Current Openings

Project Manager – Architecture | San Diego


We are seeking a full-time architecture project manager for our San Diego office.

Urban Arena is a multi-disciplinary firm on the cutting edge of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, & design. With offices in Costa Mesa, San Diego, and Oakland, UA attracts a diverse group of professionals working on a range of projects from urban villages, retail & entertainment centers, model homes, master-planned residential communities, high-density housing, and sports complexes.

We are looking for a creative individual to join our team and manage the design and creation of a diverse mix of projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages multiple projects of varying types, scopes & scales through all phases of design
  • Provides project design solutions
  • Collaborates and maintains positive relationships with clients and consultants
  • Leads and mentors team members
  • Assures projects conform to the project agreement

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • At least five years of industry work experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture or five additional years of industry work experience


  • Medical, dental, vision, and basic life AD&D insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Alternative work schedule of in-office Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and every Friday 8 am to 12 pm; after 90 days of employment, will be given an additional remote workday of your choosing

Project Designer – Landscape Architecture | Oakland


We are seeking a full time, Project Designer (1+ years’ experience) in the field of Landscape Architecture for our Oakland office.

Key Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • 1+ years’ experience in a Landscape Architectural office with an eagerness to learn; we care about our employee’s growth and are willing to teach
  • Experience working on projects from concept design through construction documents
  • A degree in Landscape Architecture or related field of study
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup, Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Ability to work within a team environment; we are a growing office with an open and collaborative environment
  • Self-starter with a “can-do” attitude. UA offers employees a wide variety of opportunity and responsibility; we’re looking for candidates who can take a project or task and run with it

A Plus (but not required):

  • Knowledge of additional programs such as Land F/X, Revit, Twin Motion
  • Irrigation design experience
  • California plant materials
  • LEED certification, ASLA membership

How to Apply – All Positions Above:

Please email resume with position name you are applying for in the subject line and attach portfolio to: No phone calls or drop-ins please.