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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, design team 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 Director of Landscape + Urban Design with demonstrated experience and expertise leading multi-family, mixed-use and/or commercial projects, to assume a key leadership role in their growing Washington, DC studio.
The Director is an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader, highly skilled in the design and leadership of landscapes + urban design for large complex multi-family, mixed-use and/or commercial projects while remaining focused on client engagement. They will work closely and collaborate with Project Managers, 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 Director, as a design, client and office leader, will work closely across disciplines, collaborating in the development of exemplary projects. As a fully integrated practice creating indoor and outdoor spaces to live, work and play, the Landscape Architecture + Urban Design Practice’s new urbanism focus encompasses community and new town planning, and the development of outdoor environments inclusive of courtyards, plazas, and pools, where people want to gather and enjoy the outdoors.
With exceptional skills at building long-term relationships, s/he will lead marketing efforts with the CEO, business development and design colleagues to attract new clients and maintain existing clients regionally and nationally. The Director 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 Director will have proven design 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. They will create a culture of design that encourages emerging talent to learn and grow in an inclusive and collaborative environment.
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Design is not making beauty; beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. Louis Kahn