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Designer (Mixed-Use Housing)

KTGY KTGY Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 14 '21Posted on:
Full-timeType:

KTGY:

KTGY Architecture + Planning is one of the nation’s foremost residential and mixed-use firms delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple studios, nationwide. As place-makers, we plan and design with care, intelligence and responsiveness. Blending client goals, design efficiency and resident experience we create thriving, memorable and sustainable neighborhoods of the future.

LOS ANGELES:

KTGY Los Angeles studios: high-density, for-sale, independent living, hospitality and mixed-use are built on the collaborative energy of design and technically minded architects and planners who know thriving communities are created through great architecture. Innovation and a desire to create sustainable and energetic urban environments drive us to embrace new techniques and technologies. Join us today and positively impact the communities in which we live, work and design.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Take Metro’s B or D line to Pershing Square in DTLA, then walk two blocks to the Trust Building and you’ll arrive at KTGY’s new perch in LA.  KTGY is looking for designers with 2-4 years of experience.  We’re a growth-oriented, ambitious architecture firm focused on housing – mid-rise, high rise, market-rate, affordable, supportive—and complex urban mixed-use projects. 

The best candidate would have experience in multifamily buildings with structured parking, would be familiar and comfortable with residential unit design, and have facility in Revit, Rhino, Autocad, Sketchup and Adobe Suite software.  The person we’re looking for will be working on projects at the conception, and would assist in zoning research, initial site planning, building planning, unit design, developing the architectural idea of each buildings, and creating sets for entitlement submittal. 

The most important quality of the best candidate would be enough confidence and talent to come up with great ideas, with the willingness to work with others towards the best architectural solution.  The candidate would also have a growth-oriented mindset, willingness to do what it takes to advance the work, a sense of humor, and an interest in adding to what is already a high collaborative environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with colleagues, design housing projects of various scales.
  • Document project design intent in plan, section, elevation and models.
  • Compile and submit projects to city planning departments.
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients and consultant team.
  • Perform preliminary code analysis.
  • Attend public hearing and agency meetings as necessary.
  • Consistently verify accuracy of own work and the work of others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Use creativity and imagination to develop new insights into situations and apply new solutions to problems. 
  • Solve design issues creatively.
  • Effectively communicate within a project team including taking direction, giving direction and asking questions.
  • Basic understanding of the Owner / Architect contract and KTGY’s Scope of work.
  • Actively pursue licensure and exam process.
  • Continuously strive to improve knowledge by keeping updated on industry trends and competitor practices.
  • Display positive attitude about the work to be done, co-workers, clients, management, and firm policies.
  • Show initiative by being proactive and taking prompt action to accomplish objectives.
  • Participate as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals and work cooperatively with other team members.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILIITES

  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Ability to research and learn various codes and ordinances
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and maintain effective communication and quality control
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, direct work of self and others
  • Basic understanding and proficiency using the following software:
    • Autocad and/or Revit (Revit preferred)
    • SketchUp
    • Adobe Suite
    • MS Office

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILIITES

  • At least 2-4 years of industry experience

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE

  • 4-year Architectural degree preferred and/or combination of required education and experience.
  • Intermediate understanding of building codes, including national and state local codes.
  • Specialized knowledge of various housing types, code requirements, and construction practices and how to apply, detail, and specify them.
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