Project Manager/ Project Architect

LEVER Architecture LEVER Architecture Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 10 '21Posted on:

LEVER Architecture is mid-sized architecture firm based in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR. We are seeking candidates to contribute to and grow with an award-winning office dedicated to design, research, and impactful projects across many different scales, regions, and typologies. The firm brings international experience and design excellence to diverse range of building types including institutional, creative office, and multi-family housing, as well as being nationally recognized for technical innovation with mass timber. The best candidates will have a demonstrated enthusiasm for design, good communication skills, and experience with all design phases.

As a Project Leader you:

  • Display a passion and proficiency for outstanding design, including conceptualization, detailing and technical design
  • Are self-directed, take initiative and seek thoughtful solutions for design execution
  • Have relevant experience with complex projects
  • Have a deep understanding of building, zoning, energy codes, ADA, construction standards and other regulatory requirements
  • Seek engagement and collaboration at all levels towards design solutions, this includes the internal and external design teams, clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Are energized to create something new every day and eager to lead a team
  • Demonstrate motivation in seeking new responsibilities and challenges
  • Manage and mentor team members from concept design through construction
  • Set direction for the execution of project goals and objectives with project team and clients
  • Independently develop project proposals and add services, define, and manage work plans and organize and supervise design teams
  • Contribute to general office-wide initiatives and marketing efforts


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • 8-10 years professional architecture experience
  • Licensed Architect is a plus
  • Experience and familiarity with industry standard design software, including Revit required
  • Experience and familiarity with zoning and building codes a plus
  • Experience coordinating with engineers and consultants
  • Experience producing detailed construction document sets and/or construction administration experience


  • Comfortable working independently and as a productive member of a team
  • Highly motivated, proactive, and passionate
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented, with strong graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in ongoing learning and action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession and community
  • Must live in or be willing to relocate Los Angeles, CA or Portland, OR. LEVER is currently a remote working environment and will transition to a hybrid office structure as public health allows

Duties may include:

  • Reporting directly to the Associate or Principal in charge
  • Production of diagrams, models, renderings, and drawings for internal study, design presentation, consultant coordination, and client presentations
  • Research and preparation of presentation materials
  • Coordination with various engineers and consultants as required for the successful completion of various phases of design
  • Responsibility for the management and/or production of construction and contract documents

This is an excellent opportunity to pursue your design career in a growing, award winning firm.

LEVER Architecture is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive studio. LEVER provides competitive salaries, benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.


Qualified candidates should submit by email a cover letter, resume, and work samples to Inquiries should have “Project Architect/Project Manager” in the subject heading. This is a full-time position with benefits. No phone calls please. NO RECRUITER INQUIRIES.

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