Design Professional II
Los Angeles, CA architecture
Job Type


Where are you going? 

Where can we go together? 

Come along with us in pursuit of a more humane world. Our mission driven approach keeps us at the frontlines of critical issues and many kinds of user experiences. NAC is a group of thought leaders, trailblazers, and experts dedicated to bringing our clients’ ideas to life. We have also won a national design award or two -just a humbling reminder that we are on the right path of excellent stewardship and giving back. NAC Architecture is a national firm with four offices located in Los Angeles, Seattle, Spokane and our newly acquired office in Columbus, Ohio. 

Our Los Angeles office wants to welcome a passionate and growth minded Designer to their staff. Are you ready?




Design Professional II Non-licensed architecture staff having completed a minimum of six years of architecture related experience. Fully competent in all aspects of architecture. Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned major project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions that best meets the client's needs. Provides professional architectural consultation on large complex projects. Independently applies advanced architectural concepts and designs. Executes complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.


NAC offers competitive compensation, 401k plan and employer match, and generous healthcare, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. HSA employer match, 8 paid holidays, vacation/sick benefits, and flexible hours. As a salaried, exempt employee, you will also be eligible for the NAC quarterly bonus plan which is based on company financials and personal performance. 

Salary range for this position is from $83,550 to $95,550 depending on experience. 


  • Independently produces finished plans, specifications and approval of materials and construction on moderate to large scale projects
  • Provide professional consultation and coordination of the planning and development of construction and design document production and provides technical expertise to ensure coordinated and high-quality documents
  • Perform construction administration duties, such as site visits, RFI responses, submittals, and punch list reviews
  • Create and review projects reports, estimates, calculations, specifications, and compile/analyze relevant data
  • Responsible to monitor billing efficiency rates and work at maximizing team’s quality and efficiency in assigned tasks
  • Proactively coordinates meetings with client, project team, consultants, and contractor meetings to ensure trust and confidence
  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced project associates and interns
  • Involve explorations of subject area, definition of scope, selection of items for investigation, and development of complex or novel concepts and methods
  • Contribute innovative design ideas that consistently capture the intended design vision
  • Contribute to bold design solutions that balance scale, aesthetics, and context to maximize the impact to the individual and community


  • Proficiency in Revit required
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites required (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Proficiency with Sketchup and Rhino preferred. Lumion, Enscape, and V-Ray is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of zoning and building codes, specifications, building /engineering systems and agency requirements (NFPA, ADAAG, FGI, OBC, IBC etc)
  • Possess a balanced blend of design and technical skills
  • Knowledge in the design process, construction documentation and construction administration
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet schedule deadlines and work within the client's budget
  • Excellent organization and client presentation skills
  • Passion for providing exceptional client service
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic

Certification Requirements

  • None

Supervisory Requirements

  • Provide supervision for project associates or interns as needed

Work Environment

  • This position operates in a professional open office environment with low to moderate noise levels including collaborative work areas for team meetings. Each office location has a workstation for scanning/ photocopying and a cafe for dining. Building construction sites may include varying temperatures, wind, dust, and noise levels and may include hazardous and dirty conditions. 

Physical Demands

  • Hand/Wrist/Finger dexterity for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
  • Ability to lift a set of construction documents
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

Position/Hours expected to work

  • This is a full-time position with the expectation of working a minimum of 40 hours per week


  • Occasional travel depending on project assignments

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited university preferred
  • Master of Architecture preferred
  • A minimum of six years of architecture related experience

Work Authorization

  • Sponsorship may be considered

AAP/EEO Statement

NAC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity employment. As a result, all qualified employees and prospective employees will be recruited, selected, and trained without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally- protected status. 

All applicants are carefully screened, and full consideration is given to their training, education, skills, experiences, growth potential and previous work record. This same non- discriminatory consideration will be used in all other aspects of the employment relationship.

NAC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability to the extent that doing so does not create an undue hardship on NAC, Inc. NAC encourages employees and applicants to communicate any special needs by engaging in an interactive process with NAC to formulate reasonable accommodations.

Salary Description
$83,550 to $95,550 depending on experience.