Project Architect/Manager/Designer - Residential

Plant Prefab Plant Prefab Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 10 '20Posted on:

Plant Prefab seeks Architect II/Designer/Project Manager

Company Profile:

Plant Prefab is the first prefabricated design and construction company in the United States dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations. We build custom, single-family and multi-family homes to exacting quality standards in less time and with less waste than site-based contractors. Our patented Plant Building System enables us to prefabricate just about any design by any architect, empowering individuals, developers, and architects with a better way to build.

Plant was spun out of LivingHomes, an award-winning architectural design studio we founded in 2006. Major funding for Plant was provided by Amazon and Obvious Ventures. Plant currently operates out of a 62,000-square-foot facility in Rialto, CA, with a design studio in Santa Monica, CA.

Plant Prefab homes have garnered significant industry recognition including the AIA’s top sustainable award, Architizer’s Jury and People Choice Awards, Green Builder Magazine’s Home of Year, Business 2.0’s ‘World’s 11 Coolest Products,’ and Businessweek’s “Architectural Wonders of the World”.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an Architect II/Designer/Project Manager with 6-8 years of residential design and construction experience.  Candidates should be team oriented, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be based in the Los Angeles area. Project experience with a strong emphasis in residential and modern design is preferred.  Knowledge of and experience with sustainable design is a big bonus.  The position is virtual for the time being, with in person meetings as needed in our factory or design office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and execution of construction documents from schematic phase through construction administration, including permitting.
  • Both working independently with minimal supervision and working well within a team, directing junior members and taking direction from Director of Design.
  • Coordination of consultant drawings with Architectural and factory drawings.
  • Communication with clients and consultants.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of CA residential building and zoning codes.
  • High proficiency in Revit, specifically in construction document package.
  • High proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills, with team members, clients and consultants.
  • An eye for detail and a desire to perform at a high level. 
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and responsibility for their work and actions.
  • Comfort with a small firm environment.
  • Experience with construction cost estimating and/or construction management.
  • A strong desire to wed profit and purpose and a sense of humor.
  • Knowledge of residential construction, especially construction detailing for Type V construction.
  • Licensed Architect or working toward licensure is desired, not required.
  • Knowledge of factory-built structures and transport is a bonus.

Demonstrated Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Minimum of 6 years residential architectural office experience.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Illustrator, Photoshop minimum.
  • Working knowledge of sustainable and prefab construction.
  • Startup mindset-ability to be resourceful, yet “scrappy”; striving to reinvent an industry


  • Leveling, salary, performance-based bonus, and stock options commensurate with experience and skills
  • Excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • The opportunity to work with great architects, engineers, and leaders; and meaningfully contribute to projects that improve the quality of life for people and the planet

Application instructions:

  • Please submit cover letter, resume and work samples to
  • Plant Prefab has an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Applicant will be subject to passing drug, reference and background checks
  • Applicant must be authorized to legally work in the U.S.  No sponsorship is available at this time.
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