IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies. As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.
Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial. Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors. We are presently searching for a Project Director for our New York office. The Project Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering one or more major projects and may have responsibility for directing projects through the efforts of subordinate Project Managers. Specific responsibilities will include:
Manage projects from conception to completion, including work performed by both internal and external resources.
Establish budgets, prepare project schedules and monitor adherence to terms.
Coordinate engineering work to ensure compliance with the design concept.
Coordinate project teams' work to ensure timely and complete submission of documents.
Manage collections for assigned projects.
Manage client relationships.
Identify and pursue new business opportunities with existing and potential clients.
Attract, develop and manage staff.
Participate in industry organization to increase firm's profile and to develop marketing opportunities.
Stay abreast of current developments, trends and practices within the interior design and construction industries. Disseminate information, as appropriate, to staff and management.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in architecture or interior design.
20+ years experience producing commercial interior design projects
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of materials, furnishings and construction methods related to interior design.
Comprehensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements.
Demonstrated ability to write and negotiate contracts for services, consultants and contractors.
Proven ability to solve contract and administration issues within the established design context.
Proven ability to manage all project phases.
Advanced supervisory, leadership and team building skills.
Proven ability to meet deadlines without compromising design intent or internal relationships.
Working knowledge of budget preparation and the proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.
Proven ability to prioritize and manage diverse responsibilities within allotted time and/or budget.
Demonstrated ability to lead through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise.
Working Conditions: For the majority of the time the Project Director will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.
IA Interior Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
IA Interior Architects is the largest global architectural firm to concentrate exclusively on interior architecture. Our focus on interiors drove the creation of the company and continues to be our driving force today. We offer our clients unique benefits that come from our specialized focus and global resources.