Project Manager/Designer (& Revit User)

Paul Davis Architects Paul Davis Architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 22 '21Posted on:

PDA is a published, award-winning architecture office in the Rancho Park (adjacent to Westwood/Century City) area of West LA.  PDA's work includes modern single-family residential projects, commercial/office work, adaptive re-use, and contextually sensitive renovations. We advocate for sustainability in all projects. We are dedicated to ambitious design with carefully considered detailing and top-quality client service. 

Position now open: Project Manager/Designer with 3-5+ years experience in all phases of custom residential and commercial work at US offices. At this level of seniority (ie early-intermediate) we expect that applicants' project management experience and skills are under development.  This position will involve support and mentoring from senior staff and the office principal.

PDA creates working drawings with AutoCad, on Mac platform.  We are integrating Revit (BIM) into our project work.  Most-qualified applicants for this position will be skilled Revit users in addition to having strong facility with Autocad/2D drawing platforms.

This position also requires:

  • Strong design skills and the ability to represent project design ideas at small and large scale through hand-sketching and digital methods (2D and 3D).
  • Meaningful project management experience (coordinating client contact and the roles of consultants and contractors in leading a project to completion, with some guidance/supervision) including exposure to construction administration of single-family residential and/or commercial work in field and office
  • Ability to carry out the assembly of design presentation drawings, and filing, pricing, and CD sets with guidance as to office standards for basic formatting and necessary contents. Applicants should have working familiarity with relevant local codes and permitting processes.
  • Excellent english written and oral communication skills, as well as strong organizational abilities
  • Facility with Adobe Suite, Sketchup, Rhino, and/or other Mac-platform rendering software 
  • This position will feature drawing/drafting and collaboration with other project team members in creating drawing sets
  • Applicants must have a professional degree from a credentialed US academic institution (college/university)Please, no applicants without current US work visas. We encourage licensure-track applicants.

Insight and experience with appropriate detailing (in modern and contextual modes) is desired in a successful applicant. 

PDA endeavors to create a challenging and supportive work environment, where staff learn, grow and share their experience with others, while accepting responsibility commensurate with their ability to contribute. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. We are located in a vital and amenity-rich part of LA, attempt to provide the finest coffee available (and snacks!), and provide support for licensure processes and other professional development. We are working in-person together again now (for fully-vaccinated individuals), with some remote work continuing. 

We appreciate your inquiry about this position and PDA.


Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and graphic samples showing relevant professional and academic work (including CD/detailing excerpts and hand sketch samples; pdf format not exceeding 5MB, please) to:

Insert "Project Manager" in subject line.

No calls or visits, please.

We will respond to applicants whose materials demonstrate that they meet the position's requirements.

Thank you.

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