Project Architect/ Yazdani Studio


Project Architect/ Yazdani Studio

Los Angeles, CA


The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for a Project Architect based in our Los Angeles, CA office. The Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign is a laboratory for exploration and experimentation in architecture. Established upon the reputation and leadership of award-winning designer Mehrdad Yazdani, the studio leverages the best attributes of a small design studio with the resources and reach of our global practice. The studio includes a diverse team of architects, designers, 3-D artists, technical specialists, and creative thinkers entirely committed to pushing the boundaries of design-- from refining concepts of sustainability to the application of radically new technologies and urban initiatives.


We are building our team in support of a national building campaign for a leading healthcare client to help them create new prototyped ambulatory care facilities in multiple regions across the United States. This client is seeking to invest over $12B to expand their outpatient facility portfolio with ground up building projects ranging from 50K -150K square feet. The facilities will include primary and specialty care clinics, imaging, lab services, physical therapy, behavioral health and pharmacy services across all regions of the US within their health system, significantly expanding the organization’s ambulatory care outreach for their patients.  This client also places high priority on signature design, that will enhance its brand and serve as reflection of its commitment to design excellence. 
These ambulatory care facilities are designed as integrated, pre-engineered solutions that are rooted in extensive research, best practices, parametric modeling, and cutting-edge construction systems to synthesize building components with national industry trade contractors. This innovative approach to truly integrated design and construction provides design professionals with the opportunity to lead the industry to new levels of performance, creating a new paradigm for delivering high performing facilities that can be achieve in 30% less time with best in class operations.


If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we’d love to hear from you.


We are an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of architects, engineers, constructors, builders, strategists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.
The ideal Project Architect will work in partnership with design and technical leadership in the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, and also with CannonDesign’s national technical leadership and will be responsible for leading the development of all technical aspects and content of projects, coordinating work with all disciplines to ensure an integrated set of deliverables, and verifying compliance through team collaboration.


  • Leads project team from initial stages of pre-design, code, schematics and construction documents.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all statutory requirements and project design concepts are achieved.
  • Ensure all design deliverables meet internal and external project requirements, including time, budget, and scope. Continuously checks on project documentation and compliance with client requirements as outlined in contract.
  • Proactively identifies, communicates, mitigates and resolves project-related issues.
  • Comprehension of and compliance with QA/QC standards.
  • Manage and coordinate workload of team and provide leadership of team activities.
  • Communicate client objectives to team members in a clear and compelling way. Advance effective trade partner collaboration, leveraging design assist partners.
  • Act as a mentor to staff.


  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor in Architecture. Bachelor and/or Master of Architecture from an accredited program preferred.
  • Architectural Registration and familiarity with entitlement requirements required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working on mid to large-scale health projects required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with team members to deliver a project noted for design excellence is a must.
  • Experience with alternative delivery process and the technical application of pre-engineered, prefabricated solutions is desirable.
  • Understanding of VDC and interest in investing in maturing meta data in BIM.
  • Strong attention to detail, presentation, client engagement, team building, organizational and communication skills are essential.
  • Proficiency with E Builder, Autodesk BIM 360, Revit and dRrofus.


  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about
  • We know you have a life outside of the office. That’s why we offer the convenience of flexible scheduling, including the ability to work remotely on occasion 
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design We advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our Diversity + Inclusion Council, Women’s Forum, and other community advocacy initiatives
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.
  • The NEXT Council is a group of dynamic, multi-faceted employees that collaborates closely with firm leadership. Together, council members act as a catalyst for our practice’s evolution – a think tank for innovation, improvement and growth.

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