DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design, something we live every day.
DLR Group has an opening for a strategic minded, creative and innovative Higher Education Studio Leader.
Location: Charlotte, NC
As a Higher Education Studio Leader at DLR Group you will be responsible for leading and building practice. You will have significant decision-making authority to grow your studio as part of the larger Global Higher Education practice and will work closely with senior leadership. We are looking for someone with the drive to grow and elevate design in the region. You will have significant resources at your disposal in order to accomplish goals we will establish together.
If you are a strategic practice builder with a focus on design excellence this is the once in a lifetime opportunity for you. DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such you’ll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm.
You'll be responsible for helping to build our practice in the Carolinas – building staff, strengthening bonds with national and international teammates and elevating design and our brand. You will have direct interaction with and engage our local and national resources to pursue and deliver projects. Our firm brings a wealth of perspective and design, planning and thought leadership to our higher education clients worldwide.
The successful candidate will:
Work closely with the Global Leader for Higher Education to develop strategies to grow – staff, opportunities, brand and design excellence.
Identify new project opportunities, lead/participate in relationship building with clients to capture new work, lead/participate in RFQ process & interviews for new project opportunities
Collaborate with the National Higher Education Practice to leverage all firm resources, disciplines, and thought leaders. We are a fully integrated design firm and have significant resources available.
Collaborate with the Global Leader for Higher Education to develop our annual business plan.
Successfully collaborate with our fully Integrated Design Practice.
Lead and or assist in the leadership of planning and design projects in the region.
Mentor team members and lead and participate in hiring, training and onboarding of new staff.
Possess good written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong organizational skills.
Participate in in-house training activities to further develop skills and abilities.
Participate in local and regional organizations – AIA, SCUP, NACAS, etc.
At least 8 years of demonstrated experience with multiple Higher Education clients and projects.
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
Experience as a Practice Leader or Higher Education Studio Leader on Higher Education projects.
Licensed Architect in North Carolina or the ability to gain licensure within first 60 days of employment.
DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.
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Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 1119
About DLR Group
DLR Group is an integrated design firm. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This inspires a culture of design and fuels the work we do around the world. We are 100 percent employee-owned and aspire to be the most creative enterprise on the planet.