Project Architect

Sacramento, CA /
Architecture – All Studios /
LPA is seeking a passionate Project Architect to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and master planners. Our Sacramento studio is continuing to grow, and you’ll have the opportunity to be a central part of our expansion. 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 are both public and private and represent nine different market segments so your career can take many different trajectories.
We walk the talk in changing lives by design. Our sustainability commitment is real, we are the only large firm in the nation to comply with the 2030 Challenge for the past two years running. Our award-winning projects aim to have a positive and enduring environmental, economic and social impact.
You will be working with directors and principals in the studio and across the firm. We are looking to you to help us continue to develop our talented designers and engineers.
As a studio, we work hard, have fun and we experiment. Egos are ‘checked at the door’; we expect ideas to come from everyone in our organization - the best ideas are ones developed.
We’re committed to diversity, wellness and work-life balance and it 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:

    • You will be living and breathing the project from inception to completion and be able to turn your hand to all aspects of the project.
    • Lead the project design and documentation process with your team of designers and engineers.
    • Work in unison with the Project Designer and Project Manager and lead the realization of the project.
    • Prepare documentation for schematic design, design development and construction documents
    • Quality control research for product and construction methods related to projects
    • Lead the construction administration process
    • Mentor your team members and help to train and upskill them.

What we will do:

    • Provide mentorship from Managing Directors and Design Directors
    • Provide opportunities and career growth – your success is our success
    • In-house management and leadership training opportunities
    • Provide study grants for exploration – Catapult, LPA Foundation

Project Architect Experience:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture required
    • 10+ years of experience in all phases of architectural projects
    • Architectural license required

Project Architect Requirements:

    • Proficiency in CAD and Revit is required.
    • Strong technical, code and detailing skills for quality documentation
    • Enthusiastic commitment to the multidisciplinary design process and team environment
    • Proactive written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledgeable to support both, management and design
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.