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Director of Commercial Architecture

Do you want to take a leading role in creating designs that matter?

Withee Malcolm Architects (WMA) is seeking a talented and creative architect with commitment, enthusiasm, and expertise to join their design team at the Director level, reporting directly to the WMA Partners.

As Director of Commercial Architecture, you will be responsible for design and delivery of informed, responsive design services, working directly with clients and the WMA partners and design team.

Are you —

  • excited about being responsible for growing your share of a commercial/industrial practice
  • seeking a collaborative environment where you will be inspired to do your best work
  • passionate about commercial/industrial design that makes a positive impact on neighborhoods and communities
  • ready to be part of a hands-on leadership team
  • committed to your own professional growth and continuous learning
  • motivated to join a firm that’s big enough to handle significant projects, yet small enough to value individual contribution

WMA would like to hear from you NOW.

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Grand Kansas • El Segundo CA

Specific Responsibilities

  • Initiating and maintaining client relationships
  • Generating new business for Commercial Architecture
  • Creating proposals that are effective and convincing
  • Maintaining project budgets and schedules
  • Managing staff relationships with fairness and encouragement, motivating people to excel in their efforts
  • Leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing next-generation design talent
  • Representing the firm at meetings and trade events for organizations like the AIA, NAIOP, and ULI
  • Raising the firm’s profile by speaking at conferences and writing articles for trade publications

Prerequisites

  • Professional degree in Architecture
  • Architectural registration in California and/or NCARB certification
  • LEED Accreditation
  • At least 15 years of experience in an architectural office working on commercial/industrial projects, focused on building design and tenant improvements
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, both written and oral
  • Superior graphic communication skills, both digital and manual
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (recent releases), SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Revit
  • Working knowledge of local and state codes

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Ganahl Lumber – Oldest yard in California breaks ground on Torrance Location

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Ganahl Lumber • Torrance CA

Ganahl Lumber’s new 18-acre yard, with a total of 225,000 sf of new buildings, includes an 86,000 sf retail store — the stand-out structure on the site — with will-call storage and loading area, operations offices, and two mezzanines. The large yard also provides ample space for lumber storage and an onsite mill. Utilizing a composite design, the wood-frame structure — 14-inch wide by 60-inch tall glue-laminated beams — supports an 8-inch thick concrete slab to provide for rooftop parking. This will only be the second composite-framed (wood and concrete) roof structure in the United States. To support Ganahl’s commitment to sustainability, the project features a renewable energy system that includes wind turbines and photovoltaic panels.