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DMHA Architecture


Santa Barbara, California, United StatesLocation:

Wed 24 Aug ’22Posted on:

Full timeType:

Come work for us in our amazing studio in Santa Barbara!

Who we are:

DMHA is a full-service architecture and interior design firm in Santa Barbara, CA. With over 30 years of professional practice, we create innovative spaces that inspire individuals, foster connection and act as catalysts for community development.

As a team of four directors, we work with a diverse network of people and industries, forming a dynamic group that can accomplish more than an individual partner. We celebrate collaboration and find purpose and joy in every project.

We believe that architecture is high art. With holistic wellness in mind, our designs balance creativity with environmental stewardship and efficiency.

Mutual respect and admiration are deeply embedded in our values ​​- we are committed to doing what we love, loving what we do and finding joy in the process.

We are a highly collaborative environment where everyone’s opinion counts. We offer a wide variety of project types in which to hone your skills. We encourage knowledge, learning, education to help you achieve your professional goals with real work experience. We are strongly involved in the community through voluntary and professional organizations, and we also help our employees to participate.

WHAT we are looking for:

DMHA Architecture + Interiors is growing and is looking for a Senior Designer for our growing business in Santa Barbara, CA.

We are looking for an experienced senior designer to help provide leadership in all facets of design with a strong background in architecture, art and multiple building typologies. This includes, but is not limited to, master planning, building design, detailed design, and a solid understanding of how buildings are constructed. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have experience leading people, hold a degree in architecture and (7) years or more of experience. Drawing and sketching skills, both hand and computer, are required. As an integral part of our business, the individual will work both independently and collaboratively within the project team. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. Proficiency in drawing development in Revit and rendering skills are required.

Project types include commercial, hotel, and single-family and multi-family residential architecture. View selected projects and company information at www.dmhaa.com.

WHAT you bring:

  • Design a leadership experience on projects of several types.
  • Solid background in architecture and art
  • (7) or more years of experience working in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Degree in architecture or related field.
  • On track to get an architect’s or interior designer’s license (ideal, but not required).
  • Develop drawings by hand and using Revit and computer rendering programs.
  • An understanding of building techniques and systems.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Support and reimbursement for professional certifications and licenses
  • A wide variety of project types
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Balance work / culture of life
  • Flexible working hours

The candidate must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Candidate must be willing to relocate to the Santa Barbara area, but hybrid remote work may be considered.

Job type: Full time

Salary: According to experience

We take pride in our work while creating a company culture that celebrates the opportunity to work with inspired team members, finding joy and purpose in every project.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to email a cover letter, CV, with “CV” in the subject line to [email protected] No phone calls, please. A portfolio is required with all applications. Show us the best examples of your work and your creativity and various skills.

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