Retail Project Manager

Montalba Architects, Inc. Montalba Architects, Inc. Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Jan 10 '20Posted on:

MONTALBA ARCHITECTS, INC., is a design-focused and high-service architectural practice based in Santa Monica, California with a satellite office in Lausanne, Switzerland. We work with a wide range of local and international clients and our body of work consists of private residences, boutique retail stores, hospitality and commercial projects. 

Our LA office is centered within the Bergamot Station Art campus in Santa Monica; amongst art galleries and the newly opened Metro Expo line station. We have a studio-like atmosphere where individuals can focus, inspire and learn from each other. We are seeking individuals that are excited for challenges and dedicated to crafting great projects together.  We invite people that have high expectations for their own work, are good problem solvers and enjoy a collaborative work environment to join our team.


  • Completion of BArch or MArch
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Built examples of prior retail design & construction experience
  • Well organized and attentive, strong problem solving skills
  • Great verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for design aesthetics, quality of construction and professionalism


  • Manage project schedule, deliverables and all related coordination
  • Act as primary point of contact with client project management team, consultants and general contractor 
  • Must understand inherent characteristics of retail design including merchandising strategies, customer experience, and interpreting brand identity.
  • Ability to distinguish differences between varying retail sub-types and distinct requirements of each.
  • Familiarity with materials and varying levels of craftsmanship and ability to work with fabricators for custom design components.
  • Research materials / systems / code and implement to drawings
  • Assemble graphic presentations (Diagrams, sketches, drawings and 3D views)
  • Oversee production of high quality construction documents by internal team and consultants

This is a full-time, salaried position. We provide a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We support growth within the office and encourage professional development. A successful candidate should have a strong interest in retail and residential work and a desire to grow quickly in knowledge and responsibility.  With projects across the United States and throughout Europe, potential candidates must be able to travel and be actively engaged with projects outside of our California office.


No Phone Calls Please. Please apply by emailing us at and add ‘designer position’ in the title. Limit File Size to 10MB max, please. Montalba Architects, Inc. will review all submitted work and contact selected candidates for an interview.

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