Architectural Designer/ Job Captain

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Costa Mesa, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 26 '22Posted on:


GPa is a boutique architectural studio looking for an individual that can take ownership of their work, and grow with our thriving office.  Our projects include a large range of work with civic and municipal projects, universities, and water districts facilities. The projects range from campus planning, building design, interior design, and renovation. Many of these are notable public projects locally and throughout the State of California.

We are looking for a candidate who desires a broad, diverse, and holistic range of architectural experience to support their path to licensure.

Our ideal candidate has a fairly balanced aptitude for design and production aspects of architecture. They would be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite while having a basic knowledge of building codes and detailing.  Although a basic understanding of building systems and use of AutoCAD is a must, experience and proficiency with Revit would be a plus. The candidate should be team oriented and enjoy the dynamics of how a small firm runs and can expect to take ownership in every stage of a project from conceptual design through to construction administration.



Coordinate projects from Preliminary Design through Construction Documents. Job duties will also involve design, graphics, and rendering. The role will likely involve the performance the following functions:

 Development of design presentations and graphics

  • 3-d Modeling: Sketchup
  • Production of construction documents
  • Conduct field work and client communications
  • Coordinate with engineering consultants
  • Construction services support
  • Revit coordination skills are a plus



  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Actively seeking professional licensure
  • Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, Familiarity with Revit preferred
  • Adobe Photoshop/ Creative Suite and Sketchup experience is a plus



  •  Degree from an accredited architectural or technical institution
  •  Bachelors or Master of Architecture preferred


 Negotiable.  Wages are commensurate with skill.

We offer the following:

 Paid time Off (PTO)

  • Paid Holidays
  • 100% Fully Paid Medical Insurance
  • 401k- 3% salary matching Annual Bonus (tied to company performance
  • Half day Fridays
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