Architectural Designer

Los Angeles, CA
FE Design & Consulting

Job Description

We are a leading Land Use Consulting and Permit Expediting Firm in Downtown Los Angeles. We have a lively, innovate team, in a casual, friendly business environment. Our staff consists of a number of recent grads, and early career professionals, and seasoned veterans in the hospitality business. We have developed an environment of camaraderie, fun and humor. We are in the heart of Downtown in Little Tokyo, which is convenient to many wonderful restaurants and shopping. Our work is exciting in that we are on the front lines of the new development and growth in DTLA, Greater LA and its environs. Our specialties are innovative and creative dining establishments, bars, music venues, and boutique hotels. Our company has grown to 3 times its size in the last few years, so this is a great time to join our team.

Seeking: Architectural Designer for Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, and Retail


MUST BE 100% Proficient in AutoCAD, able to draft plans from site measurements, to calculating all required code compliance, to putting together a presentable set of plans for plan check. Drafting will be a major component of this job.
Assists staff in preparing plans for submittals to various departments: Building, Health, Planning, Industrial Waste, etc…
Take site photos
Accurately Measure Sites for As-Built Drawings
Print and organize plans
Help to contribute to a reference book for Drafters including FE Design’s methods, and pertinent codes
Provide a high standard for quality of work
Conducts basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service, scheduling, prioritizing tasks, inter-office communications
Help your teammates in any way possible to ensure that we are producing the best product to our clients
Goals after the first year:

Willing to grow and develop standard practices along with existing drafting team supervisor
Working with Drafting Supervisor to implement standardization of quality of plans

Have a car/ Reliable Transportation to get ot job sites
Associates Degree, Certificate program or Bachelors (Architecture or related field)
Minimum 3 Professional References
Vast experience in measuring sites quickly and efficiently
3-5 years’ experience producing construction documents for commercial uses for submittal to LADBS and/or Health Department
Depth of experience with Tenant Improvements and Change of Use for existing buildings
This is a Full Time Position , office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 PM requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week with paid overtime. You will be expected to work overtime hours to complete tasks/deadlines when needed.

Physical requirements of the position: Ability to drive to and from various offices at various distances for delivery of paperwork; ability to walk around at job-sites, take measurements, climb ladders, walk on building roofs; finger and wrist dexterity for repetitive motions related to computer keyboard and mouse use and preparing plans for plan check (stapling, rolling out, binding).

Required education:

Prefer Masters Degree in Architecture OR 5+ years’ experience working as an Architectural Designer plus Bachelors
Required experience:

Restaurant Design: 3 year
Autocad Drafting: 3-5 years
Kitchen Design: 1-3 year
Applicants must be local to:

BENEFITS : Health & Dental after 90 Days as a full time employee, 7 paid holidays plus flexible time off, 401K with matching, 6 Paid time off days after 90 days of employment– annually increasing incrementally to 20 PTO days after 5 years tenure.