Our Gensler Charlotte Office is seeking an Architectural Design Director to lead our Commercial Office Building Practice Area. We value leadership in the managing of people, creativity and identifying and implementing strategy. Our ideal candidate excels in creativity and innovation, is experienced and successful at leading major architectural projects and has a strong understanding of trends in architectural design.
What You Will Do
Direct and provide leadership for design teams.
Lead the orchestration and strategy of design presentations.
Leverage oneself beyond project-based focus to address greater office and regional issues.
Continually improve the quality of our work, the manner in which we deliver it and the process we employ to attain it.
Build, nurture and foster new relationships with a broad client base.
Work closely with Design Directors and Regional Design Directors across the firm to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy and facilitate its advancement in respective offices and across the firm.
Be an integral part in the growth and success of architectural projects.
Effectively communicate and implement the key strategic initiatives and become an influential “Voice” of design
Master’s degree in architecture
15+ years of related experience, with a strong background in commercial office building projects; international COB project experience a plus
Portfolio of ‘built’ work to use in pitching/winning work
Strong conceptual thinker with the ability to create great form from interior architecture and embrace sound business strategy as applied to effective projects
Strong leadership, communication and relationship-management skills; able to rally teams around design intent and to effectively meet deliverables.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Service oriented and willing to foster a respectful, creative and inspiring environment.
Revit skills are highly valued
Please include work samples along with your resume and cover letter.
Life at Gensler
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.
We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: R-330 Design Director-COB
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 48 locations and more than 6,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.