Senior Project Designer

Johnson Fain Johnson Fain Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Mar 18 '24Posted on:
$95,000 - $130,000 annually Pay:

Johnson Fain is seeking a self-motivated, highly-skilled Senior Designer to work collaboratively with our design and technical team on a variety of project types.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic team-player and must possess a strong work ethic, strong client interface, leadership and communication skills with experience in largescale, complex, multi-use urban projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to lead a collaborative design effort with clients, consultants, and the internal design team.
  • Experience in preparing and directing Architectural presentations that effectively and creatively communicate design ideas.
  • Strong production skills, construction documents experience, and technical detailing
  • Mentor design staff in the process of architectural design and documentation.
  • Work collaboratively to coordinate design and documents with other disciplines.

 Job Requirements:

  • Ten or more years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
  • Licensed CA Architect, preferred.
  • Familiar with building and zoning codes and agency approvals within the United States.
  • LEED AP, preferred.
  • Fluent knowledge of Rhino/ Grasshopper, Revit, Autocad, Lumion, and Twinmotion plus presentation software including Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


  • Hybrid work week with remote working schedule
  • Half-day Friday
  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Professional development stipends

Johnson Fain offers an intellectual and creative work environment with state-of-the-art computer software integration, with 3D print modeling, virtual reality technology, and a spacious open studio. The firm offers a competitive benefits package, half day Fridays, remote working days, guest speaker and social events, professional development support and more. Competitive salaries offered commensurate with level of experience. Candidates will have strong involvement in the firm’s future growth.

Interested and qualified candidates: Please email your resume, work samples and references to [email protected] with the subject heading “Senior Designer”. No phone calls, please.

About Johnson Fain:

For 40 years Johnson Fain has remained a fully integrated, “boutique” architectural, urban design + planning, and interiors firm with one office in Los Angeles, CA and has established itself as an award-winning studio known for its creative approach to the built environment and attention to client service. Founding Partners, Scott Johnson and William Fain, lead a diversified office of 40 professionals with Partners Juan Begazo, Amber Langlois, Suma Spina, Steve Chung, and James (JED) Donaldson. The firm has received numerous awards for design excellence, including the 2023 ULI Americans Award for Excellence for the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. The American Institute of Architects has also recognized Johnson Fain with multiple awards at the national, state and local levels. The American Institute of Architects California Council honored Johnson Fain with their 2018 Firm of the Year Award.


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