A career with PDA provides an opportunity to work in a team-oriented and challenging work environment where we strive for continuous improvement. At PDA, you will find experienced, dedicated colleagues who are committed to excellence in design.

PDA is always searching for highly motivated individuals to join our Pasadena-based firm. We are passionate about our craft and excited about the future. Healthcare specific experience is always a plus!

Open Positions



This role interacts with all members of the firm and requires daily problem solving, time management, multi-tasking and a great attitude under pressure.  Frequently works on multiple projects at a time. Well-developed organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are required.  Provides supervision and quality-control oversight of project team by providing design support and interface with Project Manager/Designer.  Additionally, directs project research, documentation, approval and project construction administration.   
A Project Supervisor is actively seeking to obtain an architectural license in the state of California and has passed a minimum of one A.R.E. exam.  

Reports To: Principal / Project Manager

Roles & Responsibilities: 


  • Mentor and manage team members in areas such as time management and developing client relationships
  • Creates and fosters strong teamwork & project team culture, and is a resource for team
  • Ensures that teams have the resources and support to provide superior service to our clients
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects and /or facilities concurrently
  • Works with the Project Designer and Project Manager to provide leadership to the team and client
  • Ensures project goals and design intent are met at each stage of the project
  • Promoting teamwork

Client Relationship

  • Assist Project Manager on status update reports and progress narratives on a regular basis

Project Delivery

  • Attend job site meetings at preconstruction and during construction
  • Assist Project Manager with establishing budget and schedule and establish/Implement project objectives and procedures
  • Committed to design excellence that meets clients’ needs delivered on schedule within both the clients' and PDA’s budget
  • Responsible for oversight of job captain/s and designers
  • Responsible for development and implementation of quality documents that ensure the design and construction of a project meets or exceeds the customer's expectations
  • Provide direction to assigned staff and technical experience to resolve architectural problems.
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance on contract documents
  • Assures project coordination with consultants and job captain is being performed
  • Provides guidance as it relates to Jurisdictions having authority (e.g. OSHPD, City, etc.), code requirements and best practice to assure life safety for the public
  • Assists Project Manager to deliver a project(s) in accordance with established budget and schedule
  • Assist Project Manager in certifying Contractor Pay applications
  • Review and respond to Proposed Change orders (PCO)
  • Review Amended Construction Documents
  • Assist Project Manager/Principal in developing probable construction costs
  • Responsible for directing construction administration services
  • Attend and represent PDA at project Owner, Architect, Contractor (OAC) meetings
  • Review and respond to Request for Information (RFI)
  • Assure job captain is reviewing and processing submittals/shop drawings
  • Issue Architectural Supplemental Information (ASI) and Construction Change Directives (CCD)

Develops Talent

  • Develops staff through active career sponsorship and providing the right responsibilities and work assignments to cultivate growth
  • Support and encourage team member career learning and development
  • Seeks self-development through feedback, new knowledge and opportunities for personal growth, career learning and development


  • Develop and monitor the project work plan and project schedule
  • Assist Project Manager with tracking financial performance of projects

Build for the Future

  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement and process redesign

Minimum Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • 8+ years of experience (preferably partially in healthcare)
  • Strong experience in REVIT
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD software and BIM processes
  • Experience working with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural drafting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel
  • Strong professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Thorough knowledge of detailing, building materials, codes and construction