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Partner
Washington, District Of Columbia

OVERVIEW
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 Partner with demonstrated experience and expertise in multi-family, mixed-use and/or commercial projects to assume a key leadership role in their growing Washington, DC office.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Partner is an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader, highly skilled in the design and leadership of large complex multi-family, mixed-use and/or commercial projects while remaining focused on client engagement and mentoring. S/he 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 Partner, as a design, client and office leader, will work closely across disciplines, collaborating in the development of exemplary projects.

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 in DC/VA/MD and nationally. The 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 Partner will have proven design and client leadership experience. S/he will communicate clearly with clients for any required decisions that impact the firm’s design goals, schedule and delivery of documents.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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. Implements design and production processes and policies in line with the project fee budget, goals and professional standards.
  • Lead the design team in overviewing the plan layouts process for the projects; includes the determination of functional and spatial requirements and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color and equipment.
  • 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, Project Managers and staff members relative to duties and activities.
  • Perform as Client leader for the service and documents production with Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Engineering staff and independent consultants.
  • Collaborate with the CEO regarding to 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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master of Architecture Degree and Architecture License with NCARB certification.
  • 20+ years design and client leadership experience with developer driven projects
  • Strong written, verbal and drawing communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective presenting information and responding to questions from managers, clients and the general public.
  • Active member of ULI, AIA, NMHC, NAA or other industry organizations preferred.
  • Strong Revit, Microsoft Office Suite and related software systems that are at the forefront of architectural practice.