Design Principal

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Designing a better, more beautiful world since 1935.

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Common and Baseline Responsibilities

  • Leads design teams in successfully delivering high-quality projects that meet all building standards and fulfill the firm’s Living Design framework.
  • Represents the firms’ commitment to design, champions and executes design excellence with clients, projects, and teams in collaboration with the studio Design Director and Practice Leaders.
  • Participates in project scope delineation, work plan creation, implementation, and fee negotiations on projects for which responsible.
  • Participates in discussions with studio leadership regarding the composition and organization of the project teams for which responsible.
  • Monitors overall quality of the project design process, product, and delivery.
  • Monitors the performance and approach of project teams in collaboration with Design Directors to ensure that the firm’s standards and design goals are met at each stage of the project.
  • Conducts regular quality control sessions with project teams.
  • Coordinates and participates in internal peer workshops to ensure design goals and standards are met, presenting projects for which responsible and providing design input on other projects.
  • Keeps abreast of current developments, trends, standards and practices within the firm and the industry.
  • Partners with Design Director in interviewing prospective designers on an as-needed basis.
  • Participates in design staff year-end reviews and mentors design staff.
  • Participates in marketing, business development, and sales activities. Leads interview teams when appropriate.
  • Participates in the identification and development of marketing material and other collateral associated with projects for which responsible..
  • Participates in firmwide design leadership initiatives as appropriate.
  • Supports design leadership by advancing the design culture of the firm at the local studio level, focusing on local DEI initiatives, career development, and talent advancement.
  • Engages with professional organizations and academic institutions as appropriate.

Requirements

  • LEED GA within 6 months of hire
  • Professional accreditation in one area of Living Design that interests you: LEED AP with Specialty, BREEAM AP, WELL AP, SITES AP, CPHC/CPHE Passive House Institute Certified Passive House, or ILFI Living Future Accreditation
  • Architectural license, NCIDQ, or LARE as appropriate
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design or related discipline required

Charlotte & Durham Locations available!

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples. Include your resume and a compact, representative sample of your work (no larger than 4MB).

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