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Director of Architecture + Design
Naples, Florida
This award-winning private developer has created some of the most prestigious and successful luxury residential communities in Southwest Florida. Their luxury properties span residential high-rise, single-family, multifamily, mixed-use, and hospitality developments catering to a discerning clientele. The company’s dynamic, entrepreneurial structure promotes collaboration and innovation, while supporting ongoing investment in talent and new projects. Their design focused culture is collaborative, family-oriented, and passionate, providing an engaging balance with which to thrive professionally and create compelling design. Given the company’s long-term growth and success they are seeking a Director of Architecture to lead architectural design and the architecture practice.

The Director of Architecture is a talented designer with demonstrated experience leading high-end, single-family residential architectural and interior architectural design. In addition to focusing on single-family custom residences, they will also oversee the design of multi-family residential and commercial properties created by external architectural firms. The successful candidate is a passionate and strategic thinker, creatively driven, solutions oriented, and an excellent communicator who possesses an attention to detail and understands flawless execution. They must be well organized, have a strong work ethic, self-motivated, and work well as a team member. The Director of Architecture must have the ability to lead an architectural and design team, follow direction, and have superb client relations. They will report to the President and CEO, and will be based in Naples, FL.

  • Meet with internal stakeholders to discuss design needs for high-end residential projects, primarily custom single-family homes. 
  • Provide appropriate design recommendations based on factors such as budget, the building site, and the various types of architecture that the target market desires. 
  • Collaborate in the development and generation of design concepts and solutions.
  • Leverage technical skills to prepare communication graphics and design visualizations.
  • Oversee the production of architectural documents for management approval.
  • Participate in team design meetings and occasionally work with outside consultants and firms. 
  • Ensure all vital information and documentation is accurately recorded and maintained.
  • Verify that all architectural documentation is compliant with relevant industry codes and standards.
  • Lead an in-house design team working closely with the Company and its design professionals. 

  • Architecture License and Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in required.
  • 15-20+ years professional experience with at least 5 years in a leadership position. 
  • Prior experience working with clients in luxury residential real estate at an architectural firm preferred. 
  • Advanced level of proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up, BIM, and MS Office software required. 
  • Established record of successful design leadership, running multiple projects and teams.
  • Strong creative design and time management skills. Able to effectively meet deadlines. 
  • A self-starter, able to work independently without the need for frequent direction. 
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills. 
  • A portfolio of completed projects to share during the interview process. Styles to be created either in contemporary or classical themes: British West Indies; French West Indies; Dutch Colonial;  Mediterranean; Southern Coastal; Farmhouse; French Country