Director of Design

OTJ Architects
Arlington, VA
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Full Time
Director of Design for Studio Reports To: Studio Director Supervises: Studio members/assigned project personnel Knowledge/Skills: Understanding of design firm management Understanding of team financial goals Assists with bringing in projects to support goals Keen design sense and detail-oriented Understanding of legal issues affecting design firms Excellent design and design mentoring skills Thorough knowledge of building codes Experienced in project budgeting, schedules, and phasing of consultants May have extra accreditation/certifications/licenses that allow him/her to share his/her knowledge with the studio The skill set to guide teams through both high and low budget projects Expert on furniture, products, and procurement process Ability to solve complex design issues for his/her team that come up during design and construction Responsibilities: Takes leadership role in the studio on issues of design and project execution Acts as a resource to studio members on issues of design and project execution Assists the Studio Director in developing staffing schedules and priorities for executing the work of the studio Mentors studio members on issues of design trends and standards of practice Assists the project team in managing all design phases of the project Along with the design team, communicates with client and manages client expectations Ensures the highest level of design and solving complex design issues Stays on top of new product information and materials and guides team through mindful selections Required Years of Experience: 8+ Required Education: Four-year Bachelor's degree in Design or Architecture