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 serves as the primary contact for the client and, as such, requires excellent communication, organizational skills, leadership, and mature judgment. This role also serves as the primary contact for contractors and consultants for key issues, in particular those related to contracts and schedules. This role also 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.

Job Requirements: 

  • Licensed Architect in the State of California

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

  • 10+ years of experience (preferably in healthcare)

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent professionalism and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently. Must have sound judgement and understanding of when to seek support from Principals

  • Ability to work on multiple project and prioritize tasks

  • Ability to make decisions

  • Ability to resolve conflicts diplomatically

  • Ability to anticipate problems and initiate mitigation measures

  • Working knowledge of REVIT software, AutoCAD, 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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project

  • Working knowledge of detailing, building materials, codes and construction

Salary Range: Negotiable

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Company Paid HMO Medical

  • Company Paid PPO Dental

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days

  • 401K Retirement

  • Profit Sharing


  • Promotion opportunities

  • Licensure exam fee support

  • Continuing education events

  • Flexible work schedule options

  • Employee recognition program

  • Fun events - Annual crawfish boil, Sports Day at Dodgers or LAFC, BBQ’s, Holiday festivities, birthday celebrations!

  • Free Employee Parking

  • Within walking distance to the Gold Line Fillmore Station

  • Near shops and restaurants in Old Town Pasadena



To Apply, Send Resume to: