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 full-time Director ofWorkplace Strategy in our New York office. As Director of Workplace Strategy, you would be responsible for leading new business developkment, projects, select components of practice development and managing the local Strategy work and team.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Direct gathering approach, review and performs senior level research and strategic analysis of factors that affect the workplace (i.e. employee work patterns, communication, process integration, organizational culture, workplace effectiveness etc.) Once changes are implemented, analysis effects of these changes on client sites.
Initiates/develops/reviews/directs/guides design and technical staff to develop solutions based on project scope.
Manages project work plan. Ensures adherence to set budget working closely with Project Manager and/or client on potential variances to the budget.
Continually reviews and conducts on-going research on workplace strategies. Writes papers on strategies topics and makes public presentations.
Provides guidance to design staff to use workplace strategies solutions to select furniture and fixtures
Provides guidance to design staff to use workplace strategies solutions to develop space plans
In unusual circumstances may be required to assist with support for field surveys
Manages contract administration budget. Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs PM and/or client of any potential variances to the budget
Works with leaders and Business Development staff to look for opportunities to sell strategies services to existing and potential clients. Assists Business Development by writing proposals and making client presentations.
Manages the work of Strategies staff. Oversees tasks and provide feedback on work product. Mentors local team and other strategists across the firm.
Oversees client interface and leads the maintaining and fostering of client relationships.
Develop and implements local plan for strategy growth and expansion of services in the market.
Provides significant contribution to IA's thought leadership through available channels (ie. blog, white paper, speaking engagement).
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Graduate of architecture or design or business school: equivalent experience may be substituted
15+ years’ experience in corporate interior design projects or equivalent; 8+ years in strategy consulting
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of and extensive experience in the major phases of the design process
Subject matter expert in strategy services
Advanced documentation and field observational skills
Experience and understanding in consulting methodologies and practices
Extensive verbal, presentation and written communication skills
Ability to direct presentation and graphic communication requirements
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise
Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints
Adobe Create Suite skills
Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
All levels of Strategies staff have the same working conditions. For the majority of the time all staff will be working sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.
IA Interior Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/ Veteran
Internal Number: 1210
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.