Careers

Pfeiffer, a Perkins Eastman Studio, is currently seeking creative aspiring architects to support our continued growth. As a distinct studio within Perkins Eastman, we are a design-focused practice of architects, interior designers and planners. We work nationally and internationally with an emphasis on cultural and arts facilities, libraries, and educational buildings, as well as renovation/preservation and adaptive reuse projects for public and private clients.

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Project Architect/Designer

We are currently seeking a full-time Project Architect/Designer in our Los Angeles region. The firm strives to provide excellent opportunities for individuals to excel in a dynamic collaborative environment where personal growth is encouraged.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist in design efforts on design projects at a variety of scales (typically $15 – 75 million in construction cost), working with the Design Principal and Principal in Charge
  • Demonstrate a high degree of creative thinking in the design process, and be able to effectively communicate design ideas both verbally and graphically
  • Develop presentations using physical and digital tools
  • Participate in charettes and develop ideas and materials for use in project marketing pursuits
  • Originate and develop concepts and options for planning and feasibility studies
  • Author building design concepts and proposed solutions for renovation or new construction design problems within the context of a collaborative project team
  • Work directly and effectively with clients, consultants, vendors and contractors
  • Participate constructively in a team-oriented environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Architectural degree from an accredited program
  • Minimum of 6 to 10 years of relevant architectural experience in cultural, institutional, and educational work
  • Architectural licensure in place or nearly complete
  • Excellent design and graphic skills, with the ability to participate in the conceptualization and design of complex projects from the pre-design through construction documents phases
  • Advanced digital modeling & rendering skills; physical model-making skills are a plus
  • Self-motivation and the ability to manage time well and achieve project deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English
  • Experience working in the context of multidisciplinary project teams
  • Working knowledge of BIM360 Design, Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape 3D, Lumion,
  • Bluebeam, Rhino, Adobe Suite, and/or other design related software is considered essential.

How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: Human By Design!

Entry Level Designer

We are currently seeking a full-time entry level designer in our Los Angeles region.

The firm strives to provide excellent opportunities for individuals to excel in a dynamic collaborative environment where personal growth is encouraged.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Involved in all phases of work from programming, planning, and schematic design through construction administration.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture required.
  • Minimum of up to 3 years experience
  • highly developed skills and talent in 3D modeling, preparation of presentation materials, and Revit experience.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and enhance effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to respond to issues of urgency, in a timely manner

How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: Human By Design!

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please forward your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred) via the link for each position. No phone calls please.

Senior Technical Architect

We are currently seeking a full-time Senior Technical Architect in our Los Angeles region. The Senior Technical Architect will develop and follow through on projects from pre-design through construction administration phases. The candidate should have both strong technical and design capabilities and the ability to collaborate with senior staff openly and effectively and to direct/mentor intermediate and junior staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading the detailing and documentation process from concepts through CA for multi-phased, complex performing arts, library, and education and historic renovation projects
  • Documenting new construction, as well as renovations and additions
  • Preparing building construction drawings and details that are aligned with construction budgets
  • Editing and coordinating specifications
  • Researching and the innovative application of materials and building systems
  • Serving as a technical resource to developing architects for details, consultant communication and constructability

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture required.
  • Minimum of 15 or more years of relevant experience
  • Registered architect, LEED AP preferred, DBIA desirable
  • Experience in the development and implementation of project schedules, work plans, cartoon sets, and other tools for managing the design and documentation process
  • Familiarity with both owner/architect and architect/consultant forms of agreement; design/build experience desirable
  • Clear understanding of risk mitigation through technical acumen and effective construction phase management
  • Thorough understanding of project delivery processes, including design/build
  • Proficiency with BIM360, Revit, AutoCAD and other applicable software applications
  • Ability to work effectively with Principals and project design leaders in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to effectively represent the firm to its clients and the community

How to Apply

  • If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: Human By Design!

Architectural Team Members

We are currently seeking full-time Architectural Team Members/Architectural Designers in our Los Angeles region. The firm strives to provide excellent opportunities for individuals to excel in a dynamic collaborative environment where personal growth is encouraged.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in design efforts on projects at a variety of scales (typically $15 – 75 million in construction cost), working with the Design Principal and Principal in Charge
  • Demonstrate a high degree of creative thinking in the design process, and be able to effectively communicate ideas both verbally and graphically
  • Develop presentations using physical and digital tools
  • Participate in charrettes and develop ideas and materials for use in project marketing pursuits
  • Develop concepts and options for planning and feasibility studies
  • Advance building design concepts and proposed solutions for renovation or new construction design problems within the context of a collaborative project team
  • Work directly and effectively with consultants, vendors and contractors
  • Participate constructively in a team-oriented environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Architectural degree from an accredited program
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of relevant architectural experience in cultural, institutional, and educational work
  • Excellent design and graphic skills, with the ability to participate in the conceptualization and design of complex projects from the pre-design through construction documents phases
  • Advanced digital modeling & rendering skills; physical model-making skills are a plus
  • Self-motivation and the ability to manage time well and achieve project deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English
  • Experience working in the context of multidisciplinary project teams
  • Working knowledge of BIM360 Design, Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Enscape 3D, Lumion, Bluebeam, Rhino, Adobe Suite, and/or other design related software is considered essential

How to Apply:

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: Human By Design!