Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Job Overview

About Us

LJC is a full-service architecture and design firm committed to creating and enhancing the quality of the human experience and improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. Youthful in outlook, seasoned in experience, and innovative in approach, LJC offers its clients a diverse portfolio of expertise across a range of project scales and typologies, including commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and community.

LJC is the design practice of Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate development, masterplanning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $3.8 billion in revenue for 2020, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects.

The Role We Want You For

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is looking to hire an Architect 1 to join our team in St. Louis and assume a technical design role.

The ideal candidate will augment and assist LJC’s technical design team, helping it grow and expand its presence. The Architect 1 will be counted on to engage and collaborate with project and studio peers, as well as work across LJC disciplines and parent company Clayco’s construction and real estate arms to help our entire enterprise thrive.

The Specifics of the Role

  • Develops design elements of projects and/or construction drawings for projects under supervision of a licensed senior architect
  • Interfaces with contractors, consulting engineers and the internal team to deliver exceptional quality through consistent communication, careful attention to the project budget and allowable fee, close adherence to the project timeline, and an application of technical knowledge, all under supervision of a licensed senior architect
  • Capable of supporting business development pursuits
  • Represents LJC in the community and civic events
  • Practices LJC’s core values of integrity, humility and fearlessness


Architect 1’s at LJC possess:

  • A bachelor's degree in architecture or a related field
  • 3-8 years of relevant experience in architecture and design, including demonstrated experience in developing construction documents
  • Architectural registration required
  • Demonstrated competence with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD/Revit, MS Office
  • Exemplary written and spoken communication
  • Comfort and poise presenting to external and internal audiences


  • Competitive salary and compensation
  • 401K and profit-sharing plans
  • A full complement of employee benefits, including health, dental and vision plans; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; disability coverage; and employee assistance programming

LJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Inc.



Architect 1


Los Angeles


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