Job Opportunities

Located in Irvine, California, Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is a boutique architectural practice serving the senior housing and healthcare industry across the Western United States. DPA is a close-knit group of compassionate and talented individuals whose passions are focused on creating supportive, meaningful and healing environments for the frailest and most vulnerable members of our community. We continue to enjoy prosperity and success despite the struggling economy and are currently in growth mode.

DPA is seeking like-minded, motivated individuals to join our practice. First considered are candidates who possess the core qualities of compassion, enthusiasm, strong character, high intellect and strong interpersonal skills. Experience in Type V – A and Type I construction, BIM software (ArchiCAD or Revit) and process and in housing and healthcare occupancies is desirable but not required.

Current Positions

Job Captain/Project Architect

Seeking candidates with the following credentials and experience:

  • Experience in Type V-A  and Type I construction preferred; all construction experience helpful.
  • BIM software experience mandatory (DPA utilizes ArchiCAD/ will provide training as needed)
  • Completed 3-6 years’ related experience working with computer design, architect design and construction documents and in project design on projects of routine complexity.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, with sensitivity to deadlines and prioritizing work
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned work of a technical nature from multiple sources
  • Ability to learn and perform tasks quickly and accurately from verbal and written instructions with minimal supervision and self-direction
  • Graduate-level knowledge of architectural design techniques and ability to apply those techniques
  • Intermediate knowledge of building codes and regulations and ability to apply code to drawings
  • Ability to present a positive and professional image to clients, staff and community, to dress suitable to the position.
  • Courteous, effective verbal and written communication
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Artlantis and CAD programs.
  • A Bachelor in Architecture degree (B.Arch.) or Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed or actively seeking IDP and professional licensure.

Experienced Project Manager

Seeking Candidates with the following credentials and experience:

  • A Degree in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • Licensed or actively seeking IDP and professional license
  • Experience in large multi-story, residential and institutional projects required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of architectural design, production and technical experience through all phases of project design, documentation and construction administration, 5-10 years of proven organizational and  project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, motivate and manage a diverse project team.
  • BIM software experience (ArchiCAD or Revit).
  • Competence in a digital-based environment is a core requirement.

DPA offers a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, professional growth and performance based bonus/incentive program, paid health insurance, and profit sharing/401k plans. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Interior Designer

Seeking candidates with the following credentials and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design/Architecture
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a design role
  • Graphic skills and proficiency in 3D modelling software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in hotel, hospitality, multifamily residential, senior housing or healthcare preferred
  • Experience in hotel, hospitality, multifamily residential, senior housing or healthcare preferred
  • Legal US working status

How to Apply:

Please send a statement of interest, salary history and requirements (REQUIRED), and resume (in PDF format) to

Emails ONLY.  No phone calls please.

Please do NOT provide any samples of work of other graphic files at this time. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Please note that due to the large number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to respond to each candidate. Local candidates only.