Senior Designer

Required: Master in Architecture and 24 months experience in architectural design of large-scale commercial building projects. Special Requirements: Have demonstrated knowledge of 3D parametric modelling and use of the following architectural technologies and design software: AutoCad, Revit and Enscape, VRay, Grass Hopper, Rhinoceros, 3DMax, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suites. Employer will accept special requirements gained through employment experience or academic course work. All work performed by the Sr. Designer will be under the supervision of a licensed architect.


Duties: Duties as Sr. Designer involve the following:


Architectural Project Design (70% of the time)

  • Lead in the planning and designing of overall site and building structures and massing, including large-scale commercial buildings, residential, office, and mixed-use development projects. 
  • Preparation of scaled drawings in architectural designs of large-scale projects, using computer-aided design software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, Grasshopper, Sketch-up, Rhinoceros and other tools, that results in a full set of drawings for  Concept Design phase, Schematic Design phase, and Design Development phase of work, such as detailed plan layouts, leasing plans, exterior /interior elevations, building sections, wall sections, and typical and custom details for all parts of the building;
  • Provide three-dimensional (3D) visualization for architectural exterior massing and interior projects and 3D parametric modelling, using: Revit, Adobe Design Suite, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, VRay , SketchUp, 3DS Max, Enscape 3D Animation to create and develop design models and produce graphics and virtual reality simulations;
  • Compile topographic survey drawings to create a comprehensive site plan for context analysis, 3D modeling, or report graphics;
  • Model, render, and montage images into project site photos with people and context;
  • Obtain and assemble data and program requirements to complete architectural design schemes, including job site visits to compile measurements as necessary;
  • Coordinate architectural documents with structural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting designs to create integrated building plans using computer assisted drafting and modeling software,
  • Collect and organize information regarding product specifications, materials, finishes and color specifications.
  • Integrate specialty elements with engineering designs into unified architectural designs and layout for residential, commercial, and mixed use building types, using computer-assisted drafting equipment and software;
  • Meet and confer with intra-office professionals to determine objectives and requirements for building design options
  • Prepare 2D and 3D presentations for clients and intra-office team members to review or discuss architectural drawings;
  • Perform ad hoc research projects assigned by management and address other company concerns, including but not limited to improving office standards, and researching architectural styles and trends; new materials and building solutions;
  •  Remain abreast with State and local building codes, disability access and fire regulations, zoning laws, and city ordinances applicable to the projects being worked on.

Project Management and Client Advisement (20% of the time)

Other (10% of the time)


Contact: The Jerde Partnership, Inc. 601 W. 5th Street, Suite 500, Los Angele, CA 90071. To apply interested parties contact The Jerde Partnership, Inc. - Attn: Mr. Jon Niiro, Controller at