Senior Project Designer

Salary Range

$86,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year (exempt position)

What You'll Need

  • 10+ years of relevant architectural experience with an emphasis on multi-family projects (4-6 story podiums,3-4 story flats, Townhomes, 3-story walk-up apartments, mixed-use, amenities)

  • Consistent work history in a professional office setting with strong professional references.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in design utilizing hand sketching, Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, and other software to skillfully communicate design solutions.
  • Advanced hand-drawing skills.
  • Expertise with Building Code/ADA requirements as it relates to the different product types.
  • Possess clear and effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited school is preferred.

What You'll Do

  • Confidently and competently lead the design efforts on an assigned task from concept to completion.
  • Be a point of contact and resource for our clients – you’ll be an ambassador for RHA and the resident ‘expert’ on the product type.
  • Clearly present proposed design solutions to clients and project teams (both internal and external).
  • Be comfortable working independently 90% of the time, coordinating multiple priorities and team members with varying deadlines and budgets.
  • Assist with resourcing and assigning team members as needed to meet project deadlines - regularly communicate progress to the Principal and/or Senior Project Director.
  • Ensure proposed solutions stay in compliance with Building Code type items throughout the evolution of the design.
  • Balance RHA design priorities for innovation with client requests and/or construction realities.
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment generating multiple viable solutions for consideration.
  • Generate relevant architectural details to convey design intent while adhering to general construction and waterproofing principles.
  • Be accountable for the accuracy of the design drawings prepared by your team while ensuring the team adheres to established project budgets and schedules.
  • Accurately document all exchanges of information on the project between RHA, the client, and any consultants.
  • Oversee and mentor the work of junior staff.

What We Offer

  • RHA offers a Flex Time workweek which gives full-time employees the flexibility to create their own arrival and departure schedule, as long as they are present during RHA’s core hours of 9am to 5pm. 
  • RHA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Group Life, AD&D coverage, and Long-Term Disability Insurance paid in full by the Company for the employee.
  • Additional benefits include FSA and 401K with match.
  • Half day Fridays. 
  • Competitive salary with eligibility in the annual bonus pool.
  • Professional development assistance.


We are currently searching for qualified Senior Multi-family Architectural Designers to join our team. This is a 100% in-office position at our Irvine, CA office.

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