Project Architect - Multifamily

Clayco (Lamar Johnson Collaborative) - Kansas City, MO

The Role

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is looking to hire a Project Architect, Multi-family to join our team in Kansas City and assume a technical leadership role.

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 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 integrated design of projects and/or development of construction drawings for multi-family projects
  • Serves as primary coordinator with contractors and consulting engineers
  • Manages one or more team members
  • Leads design teams in developing proposals for potential clients
  • Capable of organizing and contributing to business development pursuits
  • Responsible for developing thought leadership in technical architecture and design
  • Leads discussions in the local and regional 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
  • Guides and contributes to LJC’s Core Councils (Culture, Integration, Practice, Process and Sustainability)


Project Architects at LJC possess:

  • A bachelor's degree in architecture or a related field
  • 10+ 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 college-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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