Intermediate Designer/Architect – Housing

OpenScope Studio
Location: Los Angeles, LA, USA
Added on: 24 Jul 2020, Job offer expires on: 20 Jan 2021

OpenScope Studio is a small (9 person) firm founded in San Francisco in 2013. Much of our current work is housing at a variety of scales, and this includes a number of different typologies (ADUs, co-living, multi-family, and single family). Currently we have a large number of multifamily ADU projects.  We also work on office interiors, retail stores, and the occasional  pavilion in the forest. We are currently expanding into Los Angeles and would like to find someone to work on both local LA projects and projects that the main office in San Francisco is already working on. 

All office staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. It is expected that all candidates will have a professional workspace at home. 

We are seeking an intermediate designer or architect with strong graphic and problem solving skills for an immediate opening. We are looking to find a long-term contributor to our team who can appreciate the potential for career growth at a small and growing firm.

 Job Description: 

  • Assist with the preparation of program and schematic proposals, project layouts and design options in 2D and 3D using Revit. 

  • Participate in day to day project management using spreadsheets, Asana and other digital tools.

  • Prepare construction drawings for contractors, permit agencies, etc. using Revit.

  • Assist with construction administration.

  • Make site visits to document existing conditions and communicate them to other staff


  • Currently located in Los Angeles

  • 5 years experience in a U.S. architecture office (post-graduation)

  • You must have experience with preparing construction documents and be able to show samples of this work

  • An architectural degree from an accredited school

  • Advanced proficiency with Revit in a professional office environment working on all phases of design. 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required

  • Professional level of diligence, and evidence that you understand the value of double-checking, proofreading, asking questions, and otherwise paying attention to the job at hand.

  • Licensure is not required but demonstrated progress towards fulfilling these requirements is a plus.  

  • Must be familiar with renovating existing wood frame buildings, and documenting existing conditions 

  • Must be familiar with the building codes related to multi-family buildings

  • Experience with permitting at LADBS preferred

  • Must be comfortable with long term remote work using the Google Suite, Autodesk BIM360 and other online collaboration tools. Must have a suitable work from home setup for participating in video calls and working uninterrupted.


  • 100% Employer-paid health insurance
  • Employer-matched retirement plan with immediate eligibility
  • 10 days PTO + sick leave and paid holidays
  • Competitive salary 
  • The employer will provide a laptop and software needed to perform the work, unless the employees prefers to use their own equipment. 

How to Apply

Please email a digital portfolio, resume and cover letter as follows:


Subject Line: Designer Position

Please send us ONE .pdf file with a resume and portfolio sample of your best work. The file should be less than 5MB. Please include your cover letter in the body of the email and tell us a bit about yourself and why you’d like to work here. We will contact you if we are interested in scheduling an interview. Do not send a link to ISSUU or another online portfolio site in lieu of a PDF.

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