Director of Architecture

Location: Marina del Rey, CA

Department: Architecture

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor


The Director of Architecture leads the Architecture department and oversees the design and execution of all Corporate, Retail and Hospitality architectural projects.


  • Oversee all architectural projects and department administration
  • Develops and manages project schedules and budgets
  • Assist with financial management of all assigned projects
  • Direct all architecture related deliverables and operations
  • Contract management and coordination for all consultant services
  • Coordination with various internal departments to ensure project execution
  • Project cost estimation review
  • Manage the contractor bidding and selection process for all projects
  • Provide quality control and assurance for all projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered with design excellence, on time, and within budget
  • Distribute agendas, meeting minutes and track action items
  • Lead monthly real estate meetings across all departments


Skills / Competencies:  

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in architecture - Master’s preferred
  • Licensed architect preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of architectural projects
  • Strong interest in studio management
  • Excellent delegations skills
  • Highly skilled technically, with attention to detail
  • High level of design competence
  • Good awareness of design, industry trends, materials, innovations and the aptitude to translate these ideas
  • Punctual and organized
  • Knowledge of commercial building code
  • Ability to work in the US
  • Experience in Design Bid Build, Design Build, and other methods of project delivery
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently service multiple projects
  • Detail and construction experience


  • 8+ years experience at an architecture firm
  • Retail and/or hospitality experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience

JAMES PERSE was founded over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California by its eponymous designer. James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for minimalist architecture and (as a Los Angeles native) his intimate familiarity with west coast indoor / outdoor living and the casual clothing inspired by it. This approach has been applied to each step in developing the JAMES PERSE brand, which has become synonymous with Southern California life and style.

At the Company’s inception, James’ mission was to bring an elevated look and feel to unique baseball caps and basic tees. Two decades later, the Company has expanded to producing full lines of its famously soft and meticulously constructed modern classics for men and women, as well as home furnishings, accessories, and limited edition goods.  Our collections are sold in over 40 JAMES PERSE boutiques, as well as in fine department and specialty stores around the world.

Our employees are smart, creative, passionate, and service-driven individuals who meet the same superior standards we set for our products. We embrace talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

JAMES PERSE offers competitive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, paid vacation, paid sick time, a retirement savings plan with company match, and a generous employee discount.

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We appreciate your interest in our company and look forward to hearing from you.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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