The Rundown: LPA, Inc. is looking for a licensed Architectural Project Leader to join our Education Studio in Irvine, preferably with at least 7-12 years of experience in K-12 projects.

Key Goals and Objectives of this role:

The Architectural Project Leader will plan, organize, and control the activities of the project team to best accomplish the successful completion of all assigned projects. As the primary point of contact, the Project Leader shall be responsible for coordination of the project between LPA and its Clients.  The Project Leader shall be responsible for coordination of the design and technical efforts of the project team members and the integration of architecture, engineering, interiors and landscape disciplines on the project. They provide leadership to design efforts of assigned projects through inspiration of staff, client communication, leadership, contribution and continuity with all design disciplines, with builders/contractors, as well as with stakeholders who will live with the project.

You will:

  • Establish, implement and monitor a Work Plan for each project.
  • Responsible for client relations and to assist the Project Director and Principal-In-Charge to obtain repeat business from existing clients.
  • With proper assistance, see to the preparation and execution of Agreements consistent with client needs, firm's technical ability and firm's projects schedule.
  • Coordinate project with outside consultants and direct in-house staff with the assistance of the Design Coordinator.
  • Submit to and review with client matters pertaining to budget and scope of the work.
  • Execute and oversee financial management of projects; monitor reports, invoicing, revenue projections, etc.
  • Manage the efficient development of complete, fully checked project documents. Ensure quality control of all project documentation and communications.
  • Lead client and team meetings throughout the project.

The Qualifiers:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, contractors and team.
  • Experience in personnel supervision, strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Competent knowledge of building materials, specifications and construction techniques for Education projects.
  • Experience in dealing with codes and ordinances.
  • Sufficient knowledge of engineering disciplines to coordinate work.
  • Knowledge of construction process sufficient to coordinate project with contractor.

Education and Experience:

  • Professional degree required in the field of Architecture.
  • Minimum of 7-12 years of experience in project management of Educational projects, preferably K-12, but Higher Education would be a plus.
  • Architectural License in California required.


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