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

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
  • 3 - 5 years of professional working experience
  • Experience leading Type V and III, projects in low, mid and high 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 Architect  -  Schools

An established, award winning firm based in Walnut Creek and Oakland, California, is seeking an experienced Project Architect for its Educational Studio.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • California License
  • Minimum 3 years' experience with K-12 facilities
  • Strong client communication and design skills
  • Ability to work on team and effectively lead others
  • Commitment to highest quality in all aspects of project delivery
  • Well versed in construction detailing, agency requirements for public school construction, including DSA plan-check procedures
  • Experienced in handling multiple projects

RESPONSIBILITES

Production and coordination of Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration. 

Must have AutoCAD and Revit experience.

We offer a competitive compensation package which includes full medical, dental, vision and 401k benefits, financial assistance, 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.

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

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

Please, no phone calls.

Project Architect and Designer

An established, award winning firm based in Walnut Creek, California, is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Project Architect/Designer who specializes in contextually sensitive and highly detailed schematic design projects. Ideal candidate will possess strong experience in conceptual design, entitlements and design developments. Candidate should be versed in code issues, building technology, architectural and interior product issues. The work encompasses multi-family residential, as well as commercial and institutional projects.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Architectural Registration in California or NCARB
  • Minimum of 3+ years of professional working experience;
  • Superior familiarity with materials and products;
  • Excellent Communication skills—listening, speaking, and writing;
  • Excellent graphic design skills;
  • Comfortable working in a wide range of architectural vocabularies.

Must be an AutoCAD expert, Sketch-Up, and Photoshop

Specific tasks include conceptual design and problem solving. Graphic preparation and analysis using AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and Photoshop. Preparation of PowerPoint presentations for public hearings. Coordination with design consultants (civil, landscape, mechanical, electrical, signage, lighting, etc.). Data table preparation and calculations for design projects. Color and materials selection and presentation.

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/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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture
  • 3 - 5 years of professional working experience
  • Knowledge of Type V & Type III construction
  • Solid Teamwork, Communication and Organizational skills
  • Excellent CADD skills (fast and accurate)
  • Good graphic design skills

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.

Project Designer

An established, award winning firm based in Walnut Creek and Oakland, California, is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated Project Designer.

Ideal candidate will possess experience in design, design developments and producing construction documents.

Candidate should be well versed in code issues, building technology, architectural and interior product issues. Currently, the work encompasses various types of school projects. The Designer will provide assistance to the Senior Project Manager in the Oakland office.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum of 3+ years of professional working experience in an architecture firm
  • School experience a plus
  • Familiarity with materials and products
  • Excellent communication skills – listening, speaking and writing
  • Comfortable working in a wide range of project types
  • Must be an AutoCAD expert, Sketch-Up, Photoshop and Powerpoint

Specific tasks include conceptual design and problem solving. Preparing construction documents and construction administration. Graphic preparation and analysis using AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and Photoshop. Preparation of PowerPoint presentations for public hearings. Coordination with design consultants (civil, landscape, mechanical, electrical, signage, lighting, etc.). Data table preparation and calculations for design projects. Color and materials board preparation.

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 States 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.

OFFICE CULTURE

 

Office Events Montage

 

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.

Office Culture Montage

 

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.