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The five essential responsibilities of this role are the following:
Design: The Senior Associate is responsible for establishing exceptional design concepts and ensuring design excellence on multiple residential, commercial, and interior projects.
Documentation: The Senior Associate is responsible for managing a high volume of projects and must have significant experience in producing comprehensive documentation sets. This requires possessing a passion for producing in 2D and 3D software, redlining, and ensuring high quality deliverables.
Client & Consultant Communication: The Senior Associate is responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through white glove service, timely and professional communication, and prioritized coordination. The Senior Associate must also effectively coordinate outside consultants, vendors, and contractors in order to achieve project schedule and design intent goals.
Work Plan: The Senior Associate is responsible for ensuring all projects are “On-track” for client satisfaction, design excellence, man hours, schedule, and invoicing. This requires deep expertise in the management of a critical path, and an ability to quickly master in-house project management tools.
Lead, Manage and Hold Accountable:The final responsibility of the Senior Associate is to lead, manage, and hold accountable a team of designers and associates. To do this well, the Senior Architect must clearly comprehend the Laney LA vision and core values and commit to coaching individuals in an effort to help them go farther than they could on their own.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
8-15 years of experience in high-end residential, commercial, and interiors projects at all phases of the project life cycle
Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Architecture
Licensed Architect preferred, but not required
Deep expertise in construction documentation
Working knowledge of ArchiCAD, or a committed interest to learn and master it
The ability to visually communicate design through drawings, diagrams, and details with expertise and precision
Experience leading teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong leadership and self-motivation
Excellent delegation skills
Highly skilled technically
High level of intrinsic design competence
Experience with assembling highly complex drawings sets
Good awareness of design, industry trends, materials, and the aptitude to translate these ideas
Punctual and organized
Knowledge of California Building Codes
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