Project Architect

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Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Aug 22 '22Posted on:

EC3 Seeks Experienced Project Architect

If you would like the experience of working on world-class arts and cultural projects in an intimate, design-focused studio environment, this may be the opportunity for you. 

EC3 is currently seeking experienced Project Architect to join a growing team of architects in the Los Angeles office.  Candidate is expected to work closely with the design team on upcoming mixed-use and cultural projects from Concept Design through Construction Administration.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work directly with the design team from concept design through construction administration for medium to large scale ground-up mixed-use and cultural projects with complex programs
  • Translate and enrich design concepts through technical strategies, fabrication techniques and details
  • Prepare, coordinate, and complete concept design, design development and construction documents packages
  • Lead meetings with national / international consultant team, executive architect, owner and contractor
  • Oversee construction administration and review various submittals to ensure project execution meets design intent
  • Establish and manage project work plan, schedule, and budget
  • Provider leadership, mentor, and supervise the work performed by team of junior architects
  • Develop and maintain Office Standards for Project Documentation and Delivery
  • Successful candidate should have:
  • Advanced Professional Degree in Architecture from an accredited University in the US
  • A minimum of 10 - 15 years of experience in a professional architectural office; preferably candidate should be licensed in the US (LEED Certification a plus)
  • Strong experience in the preparation of Design Development and Construction Documents of ground-up mixed-use / cultural / institutional projects (100,000 sq-ft. or larger), using REVIT, Auto-CAD etc. with fluency in complex 3D modeling integration
  • Sound working knowledge of all major building systems for construction documents and administration (Knowledge of mass timber / CLT construction and Design / Built is a plus)   
  • Advanced understanding of building materials, specifications, building codes, details and construction techniques.
  • Ability to deliver clear and effective communication between architects, client, and large international consultant team
  • Strong organization and administration skills for the day-to-day operations of a professional office
  • Aptitude for professional growth and development in an emerging architectural and design practice
  • Interest in exhibition / product design and passion for contemporary art is a plus
  • Enjoys international travels, appreciates cultural diversity and nature environment

Compensation is competitive and based on experience / skill level.  Fluency in English, both written and spoken, is required.  Qualified candidates should submit resume / curriculum vitae to  (Please limit your file size to 5 MB).   EC3 is an equal opportunity employer, but all applicants must have valid status to work in the United States.

About EC3:

EC3 is an architecture and design practice in Los Angeles founded by Edwin Chan, former design partner of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.  The firm draws from Edwin Chan’s extensive experience in arts and cultural projects to inform EC3’s unique hands-on design approach that empowers cross-disciplinary collaboration in creativity, and balances practical and theoretical considerations for projects worldwide.  EC3’s design team uses physical models extensively to promote an interactive design process in close collaboration with clients, expert consultants, as well as artists and curators; while leveraging digital technology as a tool to evaluate design scenarios and optimize the most effective approach to project delivery.

Since its inception in 2013, the cross-disciplinary design practice has developed a diverse portfolio with a roster of international clients in California and across the US, as well as in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  EC3 and Edwin Chan have been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions, including the honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Republic of France, a recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies for the Arts, winner of a 2017 Progressive Architecture P/A Award, winner of the 2017 AN Best of Design Award in the Residential / Multi Unit category; and most recently named one of six finalists for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) 2018, awarded biannually to the most distinguished and impactful project in North and South America.

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