CAREERS

Located in the City of Torrance in LA’s South Bay, BSB Design is an award-winning architectural firm with an expanding leadership group and a diversified project base. Our studio specializes in projects integral to our communities—high density, multifamily, urban infill; mixed use, commercial office, research and development; and interior architecture projects.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We review all applications but contact only those with whom we would like to move forward.

If interested in applying for a position please submit an application on our corporate site: BSB Design

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

POSITIONS

Residential

Designer

We are seeking architectural designers specific to the firm’s work on high-density residential urban infill projects in Southern and Northern California.

Designers working on these complex but highly rewarding projects should be experienced in conceptualizing and conveying design ideas to the team as well as clients. Ideal candidates bring three to seven years experience with a range of design processes, from establishing design standards, presentations and illustrative concepts to full design development through all project stages.

  • Responsibilities
  • Conceptualize and develop architectural design concepts, applying them across design documents during schematic design, design development and construction document phases
  • Interface with and coordinate site planning, architectural design, interior design and work of consulting engineers including checking design documents and resolving conflicts between the various building systems and disciplines
  • Work with production staff as a resource to facilitate and review the design development process
  • Perform code searches and conduct site visits for design reviews
  • Research new architectural materials and products for incorporation into projects
  • Skill Sets
  • Excellent design and graphic skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Confidence to explore new ideas
  • Site planning, concept design abilities
  • Ability to establish and carry design standards through complex design
  • Knowledge of zoning, building and ADA/ANSI accessibility codes and standards
  • 3D visualization and graphic presentation/illustrative proficiency via software such as SketchUp
  • Technical proficiency with Revit/BIM, Bluebeam
  • Education
  • Bachelors of Architecture Degree or equivalent required
  • Licensed or actively pursuing registration preferred
Project Manager

We are seeking architectural Project Managers who can lead high-density residential urban infill projects in Southern and Northern California.

Project Managers are responsible for guiding the overall management direction of existing and new projects. They also guide project planning, organizing and staffing by assigning key field positions through Draftspeople, Job Captains, subordinate Project Managers and other staff as needed. Managers create the vital team environments that our projects thrive in. They also identify and address the ongoing needs and concerns of clients and work to successfully satisfy them.

  • Responsibilities
  • Direct all project communication including contracts, meetings, and contact with team members
  • Prepare staffing requirements, schedules, budgets and fee projections
  • Coordinate and supervise internal staff to meet established schedules and budgets as well as outside consultants
  • Verify that all project work is done efficiently and in accordance with established office standards
  • Research and coordinate building systems, materials and products, governing codes and regulation
  • Coordinate agency submittals and answer requests for information (RFI’s)
  • Review shop drawing, material submittals, and construction pay authorizations
  • Attend construction coordination meetings at project sites and prepare field reports
  • Maintain a positive atmosphere, motivating employees and maintaining staff morale at a high level
  • Skill Sets
  • Leadership, communication, marketing, negotiation, and problem-solving capabilities
  • Proficiency with Revit/BIM, Bluebeam
  • Comfortable handling a broad range of functions and maintaining multiple projects in parallel sequence
  • Ability to problem solve construction- and design-related issues
  • Technical knowledge of high-density infill, Type V and Type III projects
  • Extensive technical knowledge of building systems, codes, regulations and construction standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry drawing standards and production techniques
  • Education
  • Bachelors of Architecture Degree or equivalent required
  • Licensed or actively pursuing registration preferred
Job Captain

We are seeking experienced architectural job captains for work on high-density residential urban infill projects in Southern and Northern California.

Job Captain applicants should have the technical and leadership abilities to plan, organize and manage the efforts of a production team. They should also bring skills in managing client and consultant relationships. Ideally, candidates possess a minimum of 5 years related experience.

  • Responsibilities
  • Supervise, coordinate and lead 2–4-person production teams.
  • Support design and document development via strong technical knowledge and experience
  • Outreach and coordinate with consultants and partners through entitlement, documentation and construction phases
  • Review consultants work to ensure compliance with code and project requirements
  • Support Manager and Principal-level staff in developing project designs and details
  • Verify that all project work is done efficiently and in accordance with established office standards
  • Review all drawings prior to plan check submittal, bidding and construction
  • Skill Sets
  • Proficiency with Revit/BIM, Bluebeam
  • Building Code knowledge
  • Construction observation experience
  • Consultant and Agency coordination
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Standard technical knowledge for construction documentation
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and maintain effective communication and quality control
  • Education
  • Bachelors of Architecture Degree or equivalent required
  • Licensed or actively pursuing registration preferred
Technical Draftsperson

We are seeking Technical Draftspeople at all levels—entry to advanced—for multifamily and mixed-use urban infill projects across California.

Technical staff are integral project team members who support Job Captains, Project Managers and Designers across multiple, often simultaneous project efforts. Responsible for deliverables at all stages of project evaluation, design and even construction, Technical Draftspeople must be enthusiastic about the multifamily housing market, be able to actively balance deadlines, and be capable of prioritizing multiple tasks as they potentially move between projects.

  • Specific tasks include:
  • Creating, coordinating or refining architectural plans, elevations, sections, etc.
  • Producing illustrative or graphic materials such as renderings or other visuals for presentations
  • Developing design documentation under the guidance of Job Captains or Project Managers
  • Incorporating corrections into drawings sets (red lines or plan check comments)
  • Assisting in project administration
  • Responsibilities
  • All levels – produce technical work supporting production and design departments
  • All levels – work within the team environment to produce architectural details or copy, and revise existing drawingsOversee 2-4 architectural staff
  • All levels – prepare graphic or documentation packages under supervision
  • All levels – integrate office-wide standards into graphic and documentation packages
  • Introductory/Intermediate level – adapt or generate schematic design drawings or architectural details from rough sketches or marked-up drawings
  • Intermediate levels – complete schedules, callouts, indexes and other design documentation support materials with the oversight and mark-ups of others
  • Advanced levels – implement design revisions, identifying known errors and making recommendations for corrections
  • Advanced levels – make design decisions based on the program, code requirements and project concept design
  • Advanced levels – prepare area takeoffs and quantity estimates
  • Advanced levels – mentor less experienced staff
  • Skill Sets
  • All levels – general knowledge of building design and documentation
  • All levels – interest in learning and expanding graphic as well as documentation skills
  • All levels – technical proficiency with Revit / BIM, Bluebeam
  • All levels – 3D visualization and graphic presentation via software such as SketchUp, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Intermediate/Advance levels – have REVIT modeling and family creation knowledge
  • Intermediate level – proficiency in document coordination and detail development
  • Advanced levels – general knowledge of code requirements
  • Education
  • Introductory – Tech School/AA degree preferred
  • Intermediate – Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent required and 2 years minimum architectural experience in an office environment
  • Advanced – Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent required and 4 years minimum architectural experience in an office environment

Commercial

Job Captain

We are seeking experienced architectural job captains for work on mixed-use commercial projects and light industrial projects across California. Job captains may also work on restaurant and hospitality developments nationally.

Job Captain applicants should have the technical and leadership abilities to plan, organize and manage the efforts of a production team and offer skills in managing client and consultant relationships. Ideally, candidates possess a minimum of 5 years related experience.

  • Responsibilities
  • Supervise, coordinate and lead 2–4-person production teams
  • Support design and document development via strong technical knowledge and experience
  • Outreach and coordinate with consultants and partners through entitlement, documentation and construction phases
  • Review consultants work to ensure compliance with code and project requirements
  • Support Manager and Principal-level staff in developing project designs and details
  • Verify that all project work is done efficiently and in accordance with established office standards
  • Review all drawings prior to plan check submittal, bidding and construction
  • Skill Sets
  • Proficiency with Revit/BIM, Bluebeam
  • Building Code knowledge
  • Construction observation experience
  • Consultant and Agency coordination
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Standard technical knowledge for construction documentation
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and maintain effective communication and quality control
  • Education
  • Bachelors of Architecture Degree or equivalent required
  • Licensed or actively pursuing registration preferred
Technical Draftsperson

We are seeking Technical Draftspeople at all levels—entry to advanced—for commercial/industrial projects across California and nationally.

Technical staff are integral project team members who support Job Captains, Project Managers and Designers across multiple, often simultaneous project efforts. Responsible for deliverables at all stages of project evaluation, design and even construction, Technical Draftspeople should be enthusiastic about the commercial development market, be able to actively balance deadlines, and be capable of prioritizing multiple tasks as they potentially move between projects.

  • Specific tasks include:
  • Creating, coordinating or refining architectural plans, elevations, sections, etc.
  • Producing illustrative or graphic materials such as renderings or other visuals for presentations
  • Developing design documentation under the guidance of Job Captains or Project Managers
  • Incorporating corrections into drawings sets (red lines or plan check comments)
  • Assisting in project administration
  • Responsibilities
  • All levels – produce technical work supporting production and design departments
  • All levels – work within the team environment to produce architectural details or copy, and revise existing drawings
  • All levels – prepare graphic or documentation packages under supervision
  • All levels – integrate office-wide standards into graphic and documentation packages
  • Introductory/Intermediate level – adapt or generate schematic design drawings or architectural details from rough sketches or marked-up drawings
  • Intermediate levels – complete schedules, callouts, indexes and other design documentation support materials with the oversight and mark-ups of others
  • Advanced levels – implement design revisions, identifying known errors and making recommendations for corrections
  • Advanced levels – make design decisions based on the program, code requirements and project concept design
  • Advanced levels – prepare area takeoffs and quantity estimates
  • Advanced levels – mentor less experienced staff
  • Skill Sets
  • All levels – general knowledge of building design and documentation
  • All levels – interest in learning and expanding graphic as well as documentation skills
  • All levels – technical proficiency with Revit / BIM, Bluebeam
  • All levels – 3D visualization and graphic presentation via software such as SketchUp, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Intermediate/Advance levels – have REVIT modeling and family creation knowledge
  • Intermediate level – proficiency in document coordination and detail development
  • Advanced levels – general knowledge of code requirements
  • Education
  • Introductory – Tech School/AA degree preferred
  • Intermediate – Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent required and 2 years minimum architectural experience in an office environment
  • Advanced – Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent required and 4 years minimum architectural experience in an office environment