Architectural Project Manager

Santa Barbara, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jan 17 '24Posted on:
$80,000 - $120,000 annually Pay:


EMPLOYMENT STATUS  Full-Time Employee  - In-Office

FULL TIME                                       40 hrs wk                    LOCATION                                      Santa Barbara, CA 

COMPENSATION                          Commensurate with experience


Anacapa Architecture is seeking a Project Manager to become an integral part of our Santa Barbara, CA, and Portland, OR collaborative studio environment, working all phases of project delivery on a wide variety of project types.

A successful Project Manager at Anacapa will skillfully manage all aspects of multiple projects simultaneously. This includes concept design through construction administration, client relationships, and the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical. In addition, the Project Manager will successfully manage resources and schedules to provide accurate timelines for projects, as well as maintain a consistent budget throughout.

 AIA Position Description:  Manages multiple small/medium projects, coordinates all aspects of assigned projects, and estimates scope of work. Has full responsibility for managing all aspects of multiple small to midsize projects. Prepares strategic plans for project success. Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction. Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect ( or Pursuing Licensure preferably in California)
  • 8-10 years of professional design experience



  • Excellent design capabilities on a wide range of projects
  • High proficiency with code analysis – plumbing calculations, egress & occupancy analysis, accessibility issues, access compliance analysis, etc.
  • Extensive experience with Permit Submittals and Design Board Presentations
  • Extensive Experience in Construction Detailing & Administration experience
  • Experience in project cost estimating and scheduling
  • Extensive experience in both Commercial and Residential projects
  • High level of proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Proficiency in either Rhino or 3DS Max, V-Ray
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to constructively work independently or as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to balance multiple high-priority projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work independently


  • Travel is required to the Santa Barbara and Portland offices for all team-wide company events or workshops.
  • Occasional travel between the SB and PDX offices for training or intra-office meetings.
  • For Project Managers, regular travel to projects that are in construction phases is required.  This can be at times up to every 2 weeks, but typically once per month for job site visits on active projects.
  • Travel to job sites for potential new projects may be required.
  • Travel for in-person client meetings at least once per design phase if they don't occur in the studio or at a local job site.
  • Travel may at times be outside of typical weekday hours to accommodate client schedules, flight availability, and meeting times.



  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Group Health Insurance with Vision and Dental options
  • Paid Vacation Time-Off
  • 401K Plan participation
  • Education Reimbursement Benefit
  • Health and Wellness Monthly Benefit
  • Telephone Reimbursement Monthly Benefit


Please email with the following (in PDF Format):

  •  PORTFOLIO (PDF format only, web portfolios and links will not be considered.) 

Please visit our website and Instagram account to familiarize yourself with our work. No phone calls, please.


Anacapa is a highly progressive architecture and design firm based in Santa Barbara, California with an office in Portland, Oregon. We are an innovative team of creative young designers who work collaboratively on all our projects.

We are committed to promoting Diversity in the workplace.

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