Project Architect

CLR Design
Location: Capistrano Beach, CA, USA
Added on: 7 Mar 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Apr 2024

CLR Design, an award-winning firm with a 40-year legacy, is at the forefront of the planning, design, and construction of zoological parks and institutions worldwide. Our mid-sized, multi-disciplinary team is actively seeking a highly skilled designer and communicator with substantial experience across all phases of design, from conceptual planning to construction administration, to join our team as a Project Architect. In this role, you’ll have a unique opportunity to harness your experience and expertise to shape the future of zoos and other wildlife conservation organizations through innovative design.

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, CLR Design offers a comprehensive and immersive professional design experience in a flexible, collaborative studio environment at both our Philadelphia (PA) and Capistrano Beach (CA) offices. If you’re ready for an exciting new challenge, we invite you to submit your cover letter, resume, and work samples to with the subject heading “Project Architect.” For a more in-depth understanding of our firm and the impactful work we do, please explore our website at


  • Design leadership for the vision management, development, and documentation of all components within an architectural project.
  • Conceptualize, coordinate, research, document, and specify comprehensive architectural packages.
  • Provide guidance and coordination for other CLR team members when required to achieve project objectives.
  • Play a role in mentoring and training less experienced staff members in a project context.
  • Efficiently facilitate communication and coordination among the CLR team, project owners, and design sub-consultants.
  • Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and support within the design environment.
  • Review project construction in the field and help manage construction administration at the office and at job site meetings.


  • BARCH or MARCH accredited professional degree.
  • Licensure is required for this position.
  • 6-10 years of experience as an architect.
  • Demonstrate expertise across all phases of architectural design including concept development, technical drawing, specifications, and construction administration.
  • Technical proficiency in Revit and other industry standard software (e.g., Bluebeam, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Digital and/or free-hand sketching & rendering skills a plus.
  • Ability to work from one of our two office locations as required, flexible remote/in-person schedule
  • Willing and able to travel to project sites as necessary.

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