Carrier Johnson + Culture is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural design firm with locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York. Our work is complex, impactful, fast-paced and exciting thriving on collaboration and discussion. This approach blends the talents and skill-sets from architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design to create unique and functional environments appropriate to the ecological, cultural, and social aspects of all the communities we work for and in. The diversity of our work includes urban design, campus master plans, hospitality, mixed-use developments, urban residential, retail, river parks, and master-planned communities.


Firm Culture:

  • Support the firm’s design ethos – seek high design solutions inspired by authentic design influences…seek design concepts informed by real conditions



  • Medium to Large projects will be documented.  Have at least 8-10 years of experience doing technical documentation of Residential, Commercial, or Institutional Architectural or Interiors projects
  • Show strong evidence of the technical documents being complete at time of bidding for past design firm
  • Good level of code conformance skill is needed:  Proficiency in understanding code intent as well as specific language is required so that Code conformance can be achieved. Staying up with all types of Code updates, and recent interpretations by governing agencies
  • Understanding of how long production tasks should take to be completed is important as this person has to make sure that team staff gets their work done efficiently
  • Be able to cartoon out the technical document deliverables and calculate cost effective fees with assistance
  • Should have a varied portfolio of past project types that can be drawn on while documenting the current project.  Previous experience with the same project type as they now be asked to technically document is a key requirement to have.
  • Be someone that naturally follows through on commitments.  They have to learn to build the client’s trust while developing design ideas into constructible documents.  Ability to solve difficult coordination issues as they arise (code misinterpretations, system design busts, material substitutions) with professionalism
  • Active mentoring of design team members
  • Good knowledge of what each design consultant can offer the team in terms of specific system options
  • Be committed to improving the CJ+C design process by pursuing continuing education opportunities that are technical in nature.  Getting involved with outside organizations that are research oriented would be a good ability to develop
  • Be very technically oriented and have the ability to get each teammate to develop/exhibit this skill
  • Having a strong technical background in terms of materials knowledge, detailing, and systems coordination
  • Be willing to offer their best effort at all times
  • This person must have a broad knowledge of CJ+C’s activities and culture, possess ownership thinking
  • Licensed Architect
  • Be involved with regional or national technical standards group (Construction Specifications Institute for example) that is design/construction related



  • Auto-Cad program – have a high level of skill so detailing can be done that is not appropriate to do in REVIT.  Also need to convert back and forth between REVIT and AutoCad so files of other consultants that are not 3D can be coordinated
  • REVIT program – have a medium to high level of skill to edit the work of others or draw as needed based on project size and teammate skills.  Developing BIM coordinator skills should be a key goal for professional growth
  • MS Word document creation and writing skills.  Effective specification editing is key skill, needs to be mentored by CJ Specs/QA leader
  • MS Excel spreadsheet document creation and editing skills are valuable to have.  Code analysis, simple scheduling and data calculations can all be done more efficiently with spreadsheet knowledge
  • Data filing system expertise – need to be able to store immense amounts of information that range in content and detail.  Active mentoring by PM and CJ Specs/QA leader should be sought out by PA
  • Math skills – have strong knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and basic algebra formulas.  Will be looking at and creating many documents that rely on good math knowledge
  • Public Speaking/ Leadership training should be pursued by this level PA
  • Sustainability knowledge will be more important every day – Cal Green knowledge critical.  Knowledge about materials (thermal properties and embodied energy costs to produce), and building systems (especially HVAC & lighting) In terms of energy efficiency is valuable. LEED AP accreditation should be pursued
  • Specifications – have the ability to edit master sections.  Develop their knowledge of products to understand specification quality liability risks.  Need to know how to write specs on a non-proprietary basis with assistance from CJ Specs/QA leader
  • System coordination and detailing experience – learn to gauge how complete the technical documents are at any point in the project.  Be able to identify the impact of one material or system on the others that it needs to be integrated with
  • Construction cost estimating – have the cost comparison knowledge to assist PM with review of cost estimator’s and consultant’s work.  Grow their ability to do effective value engineering with assistance from PM/Senior Designer



Carrier Johnson Benefits Summary


Health, Disability, Retirement and Other Benefits and Amenities

As a regular, full-time employee, you are eligible to participate in all of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE sponsored benefits, plans and activities.  Carrier Johnson + CULTURE offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan and flexible spending programs.  Carrier Johnson + CULTURE is pleased to provide 100% coverage for employee medical, dental and vision plans for those who choose the HMO plan.  If you choose to add additional dependents this will be at a reduced cost to you and deducted from your paycheck each pay period (pre-tax).  The amount will vary depending on the plan you select.  Carrier Johnson + CULTURE 401(k) plan does not include any matching.   In addition to offering the 401(k) plan Carrier Johnson + CULTURE offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


Time-Off Benefits

You will accrue vacation at a rate of 3.33 hours for each pay period, (80 hours per year, or 2 weeks) for the first 4 years. 5.00 hours for each pay period begins accruing after 4 years (120 hours per year, or 3 weeks).

In addition to your vacation accrual, you will receive eight (8) paid holidays and you will receive forty eight (48) hours sick leave per year immediately upon hire.

At Carrier Johnson +CULTURE we offer two regular work schedules:  8 hours/5 days per week or a 9 hours Monday thru Thursday and a 4 hour Friday. Within these hours we offer a hybrid work model of in office and remote working.


Benefits Highlights 2023

Rates and plans are subject to change on an annual basis

We are happy to share with you the benefit plans we have to offer.  Contributory plan details are included as attachments to this letter, you will also find attached, an employee bi-weekly contribution schedule for your cost considerations.


A list of contributory plans that we offer are:

  • Medical – No cost for employee only when they choose the HMO Plan (Seattle Employees have PPO option only available to them at no cost for employee only)
    • HMO plan UHC Gold Signature Value 30-60/20%/$500 Deductible
    • PPO plan UHC Gold Select Plus 25/500/20%
    • Kaiser Gold 80 HMO 250/25
  • United Health Dental PPO Plan
  • United Health (Vision) Plan
  • Flexible Spending plan for medical and/ or dependent care expenses
  • $50 per month allowance for cell phone usage (to be expensed monthly thru accounting system)
  • $50 per month allowance for internet usage (to be expensed monthly thru accounting system)
  • $20 per month allowance for gym memberships (to be expensed monthly thru accounting system)
  • Paid parking when requested
  • 401(k) plan with before tax/after tax contribution options, available after 30 days of employment
    • Auto Enrollment will begin after first 30 days of employment at rate of 6%
  • Voluntary plans for Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-term disability, Long-term disability, Cancer, and accident through MetLife
  • Legal Shield Legal plan
  • Aflac Medical plan
  • Additional Life Insurance plan increase up to 5x base salary (not to exceed $500,000) with employee Premium contribution.
  • No additional compensation offered for opting out of the plans


A list of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE sponsored plans you will be enrolled in.

  • Short-term Disability Insurance -thru Principal: Up to 60% of base weekly earnings (up to $2,308 per week). Benefits payable through 24 weeks of disability
  • Long-term Disability Insurance – thru Principal: Up to 60% of base monthly earnings (up to $10,000 per month for all active full-time employees.) Benefit begins after 180 days of disability.  Benefits payable for 24 months.
  • Accidental Death Insurance thru Principal: Amount equal to your Basic Life Insurance.
  • 50K Life Insurance plus one times base salary up to a Maximum Life Benefit of $250,000
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Assistance Program
  • Chiropractic Care Available for Employee only. Includes up to 20 annual visits to In-network providers with $15 co-pay each visit.
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
    • Vesting in the ESOP commences at 20% per year following two years of employment
    • The first year of employment must exceed 1000 hours prior to September 1st of that year. The Plan is managed by The Newport Group
      • Less Than 2 Years of Employment – Vesting 0%
      • 2 Years of Employment – Vesting at 20%
      • 3 Years of Employment – Vesting at 40%
      • 4 Years of Employment – Vesting at 60%
      • 5 Years of Employment – Vesting at 80%
      • 6 Years of Employment – Vesting at 100%


To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and work samples to


Salary is commensurate with experience.

$90,000 – $120,000 USD