Michael W. Folonis Architects is a highly recognized, award-winning architectural design studio located in Santa Monica. Project typologies include high-rise, mixed-use, commercial, multi-family housing, and healthcare. We are seeking a talented individual to join our firm. This position is full-time and available immediately.
Designer I: This is an outstanding opportunity for a person who wants to take charge and fast-track their architectural experience in a design-oriented studio. Should you be interested, please contact us immediately if you meet the following criteria
Bachelor or Masters of Architecture from an accredited institution
5 + years of full-time relevant work experience
Knowledge of local municipal codes and the CBC
Experience and knowledge of architectural design, drafting, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques
Proficiency in design conception and presentation
Strong construction document skills
Experience with Type I, III, V construction and mixed-use projects
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Must be exceptional as a collaborator, be critical and dynamic as a problem-solver and be friendly and easy to work with
Candidate must be actively working towards licensure
Responsibilities will include:
Participation in all phases of architectural practice
Developing architectural planning and design concepts under the direction of the senior project architect
Coordinating architectural design and building systems with engineering consultants
Conducting research and development of all project materials, including design options
Preparing project presentation materials, diagrams, renderings and graphics
Production of architectural drawings and documentation
Work with city and/or county agencies to resolve code related issues
About Michael W. Folonis Architects
The philosophy at Michael W. Folonis Architects is to engage in a constant working awareness of Culture, Technology, History, Sustainability and Social Relevance. We employ these fundamental components in every stage of research, design and development.
Counter to the throwaway culture of today, MWFA establishes a permanent architectural character, grounding each structure to the land and responding to a project’s unique set of conditions. Design is not begun with preconceived assumptions. Rather, design solutions are discovered in response to a project’s unique constraints and issues. Scale, mass, function, sustainability, city and neighborhood fabric, planning and zoning codes, and the process of building are all factors that can inform organic, original solutions. MWFA uses these opportunities and limitations to create significant, signature buildings.
Mr. Folonis guides all project phases from design through project realization, while remaining the primary contact for every client. The firm is distinguished in having received numerous regional and national design awards as well as the honor of being published nationally and internationally.