Lead Project Architect – Retail/Mixed-Use Projects

 Lead Project Architect – Retail/Mixed-Use Projects

The chosen candidate will partner closely with the studio design leadership to lead the develop, technical solutions, documentation and interfacing with consultant teams of a 15 member passionate and talented team within an entrepreneurial, collaborative renowned international urban design and architectural major firm, experiencing a team feel with the benefits and resources of a large firm. The culture is horizontal, not ivory tower and collaborative; where new ideas and ambition are encouraged and rewarded, and there is a fast track for promotions into the executive leadership of the firm. There aren’t layers of politics or hiearchy. There’s an entrepreneurial & collaborative culture, where the leaders take their work seriously but not themselves. The studio operates as a flat structure, so they manage their time diligently & with transparency. They strongly believe in obtaining team member “buy in” before committing to a project. As a result of this approach, overtime is rare and limited to unforeseen, critical requests. Therefore, as the Studio Lead Designer, the sky’s the limit on the leadership you can have in determining the future of the firm and be a critical part of a dynamic, passionate team which believes in a work life balance and working smart with only the most coveted national and international clients medium to large scale mixed-use projects.

Now hiring full-time position in Los Angeles, CA


As the Lead Project Architect directing the development, construction and technical solutions for primarily domestic medium to large-scale retail/mixed-use projects for the Studio, the responsibilities are:

* Partnering closely with the design leadership to develop constructible solutions

* Ensuring techincal integrity of documents using knowledge of applicable code, life safety systems, standares: in preparation and/or review of design and construction documents

* Perform complex calculations and analytical tasks independently

* Interface and coordinate with consultant teams

* Mentor junior staff an lead in informing technical solutions to design challenges


* Licensed Architect (California Preferred, not essential)

* 15+ years in an architects office * 10+ years experience as a Project Architect

* Primarily domestic experience (California Preferred) * Lead role directing the development and comumentation of large scale (in excess of 300,000 square feet) Retail/Mixed use projects, including shopping centers (Renovation & Ground-up)

* Must have advanced proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office


*Excellent health, vacation, continuing education and life insurance benefits

* Work-Life Balance

* Achievement recognized with fast track capability to promotions


To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter to Doug Gray by fax at (540) 318-2455, email dgray@cbamanage.com, or apply online and expect to hear back from us within five business days.

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