Project Architect

Archipelago Workshop Archipelago Workshop Employer:
Ventura, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jul 9 '24Posted on:
$85,000 - $115,000 annually Pay:

Archipelago Workshop is a full-service, award-winning architectural studio founded in 2003 with residential and landscape design projects in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. Like the island chains for which we are named, our projects are individually distinct but part of a greater whole in which built spaces – and those who live in them – connect organically with the natural world.

 We are seeking a Project Architect to join our team who brings integrity, persistence and a strong creative vision to all aspects and phases of project design and development. This is a full-time position for a designer with a minimum of 8 years of experience and a degree in architecture or urban design. As part of a small firm, the position offers project ownership, including overall project management and production drawing. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the firm's principal architects as well as clients and external stakeholders – outside project managers, city/county planning, contractors, suppliers - to ensure projects are executed with excellence.


  •  A bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture or urban design
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience, including high-end residential
  • Licensed architect (preferably in CA) or pursuing licensure
  • ARCHICAD® or equivalent software proficiency
  • Familiarity with zoning, building code analysis, due diligence, permitting, design review board requirements, plan submittal, and plan check corrections
  • Strong experience in construction administration

 Desired Attributes

  •  Ability to assemble a consultant team and manage multiple and complex project requirements
  • Ability to create project specifications and plan drawings
  • Excellent graphic skills and ability to perform design analyses and layouts
  • Skilled listener, note taker, and communicator
  • A strong personal design aesthetic and curiosity for exploring new concepts


  •  A passion for craftsmanship and experience making things by hand

 Salary and Benefits

  • Range $85,000 - $115,000 annually; final salary decisions will be made based on the extent and relevance of the candidate’s education and experience
  • Hybrid on-site (Ventura, CA) and remote, with ability to travel within Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties for client, stakeholder, and site visits
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401K
  • Emphasis on work-family balance: 40-hour work week with occasional exceptions; flexible hours/ scheduling
  • Opportunity to grow professionally in a collaborative, creatively challenging team environment on California’s “Gold Coast”.

To Apply

Submit your CV/resume', cover letter, and portfolio to: [email protected].

 Your portfolio should be attached as a compressed PDF (10Mb or smallerthat can be easily printed in 8-1/2 x11 or 11×17 format. Feel free to include links to an online portfolio or website in your submission.

No phone calls please.

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