Design Director - Architecture - Lifestyle

Gensler - Miami, FL3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $88,000 - $120,000 a year
Your Role

As a Gensler Design Director , you will create and develop overall design concepts, formulate design presentation strategies, and provide creative and process leadership to multiple design teams through all phases of projects and a variety of project types – Commercial Office Buildings and Towers, Mixed Use, Hospitality, Gaming, Resorts and Entertainment. You have a portfolio of innovative large-scale design projects with an emphasis on built work. Use your unique design perspective to bring new approaches to design process and strategy, develop next-generation talent, and help our clients redesign what’s possible.

What You Will Do

Lead the creative efforts on client architecture projects, developing overall design concepts and design presentation strategies
Act as the primary design interface with clients and consultants, representing Gensler at meetings and presentations
Mentor and develop Gensler designers; provide creative direction to design teams
Collaborate with team members and colleagues to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy
Participate in business development and marketing efforts
Your Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of design or architecture
10+ years of professional experience
LEED accreditation, preferred
Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
Proficient in Revit and other computer design programs (AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)
Experience creating and developing overall design concepts and formulating design presentation strategies with an understanding of trends in large, shell / core architectural design
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Outstanding graphic presentation skills
Strong leadership, management and mentoring skills. A desire to mentor team members, offer guidance and leadership.
Proven track record of success in maintaining and growing client relationships
Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients, and with other key constituents
Strong, persuasive communicator with excellent verbal presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex design concepts to clients
International design experience a plus A sense of business acumen to advise and guide clients as required
Proficiency in 2D/3D software, including AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Studio MAX, Sketch up, PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of the total project process including fee and team management, schedules and budgets.

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests. We encourage our employees 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.

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.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.