple or fast paced projects.
7. Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas.
8. Bachelors Degree in Architecture.
9. Ability to work cooperatively with others.


Medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance is offered to full-time employees.  SD pays 100% of the above employee’s insurance!  We also offer the opportunity to contribute to our 401k matching plan. 

Submission Instructions

Those interested in applying at ShubinDonaldson may submit their requests electronically, noting the following requirements;

  • In a single PDF attachment, include a one page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.
  • PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen view, and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.
  • Format the subject line as ‘[name]- [LA Sr. Design Manager]- [school]’ and leave the body of the email empty

Career positions are intended to be full time, and all applicants should have a commitment and the ability to work for at least one year. International applicants are responsible for obtaining the required documents and permissions for working within the U.S. We will be unable to respond personally to each applicant. If you have not been contacted after four months, you are welcome to reapply.  No phone calls or walk ins will be accepted. Submissions and inquires may be made to

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