Architectural Designer IB

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for an Architectural Designer IB (junior - level) based in Los Angeles, CA.. Take a look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience make you a good match for this position, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement.


The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign is a laboratory for exploration and experimentation in architecture. Established upon the reputation and leadership of award-winning designer Mehrdad Yazdani, the studio leverages the best attributes of a small design studio with the resources and reach of our global practice.


You will  be a member of our multi-disciplinary team and will collaborate with design and technical leadership and be an integral part of project teams. Under the direct supervision of a licensed Architect and project leaders, your primary responsibilities will include the following:
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, provide architectural support to the Project Architect or Project Designer in the design, selection, coordination, and detailing of architectural materials and systems.
  • Build physical building models.
  • Produce architectural documentation under the guidance of the Project Architect, Project Manager or Project Designer.
  • Participate in preparation of graphics materials and images for client presentations.
  • Participate in research initiatives as directed by the Project Architect or Project Manager.
  • Assist project leadership in all activities during conceptual design through construction documents.
  • Participate in the architectural design process in a support role.
  • Review shop drawing submittals under the direction of the Project Architect.
  • Respond to client’s questions and comments with supervisory guidance.
  • Work in the REVIT model to produce plans, elevations and sections under the guidance of the Project Architect or Project Designer.
  • Communicate with other disciplines to ensure coordination of project documents.
  • Attend project team meetings and participate in project presentations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in Architecture OR non-professional Bachelor degree within a school offering a NAAB accredited program required. B.Arch or M.Arch from an accredited program preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of related professional experience.
  • Actively pursing Architectural Registration in the United States preferred.
  • Strong creative design portfolio is essential as are strong communication, teamwork, presentation, graphics, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Demonstrates independent judgment in handling responsibilities at this level.
  • Proficiency with Revit, Enscape, Bluebeam, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite required


  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.
The salary range for this position to be filled in one of our California offices is $60,000 to $67,000 annually. This salary range is the  the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the time of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Regular, full-time employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flexible work hours, remote work options, a 401k plan, and employee perk programs. 
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.
CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.