Technical Architect (With CD + ArchiCAD Experience)

Laney LA Laney LA Diversity Badge Employer:
Hermosa Beach, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 19 '22Posted on:


Laney LA is an award-winning architecture and design studio driven by the conviction that great architecture can inspire the best in humanity - moving those who experience it, shaping neighborhoods, and impacting the way we steward our environment. Based in Los Angeles, the studio specializes in residential, commercial, and interior design projects along the western coast and mountain ranges of the United States.

About Position

The four essential responsibilities of this role are the following: 

  1. Documentation & QA/QC: The Technical Architect is responsible for elevating documentation standards, and ensuring QA/QC excellence on all residential and commercial projects. This requires deep knowledge of the project lifecycle and a passion for leading the production of details in 2D and 3D software and redlining. The Technical Architect must ensure high quality documentation deliverables.
  2. BIM Leadership: The Technical Architect is responsible for overseeing the development and streamlining of BIM technology within the studio. This requires deep understanding of ArchiCAD tools, production workflows, BIM methodologies, and standard protocols.
  3. Construction Administration Oversight: The Technical Architect is responsible for ensuring all projects are “on track” during the construction administration phase and that design intent is preserved. This requires that contractors are satisfied through artful service, timely and profession communication, and prioritized coordination. 
  4. Lead, Manage and Hold Accountable: The final responsibility of the Technical Architect is to lead, manage, and hold accountable a BIM Manager and documentation experts in ArchiCAD leadership. In addition, the Technical Architect shall act as mentor to the broader team of architects in regards to documentation, construction, and BIM technology.


We believe that a cultural fit is the highest priority. Therefore, we have outlined several items that define our studio culture.  

Laney LA shares the following five core values.  

  • Designer’s Passion: We demand creative energy in all ventures
  • Servant’s Heart: We embrace the art of service
  • Rookie’s Advantage: We pursue a steep learning curve
  • Detective’s Curiosity: We demonstrate active listening
  • Warrior’s Spirit: We overcome obstacles with bravery 


  • 10-15 years of experience in high-end residential, commercial, and interiors projects at all phases of the project life cycle
  • License preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Architecture, or a relevant professional degree
  • Deep expertise in construction documentation
  • Mastery of ArchiCAD
  • The ability to visually communicate design through drawings, diagrams, and details with expertise and precision
  • Experience leading teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and self-motivation
  • Excellent delegation skills
  • Highly skilled technically
  • High level of intrinsic design competence
  • Experience with assembling highly complex drawing sets
  • Good awareness of design, industry trends, materials, and the aptitude to translate these ideas 
  • Punctual & organized
  • Knowledge of California Building Codes

Compensation package 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Health & dental benefits
  • 401(K) Plan with 4% match
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Sick leave

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


How To Apply

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