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Senior Design Leader
New York, NY

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Job Description

NBBJ is guided by a vision to design for life. We are an award-winning global design and architecture firm, a creative company fueled by ideas, and a place where everyone is empowered to contribute to creating a better practice. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative architecture firms by Fast Company, we have partnered with some of the world's leading companies and institutions-Google, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University and Massachusetts General Hospital, among many others-to set new standards for performance, organizational culture, health and wellness, and technology- and data-driven design.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join NBBJ - New York in a Senior Design Leader role.

NBBJ New York is seeking a Senior Design Leader to lead the design of large, complex and program-driven building projects both domestic and international. NBBJ is a design-driven practice seeking top talent; our work requires high-performance designers who possess strong communication skills and graphic abilities, as well as the ability to work within multiple platforms and understand a holistic approach to design. The ideal candidate is a licensed Architect, with 15-20 years of experience, and is outgoing, charismatic and inspiring to others. Beyond mastery of design, the role requires a passion for mentoring and for nurturing the firm's design culture. It is critical for the Senior Design Leader to embrace the potentially opposing demands of our vision: inspired, innovative design as well as high-performance outcomes. The Senior Design Leader will have a leadership role beyond project-based and client engagement responsibilities. Candidates must have experience in leading the work of other team members, providing mentoring and guidance through an integrated delivery process. The Senior Design Leader will develop design concepts through to detail designs, including participating in the production of construction documentation. As NBBJ's expertise is in high performing corporate and commercial projects, the Senior Design Leader will participate in all aspects of design-as well as the other specialized sectors in which the firm works. They will be a champion for our work to our clients and the design community while simultaneously fostering an inspired and creative team.

Competencies and Characteristics:

* · Energetic, forward-thinking, creative, design thought leader
* · Able to simplify complexity and distill issues to their essence for timely, enlightened decision-making
* · A strong desire to educate, mentor and push design dialogue within the New York office
* · An excellent key seller of design ideas and a strong client relationship leader
* · Able to eloquently speak with and present to clients
* · Adept at the integration of strategic programming and design
* · Appreciates diversity in people, ideas and style
* · Has the desire to have a positive impact on others

Leadership Style:

* · Team-oriented leadership
* · Well versed in the nuances of leading in a collaborative environment
* · Driven to action, implementation and conclusion, able to respond nimbly to changing circumstances
* · Undaunted by ambiguity
* · Derives insight, discovers and applies new ideas to transform past practices and set new design directions
* · Articulate; skillfully engages and communicates with colleagues and clients
* · Has the ability to gracefully hold staff, colleagues and superiors accountable for their responsibilities
* · Seeks feedback and adjusts behavior to successfully adapt to diverse styles
* · Driven by a desire to collaboratively elevate design, with a good balance of EQ and IQ
* · Curious; a strong communicator; transparent; self-confident; accountable; has a positive attitude

What You Will Need to Succeed:

* · 15-20 years of professional experience in architecture
* · Bachelor's degree, B.Arch. or M.Arch
* · 10+ years as a Lead Designer with a proven record of building high performing teams
* · Architectural licensure required
* · LEED accreditation or within 18 months of hire
* · Core and shell experience required, as well as an interest in all aspects of design
* · At least 1 large project built in the New York area or north-eastern United States
* · Experience in corporate and commercial design
* · Strong conceptual design and schematic design skills
* · Must possess a keen interest in challenging the norms of the corporate and commercial markets and an ability to provide forward-thinking concepts with great clarity
* · Strong verbal and graphic communication skills, effective client relationship skills and a talent for working with diverse teams of architects and design professionals
* · Ability to work in Revit, with 3D modeling skills
* · Ability to lead design process and client interactions
* · Demonstrated knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, Rhino desired
* · Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
* · Ability to work in a collaborative, open environment

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NBBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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