Project Architect, Commercial

ShubinDonaldson ShubinDonaldson Employer:
Culver City, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Sep 16 '21Posted on:

Company Description

ShubinDonaldson is a growing, award-winning design practice, staffed by 50 architects and designers, plus support personnel. Current work includes a diverse listing of projects ranging from ground-up mixed-use, multi-family and office; creative office interiors; core & shell offices; retail stores; to community centers and custom residences.  See our work at

Project Architect

A Project Architect is the team leader in charge of overseeing timely and profitable completion of a project. The project architect coordinates the work team, consults with clients and is responsible for the overall development and implementation of a specific architectural project.  Participates in design studies and evaluation of design proposals in collaboration with the Senior Designer or Senior Design Manager.

8-10 years minimum experience


  1. The project architect oversee designs to meet client specifications, create and propose budget and time estimations, and act as an intermediary between client and the project team.  He/she must also write reports and/or update the project schedule so as to keep the client informed about the status of the project.
  2. Proficient and have a solid understanding of building construction and the different components.
  3. Able to collaborate and resolve multi-disciplinary consultant issues without compromising the design.
  4. Develop the working drawings in conjunction with the specific standards inherent to the studio.
  5. Keeps track of the drawings ensuring that the output is within the design intent
  6. Able to produce a fully coordinated set.
  7. Reports progress to Project Manager / Studio Director. 
  8. Demonstrate project leadership by mentoring project coordinators and/or job captains throughout the process.
  9. Work with Senior Designer or Senior Design Manager to resolve design issues with creative and practical solutions

Skills  /  Requirements

  1. 8-10 years minimum experience
  2. Proficient in Revit and ACAD
  3. Experience in construction administration
  4. Experience working with different jurisdictional agencies
  5. Experience in implementing zoning, planning, and building codes and standards               
  6. Strong graphic, organization, and communication skills
  7. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within the project team within the studio
  8. Able to handle multiple priorities and multiple projects simultaneously
  9. Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  10. Licensed Architect
  11. Ability to work cooperatively with others.


Medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance is offered to full-time employees.  SD pays 100% of the above employee’s insurance!  We also offer the opportunity to contribute to our 401k plan. 

Submission Instructions

Those interested in applying at ShubinDonaldson may submit their requests electronically, noting the following requirements;

  1.  In a single PDF attachment, include a one page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.
  2. PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen view, and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.
  3.  Format the subject line as ‘[name]- [LA Project Architect]-[school]’ and leave the body of the email empty

Career positions are intended to be full time, and all applicants should have a commitment and the ability to work for at least one year. International applicants are responsible for obtaining the required documents and permissions for working within the U.S. We will be unable to respond personally to each applicant. If you have not been contacted after four months, you are welcome to reapply.  No phone calls or walk ins will be accepted. Submissions and inquires may be made to

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