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Los Angeles, USA
Project architect
at MAD Architects

MAD Architects is looking for a project architect to join its team in Los Angeles, USA.

MAD Architects is an award-winning international practice with a complete portfolio of cultural projects, high-rises and mixed-use developments in North America, Europe and Asia. Led by founder and principal designer Ma Yansong, MAD works in forward-looking environments developing futuristic architectures based on a contemporary interpretation of the eastern spirit of nature. MAD currently employs 110 architects from around the world. Find more information about our firm on our website.

We are seeking a project architect with seven to ten years of experience working in a major international architecture firm. West coast experience, particularly on completed residential, corporate offices, mixed-use developments and/or large-scale cultural projects, is highly preferred. The position will be based in MAD’s Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate should be extremely professional, possess strong design and communication skills, and be able to independently solve problems while receiving technical guidance on unusual or complex issues. The position requires supervision over staff of designers and architects.


  • possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or related field or equivalent experience
  • have seven to ten years of progressively responsible project experience working for a major international architecture firm
  • licensed in California
  • have expertise in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Maxwell and Adobe Creative Suite
  • have experiences on completed residential, corporate office and/or large-scale cultural projects from SD to completion
  • have strong communication, leadership and presentation skills, with the ability to understand MAD’s design intent and transcribe sketches/ideas/concepts to 3D models and 2D drawings
  • have extensive experience in SD, DD and CD drawings and procedures, particularly on working details and the planning/design/coordination of large, complex projects
  • be legally authorised to work in the US


  • produce drawings and models to support the partners, associate partners and design team
  • supervise and coach architects, junior designers to ensure the overall design quality, scheduling and execution standards are met
  • independently solve and communicate working drawing details throughout the design phases, with a focus on preserving MAD’s design intent throughout the DD and CD phases
  • work closely and lead the communication with executive architects, consultants and the design team to resolve problems on complex projects, while receiving guidance from senior associates and partners
  • balance a fast-paced work environment and execute obstacles and tight deadlines with a positive attitude
  • a highly reliable, outgoing and strong communicator
  • able to manage multiple projects as required

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