RS&H Talent Acquisition

Principal Architect | Aviation

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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The Opportunity

RS&H is currently seeking a Principal Architect to join our Aviation Practice in Los Angeles, California.


Job Summary:


Our team is passionate about aviation. We choose to design airport terminals and related facilities at airports throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our projects reach hundreds of millions of dollars in construction value and are experienced by millions of people each year. Our clients focus on outstanding design and technical excellence and share our passion for aviation. We foster, value, and reward people who are creative, self-motivated, and collegial. You will have an opportunity to further your career as an industry-recognized aviation architect by delivering projects of varying sizes and complexity. This is a unique opportunity to join a team that will embrace your ideas to even better serve our great clients. 



  • Bachelor and/or Masters degree in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • Must be a registered architect in good standing and able to obtain reciprocity.
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the planning and design of aviation-related facilities at medium and large hub airports.
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural design, drafting, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques, and costs.
  • Proven knowledge of general architecture practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • Capable of marketing building-related services to existing and new clients.
  • Adept at mentoring and encouraging young architects to maximize their abilities.
  • Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills. Ability to build quick rapport.
  • Skilled in the areas of problem identification and solving.
  • Knowledge of the aviation market sector's unique challenges for planning, design, and regulation is preferred.
  • Collaboration with other architects to create cohesive concepts and achieve project requirements.
  • Provide expertise on codes, quality assurance, and construction methods and materials.
  • Capable of handling multiple projects, being innovative, and able to communicate effectively across multiple disciplines with technical detail.
  • Serve as the team leader and the main point of contact for many major architectural issues.
  • Adept at mentoring and encouraging young architects to maximize their abilities.
  • Responsible for all architectural design aspects of large or complex projects.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met on time and budget.
  • Delegate work and provide oversight of group work plans.
  • Manage an architectural team of junior and senior architects as well as administrative personnel.


Please note: no agency representation or submissions will be recognized for this vacancy. Candidates should apply directly to this role to be considered. It is the responsibility of all third-party recruiting and employment agencies to know and adhere to our recruiting policy.

The Team

Joining our Aviation team means an opportunity to explore your potential and apply your diverse skills to serve the large and small airports of the aviation industry as a trusted advisor.  You can do this in a collaborative and team-oriented environment among other driven professionals. Service areas include airfields, buildings, facility planning, environmental planning, and environmental stewardship & resiliency.  Join RS&H to define and master challenges, advance professionally, and build strong and lasting relationships.

The Company

Employee-owned, RS&H is one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and consulting firms whose associates work hard every day to create a more connected future where everyone can thrive. We offer an exceptional journey from start to future. Our integrated teams translate experience into insight, turn challenges into opportunities, and build relationships that are as strong as the buildings and infrastructure we deliver together. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, caring, forward-thinking, creativity, inclusivity, and ownership.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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