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Senior Residential Project Designer

Firm Name: Withee Malcolm Architects

Firm Website: Job Location: Torrance, CA

Salary Range: Based on experience


  • Are you a versatile and talented architectural designer with the experience to create innovative and effective designs for high-density, multi-family, and urban infill residential projects?
  • Are you interested in joining a collaborative, design-oriented architectural practice dedicated to finding the best possible architectural solutions and delivering responsive service?

Then, you may be what WITHEE MALCOLM ARCHITECTS (WMA) is looking for!

Founded as a two-man practice 40 years ago, WMA has evolved into a 40-person design firm with an expanding leadership group and diversified project base. Our award-winning firm specializes in high-density, multi-family, urban infill; mixed-use; commercial office, research and development, interior architecture and tenant improvements.

WMA is seeking a passionate architectural designer with commitment, enthusiasm, and expertise to join our design team in a senior position, reporting directly to the Principals.

What matters most is:

  • Ability to design with imagination and manage to achieve constructability, preferably with developer clients, on a diverse range of residential projects.
  • Ability to establish the vision for each project and convey it to the client and staff, then establish the architectural direction and oversee successful execution.
  • Ability to represent the firm to clients and the public and articulate design strategy in an effective, persuasive manner in marketing and design presentations.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, with the ability to conceptualize quickly, present multiple solutions, and generate sophisticated graphic presentations.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, adhering to budgets and contracts.
  • Focus on quality in all aspects of the projects, working with operations to develop and implement goals to improve process, systems, and techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage the design process for yourself, your team, and consultants who work with you.
  • Ability to lead as well as contribute to management discussions that will lead to growth and development at an organizational level.
  • Recognition that leadership comes with the responsibility to act in a professional manner and work with the Principals and other leaders to make appropriate decisions, build the firm’s reputation, and achieve goals and objectives that lead to success.

If you are a creative, self-motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of participating in a dynamic team environment, and you have the qualifications required for this position, and at least 10 years of experience, WMA would like to hear from YOU.

In order to be considered for employment, applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States and should be able to travel within the USA. Preference will be given to local applicants (within the Los Angeles region).

To Apply for this Position:  Please submit the following materials to with the words Sr. Residential Designer in the subject line:

  • Current resume with education, professional experience, academic, civic, and professional activities related to design, marketing, and leadership.
  • Representative examples of your work, with no more than five (5) projects, submitted in digital format, including your role on each project and the firm for whom you worked.

All materials should be submitted as PDF, JPG, or PNG documents and will not be returned. We intentionally limit email attachments to 10MB or less. If your combined materials will exceed this size, please contact us before sending them.

Receipt of applications and materials will be acknowledged within one week. We will contact those candidates with whom we would like to move forward. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

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