AB design studio

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

AB design studio is an award-winning architecture, interior design and planning firm based in Southern California. Our Santa Barbara and Los Angeles studios are always seeking new team members in a variety of studio roles.

Starting April of 2022, we are hiring entry level and experienced Designers, Architects, & Interior Designers in both our Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Studios. We are also hiring experienced Interior Designers for a Project Management roll leading our interior design projects. 

We thrive on multi disciplinary design with a focus on creativity and signature solutions for each client and project. 

  • Santa Barbara Studio - 420 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101
  • Los Angeles Studio - 12421 Venice Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90066

All candidates interested in applying to AB design studio may submit their request electronically by Email to the email address listed below. Candidates shall submit a Selected Works Portfolio along with a Professional Resume & Reference List. Architectural + Interior Design studio candidates shall meet the following minimum requirements; candidates to hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design or other Related Design Degree Program (with exception of intern applicants) and illustrate strong critical thinking, communication, graphic and organization skill sets. Candidates with qualitative and relevant experience will be given priority consideration.

All applications shall be transmitted by email to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com

 

All candidates shall provide applications following these formatting requirements:

  • Title the email subject line with your first and last name and the position you are applying to. Please also let us know if you are applying for a role in the Architecture and Planning department or the Interior Design Department. 
  • Provide a brief summary in the body of the email to introduce yourself and define your candidacy for the desired position on offer. 
  • Attach to the email the following:
    • Provide a single page PDF formatted cover letter indicating the position being applied to along with any pertinent information necessary to define your candidacy for the desired position - please reference your experience level in terms of years worked in a relevant professional setting along with your current legal residency status along with your current location of residence. 
    • Provide a PDF formatted Selected Works Portfolio (We like to see Student Work & Professional Work).
    • Provide a PDF formatted Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    • Be prepared to submit a PDF formatted Reference List.
  • All PDF files provided shall be formatted and optimized for quality on-screen viewing on a standard personal computer. 
  • Emailed Applications with file attachments exceeding 25 MB may not be reviewed or considered.

Health Plan Transparency in Coverage


SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Senior Project Manager works faithfully with the Studio Directors and reports to the Principals in a coordinated and collaborative manner to advance and successfully deliver projects in the studio while leading project teams. During all phases of the Project, the Senior Project Manager plans out, measures and directs the execution of phased services by overseeing and deploying the Firm’s Project Management, Design and Delivery Processes. The Project Manager works with the Studio Directors and Principal to develop detailed Firm Goals, Project Goals, Client Goals and a Project Start Up Process and/or informed programming exercises to develop adequate strategies and work plans focused on successful and effective results. The Project Manager leads the studio teams using the Firm’s Design Process to research, explore and generate successful design solutions. Responsible for the economic and schedule performance from initial project startup and design, through the full development and delivery of the project. The Senior Project Manager plays a critical role in attracting, nurturing and maintaining relationships with clients and coordinating with Studio Directors, while closely overseeing multiple projects and project teams, to meet the client’s and firm’s objectives. Responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction and using a “best practice” approach to systems, process and procedures with a focus on delivering high quality designs. A Senior Project Manager typically handles the most complex projects of the largest magnitude. Project size differentiates this position from the non-senior level. May manage several projects simultaneously or, in rare circumstances, may manage only one project depending on project scope, complexity and requirements. Has far reaching relationships and resources within the Architecture, Design, Engineering and Construction Industry. Can understand and manage projects with a deep professional understanding of typical practices in Public Relations, Business, Finance and Project Based Accounting. Responsible for coordination and oversight of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Serves as primary liaison contact with the project’s client, key stakeholders, jurisdictional agencies, project consultant team, builders, general contractors, etc. Actively manages client and project budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Senior Project Managers are typically experts in certain project typologies and may serve as a market sector leader for the firm in those areas.

A Senior Project Manager at AB design studio is the central figure on any project and the productive and organized operation of the studio. The Senior Project Manager is the project leader and producer of results. The Project Manager works at the pleasure of the client and the firm’s principal leadership to consistently and effectively advance the projects while achieving their defined goals. The Project Manager serves the client, the studio and the firm by effectively balancing project Scope, Schedule, and Budget. The Project Manager prepares strategic work plans, defines the critical pathways, coordinates the resources, delegates work assignments, and supervises the advancement and quality of the project deliverables. The relationship between the Principal(s) and the Project Manager should be built as a partnership devoted to achieving client and project goals while simultaneously fulfilling all of AB design studio’s Key Business Objectives (KBO’s) and Vision. Each of the following KBO’s define the measure of success for the AB design studio Project Manager Role:

Financial Success - All projects start with a defined budget or at least an expectation of cost. It is up to the PM to define the client’s budget and establish a clear financial baseline before the project begins. Profit must be included in the budget.

Client Fulfillment -The PM is responsible for managing the combined expectations of the client, principal owners, principals and the project itself.

Productive Studio Culture - leading staff pro-actively and positively for organized and predictable outcomes.

Creating Inspired Work - Making a difference - Creating Signature Design and Producing Award Winning, Notable and Important work. Good Design is Good Business!

Securing New Business - It is often said that the best way to secure additional work is to do great work. Great work results in repeat business. The PM assists the Principals in the proposal effort, helps to develop a strategy to win the project, and links the firm’s direct experience to meeting or exceeding the client’s needs.

The Senior Project Manager oversees all aspects of the design and construction process of their assigned projects, from developing and reviewing plans to making sure a project meets aesthetic, environmental, zoning, and building standards. This is an EXPERT LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about design, project delivery, project management and the art and science of building and documentation. This position requires practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are preferred to be licensed in their respective design discipline [i.e. Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.]

The Senior Project Manager sits atop the Ideal Project Pyramid; the Project Manager’s strategic work plans, and critical path planning and scheduling, define the workflow and staffing matrix of the studio. The entire productivity of the studio is reliant upon the Project Manager’s effective and well-coordinated work planning efforts. Sometimes a Project Manager may not be experienced in important technical aspects of a project. In such a case it could be appropriate to delegate some project management responsibilities to a Project Architect or other qualified studio staff member. Whenever there is a Principal-in-Charge and a Project Manager, the two shall build a strong collaborative and productive relationship. Any delegation of management responsibility should be clear, consistent, and devoid of second-guessing. From the Project Manager’s standpoint, it is important to remember that the Principal Owners and Principals in the firm have probably acquired the project, and will assume responsibility and liability for the services being performed. The Senior Project Manager must therefore be willing to learn and work with the Principal Owner’s and Principal’s Operating Style. Project Managers are often invested with both authority and responsibility, but the Principal cannot fully abdicate these functions. Both professionals can work together to prepare a winning proposal with a management of services & objectives that meet client and firm goals. As the project progresses, it is a good management practice to hold regular assessments of the Client’s satisfaction and the project’s performance. 

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 15+ years Licensed Professional Preferred

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


PROJECT MANAGER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Project Manager works faithfully with the Studio Directors and reports to the Principals in a coordinated and collaborative manner to advance and successfully deliver projects in the studio while leading project teams. During all phases of the Project, the Project Manager plans out, measures and directs the execution of phased services by overseeing and deploying the Firm’s Project Management, Design and Delivery Processes. The Project Manager works with the Studio Directors and Principal to develop detailed Firm Goals, Project Goals, Client Goals and a Project Start Up Process and/or informed programming exercises to develop adequate strategies and work plans focused on successful and effective results. The Project Manager leads the studio teams using the Firm’s Design Process to research, explore and generate successful design solutions. Responsible for the economic and schedule performance from initial project startup and design, through the full development and delivery of the project. The Project Manager plays a critical role in attracting, nurturing and maintaining relationships with clients and coordinating with Studio Directors, while closely overseeing multiple projects and project teams, to meet the client’s and firm’s objectives. Responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction and using a “best practice” approach to systems, process and procedures with a focus on delivering high quality designs. Project size differentiates this position from the senior level. May manage several projects simultaneously or only or, in rare circumstances, may manage only one project depending on project scope, complexity and requirements. Responsible for coordination and oversight of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Serves as primary liaison contact with the project’s client, key stakeholders, jurisdictional agencies, project consultant team, builders, general contractors, etc. Actively manages client and project budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments.

A Project Manager at AB design studio is the central figure on any project and the productive and organized operation of the studio. The Project Manager is the project leader and producer of results. The Project Manager works at the pleasure of the client and the firm’s principal leadership to consistently and effectively advance the projects while achieving their defined goals. The Project Manager serves the client, the studio and the firm by effectively balancing project Scope, Schedule, and Budget. The Project Manager prepares strategic work plans, defines the critical pathways, coordinates the resources, delegates work assignments, and supervises the advancement and quality of the project deliverables. The relationship between the Principal(s) and the Project Manager should be built as a partnership devoted to achieving client and project goals while simultaneously fulfilling all of AB design studio’s Key Business Objectives (KBO’s) and Vision. Each of the following KBO’s define the measure of success for the AB design studio Project Manager Role:

Financial Success - All projects start with a defined budget or at least an expectation of cost. It is up to the PM to define the client’s budget and establish a clear financial baseline before the project begins. Profit must be included in the budget.

Client Fulfilment -The PM is responsible for managing the combined expectations of the client, principal owners, principals and the project itself.

Productive Studio Culture - leading staff pro-actively and positively for organized and predictable outcomes.

Creating Inspired Work - Making a difference - Creating Signature Design and Producing Award Winning, Notable and Important work. Good Design is Good Business!

Securing New Business - It is often said that the best way to secure additional work is to do great work. Great work results in repeat business. The PM assists the Principals in the proposal effort, helps to develop a strategy to win the project, and links the firm’s direct experience to meeting or exceeding the client’s needs.

The Project Manager oversees all aspects of the design and construction process of their assigned projects, from developing and reviewing plans to making sure a project meets aesthetic, environmental, zoning, and building standards. This is an ADVANCED LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about design, project delivery, project management and the art and science of building and documentation. This position requires practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are preferred to be licensed in their respective design discipline [i.e. Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.]

The Project Manager sits atop the Ideal Project Pyramid; the Project Manager’s strategic work plans, and critical path planning and scheduling, define the workflow and staffing matrix of the studio. The entire productivity of the studio is reliant upon the Project Manager’s effective and well-coordinated work planning efforts. Sometimes a Project Manager may not be experienced in important technical aspects of a project. In such a case it could be appropriate to delegate some project management responsibilities to a Project Architect or other qualified studio staff member. Whenever there is a Principal-in-Charge and a Project Manager, the two shall build a strong collaborative and productive relationship. Any delegation of management responsibility should be clear, consistent, and devoid of second-guessing. From the Project Manager’s standpoint, it is important to remember that the Principal Owners and Principals in the firm have probably acquired the project, and will assume responsibility and liability for the services being performed. The Project Manager must therefore be willing to learn and work with the Principal Owner’s and Principal’s Operating Style. Project Managers are often invested with both authority and responsibility, but the Principal cannot fully abdicate these functions. Both professionals can work together to prepare a winning proposal with a management of services & objectives that meet client and firm goals. As the project progresses, it is a good management practice to hold regular assessments of the Client’s satisfaction and the project’s performance.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 8+ years Licensed Professional Preferred

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


PROJECT ARCHITECT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A Project Architect is a fully competent professional Architect seasoned by many years of significant practice and experience. The Project Architect performs Architectural Design and Production work for Projects involving all stages of the Design, Documentation, Permitting, and the Construction Processes. The Project Architect may be assigned to coordinate Architectural work for an entire project or for a specific phase or element of a project. During all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Project Architect coordinates and expertly delegates and distributes the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates fully in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an EXPERT LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about project delivery, design and the art and science of building and contract documentation. This position requires extensive practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are strongly preferred to be licensed or actively seeking licensure in their respective design discipline [i.e., Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.] At AB design studio (AB), the Project Architect is expected to work well with others in a highly effective, productive and focused manner on a multitude of project related tasks as assigned with great attention to project Scope, Schedule and Budget. The AB design studio Project Architect is expected to work independently or within Collaborative team settings successfully; when assigned to work involving Collaborative team efforts the Project Architect shall produce, delegate and supervise work efforts and workflows of small or large numbers of studio staff members. One of the fundamental roles of the Project Architect at AB is to manage and lead other individuals or groups, small and large, in the production of all phases of a project. Said another way, the Project Architect is expected to get other people in the studio to work through expert delegation, supervision and often mentorship. A Project Architect’s productivity is often measured by how much work he or she is able to delegate to others in the studio by distributing and supervising successful, timely and productive results. A Project Architect is expected to distribute and delegate work assignments through expert level communication, coordination and facilitation with focus on the required Standard of Care, AB Proven Processes and well established methodologies for deploying successful Design and Project Delivery work efforts. The Project Architect is expected to conceive and lead work efforts with adherence to and use of AB Proven Processes and current AB Standards, Architecture & Engineering (A&E) and Construction Industry Processed, Standards and Graphic Standards including, but not limited to, staffing, scheduling, and leading work shopping efforts and studio meetings or presentations using work planning efforts, critical path management (CPM), drawing, detailing, specification, cartooning (cartoon set production), redlining, document editing and markup, Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QAQC), supervision, coaching and mentoring.

A Project Architect is a team leader supporting the Principals, Project Managers, Project Captains and Project Designers. The Project Architect often receives project direction from the Principal in Charge and Project Manager. The Project Architect usually works in concert with a project manager who is responsible for the scope, schedule and budget of a project and the project team including all consultants (engineers, cost estimators, interior designers, landscape architects). Can be relied upon to present technical and design solutions directly to the Client or Principals. Works closely with the Project Manager and Project Captain to advance project efforts and phases. Coordinates with Project Manager, Project Captains and Project Designers to directly supervise and coordinate the team’s Design Process and Project Delivery efforts. May include special expertise roles and titles, such as specifications writer, waterproofing specialist, technical drawings & detailing specialist, code specialist, QA/QC expert, risk management expert, etc. The Project Architect, in partnership with the Project Manager, Project Captains and Project Designers, is accountable for defining and control of project scope including financial and schedule performance, defining design intent and ensuring design execution, and the facilitation and coordination of project team organization, productivity and communication. The Project Architect can occasionally assume the role of the Project Manager, but typically, the Project Architect is intended to be widely distributed throughout the studio and project teams to provide a highly experienced resource for Design Process and Project Delivery.

The Project Architect is expected, like the Project Manager and Senior Project Designer, to be capable of conceptualizing and visualizing projects in their ultimate complete state. Having experienced all phases of the Design Process and Project Delivery Process including Permitting, Documentation and Construction of a multitude of Project Typologies, the Project Architect is uniquely qualified to understand and see an “end-to-end” view on any given project with clear confidence backed by decades of “on the court” experience. The Project Architect is responsible for coordinating architectural work for entire projects or for specific phases or elements of a specific scope of a project. Typically, the role of the Project Architect includes attention to Design Execution, Design Intent, Firm wide Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) responsibilities and oversight and attention to industry requirements for Responsible Control and Standard of Care. Typically, Project Architects can provide a high-level support role to facilitate the Firm’s Bidding & Negotiations, Cost of Work Estimation and Construction Administration services. A Project Architect is responsible for overseeing the architectural aspects of the development of a design, production of the construction documents, and specifications, ensuring code compliance and graphically and technically correct deliverables. Responsible for the issuance and content of deliverables, technical content of the Firm’s documents and coordination of disciplines in the form of informal and formal submittals, including coordination of consultants and for the supervision of all staff producing documents. A project architect is the individual who is responsible for overseeing the architectural aspects of the development of the design, production of the construction documents ("plans") and specifications. The position generally involves coordinating the needs of a client, project teams, and outside consultants such as structural engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers and Landscape architects. The specific tasks of a Project Architect are usually associated with architectural design, construction materials and methods and the production of construction documents (floor plans, elevations, sections, schedules, detail, etc.). Other responsibilities range from client relations to zoning and building code compliance, material specifications, maintaining quality control, product and material research, and ensuring a high Standard of Care and Responsible Control throughout the Firm.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 20+ years minimum experience for Non-Licensed Architectural Staff; 15+ years Registered Architect [RA].

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A Senior Project Designer is a fully competent professional Architect or Design Professional seasoned by many years of significant practice and experience. Leads a studio process for the generation and production of architectural presentation and design studies, as well as evaluation of design proposals under the direction of Studio Director and/or Principals in collaboration with the Project Manager. The Senior Project Designer is a significant generator and leader of design ideas and content for projects under their purview. The Senior Project Designer may be assigned to coordinate design work for an entire project or for a specific phase or element of a project. During all phases of the Design and Project Delivery Process, the Senior Project Designer; coordinates and expertly delegates and distributes the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates fully in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an EXPERT LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about project delivery, design and the art and science of building and design documentation. This position requires extensive practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are strongly preferred to be licensed or actively seeking licensure in their respective design discipline [i.e., Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.]

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 15+ years minimum experience

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


SENIOR PROJECT CAPTAIN

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Senior Project Captain; coordinates and often delegates and distributes the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an EXPERT LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about project delivery, project management and the art and science of building and contract documentation. This position requires practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are preferred to be licensed or actively seeking licensure in their respective design discipline [i.e., Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.]

The Senior Project Captain participates in the design and strategic project planning and delivery process providing full coordination and support through each phase of the project from Pre-Design, Design and through the Construction and Close Out phases. Responsible for management, coordination and preparation of architectural, interior design and planning presentations and production documents as needed or in the form of submittals. Participates in and coordinates design studies and evaluation of design proposals under the direction of the Principals, Studio Directors, Project Managers and/or Project Architects.

The Senior Project Captain Liaises with Project Managers, Principals and other Architects/Architectural staff, Clients, General Contractors and Design Consultants. In the context of the Ideal Studio Project Structure, the Project Captain often serves as an “understudy” to the Project Manager and often fulfills the central role as the “project-hub” or “clearing-house” of information, communication and transactions. Coordinates with Principals, Project Managers and Project Architects/Designers on researching, exploring and generating appropriate technical solutions and product strategies. Project size differentiates this position from the junior to senior level. May manage and coordinate smaller projects directly with Principals and/or Studio Directors.

Must have the ability to lead, coordinate, manage and delegate to the project support team for project production, including utilizing other design professionals in other disciplines and outsource drafting, 3D (BIM) modeling and illustration services. The Senior Project Captain may serve as a subject matter expert on specialized systems. Develops and represents the lead technical viewpoint on projects. Manages submittals and coordinates with all relevant parties including, but not limited to, Firm leadership, design consultants, general contractors, owners and agencies.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 8+ years Licensed Professional; 10+ years non-Licensed

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


Project Captain

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Project Captain; coordinates and often delegates and distributes the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an ADVANCED LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about project delivery, project management and the art and science of building and contract documentation. This position requires practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are preferred to be licensed or actively seeking licensure in their respective design discipline [i.e., Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.]

The Project Captain participates in the design and strategic project planning and delivery process providing full coordination and support through each phase of the project from Pre-Design, Design and through the Construction and Close Out phases. Responsible for management, coordination and preparation of architectural, interior design and planning presentations and production documents as needed or in the form of submittals. Participates in and coordinates design studies and evaluation of design proposals under the direction of the Principals, Studio Directors, Project Managers and/or Project Architects.

The Project Captain Liaises with Project Managers, Principals and other Architects/Architectural staff, Clients, General Contractors and Design Consultants. In the context of the Ideal Project Pyramid Structure, the Project Captain often serves as an “understudy” to the Project Manager and often fulfills the central role as the “project-hub” or “clearing-house” of information, communication and transactions. Coordinates with Principals, Project Managers and Project Architects/Designers on researching, exploring and generating appropriate technical solutions and product strategies. Project size differentiates this position from the junior to senior level. May manage and coordinate smaller projects directly with Principals and/or Studio Directors.

Must have the ability to lead, coordinate, manage and delegate to the project support team for project production, including utilizing other design professionals in other disciplines and outsource drafting, 3D (BIM) modeling and illustration services. The Project Captain may serve as a subject matter expert on specialized systems. Develops and represents the lead technical viewpoint on projects. Manages submittals and coordinates with all relevant parties including, but not limited to, Firm leadership, design consultants, general contractors, owners and agencies.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 6+ years Licensed Professional; 8+ years Non-Licensed

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


Project Designer

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A Project Designer is a fully competent professional Architect or Design Professional with exceptional design abilities. Coordinates a studio process for the generation and production of architectural presentation and design studies, as well as evaluation of design proposals under the direction of Studio Director, Principals and/or Senior Project Designer, in collaboration with the Project Manager. The Project Designer is a significant generator of design ideas and content for projects under their purview. The Project Designer may be assigned to coordinate design work for an entire project or for a specific phase or element of a project. During all phases of the Design and Project Delivery Process, the Project Designer; coordinates and expertly delegates and distributes the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates fully in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an ADVANCED LEVEL position that requires broad knowledge about project delivery, design and the art and science of building and design documentation. This position requires design talent and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. Employees holding this position are strongly preferred to be licensed or actively seeking licensure in their respective design discipline [i.e., Architect, Interior Designer and Planner.]

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 5-10+ years minimum experience

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


DESIGNER III

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Designer; assists with the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an ADVANCED LEVEL position that generally requires the supervision of a Licensed Design Professional along with required practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3-5 years Licensed Professional; +6 years non-Licensed

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


DESIGNER II

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Designer; assists with the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an INTERMEDIATE LEVEL position that generally requires the supervision of a Licensed Design Professional along with required practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3-5 years non-Licensed

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


DESIGNER I

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Designer assists with the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an entry level or BASIC LEVEL position that generally requires the supervision of a Licensed Design Professional along with required practical and relevant work experience following the completion of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program.

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 0-3 years, non-Licensed

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


BIM MANAGER - OUTSOURCE COORDINATOR

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: BIM Manager oversees and maintains the firm’s BIM/Technology capabilities. This position will serve as the key point person and liaison for BIM/Technology software providers. This position requires an individual equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist the firm with maintaining the highest technical caliber, operating with direct project involvement for best practices, and leadership in the aspect of implementing new technologies within the practice. This person must have a strong understanding of studio policies and standards to effectively provide technical guidance on projects and maintain standards as a whole for the studio.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: +8 years experience with degree/certificates in architecture and BIM systems

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com


STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

INSPIRE | CREATE | IMPACT

It is AB design studio’s distinct pleasure and responsibility to nurture the next generation of Designers and Architects and as such Student Internships are encouraged and a part of the AB design studio culture and experience. Under the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Student Intern assists with the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions.

BRIEF DESCRIPTIONUnder the direct supervision, control and direction of the project team members and project leaders, during all phases of the Project Delivery Process, the Student Intern assists with the creation, documentation and presentation of architectural, interior design and planning content intended to advance projects in the studio, and participates in the Design Process to research, explore and generate design solutions. This is an entry level / BASIC LEVEL position that requires the supervision of a Licensed Design Professional along with required practical and relevant student experience during the pursuit of a Professional Degree in Architecture or a related Undergraduate Design Degree Program. 

It is sometimes preferable to reserve student internships for Student Interns who are currently completing the final two years of their degree or graduate degree programs in order to ensure that the prerequisite skill sets and context needed to gain the full value and experience offered from a 2-3 month internship. Longer term Student internships may also be considered and may provide the insight needed preceding a students decision to enter into a Design ar Architectural degree program. Whatever the case may be, it is AB design studio’s distinct pleasure and responsibility to nurture the next generation of Designers and Architects and as such Student internships are encouraged and a part of the AB design studio culture and experience. Members of the studio are expected to bring attention and support to AB Student interns in an effort to collaboratively create value for the Firm and the Selected Students who join us each year. 

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED0-3 years, non-Licensed - Currently enrolled  or considering application to an Architecture, Interior Design or Planning Degree Program.

Student Interns:  Student Interns shall have a BASIC LEVEL proficiency, understanding and ability to apply or learn on the job about the following professional CORE COMPETENCIES:

Design:

  1. Design Based Problem Solving ability.
  2. General Design & 3D Conceptualization Skill and Ability.
  3. Graphic Design, 3D Modeling, Drafting and Hand Drafting/Drawing Skill and Ability.
  4. Knowledge and use of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  5. Knowledge and use of Regional and Jurisdictional Building Codes and Regulations.
  6. Knowledge and use of Regional and Jurisdictional Zoning Requirements & Design Guidelines.
  7. Knowledge and use of Sustainable Building Practices & Methods (principles of LEED).
  8. Familiar with General Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Principles and Standards.

Project Management:

  1. Ability to generate and manage Project Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Meeting Notes.
  2. Ability to Research & Document (Materials, Assemblies, Means and Methods of Construction)
  3. Manage Organize & File Project Documentation.
  4. Scheduling & Time Management Skills (ability to interpret Gantt Charts & Critical Path Methodology & Process).
  5. Ability to proactively complete tasks and assignments autonomously and collaboratively under the supervision of superiors / colleagues.

Project Delivery:

  1. Knowledge and use of Architectural and Graphic Standards.
  2. Project Delivery Process and Presentation Methods & Standards
  3. Familiar with Common Construction Materials, Assemblies. Means and Methods.
  4. Familiar with Common Construction Detailing & Specifications.
  5. BIM Construction/Process and 3D Modeling Best Practice, Skill and Ability.
  6. Knowledge and use of Office and Studio Systems & Templates - including, but not limited to: ArchiCAD, Blue Beam, Miro, Adobe Suite, CORE, Microsoft Office, Windows OS.


ARCHITECTURE | INTERIOR DESIGN | PLANNING

At AB design studio we Listen, Strategize, Design and Deliver - Join us for a few months to learn grow and develop valuable experience.

 

Positions available in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles

Follow the application instructions above & submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@abdesignstudioinc.com