Intermediate Designer / Architect

City Design Studio City Design Studio Diversity Badge Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 12 '22Posted on:

City Design Studio ( is an architecture, urban design, and planning firm with a focus on the revitalization of existing communities and the creation of unique, vibrant, and extraordinary places. Based in Downtown Los Angeles, our work spans the continental United States, South, and East Asia and ranges in scale from sensitive architecture to the urban design and planning of small Cities. 

We are currently working on a prominent and complex project associated with a net-zero sports arena in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, we are also involved with the proposed development of several transit-oriented mixed-use projects in the greater Los Angeles area that will transform disadvantaged communities. The selected architect/designer will be assuming a key role in these projects on some of the most challenging sites in Los Angeles.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated architect/designer who is passionate about creating distinctive architectural buildings and communities. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architecture with an interest in urban design. They must have strong project management skills and can work collaboratively with multiple consultant teams in a fast-paced environment. The position offers ample growth opportunities for an organized candidate who is able to manage diverse tasks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture and preferably a post-professional degree in Architecture or Urban Design or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years' experience with architecture design projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of architectural design, construction documents, and construction administration.
  • Knowledge of building and planning codes.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to meet budgets and schedules.
  • Excellent design, visualization, and graphic skills with the ability to graphically communicate design concepts.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines when necessary.
  • Proficiency in Revit, Rhino, Bluebeam, Adobe Suite, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office is required. Rendering proficiency in Enscape, and V-Ray is also preferred.


  • Preparation of Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents
  • Project Management including coordination with consultants and clients program manager.
  • Control of design during the documentation phase and the ability to resolve technical/design issues and develop details as needed
  • Coordination and verification of materials finishes and details.
  • Confers with other architects and engineers for the purpose of explaining and interpreting architectural standards, codes, or regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of project specifications compiling and analyzing relevant data.
  • Reviews shop drawings submitted by contractors to determine if program requirements and architectural standards have been met.
  • Proactively prepare, maintain, and distribute an active log of all ongoing action items Submissions, RFIs, specifications and Submittals.
  • Document and submittal reviews during bidding and construction administration.
  • Conduct material and product research as required for project development.
  • Participate in QA/QC reviews (peer and self) and review for all phases of submissions, providing red-marked drawings. Make corrections based on the received QA/QC review.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and skillset. Competitive benefits include health insurance, vacation, 401-K, bonuses, profit-sharing.

Contact Information:  Email: Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio samples to: Indicate position in the Subject Line of the e-mail: "INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

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