Studio Lead Architectural Designer – National & International Medium to Large Scale Mixed Use Projects

┬áStudio Lead Architectural Designer – National & International Medium to Large Scale Mixed Use Projects

The chosen candidate will partner with the studio leader to establish the strategy, planning, design vision and future 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 Studio Lead Architectural Designer for medium and large scale domestic and international retail/mixed-use projects, major responsibilities are:

* Partner with the studio leader to establish a planning and design vision

* Lead multiple projects through all design phases

* Communicate openly and help mentor the next generation of designers

* Produce graphic presentations and build digital models

* Act as a lead partner and seller doer in presenting competently with the ability to sell solutions at client meetings and public hearings


*Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

* Minimum 15 years of experience as a designer in an Architects Office

* Strong experience in a lead role in the design of domestic and international medium to large scale retail/mixed use projects, with expertise in the design of mixed-use shopping center projects

* Ability to prioritize and concurrently lead and service multiple projects

* Must have advanced proficiency in Hand Drawn


* Excellent health, vacation, and life insurance benefits for self and family

* Work-Life Balance

* Entrepreneurial flat management culture where one’s accomplishments are visible and fast track to promotions

* Leading on exciting national and international mixed-use projects


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

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