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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.

Junior Urban Planner

Gruen Associates, an award-winning Los Angeles architectural, landscape architectural and planning firm is seeking a junior/entry-level urban planner with abilities to design, and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team. Junior urban planners also with an interest in landscape architecture are encouraged to apply.

Gruen’s planning department is a closely knit group of professionals that are dedicated to working together on a variety of projects and have a passion for urban design that directly impacts our quality of life. Gruen’s Urban Design, Planning and Landscape Department provides urban/streetscape design, planning, landscape architecture and planning, and transportation services to public and private clients on the local, regional, state, and national levels.

Applicants should pull from all experiences and have flexibility to design at a range of scales and related environments. Advancement within the company and a chance to be an important part of our collaborative team is what makes this an exciting growth opportunity. Design theory knowledge, attention to detail, and strong visual, graphic, and writing abilities are highly valued. Responsibilities will include field investigation, research, analysis, planning, sustainable design, graphics production, CAD drafting + modeling, and public outreach.

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefit package including medical coverage, paid time off, and 401k plan

Key Aspects of Position

  • Design process from Concept to Construction Documentation
  • Assist in writing project narratives and design reports
  • Generate high quality project graphics

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Junior to Mid-level Level 0-4 years Proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • GIS, Revit, Rhino, V-Ray and/or other rendering programs are desired
  • Writing and communication skills

Education:

  • A degree in Urban Planning or Urban Studies is required. Candidates with second degree in one of the design disciplines (urban design, landscape architecture, or architecture) are encouraged to apply.

Please send digital copies of your resume, work samples, and portfolio via email to Matthew Parrent at parrent@gruenassociates.com. Not to exceed 10 MB; .pdf format preferred. Include the desired position in the subject line.

Work samples should clearly demonstrate the candidate’s writing, analysis, and graphics skills. If work samples were prepared by a team, indicate the sections for which you were responsible.

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.

Senior Planner/Project Manager

Gruen Associates is an award-winning international planning, urban design, architecture, transportation, and landscape architecture 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 and developers. For more information, Gruen Associates’ long-term planning legacy, a list of projects, and recent planning/urban design awards, please refer to our website: www.gruenassociates.com.

The position provides opportunities to be a leader in the award-winning planning, urban design and landscape departments and be a project manager for a wide range of exciting projects, including TODs, specific plans, planning and design for mass transit and transportation projects, master plans, design standards/guidelines, campus projects, revitalization plans, streetscape projects, and community plans for both public and private sectors.

Position requires experience/expertise in:

  • Hands-on project management of a small staff
  • Proposal writing
  • Business development in California
  • Land use/urban planning/design
  • Strong physical design and policy planning
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Innovative outreach and consensus building
  • Active Transportation

A Masters degree in Planning or a related field and at least 10 years of experience in planning/urban design is required, with at least 3 years at a private consulting firm. Experience in transportation planning and an undergraduate degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture, and AICP certification are desirable.

Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio via email to info@gruenassociates.com.  Subject line:  Sr Planner/Proj Mgr

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