Howard Laks Architects is hiring – Architect in Santa Monica, CA, US


Howard Laks Architects, an awarding winning architectural firm located in Santa Monica, California is seeking a Project Architect.  Candidates must possess a minimum of seven to ten years’ experience in multi-family, mixed-use projects, hotels, and commercial retail design.  Key qualifications include demonstrated design talent and to work closely with firm principal to execute and support the design in a collaborative effort.  Excellent communication skills, leadership and presentation skills are required.

 Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop architectural planning and design concept under the direction of the Project Principal.
  • Lead client programming meetings and design presentations
  • Coordinate architectural design and building systems with engineering consultants
  • Supervise project design drawing and detailing by Junior and Intermediate production staff
  • Work with City and/or County agencies to resolve code related issues
  • Support throughout the project construction phase by responding to RFI’s and reviewing shop submittals


  • Revit experience minimum five years
  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • Experience in design and detailing projects through construction documentation
  • Ability to speak confidently in public and lead presentations
  • Strong team worker
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch-Up, Rhino, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3D studio
  • Ability to complete a full set of documents from design development phase, construction document phase and to coordinate with all consultants in preparation for a RTI building permit.
  • Ability to work closely with firm principal and production team from schematic design through project completion.
  • Knowledge of local codes; (Santa Monica, Los Angeles) including ADA requirements.

 We offer a 401-K Profit Sharing Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Personal Time Off if needed, competitive salary, and an excellent opportunity for career progression. Schedule:  40 hours a week 9:am-6:pm

Please submit resume and sample of work by e-mail to [email protected]. Attachments over 5 MB will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls please.


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