Designer II

Michael W. Folonis Architects Michael W. Folonis Architects Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Sat, Oct 30 '21Posted on:

Designer II 

Michael W. Folonis Architects is a highly recognized, award-winning architectural design studio located in Santa Monica. Project typologies include high-rise, mixed-use, commercial, multi-family housing, affordable housing healthcare and select single-family projects. We are seeking a talented individual to join our firm. This position is full-time and available immediately.

Applicants must have strong design and graphic skills, and have excellent communication and written skills.  The position involves working with the design director, the Managing Director and integration into a collaborative office culture. The applicant must have experience to fully manage a project from the SD phase to the CA phase and demonstrate the knowledge and experience to coordinate consultants’ work on projects they are responsible for.


The position will involve all aspects of architectural design, from schematic design to construction documents and the business of architecture.


  • Bachelor or Masters of Architecture degree
  • 6 to 8 years of full-time work experience
  • Knowledge of local codes, CBC and ADA codes
  • Experience with Type I, III, V construction in multi-family projects
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and experience to coordinate consultants’ work
  • Develop architectural planning and design concepts under the direction of the senior project architect 
  • Responsible for supervising co-workers in project presentation materials, diagrams, renderings SD, DD, CD phases. 
  • Proficiency in BIM, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office. ArchiCAD preferred but not required
  • Must be licensed or pursuing licensure
  • Must be exceptional as a collaborator, be critical and dynamic as a problem-solver and a good presenter

We offer employees a creative work environment and a competitive benefits package including 401K, healthcare, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and a transportation reimbursement program.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested individuals please send a cover letter, resume, relevant work samples, and portfolio (5MB max.) using Archinect's online job application center.

We only accept applicants who live in the Los Angeles area with legal authorization to work in the US (no H1-B visa sponsorship offered).

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