Practice Lead - Architect Higher Education

IBI Group IBI Group Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 5 '20Posted on:

We are a global team of dedicated and experienced architects, engineers, planners, designers and technology professionals who share a common desire – to help our clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.

From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play.

Our collaborative and combined approach focuses not only on creating the best solutions today, but also determining the right solutions for tomorrow. We believe cities in the future must be designed with intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and a human touch.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Our values:

Integrity – We do what is right.

Partnerships – We work together.

Excellence – We pursue design excellence.

Innovation – We embrace ingenuity.

Community – We build community.

Environment- We take action on climate change.

Job Description

Our Education practice in Los Angeles, CA is in search of an Education Practice Lead to  assist with the growth and development of K-12 and higher education projects.

You will work with a team of professionals  who are dedicated to provide the client their vision and bring innovative design with a holistic, sustainable approach to projects that will have a long standing impact with the students and community.

Most of the things you’ll work on:

  • Develop and grow client relationships primarily in Higher Education
  • Coordinate cross sector collaboration efforts with other sector leads
  • Create/develop inter-office working relationships
  • Review proposals and participate in client presentations 
  • Inspire confidence as a subject matter expert in the Healthcare sector
  • Provide high level guidance for complex projects
  • Mentor and manage a team
  • Work alongside the IBI Education Buildings leadership to develop and grow the business and be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of design and client care


  • Architectural Degree from an accredited program, Masters’ degree is preferred
  • 15 years’ experience in Higher Education projects
  • Licensed Architect with current registration in California
  • Ability to think strategically and with an equal interest in business and practice issues
  • Experience with large complex projects within a large multi-disciplinary practice
  • Demonstrate creativity, passion and interest in design and planning
  • Experience of the regulatory approval process / building plan check review and permitting
  • Knowledge in a range of higher education projects types in the US
  • Should be an established figure in the higher education world with a proven track record of project and client management

Additional information

The office:

We have taken on a remote work from home model during COVID-19. When we do return to the office, you will be located out of our L.A. office which is located in downtown with many restaurants, cafes, parks and major amenities within walking distance. The office is accessible by bike, car, and public transportation. Public transit subsidy provided or parking structure access provided.

Our office provides complementary coffee, tea, water, soda and snacks. Also, the office hosts a Holiday party and participate in various volunteering events. Work related training on Revit and AutoCAD is provided, and licensing and registration fees paid yearly.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. IBI Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability. #IBI


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