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Architect II/Designer/Project Manager

Company Profile
Plant Prefab is the first Certified B Corporation™ prefabricated home builder dedicated to sustainable design, materials, and operations. We're creating a paradigm shift across the home building industry by custom prefabricating single-family and multi-family homes for individuals, architects, and developers in half the time of traditional builders.

Our patented Plant Building System™ enables us to efficiently construct almost any design, by any architect. Combining advanced engineering with customizable Plant Panels™ and Plant Modules™, the Plant Building System provides greater design flexibility, quality control, and time and cost efficiencies than both site-based construction and conventional prefabricated approaches. Clients can work with any architect they choose, including Plant’s award-winning, in-house design studio.

Funding for Plant was provided by Amazon, Obvious Ventures, and others. Nearly thirty Plant projects have been certified LEED for Homes Platinum or Gold, including the first home ever to achieve Platinum certification. Plant projects have garnered significant industry recognition including the AIA’s top sustainability award, Architizer’s Jury and People Choice Awards, Green Builder Magazine’s Home of Year, Business 2.0’s ‘World’s 11 Coolest Products,’ and Businessweek’s “Architectural Wonders of the World.”

Job Summary
Plant is seeking an Architect II/Designer/Project Manager to lead client projects in Plant’s award-winning, in-house design studio. Founded in 2006 as LivingHomes, the Plant Design Studio is continuing a fifteen-year legacy of industry-leading sustainable design, focusing solely on single-family and small multi-family projects for prefabricated construction with Plant. Reporting to the Studio Manager, the Architect II/Designer/Project Manager will begin as a remote position, but should be based in the Los Angeles area as in-person client meetings may be required at Plant’s Southern California facilities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Design and execute construction documents from the schematic phase through construction administration, including permitting.

  • Manage and directly communicate with clients, consultants, fabrication engineers, and site contractors.

  • Coordinate closely with the Studio Manager and studio team, working independently with minimal supervision while also supporting junior staff as a mentor and project manager.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch); licensed architect (or working toward licensure) preferred, but not required

  • Minimum of 6 years’ residential architecture experience in an architectural office

  • Working knowledge of California building, residential, and zoning codes

  • Advanced proficiency (minimum of 5 years’ experience) in Revit, Sketchup, Enscape, and Microsoft Suite

  • Basic proficiency in AutoCAD and Bluebeam

  • Demonstrated knowledge of residential construction, including means and methods; working knowledge of sustainable and prefabricated construction a strong plus, as is experience with construction cost estimating and/or construction management

  • Expert verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with team members, clients, and consultants

  • An eye for detail and a desire to perform at a high level

  • A self-starter, comfortable working in a small firm environment that requires a high degree of personal responsibility and advanced problem-solving skills

  • A positive attitude and a sense of humor

  • A genuine interest in working for a mission-driven company


Benefits

  • Competitive compensation (leveling, salary, discretionary bonus, and stock options) commensurate with experience and skills

  • Excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance

  • The opportunity to work with great architects and meaningfully contribute to projects that improve the quality of life for people and the planet


Application Instructions
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and work samples to hr@plantprefab.com.

Applicants must be authorized to legally work in the U.S.; sorry, no sponsorship is available. Applicants will be subject to passing a background check and drug screening. Plant Prefab has an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.