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Posted: 03/30/2015

IS Architecture

IS Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm that specializes in Custom Residential and Historic Preservation. The firm specializes in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Resources and has completed projects implementing all four approved treatments, Restoration, Preservation, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction. In 2014 the firm was awarded the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) Distinguished Practice Award. In addition to creating custom, high-end livable designs for private clients, IS Architecture has restored/rehabilitated over 70 institutional historic structures, 18 historic adobe structures, and over 50 historic residences. The firm has also been published 64 times and has received 58 awards for both its custom residential and historic preservation architecture.

Historic Preservation Architectural Designer
Professional Opportunity
La Jolla, CA
Commensurate with experience.

We are seeking a recent architecture graduate for the full-time position of Architectural Designer. This person works under the direction of the Principal Architect and Project Managers; primary responsibility of supporting Project Managers with planning, coordination and drafting for historic preservation and custom residential projects through all phases of design and construction document development. Additional duties will include historic preservation technical report writing, permit running with various building departments in San Diego County, and taking as-built measurements. New graduates (2015) with Revit training are encouraged to apply.


Job Requirements

·         Bachelor of Architecture degree

·         Proficiency with Revit

·         Knowledge of the Secretary of Interiors Standards


Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Additional degree or certificate in Historic Preservation
  • Architectural design office experience
  • Work experience on residential and institutional properties
  • Experience writing historic preservation technical reports (ie. Historic Structure Reports, National Register Nominations, Historic Property Survey Reports, HABS Documentation, Historic Preservation Treatment Plans)
  • Ability to prepare a full set of Construction Documents
  • Experience in all phases of design, knowledge of state building code and local planning processes, design detailing, construction documents, and submittals
  • Sketch capabilities
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding and experience working with the State Historical Building Code (SHBC)


  • Focused on technical accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed individual able to work in a team environment
  • Positive and optimistic attitude
  • Resourceful and willing to bring and share new ideas
  • Organized and time efficient
  • A passion for historic preservation architecture 
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Until Filled

How to apply
Qualified applicants should submit the following: □ Resume □ Cover Letter (please address how you meet the 3 job requirements listed above) □ Revit examples (3D models and Construction Document set of drawings) □ Technical writing examples □ Minimum of 3 References □ Salary history/expectations Out of region candidates may apply, though compensation for relocation will not be considered. Candidates must be ok with dogs and must be able to provide their own transportation.
Marissa Feliciano
Phone: 8584568555
5649 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

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