Architecture Design Coordinator

Irvine, CA /
Architecture – All Studios /
LPA is seeking a passionate Design Coordinator to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and master planners in our education practice. As a key participant in our uniquely collaborative design process, you will work hand in hand with clients and colleagues across disciplines on a wide variety of innovative, sustainable projects in our civic + cultural or commercial teams.
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.
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.
    • The Design Coordinator will assist Project Architects, Project Designers and Project Managers in the execution of specific assignments
    • Prepare documentation and oversee documentation for design development and construction documents
    • Review and process construction administration documents
    • Organize research for product and construction methods related to projects
    • Mentor-ship from project leaders and managing directors, provide mentorship to junior designers

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

Design Coordinator Requirements:

    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Architecture
    • 5+ years of experience in all phases of architectural projects
    • Actively pursuing architectural license (or already licensed) and LEED accreditation
    • Proficiency in Revit. Good knowledge of SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
    • Demonstrate independence, innovation, and vision with program, project design, and implementation
    • Commitment to pursue high quality construction documents
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.

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.