Job Captain

Bestor Architecture Bestor Architecture Diversity Badge Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Feb 3 '23Posted on:
$75,000 - $85,000 annually Pay:

Bestor Architecture’s Job Captain is part of a collaborative team of architects and designers. This person will provide expertise in all phases of project development—schematic design through construction administration. We are looking for an experienced collaborator to join us on our first ground-up institutional project.

Bestor Architecture has actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism. The practice explores the architectural form through experiments in spatial arrangements, graphics, and color, which is evident in projects from custom residences to headquarters for international companies. Founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA, in 1995, Bestor Architecture has designed several award-winning projects, including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Snap, Blackbirds, a groundbreaking new typology for dense housing in Echo Park, and a variety of experimental residences and commercial establishments. The varied, creative, and aesthetically progressive body of work expands the territory of architecture into atmospheric urbanism.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce and coordinate BIM model and working drawings with internal and external teams
  • Develop design and detailing concepts according to parameters defined by Project Architect
  • Ensure overall design intent of the project is incorporated into detailed documentation
  • Work closely with the project team, consultants, contractors, and agency officials to achieve project objectives
  • Serve as day-to-day project contact with consultant team
  • Research materials, products, and building systems throughout the design and construction phases, with an understanding of architectural detailing
  • Assist Senior Designers/Project Managers with establishing and monitoring project budgets and schedules
  • Assist Senior Designers/Project Managers with project management responsibilities, helping to ensure client satisfaction, service quality, and financial performance
  • Participate in client coordination on larger projects and serve as primary client contact on smaller projects
  • Ensure fulfillment of all contractual requirements for professional services on smaller projects
  • Provide informal feedback and some direction to Junior Designers and Interns; serve as a mentor, resource, and guide



  • Professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch. or M.Arch.) from an accredited institution
  • 5 or more years of experience, ideally with most recent experience as a Job Captain, preferably in progressive, design-focused firms
  • Proficiency in Revit is required; experience in working drawing set production and architectural detailing is a must
  • Prior experience on ground-up commercial or institutional projects, including experience coordinating with consultant teams, from concept design through construction administration
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems and codes
  • Good technical aptitude with a problem-solving mindset
  • On site construction and/or CA experience is highly valued
  • Motivated, independent, flexible, and cooperative problem solver with a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills
  • Able to take direction and initiative with minimal supervision
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Licensure or licensure candidacy preferred


Salary ranges from $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 annually. Salary is commensurate with education level, professional experience, and demonstrated knowledge.

A full benefits package is offered, including paid time off, 8 paid holidays, health, dental, and vision insurance, licensure support, 401k matching and profit sharing, as well as weekly paid lunches, happy hours, birthday celebrations, all in a fun, positive, collaborative environment.  

Bestor Architecture is an Equal-opportunity employer.

Other Details

  • Full-time position
  • Reports to: Senior Associate or Associate Principal
  • Manages others: No

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties or responsibilities may change or be assigned at any time.


Please email your CV, portfolio sample (no larger than 5 MB), and availability to Please indicate “Job Captain" in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

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