Experienced Project Designer

West of West West of West Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Jan 17 '20Posted on:

West of West is an emerging and fast-growing design studio that challenges ideas, starts conversations, and pursues design with a fresh perspective. We need a talented and motivated Project Designer with 5+ years of experience to join our Los Angeles office. As a Project Designer, you will develop and lead design-driven architectural projects at multiple scales.

Considered applicants must have relevant professional experience in medium and large-scale ground-up office building projects and/or adaptive reuse work of a similar scale. The capacity to work closely with other project partners—owner, contractor, consultants—while promoting and maintaining good relationships is required.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and generate the design for medium to large-scale architectural projects
  • Feasibility studies, including municipal code and massing analysis
  • Develop project concepts and design goals
  • Manage the design process in accordance with building codes
  • Production of high-quality renderings, presentation materials, and physical models
  • Meet project deadlines while balancing an exceptional design standard
  • Provide mentorship for junior designers
  • Assist in the evolution of office research

What you’ll bring:

  • Strong design talent and visual aesthetic
  • 5+ years of experience in a notable architecture firm
  • The ability to organize multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Rhino, CAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in Vray; Experience in Lumion is a plus
  • A strong understanding of materials and construction methods
  • Knowledge of planning standards of commercial and residential typologies
  • A hungry, humble, and positive attitude
  • A strong, self-motivated work ethic and commitment to great design   
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • An accredited  B.Arch or M.Arch degree
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States

What we’ll give you:

  • Money
  • Full benefits including medical, dental, and vision
  • Annual stipend for continued education
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • A positive, exciting work life

Who we are:

West of West is an architecture and design studio shaping how people interact with the world around them. The studio strives to push boundaries and has a long-standing obsession with light, form, materiality, and craft. Each project is an opportunity to create compelling spaces and shape new experiences while helping our partners across industries solve problems, create spaces that matter, and drive culture forward.

Our current work includes a diverse set of projects ranging from ground-up mixed use and commercial, office reposition, creative office interiors, retail interiors, food and beverage interiors, single-family residential, and various research projects. The studio operates in Portland and Los Angeles.

Where to Apply:

Please submit your portfolio and CV to in pdf format limited to 5MB. We are only able to respond to a limited number of qualified candidates. 

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