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About Our Client:
Our client, an award-winning commercial architecture and planning firm headquartered in Long Beach, CA, is dedicated to making everyday places extraordinary by instilling a deep appreciation and emphasis on design.

About the Position:
We are actively seeking a Design Director to join this team in Long Beach. As a Design Director you will be responsible for leading the design strategy within the office and for ensuring consistency with firm-wide design standards. Additionally, the Design Director:

  • Oversees design presentations.  
  • Introduces design concepts to current and prospective clients.
  • Monitors project design development.
  • Provides design direction and support.
  • Attracts, manages and develops staff.
  • Manages projects within established design budgets.
  • Enhances public awareness of our client’s design capabilities and accomplishments.
  • Contributes to local and firm-wide business development goals.
  • Maintains awareness of industry trends (such as related-technology and green design).
  • Participates in community design events and competitions.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Graduate of an accredited architecture or design school.
  • 10+ years progressive experience on relevant design projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the commercial architecture and/or design industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of working drawing techniques and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of contract administration.
  • Sound knowledge of design principles, practices and aesthetics.
  • Strong Revit skills.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed presentation and graphic communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate a design concept to designers, technical staff and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints.

Our client provides equal opportunity in all aspects of recruitment and employment to all persons without regard to their race, color, creed, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, national origin, sex, age or disability.