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At James Heimler, Architect, Inc. (JHAI) We are looking in to the future. We are looking to add an experienced Architect to our team. We care about the success of all our employees, our clients, and the environment. We are a driven sustainable design firm which focuses on every aspect of our design, services, and business management. We are looking for an interested and driven architect who would appreciate the training we will provide to grow within our company. The position will entail defining code issues, project design and review, management over projects from residential, commercial, instutitiional, and industrual, employees and consultants, and requires responsibility and leadership experience. Applicants must be licensed California Architects and be willing to hit the ground running. This opportunity comes with the possibility of growth within the company to potentially become a Co-Owner in the firm after a period of time. If you meet these qualifications and want a diversified architectural career please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 818-343-5393

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, martial status or medical condition.  


SENIOR DESIGNERS - PROJECT MANAGERS - ARCHITECTS

James Heimler, Architect, Inc (JHAI) is a mid-sized fast paced ‘green’ friendly office. We are looking to hire detail oriented Senior Designers - Project Managers all with excellent Revit and/or AutoCAD 2017 skills. Experience in all phases of architectural services, detailed plans & specifications, excellent communication skills (written & verbal); the ability to multi-task projects; strong knowledge of government codes and DSA requirements is helpful. The company handles a wide range of projects including: residential, mixed use, Public Schools, industrial, commercial, and Tenant Improvement projects. Contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 818-343-5393.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition. Contact us via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 818-343-5393

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, martial status or medical condition.  


Shepherd of the Hills Church

This 600 seat overflow sanctuary was designed to be a full high end recording studio for the church. The sanctuary space was also designed as a mixed use space to allow for NBA quality basketball with folding bleachers, hoops, and score boards. The structure was studied for alternate construction methods. Tilt up, concrete block, metal structures were all compared to a new type structure called Tall Wall ICF construction. This is an insulated foam forming system that is filled with rebar and concrete. We then designed 100 foot steel spans for the entire building. The roof was also set on metal pans with a concrete cap for the acoustical requirements for recording off the 118 freeway.



The design intent was to be more sustainable then most other buildings. The ICF system is considered a green framing system. The clerestory windows were added with black out curtains to provide natural light for basketball and the congregation. This hillside addition to the main church has a basement where all the mechanical equipment is located. The entry arcades tie into the existing building tying the entire site design together and providing shade and covered walks for all. Between the existing and new building is an outdoor Amphitheater that works with the grade differences between the buildings. Ramps, stairs and modified curbs were all adjusted to make the hillside conditions work for accessibility.

The biggest issue was getting a CUP for these projects. This required a number of hearings. In the end we were allowed to use the existing CUP tied to the hillside height requirements with only an amended CUP. We proved that we fell under the original CUP by right because of the looseness of the original approval. This was not an easy task. Working with Cal Trans, neighborhood groups, city planning, the plan checker and inspectors on the new type of construction required a lot of hand holding.