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Architect II

Santa Monica, CA

Company Profile
Plant Prefab is the first prefabricated design and construction company in the United States dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations. We build custom, single-family, and multi-family homes to exacting quality standards in less time and with less waste than site-based contractors. Our patented Plant Building System enables us to prefabricate just about any design by any architect, empowering individuals, developers, and architects with a better way to build. 

Plant was spun out LivingHomes, an award-winning architectural design studio we founded in 2006. Major funding for Plant was provided by Amazon and Obvious Ventures. Plant currently operates out of a 62,000-square-foot facility in Rialto, CA, with a design studio in Santa Monica, CA. 

Plant Prefab homes have garnered significant industry recognition including the AIA’s top sustainable 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
We are seeking an Architect II with 6-8 years of residential design and construction experience. Candidates should be team oriented, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be based in the Los Angeles area. Project experience with a strong emphasis in residential and modern design is preferred. Knowledge of and experience with sustainable design is a big bonus. The position reports to the Director of Design and will be remote to start, then be based in our Santa Monica design studio.

Core Responsibilities

  • Execute construction documents from schematic phase through construction administration, including permitting .

  • Work both independently and collaboratively, guiding junior staff and taking direction from the Director of Design.

  • Coordinate consultant drawings with architectural and factory drawings .

  • Communicate with clients and consultants.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A licensed California Architect with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture

  • Minimum of 6 years residential architectural office experience

  • High proficiency in Revit, specifically in construction document package

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Working knowledge of sustainable and prefab construction

  • Working knowledge of CA residential building and zoning codes

  • Expert verbal and written communication skills, both internally with team members and externally with clients and consultants

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

  • A self-starter who takes initiative and responsibility for their work and actions

  • Comfort with a small firm environment

  • Knowledge of factory-built structures and transport

  • Experience with construction cost estimating and/or construction management

  • A sense of humor and a strong desire to wed profit and purpose

  • Knowledge of residential construction, especially construction detailing for Type V construction

  • Startup mindset: Ability to be resourceful, yet “scrappy” and striving to reinvent an industry


  • Leveling, salary, performance-based bonus

  • Excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance

  • The opportunity to work with great architects, engineers, and leaders 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 jobs@plantprefab.comAll applicants must be authorized to legally work in the U.S. (sorry, no sponsorship is available) and subject to passing drug, reference, and background checks. Plant Prefab has an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.