Architectural Associate

Rivers & Christian Rivers & Christian Diversity Badge Employer:
West Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 14 '21Posted on:

Rivers & Christian is an established practice, spanning Architecture, Interiors, Planning and Project Management. We are currently seeking an experienced Architectural Associate to join our team.

 The Practice:

With over forty years of experience and project presence in every major airport in the State of California, and several nationally, the professionals of Rivers & Christian are experts in providing architectural services to the aviation industry.  Recent projects include long range terminal master planning, technology improvement projects, major terminal renovation and expansion projects, as well as ground up general aviation facilities.  We have an extensive portfolio of commercial projects, with a special focus on Type I buildings.

Responsibilities & Qualifications: Full-time professional with 5 to 8 years of experience. Under direction from PM, this position is responsible for technical design; providing planning/design/coordination and consultation on large projects; and may review/approve conceptual designs. 


  • Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions.
  • Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of large, complex projects.
  • Independently makes decisions on significant architectural design problems and methods.
  • Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.  
  • Ability to work independently, and effectively coordinate with project team. 


  • Degree in Architecture, bachelor's degree or higher (required)
  • Revit, with a minimum of 3 years Revit project experience (required) 
  • Proficiency in architectural detailing (required)
  • Previous experience in schematic design through construction documents on commercial projects (required). 
  • Proficiency in AutoCad (preferred)
  • Previous experience with consultant coordination, technical detailing, and specification research (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills (graphic, written, verbal)
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Attentive to detail and schedule
  • Abilities in 3D modeling (Rhino, Sketchup) and rendering (Vray, 3dsMax) as well as Adobe Creative Suite for design (preferred)

Candidates possessing the above qualifications will be especially valued as the nature of our work requires us to shift roles and responsibilities as projects demand.  Flexibility and a broad professional interest from the conceptual to the technical are key.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary. (scale available upon request)
  • Employer-paid PPO medical insurance, life insurance, optional participation in vision, dental, FSA, Aflac and 401(k) plans.
  • Paid vacation time, sick time, and holidays. 
  • Paid monthly parking permit for office building. 
  • A studio environment, in which employee contributions are highly valued and collaboration is encouraged.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and work samples  AS A SINGLE PDF document with Subject line “Architectural Associate”  to

Absolutely no telephone calls or walk-ins please.

Resumes without work samples will not be considered.  

Rivers & Christian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Rivers & Christian participates in E-verify. 

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