Our Seattle office is looking for a leader to help build a new studio and drive major client relationships.
You will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence. We are a group of entrepreneurial boutique-minded professionals with a passion towards design, human experience, strategy and work-life integration.
This role is a people and project leader, strategy creator, design thinker, client advocate and relationship steward. You must love to push new ideas, be passionate about design and get excited about managing diverse projects with extremely talented creatives and super-exciting clients across all industry segments. This is an excellent opportunity for a practice builder with a diverse portfolio of work to be part of a client-interfacing team and enjoy utilizing business development skills and acumen to capture clients and projects!
We embrace experimentation. We curate experience. We are designers and strategists who craft unique environments that keep people coming back for more. As artists, inventors, taste makers and business savvy entrepreneurs, we have an endless curiosity and a mindful approach to design.
The Studio Director we are looking for should possess:
A minimum of 15 years of experience in the architecture and design field
A licensed architect with proven leadership skills
Experience in guiding the operations of a studio; both in the mentorship and development of staff as well fiscal oversight
Local top notch client relationships and business development skills
Significant project experience in some combination of mixed use/office, high rise residential, office, higher education, sports and entertainment and hospitality
Significant experience with complex projects and contracts
Seattle city planning interface is ideal
High level of drive and collaborative spirit to help grow and mentor a dynamic studio with engaged team members
An interesting person who’s lots of fun as a co-worker
Able to travel to other Gensler offices or client project locations if needed
Jaw-droppingly good references and personal portfolio of work
Compensation commensurate with experience and leadership background
Gensler is a global design firm, with 47 offices and 5,000 employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 31 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, r...etail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadium and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.
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