office42 believes in impactful design. Our projects consist of modern home additions, the rare new house, commercial projects for non-profits (Skid Row Housing Trust and Community Coalition as some) or small new business owners who don't have much to spend on a new restaurant, office space, or pre-school, and we try to help people in South LA by donating free consultations for each of our paid ones provided. We can't pay what big firms can, but we pay hourly and try to just work 40 hours a week as we believe each of our lives is important and we have two kids. We want our employees to have goals and achieve them, to each be on the board of a non-profit if possible, and to better themselves. You will work on all aspects of projects from first client meetings all the way through the end of construction, running 4-5 projects at a time. We are looking for someone who has a passion for design and making our communities better, as well as a desire to learn, grow, and become a licensed architect.
Architecture graduate with 5-10 years experience looking to work in a collaborative small-office environment
Experience in multi-family housing projects and other commercial projects required
Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills required
Ability to work independently and self-monitor progress in order to meet expectations
Professional degree in Architecture, Bachelor's or Master's, required
Working toward licensing a must
Proficiency in AutoCAD, at least one 3D modeling program, at least one 3D rendering/visualization program, and Adobe products as part of the design and documentation process
Demonstrate technical and graphic abilities in all phases of commercial and residential projects, both in drawing and detailing and in the field during construction
Must be able to interact and communicate effectively with internal team, as well as clients, consultants, and contractors
Must be detail-oriented with a proven track record of consistent performance in the field with ability to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment as well as on multiple projects at the same time
Must be knowledgeable in California Building Code and demonstrate ability to process projects through all local, city, county, state and third party agencies
office42 is an architecture studio founded in 2007 by the husband and wife team Stephanie and Ben Ragle in Los Angeles. It was started on the premise that good design, innovation, and creative solutions should be available to all. After living and working in Europe, India, and New York, they moved back to Los Angeles to synthesize and put into action these diverse experiences and opened a small de...sign studio in Echo Park.
Over the last decade, office42 has become rooted in the architectural philosophy of impactful design. Combining good design and social justice, building a community of clients and stakeholders, and empowering homeowners and new business entrepreneurs through innovative design, office42 enjoys working with all types of residential and commercial projects - from single-family homes and multi-family housing, to new ventures like restaurants and offices, to assisting non-profit organizations. For each project, queries not initially obvious are formed and innovative solutions are provided that meet the unique needs and budget of the client. office42 appreciates the problem-solving collaboration that is experienced with supportive clients and enjoys helping people design their lives. From schematic design through the end of construction, clients are guided through the difficult process of turning vision into reality.