Project Architects

Gehry Partners, LLP, is a full-service firm with broad international experience in academic, commercial, museum, performance, and residential projects.

Gehry Partners is currently seeking intermediate to senior technical architects to work in the Los Angeles office. Applicants should have experience with large, complex projects across the corporate, commercial, and institutional sectors. All positions offer excellent potential for career growth. Salaries are competitive, based on experience and skill level.

For more information about opportunities with Gehry Partners, please scroll down, or visit the Gehry Partners careers webpage.

Must Haves

All positions require:

  • Extensive experience in technical development of building systems and construction documents for complex projects in the corporate, commercial, and institutional sectors.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Applicants who are NOT U.S. citizens must describe their status to work in the United States, including visa type and duration.

The Practice

Frank O. Gehry established his practice in Los Angeles, California, in 1962. The Gehry partnership — Gehry Partners, LLP — was formed in 2002 and currently supports a staff of 150 people engaged in the design, documentation, and construction administration for significant and complex structures around the world, including museums, concert halls, entertainment, retail, housing, educational, and mixed-use.

Every project undertaken by Gehry Partners is designed personally and directly by Frank O. Gehry. All of the resources of the firm and the extensive experience of the firm’s partners are available to assist in the design effort and to carry this effort forward through technical development and construction administration.

The firm is unique, based on their emphasis on using 3D modeling and software — CATIA, Digital Project, Revit, and physical modeling — to thoroughly document designs and to rationalize the bidding, fabrication, and construction processes. (CATIA is a sophisticated 3D computer modeling program, originally created for use in the aerospace industry.)

#A2 – Senior Project Architect (min 15 yrs exp)

Successful candidates will have strong experience in and sound working knowledge of:

  • management of large complex projects, client teams, consultants, and internal project teams
  • preparation of construction documents
  • in-house quality assurance; and
  • construction administration on large and complex projects

Experience should include design, detailing, specification, shop drawing and mock-up review, and site observation of custom architectural building systems as well as detailing and coordination of CD’s, including drawings and specifications.

Potential for career growth within the firm is unlimited.

#A3 – Project Architect | Senior Job Captain (min 10 yrs exp)

Successful candidates will have strong experience in and sound working knowledge of:

  • all major building systems and their components through construction documents and construction administration phases of projects.
  • preparation of construction documents
  • in-house quality assurance; and
  • construction administration on large and complex projects

Demonstrated experience should include developing and maintaining clear and effective communication between architects and consultants, and providing solid support to consultants in their use of 3D modeling and integration, and should also include effective supervision and leadership for teams of up to 6-8 architects.

#A4 – Job Captain | Intermediate Architect (min 8 yrs exp)

Successful candidates will:

  • have experience in preparation of design and construction documents
  • demonstrate effective technical abilities, superior skills in defining and solving problems; and
  • have exceptional design sensibilities and interest

Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and knowledge of 3D modeling are essential. Candidates must also display effective communication, organizational, and leadership skills.

#A5 – Technical Architects » Abu Dhabi UAE

Gehry Partners welcomes the opportunity to speak with experienced, qualified technical architects who have experience working on significant projects in the UAE and who would be interested in an assignment to Abu Dhabi.

For information regarding the criteria, including background and experience, please refer to the roles identified as #A2, #A3, and #A4. Note that successful candidates will need to hold valid visas or work permits for the UAE.

How to Apply

Applications will not be considered without:

  • Position title for which you are applying (as listed in the sections of this page)
  • Representative samples of your work

Please indicate whether you are a U.S. citizen, and if not, describe your status to work in the U.S. including visa type and duration.

Submit the following materials to [email protected]:

  • A dated letter of interest, briefly summarizing your background and experience, as well as your objectives in applying for this position. The cover letter or email should include your contact information, including email address.
  • A clear, concise, current resume with education and professional experience, as well as academic, civic, and professional activities related to architecture, design, and leadership experience.
  • Representative examples of your technical design work — no more than five projects, please — submitted in digital format. This should include the name and location of each project, your role on the project, and the firm for whom you worked.
  • Additional information, such as links to your website, online portfolio, blog, LinkedIn, Instagram, Issuu, or other curated sites, if applicable.


  • Please do not submit your full portfolio, references, or letters of recommendation until requested.
  • Please label each document to include your name and date.
  • Any email attachments should be submitted as PDF, JPG, or PNG documents and will not be returned.
  • The maximum size of your attachments should be 10MB.


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Photograph of Gehry Partners Studio © Gehry Partners, 2021.

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