Retail - Senior Designer

Montalba Architects, Inc. Montalba Architects, Inc. Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Sun, Sep 18 '22Posted on:

MONTALBA ARCHITECTS, INC., is a design-focused and high-service architectural practice based in Santa Monica, California with a satellite office in Lausanne, Switzerland. We work with a wide range of local and international clients and our body of work consists of high-end and boutique retail projects, private residences, commercial, and hospitality projects.  We have a studio-like atmosphere where individuals can focus, inspire, and learn from each other. We are seeking individuals that are excited for challenges and dedicated to crafting great projects together.  

We are currently looking for a Senior Designer to lead multiple, concurrent luxury retail projects located throughout the United States.  The Senior Designer role manages and develops the architectural development of new stores, remodels, and special projects in conjunction with other project stakeholders.


  • Completion of BArch or MArch Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in an Architectural office or an established Retailer
  • Strong verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
  • Organized, precise, and detail oriented
  • Enjoys a collaborative team environment and mentoring junior staff
  • Proactive about solving issues
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while looking ahead and prioritizing the work
  • Passionate about doing great work and eager to grow in your career
  • Local applicants are preferred but full-time remote work would be considered for highly qualified individuals


  • Solid experience project managing all aspects of high-end retail projects
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with a proven ability to confront ambiguous situations head-on while maintaining a positive rapport with all parties
  • Ability to lead and mentor junior staff
  • Strong drawing production skills in Design Development & Construction Documents
  • Must be extremely proficient in AutoCAD and Bluebeam
  • SketchUp, Revit, and Enscape experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with Building Codes and obtaining agency approvals in varying jurisdictions throughout the US
  • Construction Administration experience (with the ability to travel) is preferred

This is a full-time, salaried position. We provide a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We support growth within the office and encourage professional development.

No Phone Calls Please. Please apply by emailing us at and add ‘Retail – Senior Designer’ in the subject.   You must include DD/CD drawing samples in your submission.  Limit file size to 10 MB max, please. Montalba Architects, Inc. will review all submitted work and contact selected candidates for an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, please note that we are not able to respond to all applicants. 

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