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Design Director

Company: Jobleads
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

As a Design Director focused on commercial office buildings, you will lead a team to create and develop overall design concepts, formulate design presentation strategies, and provide creative leadership to multiple design teams through all phases of projects. In our versatile studio, your opportunities may include ambitious towers or boutique repositioning's of historic buildings. What You Will Do Lead, develop, and mentor the architectural design team. Lead the design process in all phases of the project including programming, conceptual designs, space planning, design development, and production. Interact with clients while representing Gensler at meetings and presentations. Work with Senior Management in business development efforts. Recruit new talent for the office. Participate in the regional and global office building design community in Gensler. Your Qualifications 15+ years' professional experience including proven track record of leading the design of large-scale commercial office buildings. Advanced degree in Architecture or Design preferred with a rigorous design education. Architectural license, or equivalent preferred 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 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. Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients and other key constituents. A sense of business acumen to advise and guide clients as required. A desire to mentor team members, offer guidance and leadership. Ability to use advanced design software including Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Experience with the total project process including fee and team management, schedules, and budgets. Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices required; Portfolios should include at least 1 project with this particular focus, and candidates should be prepared to talk to this in their interview, especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard , Fitwel and /or Net Zero Building certification. 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 proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us here . We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 50 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful. NOTICE TO APPLICANTS Gensler endeavors to make /careers accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us . This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. Gensler is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. For more informationpleasereview our How To Apply page on our Careers site.

Keywords: Jobleads, Oakland , Design Director, Other , Oakland, California

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