Director of Architecture

Pace Systems - Orlando, FL



The Director of Architecture is a senior managerial position responsible for conceptual design, leadership and participation in establishing design goals for the firm.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Involved in client nurturing/developing client relationships
  • Helps to develop full scope design strategies to meet clients’ needs
  • Assists with hiring Project Architects and other architectural staff
  • Advocates/contributes to mentoring in-house talent
  • Committed to the concept of design excellence and constant improvement
  • Conducts performance reviews
  • Helps to shape the office vision and mission
  • Seeks and encourages marketing involvement
  • Promotes the principles of sustainable design
  • Enthusiastically promotes design efforts of all departments or focus groups within the facility

Required Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with at least 15 years of experience as an architect / designer with at least 10 years of experience as lead project architect / designer.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their level of competency (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)) in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated record of success for the responsibilities of this position
  • The ability to consistently work efficiently and accurately
  • Demonstrated success at taking on added responsibilities
  • Excellent communication, leadership and team building skills
  • Must attend two of the following seminars team building, mentoring and coaching skills, or assertive leadership skills

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, able to handle stressful situations and multi-tasking, able to work under time constraints, long hours may be required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Overtime (40+ hours) may be required as needed.

Working Environment:

Must be able to handle stressful situations, multi-tasking, and working within reasonable time constraints to meet production schedules and budgets. Will work in normal office environment and may also be required to work outside of a normal office from time-to-time.

The above criteria has been developed to establish guidelines for this position, but note that these are only guidelines, and a person’s ability, talent, effort, personality, and other aspects of the profession shall become a deciding factor for each position.

Promotions are dependent on effort, attitude, ability, need, and schooling and should not be considered automatic.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $130,000.00 to $150,000.00 /year


  • Architect / Design: 10 years (Required)
  • Lead Project Architect / Designer: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Registered Architect (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Other types of insurance
  • Others
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules