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Project Architect

Lahmon Architects Lahmon Architects Employer:
Culver City, CA, USLocation:
Sat, May 15 '21Posted on:
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Lahmon Architects is looking for a skilled Project Architect to join our growing, award winning architecture firm respected for our process, as well as our product. We’re an architectural studio specializing in multi-family and mixed-use housing with extensive experience in publicly funded housing in the City of Los Angeles. We strive to create thoughtful, unique environments that enhance the experience of their end users, visitors, and neighbors to create a sense of pride and empowerment. We achieve this through a rigor that is an articulation of means, methods, program and a project’s external forces to derive a unique design character for each project. We’re a firm that works and grows collaboratively, where there is always opportunity to take on more responsibility and learn through experience. We’re looking for candidates that are well rounded in design and technique and wish to continue to develop into a complete architect with exposure to all parts of the puzzle. Located in downtown Culver City, our office is metro adjacent making it easily accessible to and from the beach, DTLA and is within a short walk to great restaurants, art galleries, and other design firms.

Who should apply:

Candidates that are at the top of their class and are interested in developing their design and documentation skills with a passion to become a well rounded architect specializing in multifamily housing. Those who are excited about each new challenge and willing to do their best, taking ownership in their work while specializing their craft. Those who are interested in helping a small office grow allowing them to be exposed to more tasks than larger offices have to offer as well as taking pride in helping shape a firm’s direction. Those who are organized, detail oriented and can work autonomously as well as with a team. Those who work well with others at any capacity and enjoy sharing knowledge as much as they do obtaining it.

Job Title: Project Architect

12+ years of experience in Multi-family and Mixed Used Housing; especially in the City and County of Los Angeles, CA. Experience in the design of Affordable Housing is a plus.

Job Summary

Project Architect is a licensed professional who oversees the development of the design of a project collaborating with the managing director or studio director along with the production of the construction documents. This individual oversees the construction administration of a project.

While a team effort, the PA is heavily relied upon to ensure the quality, accuracy, and professionalism of the instruments of service and the facilitation of the final architectural product. Code knowledge is also crucial along with an ability to lead a team of architects and designers, communicate well, and have proficiency in a wide range of software.

Responsibilities and Duties

Ability to provide test fits/ pre-design studies for multi-family projects in the City of Los Angeles (strong understanding of local zoning codes)

Strong design abilities that meet the firm’s approach and mission in design

Ability to create a program as well as translate it into a sensible concept design

Responsible for the accuracy of design and documents

Responsible to ensure the job captain has correctly implemented all client expectations and code requirements

Responsible for scheduling and staffing. Determining what is required for project delivery/ submittals and determining how to deliver them on time exceeding expectations

Responsible to maintain the accuracy of project data through document revisions

Primary decision maker in relation to the proper execution in the development of the design, carrying the intent through documentation considering constructability and detailing making sure the design in intent is maintained with rigor

Responsible for project design details and the creation of them

Responsible for ensuring documentation meets design intent, office standards, providing the ideal information to ensure proper execution by the GC.  

Redline documents for job captain and rest of team

Run design team meetings (consultant coordination)

Ability to accurately produce meeting minutes or review meeting minutes that maintain the office’s standard of professionalism

Ultimately responsible for consultant coordination

Strong mentorship abilities to help develop designers

Responsible to enforce office standards and protocols

Responsible for material selection, product research, pricing and in incorporation into the documents

Complete understanding of the agency approval process and ability to assist in the process when needed to resolve the most complicated situations.

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Responsible to foresee the design through construction via jobsite observations, i.e., ability to detect construction mistakes early on

Review RFI’s and Submittals along with job captain

Qualifications and Skills

Experienced architect with more than 12 years experience leading small to large residential mixed-use, market rate, and affordable projects from Concept Design through Construction Administration

Strong portfolio reflecting vision and an eye for detail

Strong graphic, organization, and communication skills

Must display a high level of commitment and integrity with clients and co-workers

Must have good construction detailing abilities

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within the project team

Proficient in using Revit

Experience working with different jurisdictional agencies, especially LA City

Experience in implementing zoning, planning, and building codes and standards

Familiar with CTCAC, LACDA, LAHCID funding requirements and application processes desired

Licensed Architect in California

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skill, position is full-time with benefits (health insurance 100% paid, dental and vision contributed, 401K matching and profit sharing). Candidates need to be currently legal to work within the United States and immediately available.

 

Submission Instructions: Those interested in applying to Lahmon Architects may submit their requests electronically, noting the following requirements;

  • In a single PDF attachment, include a one-page cover letter, your resume, and no more than twelve pages illustrating your best work.
  • PDF resolution can be optimized for quality screen view and should benefit your work. Please do not exceed 10MB.
  • Submit resume and portfolio, including design work and construction documents samples, in PDF format to info@lahmonarch.com. *No phone calls please*
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