Founded by award-winning architect Jana Itzen, AIA in 2011, ITZEN is led by husband and wife team, William and Jana.

 

Prior to starting ITZEN, both spent over 10 years contributing to award winning projects at firms local to Southern California and abroad.

ITZEN Architects Inc. is a full service architecture design firm rooted in the great city of Santa Ana, CA.  We are focused on creative collaboration throughout each stage of a project and believe architecture should be exciting, thoughtful, forward thinking and FUN.

 

Partners

 
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JANA S B ITZEN | AIA
role:
 President/CEO and cofounder of ITZEN
education: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Architecture
resume: LPA, Inc; KTGY Group and Ferrier Baudet Architects
other roles: AIA California Council - Vice President / President Elect; and the fantastic mother of 2.
where do you find inspiration: In quiet reflection, or wandering down unfamiliar streets
favorite city: London, love the urban environment of old mixed with new. There’s something about a city on a river.
enjoys: Outdoor activities with her boys, trying new red wines
Santa Ana spot: All the vacant warehouses and offices along south main street - waiting for the perfect renovation vision
coffee is… best when hot and enjoyed before the sun rises, or with a friend
you can find her… somewhere around the state or country making a difference in and for our profession
has been known to… try new unusual hairstyles… sacrifice comfort for fashion.
 

 

WILLIAM ITZEN | AIA
role: Principal and cofounder of ITZEN
education: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Architecture; Stanford University - Virtual Design & Construction Certificate
resume: LPA, Inc.; Mark J. Paone, AIA and PGAL
other roles: Adjunct professor in the Architecture Department at Orange Coast College and father of 2 delightful rascals.
where do you find inspiration: Open air stairways, the repetition and expanse allow for easy thinking
favorite city: New York - I learn every time I visit.  new insights, new cultural experiences, new questions
enjoys: Puzzling creations in technology, Spring Training baseball, skateboarding videos, and getting lost in art galleries
Santa Ana spot: All the ones popping up downtown, or Red Hill Cafe
coffee is… espresso. keep it simple and full flavor.
you can find him... teaching BIM at OCC, getting cleaned up at Eagle & Pig, and @williamitzen
has been known to... create mixed media artwork… write down his thoughts... enjoy a good whiskey.

 

Associates & Staff

 

CJ Reed
Designer

 

Sarah Sutherland
EA

 


 

 

AND, the interns that continue to shape our studio!

Open Positions

We love the opportunity to be able to add to our team.  

We are a team that is part of a local neighborhood (that we love) and the creative world we all do life in.  Our work spans commercial and residential design of all types, sizes and locations.  And as a team we love to pursue great design though innovation, technology and craft.  All said and done, the details are valued as much as the concept. 

And we absolutely enjoy our work, our clients and each other!


Architect 1
(or mid-licensure)

We are looking for a talented generalist architect or designer (on their way to licensure) with four or more years of professional experience.

We love the opportunity we have to provide a full-time position with benefits in a great workplace community.  
And you provide strong design skills and sensibilities, proficiency in both written and spoken communication, an interest in working on all phases of a project, proficient knowledge and experience in Revit, organization skills and a smile.  

 


We are looking for a talented generalist designer with 1-2 years of professional experience.

We love the opportunity we have to provide a full-time position with benefits in a great workplace community.  
And you provide strong design skills and sensibilities, proficiency in both written and spoken communication, an interest in working on all phases of a project, proficient knowledge and experience in Revit, organization skills and a smile.  

DESIGNER


Intern

Professional internships are integral to the lasting impact we hope to make in our profession. Whether you are in the midst of your professional degree in architecture or recently graduated, we'd love to have you join our community for 6 months of internship.  

Here are the skill sets we're looking for in you:

  • Design skills and sensibilities.  Tell us your story.
  • Proficient knowledge using Revit, Photoshop and Apple products.  We prefer to mentor you in architecture and not technology.
  • Organized.  Yes.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken communication.  In English, other languages are a bonus.
  • and speaking of Bonus skills: Experience making videos.  Keeping it simple and telling a story.

Apply Online

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS:

We prefer digital portfolios and a cover letter that is simple and to the point!  See below...
Resume & Portfolio: hosted online via issuu, dropbox, google drive or similar

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