Project Architect

Project Architect
PBWS Architects
June 27, 2024
Pasadena, California
Job Type


PBWS Architects in Pasadena, CA is seeking to hire a full-time, licensed Project Architect with a minimum of 8 years of experience.  This is an exciting opportunity to manage projects & lead project teams with the potential for long-term growth and leadership.

PBWS Architects is a medium-sized, award-winning architecture firm that has been in continuous practice since 1957.  Our work is focused on promoting wellness for individuals, families, and communities through the design of the built environment.  Our projects include education, civic, healthcare, housing, and non-profit facilities.


The candidate must have significant experience in the application and development of all aspects of construction documents, coordinating with engineering and specialty consultants, interfacing with building officials and processing plan check corrections, and Construction Contract Administration.  Experience with public clients, particularly California K-14 and higher education clients, is highly desirable.  Experience processing plan reviews through the California Division of the State Architect (DSA) is highly desirable.


Licensed Architect in the United States required (California preferred).

A professional architecture degree (Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture) or substantial equivalent training and experience is required.

California Certified Access Specialist (CASp) is desired.

Knowledge of building codes and their applications.

Authorized to work in the United States (U.S. citizen or green card holder).


The ideal candidate has the ability and willingness to work in a team environment and to facilitate collaboration, takes initiative and responsibility for proactively solving problems, communicates clearly both in writing and in person, and performs work efficiently and within expected time limits.  They can understand and translate clients’ needs into program, design solutions, and ultimately, into construction documents.  They are able to readily research information on systems and products and integrate the information into the CDs.  They have excellent leadership and supervision skills.

The candidate must be proficient with the following software:

  • CAD/BIM (AutoCAD & Revit)
  • Bluebeam Studio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft 365

Proficiency with the following software is desired, but not required:

  • SketchUp
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Lumion
  • Mosaic


The Project Architect has primary responsibility for the execution of assigned projects and is the main point of contact for the client.  As such, the PA is responsible to:

  • Work with the Partner-in-Charge to establish project budgets, schedules, and work plans.
  • Set realistic goals and effectively monitor progress.
  • Mentor project team members.
  • Communicate expectations of quality to project team members and check quality of work.
  • Manage the client relationship through clear communication and meeting commitments.
  • Participate as required in developing proposals and interviewing with clients for new business.

Our Culture

Collaboration is at the heart of our office.  We are a diverse group that enjoys working together and often spends time together outside of the office.  Several of us are in a hiking group.  We celebrate each other’s growing families.  Many of us have been with the firm for over 10 years.

At PBWS, our lives are not defined by architecture, but architecture is a big part of our lives. We know that growth in individual areas of interest makes our practice richer, so we take a balanced approach to our profession. We put in long hours at times when we have crucial deadlines, but regularly working 50 or 60 isn't our expectation.

We are primarily working in person in an excellent, biophilic work environment in Pasadena -- a short walk from Old Town.  We also provide for remote work on a regular schedule or as needed with approval from the supervising partner.


Compensation and Benefits
Salary between $90,000 - $110,000 annually commensurate with experience. PBWS also provides the following benefits to full-time employees:
• 401(k) Plan
• Medical Insurance
• Disability Insurance
• Paid time off and holidays

Contact Information

Please apply through the LinkedIn job post located at

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