Senior Architect / Designer

KAP Studios LP KAP Studios LP Diversity Badge Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Apr 11 '22Posted on:

Job Description: 

KAP Studios is looking for a Senior Architect / Designer to join our office in Los Angeles. This position is full-time, with the working environment consisting of a combination of in office and working from home. We are a young, creative and dynamic architectural practice with studios in London and Los Angeles, working on exciting projects across various sectors including residential, commercial workplaces, and hospitality. A broad range of experience and career development opportunities is available to all members of the team. 

As a Senior Architect / Designer at KAP Studios, you will  share responsibility for designing and delivering projects, managing schedules, and assisting with the development of junior staff. Candidates should have an architectural degree from an accredited program and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in Los Angeles.  An ability to independently perform a variety of assignments, requiring skills in all conventional aspects of architectural designs, is an important aspect of the role.

The right candidate will have excellent design skills, evidence of pragmatic thinking and a good aesthetic sense, with a portfolio of high quality academic and practice work, to include sketches, Photoshopped views and hand drawings. 

Great Revit skills are important – especially in detail drafting. We would like to see experience on Southern California construction document drawing sets for multi-family projects and single family residences. 


Senior Architect / Designer responsibilities: 

  • Manage project resourcing, ensuring projects are running according to schedule. 

  • Maintain a studio schedule that is consistently focused and utilized on billable project work 

  • Build clear communication with a diverse and talented in-house team 

  • Support studio culture and inspire a connected team 

  • To build your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the AIA. 

  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with KAP Studios procedures and quality standards. 

  • Liaison with external consultants and project teams. 

  • To assist, prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project architect or nominated architect/ assistant, design and technical drawings, 2D + 3D models, and other documents relating to the design. 

  • Report to the Project Architect of the current project on a day-to-day basis and ultimately to the Partners. 

  • Running small projects independently with the overview of the Partners. 

  • Accompanying or independently attending site visits. 

  • Assisting on projects and gaining experience across all project stages, including concept design, planning applications, detail design work, construction detailing and drawing. 



  • Professional Architectural Degree 

  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills 

  • Ability to create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and requirements 

  • Proficient in a range of software including Revit, Microsoft Office, Excel and Adobe Suite 

  • Considerable experience with projects in the residential and office sectors 

  • Proven track record of working and delivering projects in LA county and California 

  • Evidence of good design ability e.g. portfolio of work from academic and live projects and academic studies. 

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team. 

  • Ability or understanding of how to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project. 

  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction or instruction. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure, and meet deadlines efficiently 

  • Proficiency of CAD Software, Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, lnDesign), SketchUp, and Microsoft Office essential. Develop understanding of BIM/ Revit. 

  • Ability to coordinate internal and external architectural information. 

  • Ability to coordinate and prepare end of stage reports. 

  • Technical detailing. 

How to apply:  

  • Submit a cover letter, detailed resume, portfolio, and references.


  • Competitive Salary  

  • Competitive Health Benefits  

  • Flexible Time Off 


KAP Studios is an equal opportunities employer. 


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