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Healthcare Leader
Houston, Texas

Our client is a leading international multi-disciplinary practice consistently recognized and awarded at the highest levels for design excellence and technical innovation. The firm leverages its international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets through a network of culturally diverse, people centric, global design studios focused on Healthcare, Science + Technology, Education, Government, Aviation + Transportation, Civic + Cultural, Commercial, Hospitality, Justice, Recreation + Wellness, Residential, Retail, Sports, Recreation + Entertainment, Tall Buildings and Workplace projects. Their innovative work encompasses Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Planning + Urban Design, Space Management and Sustainability Consulting. Given the firm’s robust growth and success they are seeking a Healthcare Leader for their Houston or Dallas offices.

The Healthcare Leader is an architect and industry expert, complementing and developing the firm's established talent and advancing the firm's strategic Healthcare initiatives. As an integral part of a highly innovative and collaborative global design practice, the Healthcare Leader is responsible for winning new commissions, leading project teams as Principal-in-Charge, and leading the regional healthcare practice in business development, project design and delivery, client relations, financial management and staff development. Working closely with the Houston and Dallas Leadership Team and the firmwide Healthcare Leadership Team, s/he will assist the practice in developing and executing Healthcare strategies regionally, nationally, and internationally. As one of the top 10 Healthcare Practices in the U.S., the firm is currently leading over $8 billion of projects across the U.S. and Internationally.


  • Facilitate regular meetings with the healthcare team to enable and promote broad and consistent communications at all levels
  • Assess healthcare resources, expertise, and experience, and recommend key hires to build a “best in class” team
  • Be the “trusted advisor” in all matters of healthcare practice
  • Continually engage Business Development and company leadership regarding goals & objectives
  • Engage clients in explorations of innovative, appropriate, and sustainable design solutions
  • Prepare and deliver design presentations to clients; drive consultant work to achieve design goals
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service


  • Provide day-to-day administration of the regional Healthcare practice
  • Develop and successfully execute practice goals, business plan, and profitability; aligning efforts with regional and national business unit plans and goals
  • Create and foster a culture of design excellence; initiate project design concepts and idea discussions, provide guidance to design teams during project design development
  • Serve as Principal-In-Charge and/or Project Manager for one or more projects
  • Implement and utilize Firm Standards for all projects and processes. Personally contribute to Firm Standards through new procedure initiation and development
  • Engage in preparing fee and workload projections for assigned projects
  • Maintain appropriate billable and non-billable percentage of personal and departmental time
  • Oversee project technical and design reviews

Staff Development

  • Mentor, coach and motivate design teams and individuals; fostering an environment of mutual respect and trust among members of the group
  • Prepare and deliver staff evaluations; contribute to performance development, compensation decision-making and allocation processes of department
  • Support diversity and develop continuing education opportunities to expose design staff to influences which will stimulate design creativity and innovation
  • Encourage staff exploration and innovation to achieve healthcare design excellence and continual improvement
  • Participate in local or state professional associations, maintain active memberships, and attend conferences valued by clients as appropriate. Public speaking may be required
  • Foster and promote a green workplace through sustainable work practices
Business Development
  • Create and execute the regional Healthcare practice marketing strategy; assist with the overall branding and development of Firm’s Healthcare national practice
  • Identify new business opportunities while developing current client relationships. Listen for and seek out new projects which may exist or are being formulated
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, and jurisdictional/approval agencies to increase stature in the market and community resulting in increased potential business opportunities
  • Collaborate with the marketing department in development of marketing campaigns, award submittals, materials, webinars, overall proposal preparation
  • Direct the preparation of press releases and PR materials publicizing Healthcare projects
  • Leverage speaking and writing opportunities to help position the firm as a thought leader


  • Bachelor of Architecture required. Master of Architecture preferred.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration. LEED Accreditation or Green Associate preferred
  • 15+ years of Healthcare experience, with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role
  • Proven ability to masterfully present, sell, and negotiate architecture and design services
  • Ability to manage the healthcare practice with a collaborative leadership style that values internal and external relationships
  • Ability to think strategically, implement change, enforce policy, and resolve conflict
  • Published and/or award-winning projects a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of progressive technical and regulatory Healthcare facility requirements for design and understanding of fundamental departmental organization and functionality
  • Advanced knowledge of Healthcare delivery systems and how design impacts public/private space, adjacencies, staff and patient flow, support functions, central plant, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of Healthcare programming/planning, design development and project leadership
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, BIM and IPD
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients
  • Proficiency and/or working knowledge of the following computer applications: Deltek Vision, Primavera or MS Project, Microsoft Office Suite, Newforma, AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop, Revit and BIM, 3DS Max + Viz, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, & Sketchup