Project Architect

March Studio March Studio Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jul 25 '22Posted on:

Project Architect / Design Professional March Studio, Santa Monica, CA

Would you like the opportunity to work with a dynamic and focused team on thoughtful, design-forward non-profit and community-based architectural projects? At March Studio, we believe the built environment matters to the quality of people's lives. We want to help nonprofits and social entrepreneurs realize their dreams, discover new possibilities, and make a positive impact through architecture and design. We put their vision first, emphasizing the story they want to tell and the goals they want to achieve.

We are seeking a Project Architect / Design Professional to take the lead on multiple projects ranging from early childhood education to creative workspace. In this role, you will work directly with the Principal Architect, be the primary client-facing contact and provide leadership and guidance to the project team. 

At March Studio, everyone is valued and treated with respect, and work-life balance is an essential aspect of professional and creative growth. For this reason, team members tend to stay with the studio for many years. Hours are flexible (full-time and part-time applicants welcome) with hybrid office and work-from-home options. 


  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and professionalism of the instruments of service and the facilitation of the final architectural product
  • Assist Principal Architect with the preparation of project proposals
  • Lead the team in the preparation of feasibility studies, including careful assessments of jurisdictional planning requirements
  • Provide design solutions in collaboration with the Principal Architect and project team members. Clearly and thoughtfully present design solutions to the client, consultants, and other stakeholders
  • Manage consultant teams through all project phases as well as build and nurture relationships with clients
  • Resolve complex technical/design issues and detailing and provide guidance and mentorship to team
  • Actively participate and contribute to the financial performance of the project and ensure projects conform to contract
  • Maintain an awareness of the scope, schedule, budget, and status of all assigned projects



  • 7+ years of post-graduate experience with multiple built projects
  • Skilled use of architectural design and documentation software (Experience with ArchiCAD BIM is a major plus, but not a requirement)
  • Strong technical documentation skills with keen design sensibility
  • Experience across a variety of projects with a preference for tenant improvements, cultural, and educational
  • General knowledge of building code(s) and familiarity with local zoning regulations
  • Excellent people management and communications skills
  • Experience in producing work on all phases of the project from Concept Design through Construction Observation
  • Knowledge of primary engineering disciplines to coordinate their work

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, self-driven individual with a passion to collaborate at a high level of design
  • Creative problem solver and critical thinker
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills 
  • Desire to contribute to the shared knowledge within the office - Receptive to learning from others and teaching younger members of the office
  • Positive demeanor and open mindset 
  • A passion for social innovation and community-based clients and projects


Interested applicants should send an email clearly stating their interest in our office, related experiences, and identifying strengths regarding how they might contribute to our work. Please include resume and relevant work samples (PDF files) to Please write “Project Architect/Design Professional Position – Your Name” on the subject line of your email.

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