HGA Architects & Engineers

  • Senior Project Architect

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Monica
    Job ID 2017-1049
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    6 months ago(10/31/2017 12:14 PM)
    Architecture / Interior Design / Landscape
  • Overview

    HGA is seeking a talented Project Architect to join our Los Angeles ACE (Arts, Community and Education) practice group. The position requires excellent communication, time management and technical skills as you will work closely with a Senior Designer and Project Manager developing non-routine and complex design concepts in a manner responsive to the client's needs and deadlines.


    1. Develops a thorough understanding of projects’ design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate
    2. Provides technical design input. Responsible for a project’s technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer
    3. Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
    4. Demonstrates strong project team leadership skills with an interest in project management
    5. Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project
    6. Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation
    7. Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent
    8. Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems
    9. Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design
    10. Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
    11. Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations.
    12. Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
    13. Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required


    • Bachelor's degree in architecture; Master's degree preferred
    • Architectural registration required
    • LEED accreditation preferred
    • 8-10 years of experience on small- to large-scale project types
    • DSA experience required
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Max, SketchUp and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed.


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