Designer I (Santa Monica CA)

Michael Folonis Architects
April 15, 2019
Job Type


Designer I  

Michael W. Folonis Architects is a highly recognized, award-winning architectural design studio located in Santa Monica. Project typologies include high-rise, mixed-use, commercial, multi-family housing, and healthcare. We are seeking a talented individual to join our firm. This position is full-time and available immediately.

Designer I:
This is an outstanding opportunity for a person who wants to take charge and fast-track their architectural experience in a design-oriented studio. Should you be interested, please contact us immediately if you meet the following criteria:

Qualifications are:

  • Bachelor or Masters of Architecture from an accredited institution
  • 5 + years of full-time relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of local municipal codes and the CBC
  • Experience and knowledge of architectural design, drafting, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques
  • Proficiency in design conception and presentation
  • Strong construction document skills
  • Experience with Type I, III, V construction and mixed-use projects
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be exceptional as a collaborator, be critical and dynamic as a problem-solver and be friendly and easy to work with
  • ArchiCAD experience preferred, Revit experience helpful
  • Candidate must be actively working towards licensure

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participation in all phases of architectural practice
  • Developing architectural planning and design concepts under the direction of the senior project architect
  • Coordinating architectural design and building systems with engineering consultants
  • Conducting research and development of all project materials, including design options
  • Preparing project presentation materials, diagrams, renderings and graphics
  • Production of architectural drawings and documentation
  • Work with city and/or county agencies to resolve code related issues

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter and resume [5mb max.] to Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications, based on the AIA Compensation Survey. Examples of construction documents prepared by the candidate will be required at the interview.

We are only accepting applicants who live in the Los Angeles area and have legal U.S. work status only (no H1-B visa sponsorship offered.)

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