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Director of Design

Company: ERDMAN
Location: Madison
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Our Director of Design guides the architectural and interior design concepts and ideas from pursuit and selection through successful project completion on multiple projects. They will lead by example, act as mentor and coach and motivate project teams and individuals, fostering an environment of mutual respect and trust among members of the group as it grows and develops.

  • Design Expertise: Develops highly innovative, creative, integrated and effective design solutions. Possesses an established design reputation evident through design awards, publications, education or other venues, and positive client references. Direct oversight of design standards and design presentation possessing a thorough knowledge of architecture practice with emphasis on design, building materials, construction methods, integration of disciplines, and building codes.
  • Business Development: Serves as an industry advisor and resource in the development of proposals and facilitating charrettes to position the company and client for growth and profitability. Partners closely with ERDMAN's business development thought leaders and design teams to develop and execute solutions.
  • Client Relationships: Engages clients by helping them understand the industry in client terms with different types of business content. Identifies client challenges and defines solutions that associate the brand with industry insight and authority. Cultivates relationships to expand references, referrals, and revenue.
  • Speaking Engagements, Networking and Design Competitions: Subject matter expert at speaking engagements, and networking events demonstrating a strong presence highlighting industry expertise, sharing knowledge, and providing valuable information to clients and industry colleagues. Active in local, national or international professional design related organizations.
  • Proven Leader: Develops and uses constructive leadership styles to achieve results, innovation, growth, and fulfilment of team members. Teaches and trains designers and integrated project teams in the essentials of ERDMAN's design excellence. Effective in mentoring and developing junior design staff, challenging, inspiring and motivating others to join in the constant pursuit of design excellence. Identifies, attracts, and retains key design staff, and will be responsible for targeting and developing strategies for hiring senior and junior design talent.

    • Architecture Degree from an accredited institution - Master's degree preferred
    • Minimum of 10 Years of relevant experience
    • Minimum of 5 Years of client management and leadership experience
    • Architectural registration required
    • Must possess a thorough knowledge of architecture practice with emphasis on design, interiors, building materials, and construction methods, integration of engineering disciplines and building cost / codes
    • Interior Design certification preferred - NCIDQ, IIDA, ASID
    • Member of NCARB preferred
    • LEED accreditation preferred; EDAC certification preferred
    • ACHA certification preferred
    • AIA member preferred PM21 PI177469011

Keywords: ERDMAN, Madison , Director of Design, Executive , Madison, Wisconsin

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