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Senior Project Architect

Lamar Johnson Collaborative - Phoenix, AZ

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is looking to hire a Senior Project Architect to join our team in Phoenix and assume a technical leadership role for the firm’s Commercial, Industrial and Residential Market Sectors.

The ideal candidate will augment and assist LJC’s leadership team, helping it grow and expand its regional presence, while seeking, finding and securing the future for LJC through project commissions and talent recruiting. The Senior Project Architect will be counted on to mentor and nurture the professional development of staff, as well as work across LJC disciplines and parent company Clayco’s construction and real estate arms to help our entire enterprise thrive.

Role Responsibilities

  • Oversees the design of complex projects and/or development of construction drawings for projects
  • Serves as primary coordinator with contractors and consulting engineers
  • May manage multiple projects and/or team members simultaneously
  • Leads design teams in developing proposals for potential clients
  • Capable of winning work and leading business development pursuits
  • Responsible for developing thought leadership in technical architecture and design
  • Leads discussions in the local, regional and national design community
  • Recruits and interviews potential applicants to ensure practice growth
  • Represents LJC in the community and civic events
  • Practices LJC’s core values of integrity, humility and fearlessness
  • Advises and guides LJC’s Core Councils (Culture, Integration, Practice, Process and Sustainability)

Senior Project Architects at LJC possess:

  • A bachelor's degree in architecture or a related field
  • 15+ years of relevant experience in architecture and design
  • Must be a registered architect
  • Demonstrated competence with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD/Revit, MS Office
  • Exemplary written and spoken communication
  • Comfort and poise presenting to external and internal audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship-building and colleague-coaching skills 
  • Proficient with client communications and relationship development


  • Competitive salary and compensation
  • 401K and profit-sharing plans
  • A full complement of employee benefits, including health, dental and vision plans; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; disability coverage; and employee assistance programming


LJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Inc.

About LJC

LJC is a growing architecture, design and planning firm committed to creating and delivering design solutions that improve and enhance the human experience of the built environment. Youthful in outlook, seasoned in experience, LJC offers a diverse portfolio of expertise across a range of project scales and typologies, including commercial, mixed use and residential. We believe our work is a fundamental expression of optimism in the future, and that design is a means to effect positive, enduring change.

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