Paid Intern as Architectural Designer and CAD Draftsperson

Name: Robert Valandra
Title: Principal
Organization: Flying V Realty Investment Co.
Phone Number: 310-390-8471

Location: You can work from home and our meetings will be either at the clients house or an office in Mar Vista.  All projects are in the Mar Vista and Venice area.


Work with the Prinicpal in completing a full set of accurate construction plans that will be submitted to the LADBS for permits.   Applicant will get hands on experience working with clients and their wants and needs and consideration of their design in relationship to desired budgets.  I am seeking an individual with interests in residential design. Responsibilities and job skills will include the following but if the applicant has no experience doing these things they will learn them in a hands on setting:

  1. Measure and draft as-built plans with principal
  2. Draft schematic design floor plans and drawings based on sketches provided by the principal
  3. Draft construction documents for plan check and actual construction
  4. Potentially research materials used on project if client desires;
  5. Coordinate with consultants, including structural engineer

The Principal has designed and built over 30 homes in West LA and he has worked with numerous students over the years helping them get jobs ranging from becoming an Architect at Gehry Partners LLP to starting their own residential design firm.


Qualifications: Must have excellent AutoCAD skills as this is what will be required to draft all construction documents.  Good communication skills and ability to present cogent ideas in a competent manner in front of client and principal a must.  Desire to learn as much as possible about the process and necessary documents for submitting a complete set of plans thru the City of Los Angeles.


Application Instructions & Contact Info: Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio sample to Robert Valandra at The position will be part time for a student currently attending school. Please state desired hourly rate that applicant would want to bill for all work done.