Careers

Current Openings

UA believes that when our employees are happy, we, as a company, produce our best work. That’s why we balance work & play – whether it’s off-site “UA Days”, happy hours or 3 pm office walks, we live by the motto that where you work should also be where you enjoy being – and we squeeze as much fun into our work week as possible.

 

Full-time employees receive vacation, sick & paid holidays. Full medical, dental & vision coverage are provided in addition to strong continuing education support on an individual basis. We offer flexible working hours with four nine-hour days & a half day every Friday. Compensation is based on skills & experience.

Costa Mesa

Project Architect

We are seeking a full-time Project Architect

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work as a leader to inspire, develop, and mentor the architectural design team
  • Completely responsible for the management, production and detailing of construction documents
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure coordinated, high quality construction documents and review drawings for quality control
  • Conduct construction administrative duties including: site visits, RFI responses, submittals, and punch list reviews
  • Control projects from start to finish to ensure high quality, innovative, and functional design
  • Broad understanding of building code and building compliance
  • Attend meetings with clients, city officials, and outside consultants
  • Effective task delegation among the architectural design team
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and budgets of multiple projects

 

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • Must be a California licensed architect
  • Must have a minimum 10+ years of experience in multifamily and residential projects
  • Must have experience with Type I, III, and V projects
  • Experience with retail projects highly desired
  • Highly skilled in AutoCAD, experience in SketchUp and Revit are a plus
  • Professional knowledge of building products, construction details, and relevant codes, regulations & standards
  • Strong knowledge of technical design and documentation
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong imagination and show the ability to create in three dimensions
  • Positive, outgoing, and energetic team member who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent drawing skills and familiarity with design software (Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp)
  • Communication and project management skills

 

How to Apply:

  • Please email cover letter, resume, and portfolio to: loren@urbanarena.com
  • Please put “Project Architect – Costa Mesa” in the Subject line
  • No phone calls or drop-ins please.

San Diego

Job Captain – Landscape Architecture

We are seeking a full-time, Job Captain

 

yoU:

  • Work experience in a Landscape Architecture firm/office
  • A degree in Landscape Architecture
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Land F/X,  Photoshop, InDesign and SketchUp
  • Ability to work within a team environment. We are a growing office with an open & collaborative environment; team chemistry is key
  • Able to manage and mentor Project Designers
  • Perform quality control checks on work produced by team
  • Interact with Clients and Consultants occasionally
  • Independently complete tasks with minimal direction from Project Managers

 

A Plus [but not required]

  • Knowledge of additional programs such as Revit, 3D Max, Twinmotion & Excel
  • An active professional member of the ASLA

 

How to Apply:

  • Please email cover letter, resume, and portfolio to: loren@urbanarena.com
  • Please put “Job Captain” in the Subject line
  • No phone calls or drop-ins please.