Entry Level Architectural Designer

Sacramento, CA
Architecture – All Studios /
LPA is seeking a passionate Entry-Level Architectural Designer to join our integrated team of Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, and Master Planners. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with team members across studios on projects that are both local and across California and Texas. Our clients include public and private entities, and represent nine different market segments, so your career can take many different trajectories.

You will join a high-performing, multi-disciplinary design team, and you will impact projects at each stage of design.  We offer numerous education and mentoring opportunities including software training, tech talks, and monthly LPA-U courses centered around innovative and sustainable design practices. Join a firm where your voice is heard, creative design ideas are encouraged, and your work is highly regarded. 
We’re committed to diversity, wellness, and work-life balance, and which is neatly summarized in our Just label. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness, and other work/life plans.  

What you will do:

    • Participate in the integrated design process with other disciplines at LPA 
    • Assist Design Coordinators and Project Leaders in the execution of specific assignments 
    • Prepare presentations and documentation for schematic design, design development, and construction documents 
    • Assist in research for product and construction methods related to projects 
    • Review and process construction administration documents 
    • Attend construction meetings and field visits to further understand detailing and coordination 

What we will do:

    • Provide mentorship from Managing Directors and Design Directors as well as other in-house disciplines on all projects 
    • Provide career growth opportunities including licensure materials and financial incentives, professional development grants and our professional development process 
    • Education opportunities including LPA+U, LPA Tech Talks and Lunch and Learns 

Entry-Level Architectural Designer Requirements:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture 
    • 0-2 years of experience in all phases of architecture projects 
    • Enthusiastic commitment to the multidisciplinary design process and team environment 
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
    • Committed to building a long-term professional career 

Entry-Level Architectural Designer Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience with Revit, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite 
LPA is an integrated design firm with offices in California and Texas. We specialize in creating innovative, sustainable environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. We provide a vibrant and rewarding work environment—one that values and fosters creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, community engagement and ongoing career development and growth. LPA is also committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial, wellness and other work/life plans.
The salary range for this position is $56,000 - $78,000 and is eligible for annual bonus. If you are hired at LPA, your base salary is based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, experience and/or project complexity. We believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current team members as part of any final offer.
Please note that LPA does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed contract, LPA will not agree to pay any recruiter fee. In the situation an agency or recruiter submits a candidate or resume without a previously signed agreement and/or without LPA’s request, LPA explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of LPA.