Gensler's Dallas office is seeking an experienced individual to lead and expand our Civic, Arts and Culture Sector. From museums, to theaters, to community-based centers, Gensler creates purposeful, elevated experiences that welcome, educate, and entertain diverse audiences and resonate with museum and cultural institution clients, donors, staff, and stakeholders. Gensler is an entrepreneurial, collaborative, non-centralized and non-hierarchical organization. The road map for success will require you to build on the collective excellence of the leaders alongside of you to set and achieve common goals. Your success will be based in the knowledge and patience to provide guidance to a variety of team members, advising and supporting where necessary.
In order to partner with our clients and project teams to deliver best-in-class strategy and design, Practice Area Leaders must have deep knowledge and expertise in project delivery and thought leadership . Working in collaboration with the Dallas Office leadership and Global/Regional Leaders, you will seek to grow and leverage the capabilities of the Dallas and regional teams to lead Civic, Arts, and Culture projects, and build this practice in the South Central Region.
What You Will Do
Be in the market, actively engaged with current and potential clients and industry partners
Develop a regional practice area strategy with a focus on growth
Be active in thought leadership, writing, speaking, and leading or participating in research
Manage client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination
Build relationships and collaborate with our colleagues across the region to advance client interests and practice area objectives
Prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, participate in interviews and introductory meetings
Mentor, support, and direct staff to help them achieve not only client goals but personal development goals
Advanced Degree in Architecture from an accredited program, or similar applicable degree
15+ years of relevant professional experience
Experience in Civic, Arts, and Culture projects (i.e. museums, theaters, and community based centers)
Capable of generating Civic, Arts, and Culture Practice Area work
Experience negotiating project scope and fees
Experience with managing a diverse architectural or engineering firm, regional office, and/or practice group
Strong leadership, organization, communication, and relationship management skills
Understanding of Autodesk Revit and related BIM software as a delivery platform
Life at Gensler
Gensler is committed to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment.
As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.