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Managing Partner
Dallas, Texas
This award winning multi-disciplinary architecture + design firm has an extensive portfolio encompassing multi-family residential, student housing, mixed-use and hospitality projects, as well as corporate and government. The firm’s dynamic structure promotes collaboration and innovation, while investing in the talent and expertise of all professional staff and incorporating the latest technology throughout the organization. They are committed to surpassing their clients’ expectations with design solutions that reflect and respect the unique cultural, social, and built environment traditions of communities. Given the firm’s continued growth, they are seeking a Managing Partner with demonstrated experience and expertise in developer driven multi-family, mixed-use and/or commercial projects to assume a key leadership role in their growing Dallas office.

The Managing Partner is an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader, highly skilled in the design and leadership of large complex multi-family, hospitality, mixed-use and/or commercial projects while remaining focused on client engagement and mentoring. They will work closely and collaborate with Project Managers, Project Designers, Directors, and the CEO in the development of concepts and strategies that respond to program, client and project requirements while striving for design excellence. The firm’s strengths lie in the integration of architecture, landscape architecture and engineering, and the Managing Partner, as a project, client and office leader, will work closely across disciplines, collaborating in the development of exemplary projects. They will lead talent acquisition and assure mentoring of more junior level staff. 

With exceptional skills at building long-term relationships, they will lead marketing efforts with the CEO, business development and design colleagues to attract new clients and maintain existing clients from the Gulf Region to California and nationally. The Managing Partner will manage the full scope of projects including design management, project delivery and project performance/ profitability. Adept with the big picture and the smallest details, the Managing Partner will have proven design, management and client leadership experience. They will communicate clearly with clients for any required decisions that impact the firm’s design goals, schedule and delivery of documents.

  • Lead large complex multi-family, mixed-use and hospitality projects while building a culture of design across the office.
  • Lead marketing efforts with the business development staff, management staff and the design staff to attract new clients and to maintain existing clients.
  • Oversee project document process for issuance, to meet the client’s development program and budget. Implement design and production processes and policies in line with the project fee budget, goals and professional standards.
  • Market and coordinate the integration of the firm’s “holistic multi-disciplinary approach” in a unified design for client review and approval.
  • Maintain appropriate records and files as accessible to the firm’s leadership.
  • Maintain a free flow of communications with the Directors, Designers, Project Managers and staff members relative to duties and activities.
  • Perform as Client leader for the service and document production with Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering staff as well as independent consultants.
  • Collaborate with the CEO regarding the Boards overall strategy, goals and policies.
  • Overview the design and technical quality review process as part of client “promise” delivery process. Provides internal quality reviews of projects and teams under their direct control.
  • Support, implement and coordinate office standards and procedures during the project delivery process.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture and Licensure required, LEED AP preferred
  • 15+ years progressive project experience and leadership on complex projects including multi-family residential, hospitality, mixed-use or government - new construction and renovation/restoration
  • Experience with all phases of projects including successful experience navigating and interacting with planning boards and review boards
  • Collaborative leader with a proven track record of running teams and working closely with clients, sub-consultants and vendors while completing large, complex projects
  • Strong knowledge of zoning ordinances, laws and regulations related to design and construction for multi-family residential and/or hospitality projects in the region.
  • Proven ability to present information and respond quickly to inquiries from managers, clients, and the public
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility, and an understanding of market forces pertaining to fees, scope, and schedule requirements