We are seeking a Senior Architectural Designer to lead and develop creative design concepts and strategies on multiple projects. Interested applicants must have a strong design aesthetic, enjoy creating beautiful work and be able to work collaboratively and independently.
The ideal candidate must possess the following skills:
Strong design skills and a passion for creativity
Strong organizational skills
A high degree of self-motivation, flexibility, and resourcefulness
Experience from Concept through Construction Administration
Ability to skillfully work alongside internal and external collaborators
Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
Ability to foster a positive, inclusive and collaborative work environment
A minimum of 10+ years of professional experience
Bachelor of Architecture degree or Master's of Architecture degree from an accredited college or university
Experience with REVIT, Rhino, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Bluebeam
Mid- to Large-scale commercial experience preferred
Licensed Architect preferred
RIOS was founded in 1985 as a design collective working beyond boundaries to amplify the impact of design.
This innate understanding led to an ethos of design as a continuum, a notion that defined transdisciplinary practice and a body of work that celebrates the connection between people and place. The practice operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, urban planning, interior design, graphics and signage, exhibit, and product design to inform design at all types and scales — from plates to parks. We believe, fundamentally, that design is better when you think inclusively about ways to solve a problem and we practice this way within our studios and interdisciplinary teams. We are problem-solvers, innovators, and creative thinkers. This proclivity can be seen in the offshoots of RIOS, like notNeutral and Guillermo, but also in our unshakable nature as storytellers revealing the potential each project has to celebrate our diversity and humanity. Our work is irreversibly connected to the narrative of place and the complex order of human culture, creating solutions that are joyful, authentic, and unexpected. Each project is a genuine expression of the important storie...s that connect us and reveal location, ecology, culture, and ethnography.
RIOS has been recognized for skill and design excellence across the broad spectrum of design disciplines, including as a finalist for the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for landscape architecture, and as Firm of the Year by the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. Our consistent body of unique design work and our redefinition of the boundaries of design practice has also led to numerous national and local AIA and ASLA awards, as well as recognition for graphics, interiors and furniture design. Our work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Architecture, Architectural Record, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Metropolis. We treat the design intent and execution for every project as a solution unique to each client and to their programmatic requirements. Our clients often actively participate in the creative process. This client-focus has allowed us to produce a consistently high quality body of work which displays a stylistic range as broad as our client list.