Architectural Project Manager

Irvine, CA
Architecture – All Studios /
LPA is seeking a passionate Project Manager to join our integrated team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and master planners. Our Education studio is committed to creating engaging environments that put 21st century skills at the center of learning. We have completed projects such as Environmental Nature Center Preschool, Tarbut V'Torah and Eastvale STEM Academy. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with our in-house multidisciplinary teams including engineering, landscape and interiors. We work primarily on education projects Southern California.
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.
    • You will be responsible for meeting the project goals including integrated design and planning goals, budget, schedule, and project financial performance.
    • Prepare schedules, budgets and work plan documents during all phases of the project.
    • Review contractual and financial construction administration documents.
    • Maintain excellent relationships with the clients, builders, governing authorities, stakeholders and team members.
    • You will be working on K12, healthcare, commercial and civic projects
    • Review research for product and construction methods related to project
    • Serve as the Architect of Record.
    • Signing and stamping, as a licensed professional, all project related documentation which has been prepared under the supervision and direction of the Project Manager or Managing Director.
    • Mentor your team members and help to train and upskill them.

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 professional development grants and our professional development process
    • In-house management and leadership training opportunities
    • Education opportunities including LPA+U and LPA Tech Talks
    • Provide study grants for exploration – Catapult, LPA Foundation

Project Manager Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture
    • 10+ years of experience in all phases of architectural projects
    • Architectural license
    • 5+ years of experience working on education projects. Higher Ed experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Project and Excel. Knowledge of Revit and Adobe Create Suite preferred.
    • Knowledge in management of project business: scope, fee, schedule, work plans and budget
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 $88,000 - $145,000 and is eligible for an 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.