Design / Technical Director

Location: Los Angeles, USA
Added on: 10 Jun 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 July 2024

64North is a multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to collaborating across traditional boundaries to create forward-thinking architecture, interiors, landscapes, and product design.  Recognized as one of the ‘Top 50 Architects in the U.S.’ by A|N, we have offices both in Los Angeles and New York, with current projects spanning from Miami to Alaska.  Our portfolio includes significant experience designing multifamily, mixed-use, affordable housing, creative office, hospitality, adaptive reuse, arts, education, interior, wellness, restaurant, retail, transit, landscape, and civic projects, as well as single family residences and estates in the U.S. and abroad.  64North has been recognized with multiple awards from the AIA, with Architecture’s Progressive Architecture Award, and won three international design competitions. Our work has been featured in Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Domus, Frame, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, on CBS and CNN, and exhibited at the Carnegie Museum for Art, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.

This role is an opportunity for you to work in a leadership capacity in our office alongside other senior members of the firm, meaningfully contributing to and shaping the most important, dynamic parts of our practice.  This role can be more design oriented, more technically oriented, or more management oriented, depending on your expertise and interests.  We are continuing to grow rapidly with a significant number of large-scale, exciting new projects, and we seek team members who would like to join us and assist us in furthering this trajectory.  It is also an opportunity for you to continue to grow in parallel with our practice as a leader, with continued opportunity for advancement, and to do so in a highly collaborative, supportive studio environment.  We’d love to have you join us.

+ Excellent collaborator and team player with exceptional leadership, communication, organization, relationship, improvisation, and problem-solving skills.
+ Supervise design, ensuring design excellence and that project design and technical detailing meets the overall goals of the project and practice.
+ Supervise technical elements of projects, including code compliance, systems coordination, detailing, permitting, and construction administration, ensuring that performance and design goals are met.
+ Supervise and teach project and practice management, including contracts, budgeting, and costing.
+ Act as direct client contact and lead all aspects of project communication including with clients, consultants, and contractors, and to teach others to do the same.
+ Comprehensive understanding of buildings and how they are constructed, and ability to create design and technical documents that succinctly, thoroughly, and accurately describe them as required.
+ Experience in solving complex design and technical issues, and ability to assist others in doing so.
+ Mentor, supervise, coach, and grow team members as they evolve as architects, assisting them and contributing to the practice’s culture and design methodology.
+ Assist in firm management, including scheduling, staffing, and project workflow.
+ Collaborate with the practice’s senior leadership to further grow and develop the firm.
+ Interest in continuing to evolve the practice, its design language, its design process, its design and technical expertise, and implement these elements in our projects.

+ Interest in continued rapid career growth with parallel high degree of responsibility and ownership.
+ Self-starter, driven to take on more than expected and work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
+ Motivated to continue to learn and improve as a professional.
+ Extremely detail-oriented, organized, precise, and reliable.
+ Enthusiastic, positive, compassionate, and supportive of others.
+ Desire to innovate, explore, and expand your abilities and voice as an architect, as a part of 64North as a practice, and within architecture as a discipline.
+ Be a licensed architect or have a similar degree of experience and expertise.

+ Proven experience within multifamily, mixed-use, affordable, single family, creative office, adaptive reuse, arts, wellness, and/or cultural sectors.
+ Interest in learning and contributing to other disciplines practiced within 64North including landscape design, construction project management, product design, branding, and web design.

+ Professional degree in Architecture and 10-20 years of work experience in the A&E industry.
+ Proficiency in Rhino, VRay, Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign.

Salary & Benefits
+ Benefits Include Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
+ 401(k)
+ Paid Vacation & Holidays
+ Salary Dependent on Experience

Please email the following to to be considered:
+ Cover letter
+ Resume
+ Portfolio
+ 3 or more references
+ A drawing set or sets that you have personally completed

We look forward to hearing from you.

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