Architectural Design Associate

Tim Barber Ltd. seeks an architectural design associate to join our busy Los Angeles studio. This full-time, entry-level, permanent position is perfect for a post-graduate with 0-3 years’ professional experience and an enthusiasm for traditional single-family residential design.

Responsibilities include:

  • As-built measurements and drafting

  • Drafting and detailing of schematic, permit, and construction drawings

  • Developing client and government agency design review presentation drawings

  • Providing building and zoning code analysis support to project managers

  • Assisting project managers with city and other government agency permitting processes

  • Assisting project managers with building consultant coordination

  • Maintaining timely, accurate, and kind relationships with clients and colleagues

  • Keeping accurate time sheets

  • Supporting the office manager in answering phones, delivering packages, and facilitating client meetings

  • Supporting one of our libraries, including our archived drawings, materials library, resources & vendors library, visual concept library, and/or book and periodical library

  • Working a project through the design process as part of a team

  • Reporting directly to project managers


  • A five-year architecture degree

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and Microsoft Office Suite

  • A strong understanding of building materials and construction methods

  • Knowledge of architectural history, preferably North American vernacular styles

  • Fluency in English

  • Excellent written and spoken communications

  • Interest in luxury single-family residential design

  • Willingness to learn

  • An upbeat attitude

  • The initiative to roll up your sleeves and get your hands (sometimes literally) dirty!

Familiarity with SketchUp and/or BillQuick (BQE) are preferred, but not required. Candidates must be willing and able to learn new software as needed.


  • Salary, commensurate with experience

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Matching 401k

  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

  • Safe company-paid parking

We are committed to growing, engaging, and supporting our team and provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for team members to lead and/or participate in design charrettes; attend educational and industry events; design and conduct relevant group outings; contribute to our blog; give and receive professional feedback; participate in philanthropic projects; and celebrate career achievements.

To promote a healthy work-life balance (and a healthy life in general!) we also offer flexible scheduling (M-F: 7 am - 4pm; 8 am - 5 pm; or 9 am - 6 pm) and provide office beverages and snacks.

How to Apply:

We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our work prior to applying.

Please send the following to

  • A cover letter addressed to Tim Barber, A.I.A., that describes why you’ll be a great fit for this role and our studio

  • Your resume

  • Your portfolio (PDF files under 8MB or a website link)

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls, drop-ins, or mailed applications, please.

Position Posted: 01. 12. 2019
Open until filled