Architectural Director - Retail Program

CR architecture + design - Seattle, WA

WELCOME TO A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADERSHIP ROLE. At CR architecture + design, we're challenging the status quo and redefining what it means to be in the "business of architecture." That's why we're looking for a results-oriented, forward-thinking leader with the unique and powerful ability to create great design while embracing sound business strategies that bring visions to life. As a Director leading one of our highly successful architectural retail programs, we'll give you the opportunity to leverage your perpetual drive, entrepreneurial spirit, and strong business acumen, to drive meaningful growth for both your team members and your clients.

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As a key member of our leadership team, we need you working "on the business" not "in the business" at all times. You'll provide strategic leadership and vision to your team and clients, serving as the primary client contact to generate work, create long-term partnerships, and deliver long-term value based on relationship and expertise. As a Director, you'll be accountable for your client's and team's development, ensuring the achievement of growth, operational, profitability, team member engagement/development, and client satisfaction goals are met as defined in your annual business plan.



Achieve the following key metrics as established in your annual business plan:

GROWTH - Develop and execute strategic growth plans. Provide tactical business solutions. Innovate. Foster visibility and accelerate the expansion of CR's business relationships with current and potential target clients.

FINANCIAL - Meet or exceed annual operational and profitability goals.

TEAM MEMBERS - Delegate. Create successors. Achieve a high level of accountability and engagement among your team members. Inspire. Influence. Mentor. Motivate. Provide vision and incite excitement to see that vision through. Support their professional development and challenge them to reach their highest potential.

CLIENTS - Be a trusted partner in your client's business strategy. Ensure superior service and satisfaction. Build, nurture, and sustain long-term relationships. Listen to understand. Manage expectations and deliver what they thought was never possible.



Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field from an accredited institution is preferred.
Minimum of 15 years of experience successfully managing retail architectural programs with recent operational management duties including ultimate responsibility of financial performance/profitability, employee development, and client relationship management and growth is preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of program management experience is required.
Professional Architectural Registration is preferred.
Demonstrated success building, nurturing, and fostering new and existing client relationships and motivating and leading internal teams is required.
Thorough understanding of the legal and financial aspects of professional practice, particularly as they relate to fee, risk management, and contract negotiation is required.
Knowledge of building construction systems means and methods, materials, and industry standards is required.
Experience utilizing project management software to track financial performance, resource planning, budgeting, and forecasting is required.
Exceptional communications skills including written, verbal, and presentation are required.
Ability to interact successfully with clients, other professional disciplines, and team members at a variety of levels is required.
Ability to travel as needed is required.



CR's Seattle office is a one-of-a-kind space in a historic landmark, the Smith Tower. Located in the heart of Pioneer Square, you'll have free access to all this building has to offer.
Stunning 360-degree water and mountain views, rooftop deck and lounge, historic Observatory and new state-of-the-art fitness center and bike room, just to name a few.
We designed our office space to pay homage to the neoclassical architecture of this iconic tower, keeping everything light, bright and full of character.
Not to mention equipped with a rotating keg of craft beer for those long days...or just because.



Competitive Compensation & Bonus Plan • Competitive Benefit Plan • 401k Profit Sharing Plan • Convenient Downtown Office Location • Parking/Transit Allowance • Career Tracks • Professional Development Allowance • Career Coaching • CR Offices Located Nationwide • Office Celebrations • Generous Paid Time Off & Holidays • Lunch-and-Learns • Employee Engagement & Wellness Programs • Tuition Reimbursement

CR architecture + design is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.