Intermediate Designer

Ryder Design & Architecture Ryder Design & Architecture Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 4 '20Posted on:

Position requirements

 • Professional degree in Architecture from a U.S. College or University

• On track for licensure, California licensed architect is a plus

• Minimum 3-5 years of post-graduate experience working in architecture.

• Multifamily and low-income housing building experience is desirable

• Strong understanding of the building code, green code and disabled access requirements.

• Familiarity with Los Angeles building and zoning requirements. Permit process in Los Angeles.

• Knowledge in Coastal Approvals is a plus

• Good understanding and ability to coordinate consultant systems and drawings

• Knowledge of project processes related to coordination, workflow and construction detailing

• Knowledge of construction materials, standards, and details

• Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high-quality of work

• Proficiency in Revit (3 years in a professional setting) no exemption

• Also, knowledge in Rhino, Sketch-up and Adobe Creative Suite

 Specific responsibilities

• Develop architectural planning and design concepts for under the direction of the Principal or Studio Manager

• Ability to meet in person 1-2 times a week in studio, if needed

• Support client meetings and design presentations

• Ability to meet clients or take as-builts at new project locations

• Coordinate architecture and building systems with engineering consultants

• Support work with City and/or County agencies to resolve code related issues

• Ability to deliver / pick up drawings from / to the building department, as needed

• Support the Project Manager throughout the project construction phase by answering design RFI's and reviewing shop submittals

• Ability to meet at a job site for construction administration.


 • Los Angeles area resident

• Must be authorized to work in the US

• Must be able to meet in person 1-2 times a week in studio 

About Ryder Design

Ryder Design & Architecture is an architecture and design studio based in Los Angeles and committed to improving the built environment by orchestrating thoughtful design solutions that are unique to their site and purpose. 

Our portfolio, a collection of residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, showcases our versatility and the collaborative process that are reflective of our values and experiences. 

To view our Portfolio:

Our services

Ryder Design & Architecture specializes in modern Californian living, sustainable landscape design, and craftsmanship. We provide a tailored and personal design process, and take a hands-on approach for every project. From drawing sketches that define and refine the project’s scope, building models to show the spaces’ potential, and producing construction drawings to ultimately executing the project while being available for any on-site problem solving, our priority is to work closely and collaboratively with the client. 

To learn more about Ryder Design / The studio services:


To apply

Please email a digital portfolio, resume and cover letter as follows to Jacqueline, our Studio Manager at

Subject Line: Intermediate Designer

Body of email: Please send us ONE.pdf file with a resume and work sample. The file should be less than 8MB. Please include your cover letter in the body of the email. We will contact you if we are interested in scheduling a zoom interview. Do not send a link to ISSUU or another online

For further questions/concerns it will be discussed in zoom interview.

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