This series specification describes classes in the architectural field with responsibility for the creation of plans and designs,sp; preliminary drawings, presentation drawings, and project management for major buildings and groups of buildings. Specialized classes performing related activities are not included.

Positions are responsible for client assistance in the program derivation, planning, development of architectural plans and elevations, materials, colors, and finishes; management of projects that are architectural in nature with emphasis on the coordination of architectural features with the various engineering disciplines during the development stage; the coordination of architectural and engineering features during the construction phases, working with the contractor, and related personnel.

Entry into the series typically will be from outside State service at the Architectural Designer level.

This is the full professional level.  Incumbents, under general supervision, are assigned either to architectural design projects or full management responsibility for projects.


Either I
Two years of experience in California state service performing the duties of an Architectural Designer, Range B, or Architectural Assistant.
Experience:  Four years of architectural experience in an architectural office which is engaged in the planning and designing of a wide variety of buildings. 
Education:  Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in architecture.  (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

ALL LEVELS:         
Knowledge of:  Architecture, architectural practice, details of planning and designing of public buildings, and groups of buildings; architectural and building materials; costs, codes, and construction methods; structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering as related to buildings.
Ability to:  Make and analyze comprehensive architectural designs; present information clearly and effectively in pictorial and written forms; analyze situations accurately, and adopt an effective course of action.