Project Manager / Project Architect – Education Specialty

Architecture for Education, Inc.
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Added on: 5 Jun 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Sep 203

Our greatest asset is our people. At Architecture for Education, we take pride in providing a supportive, engaging and fun studio culture for our employees. As our newest employee, you will be tasked to contribute right away. Sounds good? Let’s chat!

ABOUT: A4E is a small yet growing practice, staffed by 14 architects, designers, and support personnel. Education is our passion and 100% of our business. We endeavor to make a lasting contribution to learning through the design of innovative learning environments. As a studio-sized firm, there are many opportunities for you to lead; for you to be involved with all aspects of the architectural process and for you to help us cultivate the culture of the firm.

SUMMARY: This Project Manager/Project Architect is comfortable managing all phases of small to large scale Education projects. Working hand-in-hand with our Principals, they will direct, control and monitor all project activities. Working in this role will provide you the opportunity to wear many hats and change them often. This Architect may be responsible for a major project or several small projects.


  • Graduate of a NAAB accredited 4 or 5 year architecture school
  • 10+ years of experience in the production of Educational projects
  • 8+ years of experience working in an architectural firm with a focus on quality design on Revit based projects. Portfolio review a must.
  • DSA and Educational facility design experience
  • Coach, mentor, and provide performance-enhancing feedback of assigned team members.
  • Be primary source for monitoring employee performance on a daily basis and take appropriate action to report both positive and negative performance.
  • Supervise and manage up to six team members for all phases of projects.
  • Maintain primary contact with client and have excellent follow-through with client to help get repeat work.
  • Demonstrate capabilities of Construction Administrator.
  • Review documents for code compliance in all phases and issue code interpretations.
  • Coordinate with government agencies, utility companies, and resolve plan check and approval issues with the agencies.
  • Excellent problem solver and independent thinker with good listening skills and strong follow-through
  • Ability to professionally communicate both verbally and in writing to give assignments to team members, consultants, and vendors.
  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction with a flexible, open outlook
  • Ensure that project conforms to contractual agreement with client, meeting all set budgets, goals, and work assignments for their project team that clearly defines project expectations.
  • Establish productive working relationships, and deal effectively and cooperatively with clients, team members, consultants, and government agencies.
  • Display willingness to make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgement, support and explain reasoning for decisions, include appropriate people in decision-making process and make timely decisions.

BENEFITS:  Full medical, dental, and vision insurance is offered to full-time, permanent employees.  We offer the opportunity to contribute to our 401k matching plan and we provide an exciting profit sharing plan for all employees. We also offer free parking, IDP and Licensure support, and a stocked fridge! Salary based on experience and abilities.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators please send your cover letter, resume and link to an online portfolio with “A4E Project Manager” in the subject line to  Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

To be considered for this position, you must be a U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident or be authorized to work in the United States. Eligible applicants must have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Architecture/Design. Position is available immediately.

We do not accept resumes from recruiters, placement agencies, or other staffing vendors who have not signed an agreement with us. Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.

A4E is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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