Are you looking for corporate work but not in a corporate environment? Would you like to be a part of a firm that values the individual, and will recognize your versatility first-hand?
Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc., an award-winning and widely published architecture, landscape and interior design firm is seeking an experienced licensed architect with expertise in commercial core and shell, commercial interiors, and tenant improvement.
Responsibilities will include: project management of firm’s commercial portfolio; development of design and construction documents including details; construction observation; code research and analysis; direct interaction with Principals, project team members, consultants and contractors; regulatory agency submittals; construction administration; written communication; and documentation of projects.
Our firm is Macintosh-based using Vectorworks and related design software.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience managing architecture projects
Familiar with all aspects of developing and running a project from conception through Construction
Extensive experience with construction documents and administration, including tenant improvements
and interior architecture
Proficiency in Adobe and Rhino; Vectorworks knowledge a plus
Proficiency in Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop and Illustrator
Proficiency in 3D Modeling software
Proficiency in writing and communications skills is vital
Familiarity with ProCore a plus
Fluency in English, both written and spoken
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to effectively meet deadlines
Code research and analysis
Material and equipment research and specifications
Ability to generate space plans, layouts, specs and to develop FF&E presentations
Background in commercial healthcare facilities a plus
Experience in commercial interior design a plus
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc., specializes in unique integrated and detailed approaches to large-scale, residential and commercial architecture and landscape projects.
Commercial projects on the boards include:
New headquarters and campus for the Los Angeles Times;
NantWorks’ Culver City headquarters: a seven-building campus, comprising over 250K square feet of labs and offices
Residential projects on the boards include multiple large-scale homes with gardens throughout Los Angeles, as well as from the Southern California coast to Northern California.
In 2017, Vendome Press published Outside In: The Houses and Gardens of Tichenor & Thorp. Recognized by The Robb Report’s Top 30 Architects, Tichenor & Thorp’s work has been featured in numerous publications including: The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, Elle Decor and New York Spaces.
Position includes benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.
To apply please send cover letter, resume, and work samples including construction documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon consideration, a background check will be required
About Tichenor & Thorp Architects, Inc.
The husband-and-wife team of M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp founded their namesake, multi- discipline, Los Angeles-based design practice in 1990. Since then, they and their talented staff have completed more than 350 projects nationwide. In 2017, Vendome Press published the pair’s first book, Outside In: The Houses and Gardens of Tichenor & Thorp.
Tichenor and Thorp emphasize craft. Licensed architects and AIA members, they are fluent in all aspects of the building arts, history, and precedents of American architecture. Widely recognized for original, artful residential and commercial designs that beautifully integrate large-scale structures and surrounding landscapes, the partners deftly parlay traditional Mediterranean and American vernaculars and the modern forms of the California Tradition into gracious, supremely functional, luxuriously detailed environments. Equally adept at both historic preservation and restoration, they also undertake the occasional interior project. Recently completed are several estates in Pebble Beach, as well as residential projects in Carmel, Malibu, Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Major commercial projects include the o...ngoing design of NantWorks’ Culver City headquarters; a seven-building campus, comprising over 250K square feet of labs and offices, along with a fifteen- acre intricately landscaped site; campus development for NantWorks in El Segundo, incorporating three new pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, the adaptive reuse of an eight-story tower and a recently completed cutting edge immuno- therapy cancer clinic: The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine at Mariposa. The firm has also developed new gardens and a re-envisioned exterior for two award-winning apartment complexes, Villa Del Mar in Marina del Rey and The Aspens in Santa Ana, CA. Other notable commercial projects include interior and exterior design for a Gulfstream aircraft; the firm’s own offices in a converted mixed-use structure that encompasses Venue 66: a separate, flexible events space and professional kitchen in the storied La Cachette restaurant building near Century City. Commercial projects are currently on the boards from Culver City to the South Bay to San Diego County.
Tichenor & Thorp gained an early reputation for sensitive, highly informed restorations of historically significant houses and landmark commercial structures by such noted California architects as Paul R. Williams, Gregory Ain, Roland Coate, John Byers, H. Roy Kelly, and Harwell Hamilton Harris. Memorable projects in this area of expertise include the Cecil B. DeMille residence (recently purchased by Angelina Jolie); the former William Powell Estate (now owned by decorator Kelly Wearstler and her husband, Brad Korzen); and Hollywood’s landmark Capitol Records building and grounds.
Named by the Robb Report in their Top 30 Architects listing, Tichenor & Thorp has had work featured in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Town & Country, The Los Angeles Sunday Times Magazine, and The World of Interiors, as well as on various television shows. Completed projects have also appeared in more than 20 published books, including Fisher Weisman’s Artful Decoration, Douglas Wood’s The California Casa, Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style, and Suzanne Rheinstein’s At Home.
Native Californians, Tichenor and Thorp both received Masters degrees in architecture from UCLA. Prior to co-founding Tichenor & Thorp, Tichenor worked as a project designer and manager for Moore Ruble Yudell. As a joint venture partner with landscape designer Nancy Goslee Power, he subsequently completed more than 100 gardens worldwide. Currently on the faculty of USC’s School of Architecture, Tichenor is a Fellow of the Garden Conservancy and actively involved with The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Los Angeles Conservancy, The Huntington Library and Gardens, and The Society of Architectural Historians, among others. His renderings have been widely published and exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Museum and Max Protech Gallery, among other prestigious venues. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from UC Santa Barbara. Tichenor continues to paint, informing his design work.
Thorp, in addition to her multi-faceted design work oversees the firm’s business development and operations, as well as Venue 66. Currently on the board of Big Sunday, a national non-profit, which honored Tichenor & Thorp in 2017 for its outstanding service and work on large scale community projects. Also a member of The Society of Architectural Historians, The Los Angeles Conservancy, and Las Don?as at UCLA, Thorp also served for many years on the South Carthay Historic Preservation Board. Prior to co-founding Tichenor & Thorp, she worked with several noted architectural firms, including The Russell Group Architects and Moore Ruble Yudell. Thorp holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in The Growth and Structure of Cities. Thorp’s innate elegance is a common thread apparent throughout the Firm’s various projects.