Careers

CAREERS

LCA Architects supports the professional development of all of our employees, including the Intern Development Program, mentorship and the pursuit of licensure.

California Board of Architectural Licensing: www.cab.ca.gov

LCA is a well known and reputable firm that specializes in diverse projects including: schools, mixed use, estate homes, as well as a variety of other venues. We are listed as one of the Top 5 East Bay Architecture firms as well as in the Top 25 firms for Northern California, and Top 50 in all of California.

Please direct all careers inquiries to
Terry Benson | Office Manager
Email: tbenson@lca-architects.com

Attention: Human Resources
LCA Architects Inc.
590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 310
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Project Architect - Schools

An established, award winning firm based in Walnut Creek and Oakland, California, is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Project Architect who specializes in contextually sensitive and highly detailed schematic design projects. Ideal candidate will possess strong experience in all phases of a project from SD to Construction Administration.

Requirements

  • Architectural Registration in California or NCARB
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional working experience
  • Experience leading Type V and IV, projects in low and mid-rise construction
  • Outstanding abilities in design, detailing, problem solving, and documentation experience
  • Superior familiarity with materials and products
  • Excellent Communication skills—listening, speaking, and spelling
  • Must be an AutoCAD expert

Specific skills include: project planning and staff budgeting, design, construction documents, client communications and team leadership. The ideal candidate must be adept at handling multiple projects and multiple teams, delegating work effectively and critically, reviewing and coordinating the work of others. Strong knowledge of the design delivery process, good common sense and articulate graphic and verbal communication and writing skills are an absolute necessity.

We offer a competitive compensation package which includes full medical, dental, vision and 401k benefits, as well as a positive working environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and talent.

US Citizenship, or current INS authorization to work in the United State is required. Candidates that are living in the east bay area will be given first consideration Candidates that are in the process of relocating, include the date, or dates, that you will be in the bay area and available for interviews.

To learn more about our firm, please visit our website: www.lca-architects.com

Please send a cover letter and resume with “Project Architect - Schools” in the subject line to tbenson@lca-architects.com

Please no phone calls.

Project Designer

An established, award winning firm based in Walnut Creek and Oakland, California, is seeking an experienced Project Designer for assisting in the preparation of housing and commercial design. The Designer will provide assistance to project teams and other staff members as required on basic phases of a project.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • 5 years of working experience
  • SketchUp
  • 3D Computer Rendering Skills
  • Excellent CADD skills (fast and accurate)
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Good graphic design skills

Duties include:

  • Design and planning of building/site planning/interiors
  • Layout of floor plan drawings and elevations from schematic drawings
  • Hatching, texturing, and finish-up entourage of presentation drawings
  • SketchUp and Photoshop skills

We offer a competitive compensation package which includes full medical, dental, vision, and 401k benefits, financial assistance with the ARE preparation classes and exams, educational and IDP Mentoring programs, as well as a positive working environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and talent.

US Citizenship or current INS authorization to work in the United State is required. Candidates that are currently living in the San Francisco Bay area will be given first consideration. Candidates that are in the process of relocating, include the date or dates that you will be in the bay area and available for interviews. This information is required for consideration.

To learn more about our firm, please visit our website: www.lca-architects.com

Please send a cover letter and resume with “Project Designer” in the subject line to: tbenson@lca-architects.com

Please, no phone calls.

Job Captain

An established, award winning firm based in Walnut Creek and Oakland, California, is seeking an experienced Job Captain for its Educational Studio for both locations.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture
  • 5 years of professional working experience
  • Knowledge of Type V through Type I construction
  • Solid Teamwork, Communication and Organizational skills
  • Excellent CADD skills (fast and accurate)
  • Good graphic design skills

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to start their career off at a company with over 30 years of experience that takes extreme pride in developing the architects of our future!

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be very knowledgeable of the entire construction process, building materials, as well as a highly skilled detailer. The Job Captain will coordinate the drafting team in the development of construction documents while assisting the in the project administration.

We offer a competitive compensation package which includes full medical, dental, vision and 401k benefits, financial assistance with the ARE preparation classes and exams, educational and IDP Mentoring programs, as well as a positive working environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and talent.

US Citizenship or current INS authorization to work in the United State is required. Candidates that are currently living in the San Francisco Bay area will be given first consideration Candidates that are in the process of relocating, include the date or dates that you will be in the bay area and available for interviews. This information is required for consideration.

To learn more about our firm, please visit our website: www.lca-architects.com

Please send a cover letter and resume with “Job Captain” in the Subject line to:
tbenson@lca-architects.com

Please, no phone calls.

OFFICE CULTURE

 

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TEAM BUILDING EVENTS

Team building events let us express our creativity in a less technical way. We have a good time embracing the unknown challenge: bridge building, high-rise design or the annual pumpkin carving contest with a twist. Friday breakfast spreads, project milestones and accomplishments, birthdays, weddings, babies, and the annual holiday party are all reasons for us to celebrate.

Our staff builds camaraderie outside of the office as well. We’ve had fun at the beach participating in the Leap Imagination in Learning Sand Castle Classic and have organized field trips to museums, notable architectural sites and lectures. Running in the Big Sur Marathon relay, movie nights, bowling, and attending local events such as the opening of the California Academy of Sciences are additional ways we get to know one another outside of the office.

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LCA UNIVERSITY

LCA University is our in-house program that offers AIA continuing education seminars so our staff remains up to date with code changes. We have outside consultants come to our office to educate us about new architectural programs. Product representatives educate us about the latest products and technology so we can provide our clients with state-of-the-art and cutting-edge buildings.

LCA is a member of the United States Green Building Council and we have developed an in-house training program to support our staff in becoming LEED Accredited Professionals.

The LCA Library provides employees with study materials for the ARE Exams.