Mid to Senior Level Project Architect / Designer

Shook Kelley Shook Kelley Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Feb 3 '20Posted on:

Atypical design firm looking for a Mid to Senior Level Project Architect/Designer, with 8-10 years of experience to join our unique, multi-disciplinary design studio in L.A. 

Shook Kelley is a coalition of passionate thinkers that use strategy and design to challenge conventional wisdom and advance some of the worlds greatest and most recognized brands. Our zeal and rebellious nature is a byproduct of our unwavering focus; we help entities that rely on physical places and spaces to reach their greater potential through meaningful human experiences. We accomplish this by using an atypical process involving a unique network of disciplines—including business, social science and a broad array of design disciplines—to radically reconsider the ways in which the great value exchange can happen between people and product providers. 

We are looking for an architectural team member with strong technical and workflow management capabilities. The prime responsibility will be to both contribute to and lead internal production of design implementation, CAD workflow and architectural detailing in conjunction with project budget and schedules. Our ideal candidate is resourceful, inquisitive, has the natural ability to prioritize a litany of tasks, problem solve, negotiate schedules, garner client trust and credibility, nurture relationships and communicate with extreme proficiency. All candidates must have well-rounded experience in architecture, with particular focus on design from programming to material selection and detailing. Strong graphic and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work in a team environment, are also critical.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • 8+ years of experience
  • Architectural license or IDP track towards licensure a plus
  • Ability to work with and guide a team to complete and augment an overall design direction
  • Construction documents and specification experience
  • Construction Administration experience
  • Solid leadership and multi-tasking capacity
  • Experience with commercial development and planning stages of the design process
  • Experience in commercial and/or corporate interiors
  • Experience in retail, restaurant and/or grocery is a plus
  • Ability to self-start and work with team in a unique, small office environment will be paramount to success
  • Strong technical skills including experience and knowledge in building codes and standards
  • Proficiency of Vectorworks, Revit, or ArchiCAD is required. Candidates with 2 or more years of ArchiCAD experience shall be given preference.
  • Knowledge of Sketchup, 3D Vectorworks, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign 
  • Knowledge of MAC-based systems 
  • Knowledge of Revit is a plus


  • Provides project team coordination for the finished plans, specification and material selections required for construction
  • Prepares and ensures the accuracy of technical documents and contracts
  • Produces technical building envelope and customized interior details
  • Participates in the construction administration of project assignments, including quality control
  • Works with clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives

At this time we cannot accept any telecommuting or international applicants for this position.  


To apply, please go to: and submit representative samples of work, cover letter and resume in low res PDF format.

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