Senior Designer

DMHA Architecture DMHA Architecture Employer:
Santa Barbara, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 24 '22Posted on:

Come work for us in our amazing Santa Barbara studio!

WHO we are:

DMHA is a full-service architecture and interior design firm in Santa Barbara, California. With over 30 years of professional practice, we create innovative spaces that inspire individuals, foster connection, and act as catalysts for community development.

As a team of four principals, we work with a diverse network of people and industries, forming a dynamic group that can accomplish more than an individual partner. We celebrate collaboration and find purpose and joy within every project.

We believe that architecture is high-art. With holistic wellbeing in mind, our designs balance creativity with environmental stewardship and efficiency.

Mutual respect and admiration are deeply embedded into our values - we are committed to doing what we love, loving what we do, and finding joy in the process.

We are a highly collaborative environment where everyone’s opinion matters.  We offer a wide variety of project types in which to hone your skills.  We encourage knowledge, learning, education to help you meet your professional goals with real work experience.  We are heavily involved in the community through volunteering and professional organizations, and we provide support to our employees to participate as well.

WHAT we are looking for:

DMHA Architecture + Interiors is growing and looking for a Senior Designer for our growing firm in Santa Barbara, California.

We are seeking an experienced senior level designer to help provide leadership in all facets of design with a strong background in architecture, art, and multiple building typologies.  This includes, but is not limited to master planning, building design, detail design, and a solid understanding of how buildings are constructed.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have experience directing staff, with a degree in Architecture and (7) or more years of experience.  Drawing and sketching skills, both by hand and on the computer are required.  As an integral part of our firm, the individual will work both independently and collaboratively within the project team. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. Proficiency with developing drawings in Revit and rendering skills are required.

Project types include commercial, hospitality, and single and multi-family residential architecture. See selected projects and information about the firm at

WHAT you bring:

  • Design leadership experience on projects of multiple types.
  • Strong background in Architecture and Art
  • (7) or more years of experience working in a fast-paced office environment.
  • A degree in Architecture or a related field.
  • On track for licensure as an Architect or Interior Designer (ideal, but not required).
  • Developing drawings both by hand and using Revit and computer rendering programs.
  • An understanding of construction techniques and systems.

WHAT we offer:

  • Competitive Salaries and Benefits Package
  • Support and Reimbursement of Professional Certifications and Licensure
  • A Wide Variety of Project Types
  • Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Balanced Work / Life Culture
  • Flexible Work Schedules

Candidate must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Candidate should be willing to relocate to the Santa Barbara area, but hybrid remote work may be considered.

 Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

We take pride in our work while creating a company culture that celebrates the opportunity to work with inspired team members, finding joy and purpose within every project.


Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume, with "resume" in the subject line to No Phone calls, please.  A portfolio is required with all applications.  Show us the best examples of your work and creativity and your diverse skillsets.

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