CO Architects is looking for a Senior Laboratory Planner to join our interdisciplinary and collaborative project teams. We are a practice dedicated to making buildings that enrich people’s lives – places of lasting significance that appeal as fully to the spirit as to the intellect. We are engaged in a collaborative process of discovery and immersed in the craft and technology of building. Our practice is founded on a culture of integrity and mutual respect, and committed to continuous learning in support of professional and personal growth. We are a nationally recognized specialist in architectural programming, planning and design for the science & technology, higher education, healthcare, K-12 and civic sectors.

 Candidate should exhibit the following skills and traits:

  • Passion for the complexities of laboratory architecture
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and dynamic team environment
  • Ability to organize and lead occupant/user meetings
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills
  • Ability to lead and mentor others in execution of laboratory projects
  • Experience and knowledge in the following:
    • Building codes and agency requirements (OSHPD, DSA, etc.)
    • Building engineering systems and coordination with consultants
    • Working with contractors/trades in collaborative delivery
    • Development and QA/QC of contract documentation (drawings and specifications)

Job Requirements:  

  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience with the planning, design, coordination and documentation of academic, research and healthcare laboratory projects
  • Experience working within a large in-house team-based structure and ability to lead coordination efforts with a variety of consultants
  • Extensive experience with client interaction and external project team management
  • Proficient in Revit/BIM production for large scale buildings
  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Architecture required
  • Professional license required, license within the State of California preferred
  • LEED-AP BD+C preferred

Salary Range:   Commensurate with experience

Benefits: CO Architects is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full range of competitive benefits to employees including: healthcare coverage; a 401K plan and profit sharing; Paid Time Off (PTO); a medical flexible spending account; and participation in the firm¹s performance-based bonus program. CO Architects also offers a firm-sponsored education program to encourage professional training and development.

Contact Information:

All resumes should be sent to:

Please include the job title in your email subject, as well as where you saw the position posted:

e.g.  Senior Laboratory Planner / CO website