The award-winning team at GGLO, a collaborative design firm, seeks a Designer I for our Los Angeles location to support our growth in multiple locations, disciplines, markets, and project types.
GGLO is a design practice for architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design. With offices in Boise, Seattle, and Los Angeles, we work as a single, collaborative studio focused on connecting people through beauty and innovation. We create projects which are visionary, contextually appropriate, and culturally resonant.
About the Role
The primary function of the Architectural Designer I at GGLO is to support the project team in the completion of projects in accordance with the established goals and scope of that project. This position is fully integrated into a project team and exposed to a full scope of projects from start to finish. Each Designer I participates in mentoring and coaching opportunities, attends GGLO’s continuing education and training programs, and works under direction of licensed professionals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare project documents for meetings, presentations, and submittals
Pick up redlines in a strategic and thorough manner
Understand and follow the firm’s standards and expected level of project documentation
Develop and maintain proficiency with software to effectively convey design intent
Work collaboratively in a team setting for collaboration, learning, and furthering the work
Understand workload scheduling and project timelines, working efficiently to meet deadlines
Understand project scope, working effectively to meet project requirements
Design Thinking; you seek to understand the problem and context before creatively contemplating sustainable solutions to create spaces where communities can gather and thrive
Proactive; you engage in dialogue for clarity and learning, and taking initiative to tackle challenges
Curious; you seek to understand, constantly learning through each task completed
Collaborative; you are a team player with effective, honest communication
Efficient; you understand assignments and work diligently to complete tasks in a timely manner
Architecture Degree, with interest in pursuing licensure
Proficiency in Revit, GIS, Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
Experience with being a part of a collaborative, integrated team structure for all phases of work
Proven history of excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication, and presentation skills
Ability to hand sketch to communicate design concepts
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Authorization to work in the United States
Experience in various project phases, including Concept Design, Schematic Design and production of Design Communication packages
Experience with, or interest in, our core markets
Ability to think in 3D, with an understanding of complex design issues
Demonstrated ability to produce quality work
LEED accreditation preferred
We offer a stimulating and exciting team-oriented design environment where our employees are challenged to bring their best creative spirit to their work. We offer mentorship programs, flexible schedules, an Emerging Professionals group, and a collaborative, supportive environment. We support a hybrid in-person and virtual environment with laptop, peripherals and software provided. We take great pride in working together both in person and remotely to deliver the highest-quality design solutions for our clients, and leading innovative design into the future. Our workplace is respectful and diverse, with teams that thrive on engagement, learning, and innovation.
Additionally, we offer paid licensure and industry memberships, professional development, mentorship programs, and a collaborative, stable environment. Along with competitive salaries, we offer a generous benefit package including fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K with employer match program, time off, transit subsidy, bicycle parking, pet friendly atmosphere, building gym access, robust wellness program, annual Profit-Sharing contributions, as well as an annual discretionary bonus opportunity for all employees.
Please visit our careers page at www.GGLO.com or click “Apply” button if visible. This offer is for employment in a specific office location. However, we have three offices so if this area doesn’t quite meet your needs, we would be happy to discuss another location as well. We look forward to hearing from you!
GGLO, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture.
GGLO designs distinct places where communities of people connect and thrive. We seek to bring the essence of community alive in each of our projects – believing that the fundamental desire to interact and feel a part of something can be evoked through design. This perspective runs deep through our integrated practice, including research, planning, urban design, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. Integrating our skills and services allows a deep exploration for how design can have the most positive impact in any context.
Our role as designers is to embrace the myriad of considerations and interactions that make up our projects and to craft solutions that are responsible, meaningful, and enduring. Our regional and national reputation for award-winning design is recognized by industry peers for functional space planning, beauty in building form, and innovative sustainable design.
Building Design + Construction recognized GGLO as #10 in their Top 155 Apartment Architecture Firms and #15 in the Top 175 Multi-family Sector Architecture Firms. Zweig Group's 2022 Best Firm to Work For listed GGLO as #7 in North America for Architecture. Engineering News Recor...d's 2022 Top Design Firms ranked GGLO #5 in Architecture and #80 in Their Top Green Design Firms.
Founded in Seattle in 1986 | Offices in Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, and Boise, ID