A Note from Paul Halajian

Architecture is the backdrop where life unfolds. With this core belief as a point of departure, we founded Paul Halajian Architects in September of 2010 with a strong desire to offer dedicated, focused service to clients, and commitment to producing high-performing building projects that showcase exemplary design.

Each project is headed by myself as Principal Architect, working in close collaboration with a team of amazingly talented architects and designers. We value architectural education and work intentionally to develop our up-and-coming staff members on their path to licensure. By actively providing opportunities to enrich their growth both personally and professionally, the capacity of the firm is elevated.

At the heart of it all, there is love. We love what we do, and more so, we love working together and with clients who have placed their faith and trust in our care to design projects that embody their aspirations.

As we move forward into the complex, turbulent, and exhilarating times ahead, our collaborative studio will be called on more and more to apply “design thinking” to address both local and global challenges. We are committed to sharpening our skills and broadening our interests artistically, technically, socially, and spiritually while continuing to focus on the details that make our work shine.

Our Team

Our team is made up of talented, innovative people who love what they do. With six licensed architects, a certified interior designer, three LEED APs, and a dedicated staff, we remain diligent students of design, enabling us to stay at the forefront of the profession.

Our Culture

PHA fosters an open-studio, collaborative environment that encourages the skills and strengths of the entire team to be applied to every project. Our practice exemplifies our values—we are always better together.

Our Craft

We offer a variety of services to meet our clients’ needs, from consulting to planning to full project development. We use state of the art tools and the way we apply them is uniquely PHA.

Our Team

Our team is made up of talented, innovative people who love what they do. With six licensed architects, a certified interior designer, three LEED APs, and a dedicated staff, we remain diligent students of design, enabling us to stay at the forefront of the profession.

Our Culture

PHA fosters an open-studio, collaborative environment that encourages the skills and strengths of the entire team to be applied to every project. Our practice exemplifies our values—we are always better together.

Our Craft

We offer a variety of services to meet our clients’ needs, from consulting to planning to full project development. We use state of the art tools and the way we apply them is uniquely PHA.
Careers

We consistently seek individuals who want to inspire others with their work.

We view architecture as an art form, uniquely positioned to combine design and technology to improve the human condition. We are a collaborative team, yet each self-motivated and driven to accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively. We value mentorship and lifelong learning, and work to develop our up-and-coming staff members to help them grow individually and elevate the capacity of the firm.

We are currently seeking an architect who is a talented and motivated designer with a minimum of five years of professional experience to join the PHA team! Candidates should be able to take a project from early design studies to construction documents, using Revit with ease and fluency and working well with clients, consultants, and contractors. In addition, they should be excited about the opportunity for continual learning and mentoring others. They will be working in a growing firm, where they have the opportunity to contribute creatively, take on significant responsibilities, work collaboratively, and develop professionally.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years of professional experience
  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in architecture
  • Must have strong skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of rendering programs is an asset
  • Visual skills should include graphic and physical modeling (freehand drawing is a plus)
  • Ability to write clearly and communicate professionally with clients, consultants, and team members
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and construction methodology
  • Ability to work well with others as a team member
  • License to practice Architecture in California or NCARB licensing a plus
  • Legal status to work in the US, including a working permit and/or visa

If you think this position would suit you, we want to hear more! Please send a cover letter, a digital copy of your résumé or CV, and an expanded edition of your portfolio in .pdf or .jpg format by using the form below. (Please note, applications without a cover letter will be discarded.) We will reach out to candidates who meet our qualifications and suit our current staffing needs. (No phone calls, please.)

We have an immediate opening for a designer to join our team at PHA! We are looking for self-starting individuals who share our attitudes about creating buildings and open spaces in a collaborative culture. Our work seeks to balance the art and science of architecture, improving our community by elevating the standards for the built environment. Applicants should show experience and interest in all aspects of the design process, look forward to being part of an enthusiastic team, and desire to continuously learn our craft.

Qualifications:

  • Zero to three years of relevant work experience
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture
  • CADD drafting, modeling, and rendering, including Revit and SketchUp experience
  • Digital graphic skills, including familiarity with software such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to sketch and draw by hand
  • Interest in sustainable design, the craft of construction, and contextual design
  • Ability to work well with others as a team member
  • Working towards licensure a plus
  • Legal status to work in the US, including a working permit and/or visa

If you think this position would suit you, we want to hear more! Please send a cover letter, a digital copy of your résumé or CV, and an expanded edition of your portfolio in .pdf or .jpg format by using the form below. We will reach out to candidates who meet our qualifications and suit our current staffing needs. (No phone calls, please.)

If you think you could be an essential addition to our team, please reach out to us using the form below, including your portfolio with samples of your best work.