Design Associate

How To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples as PDF attachments to with the subject line ‘Senior Designer.’ Limit file sizes to 10MB.

About Position

The Design Associate role possesses four key responsibilities:

  • Produce design options
  • Execute project plans
  • Ensure design intent and documentation quality on all deliverables from Concept through Construction Administration
  • Coordinate client and consultant communication

If you do not meet the requirements listed below, we ask that you spare us the application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 5 - 8 years of  experience in high -end, residential, commercial, and interiors projects at all phases of design and construction.
  • The ability to visually communicate design through drawings, diagrams, and details with expertise and precision.
  • Working knowledge of ArchiCAD, or a committed interest to learn and master it.
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in architecture
  • Experience with the full project lifecycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and self- motivation
  • Strong sense of urgency for meeting weekly deadlines
  • Highly skilled technically
  • Experience with putting together a drawing set.
  • Punctual & organized
  • Knowledge of California Residential Building Codes

Cultural Fit

We believe that a cultural fit is the highest priority. Therefore, we have outlined several items that define our studio culture.  

Laney LA shares the following five core values.  

  • Designer’s Passion: We demonstrate creative energy in all ventures
  • Servant’s Heart: We embrace the art of service
  • Rookie’s Advantage: We pursue a steep learning curve.
  • Detective’s Curiosity: We demonstrate active listening.
  • Warrior’s Spirit: We overcome obstacles with bravery 


  • Competitive salary
  • Health & dental benefits
  • 401(k) benefits
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Sick leave