The Dallas office is seeking a design-forward architect to join the office and help lead design efforts on a variety of hospitality-related projects. This position will engage in the strategic planning and setting overall long-term guidelines to ensure success of the firm’s architectural practice. The person selected for this position will contribute to the growth of our design culture within the office. The ideal candidate will also represent the firms design goals and philosophy in the public realm.
- Contribute to the strategic design goals, design requirements, design policy and process for staff.
- Participate in developing the unique story that will drive each project’s design.
- Pursue expression of the project’s concept in physical and digital study.
- Communicate design concepts persuasively – both verbally and graphically.
- Lead the preparation of presentation materials for all project phases.
- Mentor and professionally develop junior architects and provide recommendations on design and layout methodologies.
- Collaborate with colleagues throughout the company in the Design Forum to explore design challenges, solutions, and trends.
- Present projects at in-office crits, and participate in reviews of others’ projects.
- Collaborate with all disciplines, lead project design documentation, and coordinate specification content.
- Work within budget and time constraints.
- Perform research toward technical innovation, share research with others, and achieve sound detailing.
- Seek the highest level of quality in your work, and help foster it in others’ work.
- 10+ years of progressive experience working with a variety of hospitality projects.
- Proficiency of 3D visualization in Sketchup and Revit. Rhino and Grasshopper are advantageous but not prerequisite.
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office apps.
- Persistence, desire, dedication to your work.
- The ability to listen and to effectively communicate ideas.
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to develop multiple projects simultaneously.
Education and License Requirements:
- Professional Registration as an Architect.
- Professional degree from an accredited university program in architecture.
- Membership in the American Institute of Architects is a plus, but not a prerequisite.
- LEED Accredited Professional status is a plus, but not a prerequisite.