Are you an architect looking for a team of people to work with to make a piece of the world a little bit better? Are you passionate about your work and how it impacts others? Do you enjoy partnering with colleagues and clients to move together toward goals? If so, we need to talk. We are looking for a Principal Architect to help us expand our healthcare market in the Denver region. This is an exceptional opportunity to build and nurture our healing practice in the Denver studio with the backing of a national firm.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Identify and track national and regional opportunities in concert with practice leaders;
Collaborating with the practice leader set personal revenue goal annually;
Achieve revenue goals with targets and clients;
Lead the pursuit team and the strategy to win work;
Collaborate with regional design leaders to promote design internally and externally;
Develop and execute client capture plans;
Lead the strategy and pursuit teams to win work;
Develop target/client relationship building with regional teams.
Client Relationship and Industry Partner Management:
Build strong relationships with target clients that fit into the overall market strategy and key industry partners inside and outside of projects;
Sell all BSA services as appropriate;
Promote and introduce various disciplines to client contacts;
Lead the development of relationships up and down the client chain zippering relationships with counterparts at BSA; Communicate and negotiate BSA terms and how we do business and balance risk;
Maintain client relationship through the life of a project and post completion; Ensure client satisfaction;
Manage transitions as client contacts change.
Working with the discipline leads and the project manager to ensure profitability, design quality, project outcomes, staff growth;
Set fees appropriately collaborating with all disciplines;
Kick off with communication between discipline leads to ensure project team is designed for success;
Outcome achieves client goals and addresses project design drivers;
Assist and support project manager and team to deliver within scope;
Push client communication to the project team;
Assist and advise on DCOs ensuring timely submittal and client communication;
Principals responsibility in terms of E&Os, project issues or project schedule lie in managing the communication with the client and minimizing risk for BSA;
Maintain communication with project manager to identify any issues early in the process.
Develop content that can be published on the website, promoted through social, published in external media. Content can be market related, expertise driven, project stories or addressing market trends.
Lead, guide and mentor professional staff working on principal’s projects and others as appropriate;
Lead by example;
Coordinate with other studio principals locally and nationally sharing and learning from one another;
Coordinate with discipline leads in the studio on mentoring, project delivery issues, project team set up.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Track and manage client and project satisfaction surveys. Assure client satisfaction.
Reviews project team performance with Project Manager.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
BSA LifeStructures is an equal opportunity employer.
Critical Skills and Abilities
Design: Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
Effective communication skills: Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; reads and interprets complex information; listens well.
High accuracy and attention to detail: Able to perform work and job function with precision and accuracy; realizes errors can have significant impact on desired results and is able to avoid errors in almost all circumstances; carefully monitors processes; concentrates on details and organizes and maintains a system of records.
Demonstrates leadership skills: Able to assume a role of authority, as necessary; sets an example for coworkers; delegates responsibility and empowers employees to make decisions and take personal accountability for decisions.
Strategic thinking: Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Strong analytical and financial acumen skills: Able to gather relevant data using appropriate methodologies and analyze that data in such a manner that valid conclusions and insinuations can be drawn that assist in making important business decisions; uses financial analysis to evaluate and identify desired financial directions.
Ownership Mentality: Possesses a sense of ownership in all deliverables. Utilizes knowledge and opportunity to continually strive for excellence within an empowering culture. Collaborates and supports fellow employee owners in ongoing improvements. Understands personal accountability within their role in the company.
Computer skills required: Microsoft Windows environment, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Mail, Deltek Vision, and Experience with design software
Preferred: Bachelors or better in Architecture or related field.
Preferred: 10 years: Experience in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licenses & Certifications
Required: Registered Architect
Internal Number: HEALI01256
About BSA LifeStructures
BSA LifeStructures is an integrated design firm creating inspired solutions that improve lives through architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning services. With national expertise and regional leadership, BSA designs LifeStructures – innovative and inviting spaces that not only house the activities of healing, learning, and discovery but actually contribute to them – in order to make a difference for our clients and communities. As such, a LifeStructure is purposeful, a LifeStructure inspires, a LifeStructure delights and a LifeStructure improves lives.