Douglas Pancake Architects, Inc. (DPA) is a boutique architectural firm located in Irvine, California. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, healthcare insurance, vacation and sick pay, and a performance-based bonus/incentive program. Our environment fosters professional and personal growth with mentorship and fun morale-building events. We are currently seeking an experienced Job Captain or Project Architect to join our close-knit team of compassionate and talented individuals. First considered are candidates who possess the core qualities of compassion, enthusiasm, strong character, high intellect, and strong interpersonal skills. Experience in housing and healthcare occupancies is desirable but not required.
Will apply advanced skills, knowledge, and education to all phases of projects from conceptual design through construction administration.
Building code research and analysis and compiling data as required by the project.
Assist in site investigation reports (site photos, site field conditions, etc.)
Responsible for leading the development of key portions of the design and construction documents, exercising discretion and judgment in interpreting design intent, and building code interpretation.
Interact with and provide quality service to clients by establishing and maintaining trust and confidence with the client.
Collaborate with, inform, and direct consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.
Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules. Keep Project Manager apprised of project status and submit recommendations as projects progress or when necessary.
Experience in Type V-A and Type I construction preferred; all construction experience helpful.
BIM software experience mandatory (DPA utilizes ArchiCAD and will provide training as needed)
Completed 3-6 years of related experience working with computer design, architect design, and construction documents and in project design on projects of routine complexity.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
Ability to be flexible with work schedule, with sensitivity to deadlines and prioritizing work
Ability to organize and prioritize assigned work of a technical nature from multiple sources
Ability to learn and perform tasks quickly and accurately from verbal and written instructions with self-direction and minimal supervision
Graduate-level knowledge of architectural design techniques and ability to apply those techniques
Intermediate knowledge of building codes and regulations and ability to apply code to drawings
Ability to present a positive and professional image to clients, staff, and community; to dress suitable to the position.
Courteous, effective verbal and written communication
A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Artlantis, and CAD programs.
A Bachelor in Architecture degree (B.Arch.) or Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) from an accredited college or university.
Licensed or actively seeking IDP and professional licensure
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, paid healthcare insurance, vacation and sick pay, a performance-based bonus/incentive program, and profit sharing/401k plans.
Located in Irvine, California, Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is a boutique architectural practice serving the senior housing and healthcare industry across the Western United States. DPA continues to lead the evolution of architectural practice with its use of BIM technology in all aspects of design and production. DPA is a close-knit group of compassionate and talented individuals whose passi...ons are focused on creating supportive, meaningful and healing environments for the most frail and vulnerable members of our community.