Project Designer

IBI Group, Los Angeles CA, US

A smarter urban future

Here’s how we work:

IBI Group is looking for a Project Designer to join our Mixed-use, Multi-family team in Los Angeles. Our collaborative approach to deliver projects is a direct result of our global virtual studio environment.  Our USA, Canada and International offices in major urban cities are leaders in working together on projects globally.  This team of professionals works closely, as part of an integrated, international project team, with a seamless connection to other mixed use / urban development practices across North America and globally. 

Who you are:

  • You are passionate about design excellence and creating thriving, dynamic urban environments.
  • You would like to be part of an exciting initiative that will make a significant impact on defining the cities of tomorrow.
  • Infusing technology into how you operate and deliver projects intrigues you.
  • If you think of yourself as a cross-disciplinary thinker with a passion for client-driven, creative excellence, then we want to hear from you!

Most of the things you’ll work on:

  • Engage with clients to understand the Project requirements, lead client and consultant meetings, guide the design process with thoughtful insight and best practices knowledge.
  • Coordinate the design, construction and management of building projects, including liaising with clients, statutory authorities, contractors, suppliers and consultants.
  • Contribute to the delivery of high-quality architecture, fulfilling the design aspirations of the practice and exceeding client expectations.
  • Demonstrate high professional and ethical standards.
  • Exhibit leadership qualities by leading elements of major, complex projects while also being able to work on small projects independently both with and without a supporting team.
  • Facilitate the management of resources and activities of the team(s).
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals, submissions, and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain external relationships, in particular with clients, consultants and contractors.
  • Add value to the business development activities of the department and office.
  • Demonstrate initiative in reaching out to other sectors to drive value and innovation for clients.

You'll need to have:

  • Completed a University Degree in Architecture, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2-5 years of architectural experience. Additional design competencies are an asset.
  • Experience in mixed use residential, commercial, hospitality, and retail architecture.
  • Experience in all phases of a project is an asset, from schematic design through construction administration.
  • Experience with large, complex projects within a multi-disciplinary practice.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and administrative procedures.
  • Ability to understand how buildings are constructed and to create technical documents that succinctly describe the work to be done.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship-management skills.
  • Proven ability to place client needs at the center of the creative process.
  • Must be proficient in Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office. Revit skills a strong asset.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

Office Description:

Our employees enjoy our small office feel and all the perks of a big office support system. You’ll have direct access to management and also benefit from our enthusiastic, helpful organizational resources team. We have a shared company-wide passion and work together to reach common goals; IBI Group encourages its employees to grow and take on responsibilities based on ability rather than seniority. We are a close-knit group that emphasizes work/life balance and appreciates camaraderie.

Our office is located downtown, between Hill and Olive on 9th Street and is easily accessible by bike, rail and car. We are walking distance from a number of new restaurants, grocery stores, breweries and coffee shops. The floors are open concept and represent our collaborative approach to projects.

IBI Group is pleased to provide a competitive benefit package and pays association dues and licensing fees.

As part of IBI Group's selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer (as applicable under state law). These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence, drug testing and driver’s license record.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. IBI Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About IBI Group

IBI Group is a global team of industry leading architects, engineers, planners, designers, and technology professionals united by a common desire: to create livable, sustainable, technologically advanced urban environments. We are a technology-driven design firm. From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of truly integrated cities. Our collaborative approach focuses on future-forward solutions. We’re bridging the gap between design and technology, unlocking new potential in data-driven environments. We believe in cities built upon intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and the human touch.

Want to learn more about IBI Group? Visit IBI Group's website.