Studio Director - Affordable Housing

TCA Architects TCA Architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Dec 30 '19Posted on:


Who We Are At TCA:

Founded in 1993 and with studios in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, TCA Architects, Inc. specializes in the planning and design of next generation, high density multi-family housing (market rate, affordable, seniors, student), retail/mixed-use and signature hospitality developments. We take pride in helping shape the quality of environments for a large variety of constituents and our collaborative approach to high quality design and industry leading technological expertise has resulted in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect our communities and the environment. Our footprint expands the Western Coast, from Seattle to San Diego, in addition to several projects throughout the United States and beyond.

Who We Are Looking For:

We are looking for a motivated, self starting Studio Director to help grow our Affordable Housing portfolio. The Studio Director will be a licensed Architect and have 15 plus years of design and development experience with 6 years of experience with affordable housing projects. The Studio Director will report directly to the Principal In Charge in the office in which they reside.

The ideal candidate must be a team player with a positive influence and has the ability to inspire, motivate, collaborate with and develop others, as well as be an exceptional communicator both internally and externally. He or she must have strong leadership skills while managing a team of designers and staff internally, as well as the Client and community stakeholders externally. The candidate shall be design-minded and technically inclined with excellent writing and oral communications skills and must be very organized, efficient and timely.

The Studio Director will be the primary client contact and is a lead representative of the affordable architecture studio. Promoting TCA at industry networking events, seminars and conferences is a key role for this position. This candidate must also have experience in Business Development and Client management, including development of proposals and familiarity with contracts. A solid working knowledge of affordable housing financing structures, current construction methods, procedures, and costs is a must. Some travel will be required.


  • Minimum of 15 years of architectural experience required
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience on affordable housing projects
  • Familiarity with affordable housing development, asset management or property management in the public or nonprofit sector
  • Knowledge of programs in all aspects of Affordable Housing including:
    • LIHTC and Affordable Use Restrictions
    • Fair Housing Programs
    • Project Based Section 8 (HUD) Housing Assistant Program
    • Tax Exempt Bond Financing
    • Joint Venture Partnerships Asset Management
    • Community based supportive services
  • Construction administration experience preferred


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture required
  • California licensed Architect required
  • Member of AIA & other professional organizations

Position Location:

The Architectural Studio Director can be located in Irvine, Los Angeles or our Oakland office.


TCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and paid time off. We also offer bonus opportunities and the opportunity to work a flexible schedule with half days on Friday.

TCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or genetics.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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