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Santa Monica, USA
Project architect
at HGA

HGA is looking for a project architect in arts, community and education to join its team in Santa Monica, USA.

HGA is an award-winning, interdisciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, planners, lighting designers, landscape architects, and interior designers working together to create holistic designs for healthcare, the arts, community, education, corporations, government and district/campus energy clients.  This is an exciting opportunity for a talented project architect to join our arts, community and education (ACE) practice group, working out of our Los Angeles office on a variety of projects throughout the country.


  • 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
  • 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
  • seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions
  • demonstrates strong project team leadership skills with an interest in project management
  • 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
  • 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
  • advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent
  • maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.  Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design
  • performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
  • prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans, cost estimates and calculations
  • executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)
  • maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required


  • bachelor’s degree strongly desired
  • architectural registration preferred
  • eight to ten years’ experience on commercial mixed-use and ground-up construction preferred
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max, SketchUp, and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed
  • exceptional interpersonal skills, able to communicate clearly with team members and clients
  • demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

Please submit your resume and portfolio using the ‘apply’ link below.

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Salary: Undisclosed
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