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Gruen Associates is an award-winning, international architecture, planning, interiors, landscape architecture, transportation design and planning, and urban design firm headquartered in Los Angeles for over 75 years. We provide services to clients in both the public and private sectors including cities, transportation agencies, other public agencies, developers, educators and high-end retail clientele. Our staff of licensed and emerging professionals are part of multi-disciplinary teams involved on a variety of projects from conception through design and construction.

Gruen Associates appreciates highly-motivated individuals who are passionate and committed to the built and planned environments, sustainable design strategies and our communities. We seek Interested professionals who look for responsibility, are detail-oriented, collaborative, are eager to take on challenges, offer solutions and wish to grow with our team. We pride ourselves in mentoring employees in their careers, and provide opportunities for career advancement and promotion.

Inquire about available positions at a later time.

We offer a full benefits package including medical coverage, paid time off, and 401k plan. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a collaborative and innovative culture with unique opportunities for growth and experience, and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally-protected characteristics.

Architectural Job Captain

Gruen Associates is an award-winning Los Angeles architectural, planning and landscape design firm with a diverse and extensive portfolio of projects. Our depth of experience provides support and mentoring for our staff members while our passion for innovation encourages creativity in a broad range of building types.

We are looking for accomplished full-time candidates with experience in commercial building types. Qualified candidates should be familiar with the building type, technologies and applicable codes, able to work effectively as part of an overall design team, and be proficient in Revit and other 3D software programs. Staff members work closely with senior staff and principals on each project from schematic design through construction administration. People with initiative and the willingness to push themselves and take responsibility are ideal candidates.  We pride ourselves in mentoring employees in their careers, and provide opportunities for career advancement and promotion.  This is a position for a hard-working and talented individual with an opportunity to develop one’s career in a highly professional setting.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies Required:

  • Degree in Architecture
  • Candidate on the path to architectural licensure. Licensed architects in the State of CA a plus.
  • Must be an excellent problem-solver and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in their work.
  • Should have solid understanding of building codes and experience with putting together construction documents.
  • Should be highly-organized and able to coordinate project information & documents.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other software programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, team-oriented, and adaptable to a fast-paced environment.

In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with experience, we offer a benefits package which includes health, vision and life insurance, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick leave and licensing support.

Gruen Associates is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a collaborative and innovative culture with unique opportunities for growth and experience, and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally-protected characteristics.

Please email a PDF document containing your resume and work samples to gruen@gruenassociates.com.  File size shall not exceed 8 MB.  Include the desired position in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Designer

Established in 1946, Gruen Associates is a leading architectural and planning firm whose dynamic and creative services have been professionally recognized by peers from around the world. We were first established with a shared appreciation of the collaborative process and motivated by complementary qualifications and experience and a convergence of professional purpose.

Due to the continued growth of our company and the rapidly-growing need for architecture and design services in Southern California, our company needs the professional services of a Designer. Our company has several ongoing public and private development projects that require design services for new buildings as well as renovations of projects throughout Southern California and the United States. The Designer will work with our professional architects and design teams throughout all phases of project design, including client meetings, pre-design research, schematic design, and preparation of construction documents. The Designer will also use computer-based design programs to create visual representations of project designs.

The hired individual will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Apply architecture design theories and principles to prepare drawings, drafts, and plans for our company’s commercial, public, multi-family residential, and mixed-use projects using AutoCAD software;
  • Study clients’ business environment, industry standards, and special requirements such as purpose of the space, technological needs, and intended layouts;
  • Develop structure specifications for projects such as materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction timelines required to meet clients’ expectations;
  • Assist in planning the interior space layout by incorporating architectural and structural design aesthetics;
  • Coordinate with in-house architects, engineers, project managers, and staff members to effectively design, and execute design documentation for building plans;
  • Perform feasibility and environmental impact studies to identify any special requirements for specific job sites;
  • Collaborate with architects and engineers to ensure that documentation complies with design intent and drafts;
  • Communicate with engineering consultants, project managers, and staff members to effectively and objectively review status of ongoing projects;

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, architecture design, or a related field;
  • Six (6) months’ work experience in architectural design and interior design;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Design (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and AutoCAD.

Apply to Gruen Associates c/o Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA at 6330 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Please email a PDF document containing your resume and work samples to gruen@gruenassociates.com.  File size shall not exceed 8 MB.  Include the desired position in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

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