The Manager of Architecture reports to the Principals. This position bridges creative design with practical construction, provides technical design leadership, and in-house quality control for all projects. The Manager of Architecture will create, promote, and participate in the management of BIM standards and reinforce the firm’s commitment to advancing our use of technology with respect to the design process, presentations, and production of documents. This person is responsible for mentoring the design team through the FDG design process, demonstrating “best practices” related to client/consultant management, and reinforcing the FDG culture and brand.
Coordinate and conduct quality assurance on all drawing documentation
Lead, create, and maintain firm-wide documentation, BIM procedures, standards, as well as reinforce the commitment to advancing our use of innovative technology including evolving 3D and visualization tools
Primary lead regarding detailing, code compliance of applicable building codes and accessibility requirements
Collaborate with the Directors and Project Managers to ensure the firm delivers projects that meet or exceed profitability margins, and client expectations
Lead staffing efforts and financial management of the projects ensuring that work conforms to schedule and overall work planning
Collaborate and strategize with firm leadership on project pursuits to maintain existing client relationships.
Be a mentor to team members by providing training, guidance, feedback, and direction on modeling and delivery methodologies
Assist the Director of Design in preparation and review of proposals, design fee estimates, contracts, and new project interviews
Support the Leadership Team regarding company policy and procedural decisions related to the goals of the company
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 5-year architecture program or a master’s degree from an accredited architecture program. Degree must have been obtained in the United States.
Experience: 12+ years applicable experience, preferably in multifamily or senior living design
Professional Architecture license is required
Strong proficiency (current versions): Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, 3D visualization software such as Enscape, Lumion, Twin Motion or equivalent
Proficiency Preferred: Plan Grid, Bluebeam, Adobe Creative Suite
Strong understanding of building codes and regulations, including ADA, ANSI, Fair Housing ACT, and local amendments of IBC
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
Possess strong leadership and communication skills
Able to work on construction sites and non-conditioned environments
Transportation: Must have access to a vehicle, have the ability to drive, and travel via airplane
Willing to represent FDG at various industry events
May be required to sign and seal documents
May be required to be registered in various states
This position has access to confidential financial and company information. Must possess the integrity and maturity to assure confidential information and documents are secure
Faulkner Design Group, Inc. (FDG) is a fully integrated national interior architecture and design firm specializing in multifamily housing and senior living environments working with the largest developers, contractors, real estate investment groups, and management firms in the country for 30 years. These communities are surpassing the industry standard for creativity and quality, earning a reputation as the most highly sought-after properties on the market. FDG offers comprehensive design services during the architectural development and construction planning phases of projects, as well as procurement and turnkey installation. FDG leads the industry with cutting-edge virtual tools and technology, approaching each design solution as an opportunity to transform lives.