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Architectural Department Lead

Posted Tuesday, February 27


Lightowler Johnson Associates


St. Paul


Job Description: Lightowler Johnson Associates (LJA), a leading design firm specializing in elder care & hospitality facilities, is seeking an architectural department lead for our St Paul office. In addition to Saint Paul, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with projects in our Fargo office as well.
The ideal person will have a strong background in the markets we serve (hotel/hospitality and senior living/healthcare) and a desire to become part of the management team. This position will include working with the project team and coordinating the design and document production work. The position offers an opportunity to be closely involved in all phases of projects, including coordination of consultants & engineers. The ability to develop project designs that fit the client’s objectives and program requirements are essential. Other responsibilities will include code compliance & project budgeting.
• Master’s degree in architecture.
• Registered architect with 8-10 years post registration experience.
• Strong communication skills and professionalism are a must.
Preferred Experience
• NCARB License
• Strong background in hospitality/hotel design and/or senior living/long term care projects.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• ADT experience a plus
• REVIT experience a plus
• Bluebeam experience a plus
• Adobe InDesign/Photoshop experience a plus
Salary: Dependent on Experience
We offer a competitive benefits package including health insurance and 401(k) plan.

Serving clients across the nation, LJA provides a full service scope including architectural design, development consulting, master planning, interior architecture and facility analysis. LJA has a diversified portfolio, with a clear specialization in senior housing, healthcare & Hospitality.


Mike Paulson