Design Associate (Closed)

Mar 21 2024 admin Comments Off on Design Associate (Closed)
  • Full Time


Program:             Los Angeles Unified School District – Project Execution
Salary Range:     $114.8K to $135.2K annual base salary plus benefits
Positions Open: Two (2)


  • Determines space needs in terms of anticipated operational requirements, making projections and recommendations for long-range planning or alterations.
  • Participates and supports in the administration of the restacking plan, including reviewing related documents, providing responses to Requests for Clarifications, and preparing drawings for alterations.
  • Creates scope of work and develops architectural design options using CAD and 3D software for presentation and approval.
  • Creates drawings, specifications, and estimates for building alterations and equipment installations based on space requirements and department functions.
  • Provides analysis and conducts field surveys and research about planning and design development.
  • Prepares applications and submits to various agencies for approvals. Prepares design packets and reports with executive staff.
  • Prepare complex architectural drawings, construction details, and alteration improvement and addition to existing structure.
  • Provide code analysis as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of five (5) years full-time paid professional experience working in a large commercial, public agency or school facilities that require the use of at least AutoCAD and one (1) 3D design software e.g. SketchUp.
  • Experience performing architectural design and coordinating drafting with drafting technicians, conducting surveys and field investigations, and reviewing drawings submitted by vendors and contractors.
  • Ability to analyze architectural problems related to assigned projects and making recommendations for the solution of problems of major office space utilizations, equipment and optimizing space allocations.
  • Ability to interpret codes and possess knowledge of the California Department of Education, American Disability Act and various building codes.


Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering.


  • Knowledge of architectural characteristics of building materials.
  • Knowledge of building codes related to schools, large commercial and governmental construction.
  • Ability to interpret codes for California dept. of Education, ADA and Building & Safety, and Fire codes.
  • Candidates shall be proficient in creating architectural design options, space planning, and construction document details.
  • Concept, schematic, design development, and materials specifications.
  • Construction and building codes related to school, large commercial or government construction.
  • Design principles and aesthetics.
  • Major computer-aided software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp etc.


Deadline to submit resume:
Monday April 1, 2024 @ 9:00am (no late submissions accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line:  LAUSD Design Associate

Approximate Processing Time:
SHORTLIST: Within 1 week after deadline to submit resume.
INTERVIEW: Within 2 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: Within 3 weeks after deadline to submit resume.
Recruitment# CM-DA-0324-14

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