Principal - Higher Education

This is a career-defining opportunity for someone looking to make their mark within a progressive growing practice in LA.
  • Salary: US $150,000-200,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 49502

About this role

A leading European Architecture and Design firm is looking for a Principal Architect to join their new studio in Los Angeles.  Their Los Angeles office focuses on higher education, multi-family housing, and commercial workplace, and they are seeking a Principal Architect with excellent business development skills to join their team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the firm's Partners to develop the strategic vision of the firm
  • New and existing business development, focusing on the higher-education market
  • Leadership, practice management and self-development
  • Work closely with their European studio
  • Sign and stamp drawings as needed

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Architecture
  • Licensed Architect in California required
  • Ideally 10 + years of professional design experience
  • Experience working on a range of project types including education and commercial projects
  • Deep knowledge and connections within the Southern California market


  • Ample Paid Time Off 
  • Opportunity to be vested in the success of a firm
  • Health coverage and 401(k) plan

This is a rare leadership opportunity at an excellent, design-forward firm. 

Talk to Lily about this position

Bio: Lily joined Bespoke Careers in July 2018 as a consultant on the architecture team after working in the landscape architecture profession for five years. She worked in a range of landscape firms, including Melendrez (now RELM), Pamela Burton & Co., and Christine London Ltd. Lily studied Art:Semiotics at Brown University in Rhode Island, and then moved back to Southern California to get her Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC). She is also the Mentoring Director of the Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) in Los Angeles.

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