Entry Level Lighting Designer

Irvine, CA
Engineering – Lighting Design /
LPA is seeking a passionate Entry-Level Lighting 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:

    • The Designer will assist lighting designers, architects, engineers and project managers in the execution of specific assignments
    • Prepare lighting design calculations and documentation for schematic design, design development and construction documents
    • Select equipment, systems, and products related to projects
    • Review and process construction administration documents

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 incentives, professional development grants and our professional development process
    • In-house management and leadership training opportunities
    • Education opportunities including LPA+U and LPA Tech Talks

Entry-Level Lighting Designer Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in lighting design, interior design or related field
    • 0-2 years of experience in the design of building lighting systems
    • Enthusiastic commitment to the multidisciplinary design process and team environment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Curious and open minded to learn and assume increased responsibilities
    • Committed to building a long-term professional career

Entry-Level Lighting Designer Preferred Requirements:

    • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit, and good knowledge of industry software
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 $62,000 - $90,000 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.