Posted 10.28.20 | Open until filled

We seek a seasoned Job Captain to join our studio in LA’s Design Quarter. Tim Barber Architects (TBA) is a Los Angeles-based architecture firm specializing in traditional and contemporary bespoke single-family residential design with a focus on advocating for and integrating sustainable systems in all projects.

This is a full-time position reporting directly to a Project Manager and our Director of Operations. Job Captains also mentor and work directly with Design Associates to ensure the quality of architectural documents and models.

Key Characteristics, Experiences, Skills & Licenses:

  • Licensure in the state of California
  • 5-year professional architectural degree, or Master’s
  • 3 years minimum experience in custom residential design (preferred but not required)
  • 3 years minimum experience in construction document management & review
  • Extensive professional experience utilizing Revit and AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with the IBC, CA Building Code, and general code compliance review
  • Familiarity with interior detailing and waterproofing
  • Familiarity with 3D Rendering and VR Platforms (Enscape, Lumion, or similar)
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word) proficiency

Responsibilities include:

  • Progressing a project through the design process as part of a team, including delegating and training Design Associates
  • As-built measurements and drafting
  • Drafting and detailing of schematic, permit and construction drawings
  • Developing of client and government agency design review presentation drawings
  • Supporting project managers in client communications
  • Supporting project managers with building and zoning code analysis
  • Supporting project managers with city and other government agency permitting processes
  • Supporting project managers with coordination of design and building consultants
  • Supporting project managers with contractor bidding and selection
  • Supporting project managers with site visits and field notes as needed
  • Maintaining timely, accurate and kind interpersonal relationships with team members and clients
  • Researching and integrating sustainable design
  • Learning and improving TBA construction document protocols
  • Maintaining accurate time sheets

Working at TBA:

  • Salary, commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick time
  • Paid parking

We are committed to growing, engaging, and supporting our team, and provide numerous opportunities throughout the year for employees to lead and/or participate in design charrettes; continue their education; attend educational and industry events; design and conduct relevant group outings; contribute to our blog; give and receive professional feedback; and celebrate career achievements. To promote a healthy work-life balance (and a healthy life, in general), we also offer flexible hours.

While a portion of our staff continues to work remotely due to COVID-19 precautions, we ask that this role report in-person. Our office space is frequently sanitized and allows for appropriate social distancing to protect our team’s wellness and safety.

To Apply:

Please email the following items to our Director of Operations, David Stone, at

  • A cover letter addressed to David Stone, AIA that explains why you’re a great fit for this role and Tim Barber Architects
  • Your resume
  • Your portfolio (please send links or PDFs up to 8MB)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, drop-ins, or mailed applications, please!