Architect (Level 2)

PALO PALO Diversity Badge Employer:
San Diego, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Mar 25 '22Posted on:

PALO is looking for an Architect with six or more years of experience and, preferably, a license to practice architecture in California. Join us to address the housing shortage by working across a portfolio of multifamily residential projects. We believe those who build things create the future—and that we build best at the intersection of speed and skill. Let’s work together to create a more livable world.

About us
We are an architecture and landscape office founded on the principles of generosity and adaptability. Our San Diego office engages local conditions with an ambitious perspective. We focus on creating high-quality housing at scale.

About the role
This role is pivotal in leading projects, processes and teams within an expanding portfolio of multi-family residential projects. It requires an incisive mind adept at leadership, design thinking and decision making.

Team Management

  • Lead team members in project process, design, resourcing and training

Project and Design Management

  • Manage small to mid-sized projects (10-50 units) with attention to tasks including estimating fees, determining scope of work, handling project documentation, overseeing design and project process workflow and ensuring best practices
  • Develop and manage Revit models, drawings, specifications, submittals and presentations through all project phases
  • Ensure brilliant designs working with complex parameters

Client Management

  • Ensure quality control, client and subconsultant communication and timeline adherence

About you
We are looking for someone who can prioritize design, constructability and management and who brings sound judgement through all project phases.

  • Advanced knowledge of design and construction processes in multi-family residential
  • Diverse knowledge of architecture principles, practices and management methods
  • Accuracy working with speed
  • Leadership acumen with experience leading teams of 4 to 6 architects/designers across a portfolio of residential projects.
  • Expert level skills in Revit
  • 6+ years of experience, California license preferred

We take pride in the foundational team we are building. Each of us plays an important role in delivering quality housing as well as a great working environment. We are a community of designers, building scientists and do-gooders. As part of our community, PALO will provide you with the environment and resources to grow.

  • Competitive transparent salary in line with AIA Compensation Survey
  • 80 hours accrued paid time off
  • 80 hours unpaid time off
  • 24 hours accrued sick time
  • 10 holidays per year
  • WFH options
  • Health insurance QSEHRA Reimbursal
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Professional membership stipends (AIA, ASLA, BIA, ULI, NAIOP, etc.)
  • Charitable giving matches as 1% for the Planet member

We encourage applicants regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family, or parental status. If you need any assistance or accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know.

Please submit your CV, brief portfolio and covering letter to with the subject line Architect.

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